MEET THE TEAM
MR BILL MACBETH OBE
Responsible for business growth, strategy and ensuring that the business remains effective in a changing global world for textile manufacturing businesses.
MRS ANDREA PHILIPSON
Company Secretary & Director of Finance.
Andrea is the Centre’s chief financial officer and manages all aspects of conferencing, accounts and the front of house provision.
She has worked directly on a number of European funded projects, including project managing the very successful, multi-million pound Textile Innovation Programme for the Centre, and is currently managing another European project, Clustem, to benefit small and medium size businesses, as well as contributing towards several others
MR MARTIN JENKINS
Director of Training.
Martin has worked for the Centre for over 20 years and became a Director in 2021. He leads on the Centre’s commercial and funded training operation and is responsible for the strategic direction of the Centre’s education and skills programmes. Martin is a qualified Teacher/Tutor/Assessor/IQA and Centre lead for qualifications offered by TCoE.
DR PETER CHARLESWORTH
Pete is the Centre’s Health & Safety Tutor and Consultant.
Pete delivers our Health & Safety courses. On top of this, he carries out a wide range of environmental and occupational health & safety services to business across the UK. Pete has 30 years of industry experience and brings a solid depth of knowledge to our sector.
MRS REBECCA STOKES
Rebecca joined the Centre in February 2018 after working as a personal assistant for the past 6 years in both the private and public sector.
Rebecca’s primary role is personal assistant to the senior management team. Alongside this, she also supports the Centre working on European Projects.
MRS CLAIRE EATON
Claire has worked at a variety of textile manufacturing companies across West Yorkshire and has experience and knowledge in quality control, quality assurance, textile testing, dyeing and colour matching. Claire delivers the Textile Manufacturing Operative and the Advanced Apprenticeship in Textiles.