Ellis makes changes at the top C

able cleat manufacturer Ellis Patents has made a series of senior changes at board level following the retirement of founding chairman, Chris Calvert. Chris, along with a group of shareholders consisting of family, business and cricket-

playing friends, bought Ellis Patents from former RAF bomber pilot, Arthur Ellis in 1987, moving their own plastic injection moulding and mould tool-making business from Walkern, near Stevenage, to the Ellis Patents site in Rillington, North Yorkshire. Over the intervening years, the small local manufacturer has been transformed into an

engineering company with a global reach and a reputation to match. During his 43-years with the company, Chris has served as both managing director (1977 to 2001) and chairman (2001 to 2020). Chris will be replaced as chairman by current managing director, Richard Shaw who is

stepping back from day-to-day involvement after 19-years at the helm. The new managing director will be Danny Macfarlane, who has been at Ellis since 2003, during which time he’s held the roles of technical manager, manufacturing manager, operations manager and most recently, operations director.

Marshall-Tufflex appoints new financial director P

aul Constantine (pictured leſt) has joined leading British cable manufacturer Marshall-

Tufflex as its financial director. Bringing over 20 years of expertise to the role, Paul will play a key role in growing the business, who manufacture its Marshall-Tufflex products alongside the cost effective Bendex range. Attracted by the company’s strong recycling message, Sussex local Paul was also impressed by Marshall-Tufflex’s scale of operations and innovative production methods that includes intelligent robot and automation systems to improve efficiency and maintain the high quality of the products. With a financial background spanning a range of sectors,

Paul’s wealth of experience will be applied to building strong finance platforms that will enable Marshall-Tufflex to continue meet its strategic growth objectives. Paul commented: “Marshall-Tufflex has an excellent

heritage here in the UK, with an incredibly forward- thinking recycling message that is upheld within the company but is also consistently promoted throughout the supply chain. The fact that so many employees have remained with the business for several years is testament to the positive company work culture and with these strong values in place I was immediately drawn to the role. I’m looking forward to taking a hands-on, collaborative approach to help consolidate and grow the business further.”

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