35 years of experience within the textiles industry both weaving and knitting, working in a variety of roles, having 1st started as a 3 year apprenticeship on the shop floor, for Lyle & Scott.
Attended technical college on day release over that 3 year period gaining Scotvec 3 award, after a number of years working on the shop floor, progressed to be trained and working as an industrial engineer, before moving into management, 1st as a supervisor then progressing as dept manager, general manager and finally as operations manager, working with sales, design and technical teams to deliver customer and own brand collections. Alistair is currently working towards L&D9 and L&D11 awards.
He completed an 18 month course in world class manufacturing working with leaders throughout Courtaulds / benchmarking against best working practice and is hugely committed to bringing skills development and the opportunities that the textiles industry has to offer.
Alistair also provides college certified specialised training for companies in areas such as procurement, negotiating, quality control, audi training and supply chain expertise.