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Staff Profiles

John Bland - Managing Director

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In 1981 John Bland joined in partnership with his father George Bland to set up a business manufacturing marine canopies and upholstery. John and his management team ran the business with passion and a can do attitude which he has passed on to his staff.

John is a very “hands on” manager, where he works with the staff to support and train them to realise their full potential. With overseeing and developing the business, John’s life is never dull. John takes pride in his work and he likes to see a high quality product, and a very happy customer.

When John isn’t working at Tecsew, he devotes time to his family, including taking them on family days out and going for country walks to escape from the stresses of life.

Ally Bland - Financial Director

Ally 123 2018 smallAlly joined in 2006 as Financial Director but has been involved with in decision making and finance issues since she married John in 2003. She currently oversees the development of the company along with enquires, accounts and recruitment.

Ally decided to join on a permanent basis after three years as she wanted to be more involved, she was very interested in what was going on and the variety which the job provided.

“It’s great working with John on a day-to-day basis. We discuss everything and we make joint decisions which really benefit the company. I love the passion which John has and it really rubs off on all of the staff.”

Ally is a devoted mother and enjoys getting out and about with their son at the weekends, usually to the local zoo or country walks where John and Ally get time to spend together away from the business. Ally can often be found in the kitchen indulging in her love of cooking and cuisine. She is also a keen traveller.

Douglas Twine - Production Manager

trimmersfitters1 - CopyDouglas joined Tecsew with seven years yacht canopy design experience and uses the company’s Computer Added Design package to develop customised state-of-the-art designs for Tecsew’s clients. From sprayhoods to sun awnings to biminis and more.

Douglas is very passionate about his job and shows pride in every product he deals with. The team work within the company and the drive which everyone has, makes coming to work a pleasure for Douglas.

Outside of work, Douglas spends time with his brother John playing golf, he also helps to run his local football team and organises Tecsew’s staff entertainment.

 Angie Prickett - Machinist Supervisor

angie_webAngie has been with Tecsew for over 18 years. Angie is a machinist by trade but now oversees every part of the sewing production and checks that the product is of the best possible quality before it reaches the client. She is also involved with the training of new staff which will be a very important role when they move to there new premises in the spring of next year.

Outside of work Angie is the Vice Chairmen of HEDCA social club (Hardway & Elson District Community Association) and runs the raffle every week, and has done for four years. She is a keen cribbage player and can be found socialising with friends at the weekend.