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Meet a few of our highly skilled craftsmen and women who lovingly create every design from initial sketch through to finished product, ensuring every detail is perfect.
“I have always been a machinist and have worked within the furniture industry for over 30 years. I joined G Plan 21 years ago as a sewing machinist within production and have progressed into the Development department. I get a real sense of achievement by being part of the process from start to finish. Seeing the end product on the shop floor, in the customers showroom or at a show makes you feel really proud to be part of G Plan. Within Development we work as a very close-knit team, but everyone across the business is so friendly. There is such enthusiasm for product development, making sure that each detail is correct, it makes every day interesting, and we are constantly learning and developing our own skills.”
“From my very first day I realised that this was not just any type of furniture, it was furniture that was part of a brand to be proud of. I try to leave a little bit of my heart in every single element of the process that I am involved in, from the time I receive the first sketch through to the final sign off. For me, it is never about just getting the job done, I always like to try and view things from the customer's point of view to make sure that the product is great for them. I have a lot of years’ experience in the furniture industry, working at different times across all stages of the process, it is a passion for me. I enjoy working with different fabrics and shapes and love making sure that they go together to make a perfect piece of furniture. I’m happy to do all that I need to do here to make it right, my ambition drives me to continually seek to improve our products to make sure that they are worthy of the G Plan name”.
''I love to try new things out and be innovative… so, a few years ago I felt that I wanted to change my work/life balance and applied to work at G Plan Upholstery in their design department using Gerber Technology software. G Plan Upholstery recognises my skills, respects my abilities and I love to have the opportunity to grow in the company. I work with the professionals, I can learn, and this brings me new and challenging opportunities. I work with people who are intelligent, fun and responsible. Each person has a unique personality and when we are working together, we help each other to create things that are useful for the team. We also have a wonderful office environment and everyone in our team cares about helping each other to achieve our collective goals. I’ve really enjoyed helping to create furniture, which is well made, solid built and attractive. It is a pleasure to work for a company that is growing in the right direction and takes care of their employees. It's a family atmosphere.''
''Having worked for G Plan Upholstery for over 28 years I have watched the company grow and develop and I feel proud to have been part of that journey. I’ve been involved with many areas of the business from Production Management, Technical and Quality Management through to Product Development which is where I now focus my time, channelling and utilising my extensive knowledge of the furniture industry. During my time here I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel extensively to many countries including Italy, Belgium, America and Thailand to visit other manufacturers, suppliers and Trade Shows, to help implement the latest machinery and production techniques. It certainly has been an interesting career for me, and making sure that the product is now developed to the highest quality standards through stringent product development processes gives great satisfaction.''
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