John DavisonProduction Supervisor
I am the Production Supervisor here at Cottam.
t: +44 (0) 191 4283064
I am responsible for co-ordinating operations and liasing with the Cottam UK ensuring that customers and clients receive a world class service.
I ensure that activities, policies, processes and objectives are carried out in conjunction with Cottam's business plan.
I am the Global Supply Chain Manager at Cottam's China office, responsible for purchasing and shipping the goods from China to UK.
Managing the suppliers in China and making sure the goods are delivered in a good quality status is a challenging job, but I love and enjoy it.
I joined Cottam in February 2015 as part of the company's continued growth plans.
With over 20 years experience in marketing I enjoy being part of a forward thinking and co-operative team.
I am responsible for all the marketing aspects of the company, NPD and management of the online revenue stream.
t: +44 (0) 191 4283061
I am AAT qualified and recently joined the team at Cottam Brush as Accounts Assistant.
I am involved in all aspects of managing the sales & purchase ledgers which is a change from being part of a larger team and concentrating on one aspect only.
I enjoy being part of a friendly organisation and the team at Cottam certainly meet this criteria.
t: +44 (0) 191 4283062
I’m warehouse & logistics supervisor at Cottam, I started working here back in 2007.
My main duties include managing a team of warehouse staff & all aspects of stock control including stock accuracy, goods in & despatch.
I also manage any logistic requirements & work alongside our production team to ensure we provide the best service for our customer's needs.
t: +44 (0) 191 4283074
I am a time served mechanical engineer. My maintenance background with a large transmission company has given me experience in a wide range of industries, including shipbuilding, steel making, mining and the petro-chemical industry.
I enjoy the problem solving aspect of the job, which has led me in recent years towards product development and production control.
I joined Cottam in March 2012 as a production technician and have been fortunate to be promoted to production engineer.
I look forward to the challenges ahead.
t: +44 (0) 191 4283081
I joined the sales team at Cottam in May 2012 as part of the company's continued growth plans. With over 20 years experience in sales and business development I am enjoying being part of a forward thinking organisation.
Since joining I have enjoyed being part of a friendly team, meeting new customers and taking part in very enjoyable charity events.
I joined Cottam in 1996 as a machine operator. I then gradually gained experience in all aspects of the manufacturing processes which has led up to my current role as Production Manager
t: +44 (0) 191 4283067
I am a time served engineer and spent the first 21 years of my career with a printing machine manufacturer before moving into sub-contract engineering, specialising in parts manufacture for the aerospace and power generation industries.
I moved to Cottam in 2001 and my first job with the company was Manufacturing Manager before becoming a director in 2006.
My motivation comes from the fact that I like the people I work with, I am exceptionally proud of our team and I enjoy coming to work every day.
t: +44 (0) 191 4283070
I joined Cottams back in 1979 and one of my first jobs was trimming and assembling brushes. After many years of working in different departments I developed an extensive knowledge of processes and methods of manufacturing brushes.
Now (just a few years on) my role as Process Engineer involves creating manufacturing methods and work instructions, calculating quotes, and creating product designs for customer needs.
I was invited to join the company by my father in 1976 after qualifying, some years earlier, as a chartered accountant. For the first 2 years I acted in a non- executive capacity but then joined the company full time in 1978 when we purchased an independent brush making company dating back to 1753 - Sam’l Woodcock & Sons Ltd - based in Sheffield.
In 1980 I merged the 2 companies fully by expanding the Sunderland factory and closing the Sheffield premises. Our largest contract at that time and for quite some years after entailed us supplying every power station in the country with all their brush requirements.
This was also a period of growth in North Sea Oil which we had been a supplier to from the very first days and led to our involvement in pipeline maintenance. This is still a very important sector of our business. As the emerging countries e.g. China took a greater part of our traditional manufacturing so we moved more into technical brushes but do still offer today a comprehensive range to suit virtually any industry.
I stepped down as Managing Director (& 5th generation to lead the company) in 2005 and took on the role of Finance Director which enables me to continue to work with people I very much like and admire and in an industry I very much enjoy.
t: +44 (0) 191 4283071
Cottam is a family company and as such I've been around the business all my life. Starting in a professional capacity in 2002 as an Engineering graduate I’ve been MD since 2005.
Our business was founded back in 1858 by Samuel Cottam (my great great great grandfather) and I’m now the 6th generation of the family at the helm. Amazingly we have 3 generations on our Board of Directors right now.
We moved to our fantastic new factory in 2007 and it’s as fresh now as the day we moved in. We love to show off what we do so please come and have a look.
My job now is to ensure that we grow the business; with a great team and a strong plan in place we're already on our way. Whether you are working with our Technical Solutions, Brushware Supplies or Supply Chain Management team I hope that you find us friendly, innovative, and open for business.
Outside work I love to spend time with my wife Jennifer and my two boys Frank and Max.
I enjoy my job and I'm always happy to chat about collaboration opportunities, business ideas and of course, brushes! My contact details are below or you can catch me on twitter @cottam_ben.
I joined the team at Cottam in 2002 working in the purchasing and quality functions before moving into sales.
I've had loads of great times with Cottam but the ones that really stand out are collecting an award for Customer Service on behalf of the company, developing our digital quality system and getting thoroughly soaked as part of Team Cottam in a charity It's a Knockout competition!
With over 30 years’ experience with Cottam (including production, warehousing, logistics and sales/customer relations role) I have now specialised in working with the water treatment industry.
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