The history of SSC Stafford…
The year 2000 was an iconic year for a multitude of reasons, including the turn of the Millennium which was celebrated by millions across the globe. The year 2000 also marks the birth of SSC Laser Cutting, founded by CEO and entrepreneur, Austin Jarrett. Austin saw that laser cut profiles were going to be the future for British manufacturing businesses and manufacturers, and set out to revolutionise the world of laser cutting. Stafford, West Midlands is the home of our Hangar 5 manufacturing facility, which serves as SSC Laser Cutting’s Head Office. Over the past 19 years, SSC Laser Cutting have opened facilities throughout the UK in order to provide a first-class laser cutting service with nationwide coverage.
The Stafford team
Stafford is SSC’s largest division, comprised of thirty-two team members, including CEO, Austin and the board of Directors, who work tirelessly to develop the strategy of SSC Laser Cutting. Working alongside the board are a team of Group Managers, who hold the responsibility of the smooth day-to- day running of all of SSC’s divisions, including Group Sales Manager, Andy Hume, who ensures all of SSC Laser Cutting’s clients receive nothing less than 100% satisfaction with the service they receive.
Also steering the SSC wheel are a group of savvy Sales Managers, including Head Office, West Midlands Sales Manager and proud son of SSC’s CEO, Jethro Jarrett, who has worked in the business alongside Austin since graduating in 2011. Jethro is the main point of contact for all laser cutting queries in and around Oxfordshire and the West Midlands. We also support Phil McDonnell and Carl Swift, our North East and North West Business Development Managers respectively, in looking after their clients’ needs by estimating for their regions from HQ. For any internal questions, Joe Donnachie and Tracey Lancaster are our Sales Team Leaders ensuring clients throughout the West Midlands and the North of England get amazingly quick quotes, on-time and in-full deliveries and all-round fantastic and friendly service.
Here’s a quick breakdown of our thriving Stafford, West Midlands Laser Cutting team:
CEO: Austin Jarrett
Managing Director: Andy Evans
Production Director: Jim Collins
Finance Director: Carl Grattage
Group Sales Manager: Andy Hume
Group Production Scheduler: Julian Till
Group Quality Manager: Dale Tomkinson
Sales Manager: Jethro Jarrett
Sales Team Leaders: Joe Donnachie & Tracey Lancaster
North East & North West: James Fox, Leanne Taylor, Moe Ahmed
West Midlands: Joshua Skinner, Andy Clarke, Matt Brown and Daniel Wellings
Production Manager: Trevor Bird
CAD Engineers: Craig Jones and Andy Le Feaver
Purchasing Manager: Steven Talbot
Purchasing Assistant: Vanessa Bird
Tube Laser Production Scheduler: Nick Morris
Tube Laser CAD Engineers: Andy Lancett, Dave Boulton
SSC Stafford fun fact:
Over the years, SSC has had the pleasure of producing parts for an abundance of big names within a variety of industries and sectors. As football fans and sport fanatics ourselves, we’re proud to have produced laser cut steel frameworks for some of the UK’s biggest and most complex stadiums, including Wembley Stadium, the Olympic Stadium, the Etihad in Manchester and we have done work on the brand new home of Tottenham Hotspur, all of which have been graced by some of the greatest sporting legends in history. We also had the honour of manufacturing parts for the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale’s most famous car flip scene.
Hangar 5, New Road, Hixon, Stafford, West Midlands, ST18 0PJ
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