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 25 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.”
''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 in their design department using Gerber Technology software.
G Plan 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.''
"I joined G Plan 5 years ago as the Retail Marketing & Operations Manager. I really enjoy looking after our retailers nationwide, ensuring they have everything they need from fabric swatches and samples, to pricelists and marketing point of sale.
Since starting my role, G Plan has really recognised my strengths and given me the opportunity to progress and take on new challenges. I have recently progressed to Marketing Manager, and I am really enjoying the new opportunities this role brings and being able to tackle new tasks. It has also given me more opportunities to speak with our consumers and get to know our customer.
I work with a great team of people who support each other, from Graphic Designers to Customer Service. I also enjoy working closely with our Design Department. I get to watch our designs come to life through the development process and eventually launching these to our consumers.
No two days are the same here, from supporting our retailers and assisting our consumers; I find working for G Plan a very rewarding job."
"Having been a bit of a job butterfly previously, always seeking new challenges, I have found my ‘home’ here at G-Plan. I joined Customer Operations just over a year ago as a temp and I have recently moved to manage a team here, and I could not be happier.
As a team we get to work daily with retailers and members of the public organising the processing of orders, answering questions ensuring a flow of accurate information till the point of delivery. The team have been so welcoming and helpful, their collective knowledge is astounding.
I most enjoy the problem-solving aspects of the role – new challenges arise everyday which required cross departmental actions to resolve, including working with the regional sales team members. I never have a dull day or a chance to get bored.
We always have new information on exciting new models to learn about and new innovations to understand."
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