Sewtec makes senior hires ahead of expansion strategy

Sewtec makes senior hires ahead of expansion strategy
(L-R) Andy Perks; Mark Cook & Lee Brotherton

Two senior managers have been appointed at Sewtec as the £28 million turnover Yorkshire-based industrial automation specialist implements its expansion strategy.

Andy Perks has joined in the newly created role of head of sales, whilst Lee Brotherton has been hired as head of purchasing.

The former arrives from automation and control solutions provider Applied Automation where he was technical sales engineer.

Mr Brotherton, on the other hand, was previously purchasing manager at Yorkshire engineering business Qualter Hall.

At Sewtec, he will be responsible for designing, planning and implementing procurement strategies whilst leading a growing purchasing team.

“We are actively recruiting for a number of new key positions across technical, sales and production. Andy, Lee and our other new recruits will be instrumental in enabling us to achieve our £50 million turnover target by 2023,” said MD Mark Cook.

The appointments follow soon after the company announced it will relocate from its current site in Dewsbury to a multi-million pound 75,000 sq ft design and manufacturing facility in Wakefield by March 2020.