Welcome to the Team - New Hires

Our team continues to grow. Since our last ‘Welcome to the Team’ post back in February, we have welcomed another eight people to Thorpes. All of them in varied roles across our facility and each of them bringing something special to the team.

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QUAID - CNC OPERATOR

Quaid is a known face to many at Thorpes as eight years ago he was part of our Spray Shop team where he remained for four years before moving on to become an acoustic panel manufacturer for one of our previous associated companies. We welcomed Quaid back to Thorpes in March, now employed as a CNC Operator.

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JENNY - DRAUGHTING

Jenny has recently joined the team after relocating from Buckinghamshire. She has a 1st Class degree in Furniture Design & Craft which she achieved in 2011 and has since been building her experience in the industry working as a Senior Project Manager and also a Project & Accounts Manager before she joined us at Thorpes at the beginning of May.

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DOMINIC - DRAUGHTING

Dom, alongside Jenny is also one of our most recent recruits, joining our draughting team after spending the last two and a half years working as a Draughtsman for a shop fitting company. He studied Product Design at Coventry University for four years. A great addition to our team.

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DAVE - SPRAY SHOP

Dave joined the Spray Shop team at the end of February and has been loving the new change. Previously working as part of a team of shoe and bag manufacturers, he decided to take the jump into a new industry. Dave is also a keen golf player and does extra part time work for our local sports teams, Leicester City & Leicester Tigers.

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DIMITAR - JOINER

Dimitar is no stranger to this industry. Previously working in Corian, Fabricating and Kitchen fitting, he brings over 15 years of knowledge to our team. Dimitar has been busy working with both our corian team and joiners. He joined us in April and has been enjoying his variety of work.

TAKIN - DRAUGHTING

Takin made the move from Tehran to England in 2002. In his home country he was employed as a Graphic Designer but since migrating to England he has achieved a degree in Architectural Design and has been working in the construction industry, building his knowledge in product design and architecture. He has also familiarised himself with many software’s used in construction. Takin’s knowledge has brought a new design element to our team, which we are extremely excited about.

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MICALA - PURCHASE LEDGER & ACCOUNTS CLERK

Micala joined the team just two weeks ago, previously working as a Purchase Ledger and Bookkeeper, she brings over twenty years’ experience to our team. Before taking up a long-term career in the finance sector, Micala previously worked as a machinist making clothing and also worked abroad in Israel.

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BEN - APPRENTICE JOINER

We believe Apprenticeships are a great way to get people into the construction industry, through hands on learning we see our apprentices develop high levels of skills and great craftsmanship. Ben is one of our new apprentices who we welcomed to the team in April and is currently studying Carpentry and Joinery at college. Ben is also a competitive trampolinist!


If you’re interested in joining the Thorpes team then click the link below to visit our vacancies page