I am a freelancer in the world of industrial sewing and textiles training, skills development, qualifications and support. I am also a director of a successful clothing company, designing and manufacturing in the UK. Due to my combined business and skills development experience within the apparel and textile industry, I work with employers and various support agencies to help develop a workforce that meets the skills needs of the industry.
My work is predominantly within the apparel, textiles and footwear industries, with over thirty years experience within the sector. I have developed and delivered national skills strategies, recruitment and retention projects, qualifications, training programmes and apprenticeships for the sector as well as practical training programmes for industrial sewing machinists and their trainers.
Beginning my career on the factory floor I possess a good understanding of production processes, techniques and performance rates, resulting in a realistic, practical approach to training and project management. Also as a director of a successful apparel manufacturing business, I am able to keep my freelance services relevant and fresh in relation to the skills needs, issues and support requirements of the sector.