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Meet the Team!

Meet #TeamTecsew!

Ally Bland

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Meet Ally, Tecsew’s Director and wife to John! Ally is the first point of call when a potential client gets in touch and does everything apart from product designs and production.

John Bland

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Tecsew founder and MD John is a member of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni and studied at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

John first registered Tecsew in 1984 at the age of 18 and has a passion for product development, innovation and product performance, together with offering industry leading customer service.

One of John's greatest achievements is developing the revolutionary, internationally acclaimed 3D design process we use.

Sebastian Gonicki

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Bruno is our hard-working Installation Manager whose typical day is going out to clients vessels to measure and fit their bespoke products. (He nearly made it to the South of France once!)

Ben Sutton

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Ben aka ‘Benjo’ is our prized Production Floor Manager who came to Tecsew as a fresh-faced apprentice back in 2016, after completing his BTEC extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Katy Ladyman

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Katy aka 'Mrs Doyle' is our Marketing & Business Development Manager.
A typical day for Katy (aside from putting the kettle on) includes promoting #TeamTecsew's efforts and embarrassing the team on their birthdays.

Owen Welsh

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Owen aka 'the Brummie' is our dedicated CAD Designer whose typical day includes: meeting clients, going to the marina and measuring, and designing superior Tecsew products.

Gail Brown

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Gail is our superb Head Machinist. Having spent 13 years working for Tecsew, Gail is not only in charge, she is always willing to take new machinists under her wing and show them the ropes.

Elena Otet

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Elena is an integral part of the machinist core and a much-valued member of #TeamTecsew. Her attention to detail and hard work has contributed towards some of the finest work we have done.

Lewis Wheelhouse

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Lewis aka 'Blondie' is one of our fantastic fitters and the official #TeamTecsew video tutorials specialist. Working alongside Bruno, Lewis has worked on installing impressive projects, including the debut of the ‘ERA’ (Easy Rig Awning).

Calvin Chambers

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Calvin is one of our new fitter & patterner’s whose main responsibilities include creating and installing the frames on the boats.

The favourite part of ‘Calv’s’ job is the construction and seeing the final product, and he wishes to build his already budding Tecsew career.

Mik Hrabal

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Meet Mik, our new Framework Fabricator!

Currently the youngest member of #TeamTecsew, Mik is already proving to be a hard working team member who is eager to get stuck in and help out, especially with preparation for the Southampton International Boat Show!

Nassor Majid

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Meet Nas, our new Mechanical Engineer intern!

Hailing from the University of Portsmouth, a typical day for Nas includes: designing under the guidance from John and Owen, meeting clients, and attending the marina to measure up. Nas wishes to build a future at Tecsew and is eager to add his valued input to the company.

Connor Powell

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Connor is our 'newbie' Apprentice Marine Trimmer who ensures that Tecsew's high standards are maintained between the process of machining to the fitting or delivery of our products.

In his spare time, Connor plays acoustic guitar and sings at local pub gigs. #TeamTecsew will be at the front cheering you on!

Rebecca Veryard

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Meet Rebecca, our bubbly Specialist Sewing Machinist Apprentice!

Delighted to join #TeamTecsew, Rebecca is enthusiastic, eager to learn and wishes to develop a rewarding career with us.