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 Expert  729485

Expert in Ethical Trading, Sourcing, Supply Chain Development, Corporate Clothing and PPE

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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He has over 20 years experience in the textile and garment industry, ranging from the managing of knitting plants, garment making up factories in the UK,through the running of the North African plant for a UK workwear company. In addition he has extensice knowledge of setting up textile plants in UK and EU, and specific knowledge of protective clothing. He also has a range of manufacturing facilties in UK and a sourcing partnership with a Pakistan based company

clothing industry


clothing manufacturing


fabric manufacturing


fire-resistant clothing


garment company startup


textile material


textile company startup

His experince in UK manufacturinbg has always being supplying into the Marks and Spencer supply chain, with either knitwear or lingerie. This has given him a unique and detailed insight into the quality systems and procedures required in large scale textile and apparel maufacturing plants. He has knowledge of ISO standards and how to implement and accredit to such standards.

apparel quality control


textile quality control

He has established and managed sourcing operations in EU, North Africa and throughout Asia, this experince is in fabric and apparel, both fashion and technical textiles. He is able to build long term relationships and has extensive experince of working in Pakistan.

European sourcing


international sourcing


garment contractor sourcing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1998   Msc   Engineering Business Management   Warwick University  
1988   Bsc   Textile Technology   Trent Polytechnic  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to




Managing Director


He is currently employed as MD of a textile specialist consultancy based in UK.

2000 to 2003


Alexandra Workwear


General Manager


He ran the North African operation which included own 350-strong making up unit plus working with 23 local sub-contractors.

1994 to 2000


Courtualds Lingerie


Production Executive


Managing of 2 factories supplying lingerie to M&S

1988 to 1994


Coats Viyella Knitwear


General Manager


Managing of knitwear factories supplying knitwear to M&S

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of UK Institute of Directors

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2003 to   UK Development Agency   Manager   He runs a regional funded programme to support textile companies in the NW of the UK.
2005 to 2008   UK Trade & Investment   Export promotor   He mamaged the UK wide export promotor programme to promote UK technical textiles

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is currently employed by a Pakistan based sourcing agency to develop the EU market
  • He is curently employed by a Bulgarain based PPE company to develop the UK market
  • Employed by an Indian based rope manaufacturer to conduct analysis of EU market
  • Sub-contracted by a Indian consultancy to conduct market entry programme for Indian based client
Recent Client Requests:
  • Cotton Fabric sourcing from the Mill
  • Expert in wash resistant flameproofing for consulting on wash resistant flameproofing for fabrics.
  • Textile Industry expert for consulting for a competitive analysis.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2003   Morocco   He lived and worked in Morocco running a workwear company, this involved living in the local community, working with local sub-contractors and implementing new prodcution and qc systems
2010 to 2010   Pakistan   He worked with a Pakistan based sourcing agency to develop new EU markets in PPE, laundries and techncial textiles.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Mother Tongue
French   Conversational

Market Research:
He has written a number of background articles for just-style.com, World Textile Publications.

He has specific and current knowledge in technical textile development and industry trends.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He is an expert trainer and deliverer of courses, with particular emphasis on new product development techniques, introduction to textiles and business development.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experince of working in UK, EU, Morocco,Pakistan and India.

Other Skills and Services

Strategy development, business development, new product development techniques.

Advice on moving businesses forward.


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