Conveyor Systems Limited were established almost 14 years ago, and soon became one of the leading suppliers of automated handling and logistics solutions for numerous companies operating in a wide cross section of industries.

Providing a large range of both standard and custom built conveyors allows us to offer unique solutions to meet our customer’s exact requirements and helps them to get the best return from their investment.

Our use of 3D CAD technology particularly on larger projects helps us and our customers to visualise how the system will look in their building together and provide possible options available that best suit their operation.

What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

From initial concept, it gives me a massive buzz to see the final system up and running and fulfilling all of the customer’s expectations.

Who inspired you most in your career?

My father-in-law Jim Francis who worked his way from shop floor engineering apprentice to CEO of a large multi-national PLC.

If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?

A security camera as I don’t like to miss anything and from a material flow point of view find people’s movements interesting.

What brought you to this industry?

I am old enough to have been around when we had lots of engineering apprenticeships and I was lucky enough to be offered one.

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?

Set up and run my own business sooner!

What’s your favourite pastime?

I enjoy theatre and live musicals and treating my wife Margaret, two sons and their families to outings.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

Every man’s nightmare – whilst visiting a service area loo, the wash basin push down tap came on full bore and soaked the front of my trousers!

Do you have any hidden talents?

I’m a dab hand at wooden garden structures.

Who would be your favourite party guest?

Peter Kay because he is a fellow Lancastrian and he would crack jokes and keep me laughing all night.

What is the greatest luxury in your life?

Sometimes luxuries can be simple such as health, home and family.

If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

Treat the family to a long haul holiday and some of life’s other luxuries.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Tommy Cooper. He was the only person who could make me laugh by just standing still.

Do you have any secret ambitions?

To go into space and see just how beautiful our planet is when compared to the other “dark” planets in our solar system.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

Madeira or Australia depending on what I can afford at the time.

What’s your favourite music album?

The Who – Then and Now.

What’s your favourite movies?

Saving Private Ryan or National Lampoons Holiday Vacation depending on my mood.

What’s your favourite book?

One of the Sharpe series.

Who or what do you detest the most?

Having got to an age where my wife often calls me a grumpy old fart I’ve got a list as long as your arm!

What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?

Be prepared to go the extra mile and always be honest and up front with customers if you have a problem.

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