Technical Director Shaun Peel is included in this month’s Furniture News Opinion.
In the January issue, Editor Paul Farley asked, “What’s our industry’s biggest misconception?”
Shaun said: “I think everyone assumes it’s a grubby, low-paid industry. It can be grubby in engineering but all elements of the workforce are the unsung heroes that literally make the things that the designers envisage. They bring a drawing or model to life in 3D and create the products either for the end user of other manufacturers to use. They should feel a sense of accomplishment and pride seeing what they have made in the finished form.”
Shaun also added some pertinent points to the big staffing feature in Pick of the Perks on page 16:
“We have a flexible overtime structure. If someone wants to stay to finish something, or earn ore to save for something, they can. We also offer the options for travel to customer site across the world (if that’s a perk?)”
and reinforced the case for investing in them in place of (futile) efforts to recruit. “Automating processes and production lines caters for the lag of labour and staff to operate the machines and do the jobs required at various points in the manufacturing process.” (Page 26)
Our Award wins are also mentioned on Page 7