Started Business: September 2003
My Role: Varied..! Being the owner of a small but busy company means adapting my role and allocating time to cover a range of areas.
Experience & Skills: Time served Mechanical Engineer, involved in various projects within Flexographic print sectors for over 30 years. Developed a good understanding of customer requirements over the years, helping to focus our attentions on a true ‘value added’ approach.
Typical Weekend: A few drinks at home on Friday evenings, walking the dogs and watching kids play football (cooking when time permits) and dining out with friends.
Best Holiday Ever: Mexico – eating and drinking to excess for 2 weeks in a nice hotel with my family.
Proudest Moment: Can I make it 3.. ?! Reaching the 1 year mark after starting Print-Tech Solutions. Becoming a parent for the first and second time. Working with a great team more than 16 years after starting Print-Tech Solutions.
Likes: A long soak in the bath, bracing walks along the Welsh coastline with my family and dogs, cooking a nice meal, IPA & Red wine.
Dislikes: Being overwhelmed with paperwork, home DIY!
Joined: July 2016
My Role: Managing the marketing and communications strategy for our range of print products and technical support services.
Experience & Skills: Managed marketing projects for 23 years, with experience in advertising, print, photoshoots, PR, websites, design and copywriting. Extensive team management skills in performance management recruitment and training.
Typical Weekend: Kids football, dog walks, shopping, movie night, good food and wine.
Best Holiday Ever: Honeymoon in Mauritius.
Proudest Moment: Having kids.
Likes: Abersoch, Coronation Street, cats, dogs and a good book.
Dislikes: Spiders, untidiness, seafood.
Sales Manager UK & Ireland
Joined: April 2018
My Role: Providing first class customer service, cutting edge consultancy and market leading products to the Flexographic printing industry.
Experience & Skills: Worked in the Printing Industry for over 33 years, in roles ranging from Sales to Operational Management and as a business owner. My area of expertise has been in Litho, Flexographic and Digital production, in a wide range of market sectors.
Typical Weekend: I usually either play golf at my local club or watch Sale Sharks rugby. The best ones are when I can manage both!
Best Holiday Ever: Italy..spending time in Valdera, Tuscany. I love the local food and wine and I’m at my happiest plodding around a local vineyard talking to the growers.
Proudest Moment: Having my daughter.
Likes: My friends.
Dislikes: Knock-ons, box kicks and double bogeys.
Joined: October 2017
My Role: Providing technical support services to Flexographic printers through Anilox audits, operator training and awareness, continuous improvement projects and fault finding.
Experience & Skills: Experience in Anilox roller manufacture/production, including Anilox cell volume measurement and condition inspection.
Typical Weekend: Meeting up with friends, mountain biking, exploring the great outdoors.
Best Holiday Ever: 21st birthday in Portugal.
Proudest Moment: Achieving a 3rd place finish at Anglesey Circuit during my first motorcycle race aboard my Honda CBR 600.
Likes: Cycling, camping, motocross, Lake District, cheesecake and real ale.
Dislikes: Littering, punctures, overpriced beer.
Sales Support Manager
Joined: September 2016
My Role: Supporting the sales and technical team. Processing orders and invoices for customers, arranging couriers, exporting products, managing the customer service team, providing quotes and samples for customers, running reports and analysing sales figures.
Experience & Skills: Various sales support roles with skills developed in team management, customer service and recruitment.
Typical Weekend: Eating out, taking my little girl on day trips, drinking wine and seeing friends.
Best Holiday Ever: Reykjavik, Iceland.
Proudest Moment: Having my little girl.
Likes: Spas, hotels, cooking, eating out, sleeping and spending time with friends.
Dislikes: Staying awake after 9pm!
Joined: June 2017
My Role: Providing admin support to the sales and technical team. Processing orders, quotes, dealing with customer queries and purchasing.
Experience & Skills: Various admin roles, developing varied skills in order processing, invoicing, customer service and purchasing.
Typical Weekend: Days out with the kids, movie night.
Best Holiday Ever: Canada.
Proudest Moment: Having kids.
Dislikes: Tea and coffee.
Joined: April 2019
My Role: Managing the day to day accounting and financial requirements for the business.
Experience & Skills: Worked in accounts for 25 years, gaining experience in various accounting software systems, which enabled me to convert businesses from manual to computerised bookkeeping. Working with accountants, and attaining skills in Excel.
Typical Weekend: Looking after grandchildren, playing golf, nice meals out with friends.
Best Holiday Ever: South Africa.
Proudest Moment: Twin daughters graduation.