Fifth generation luxury bedmaker Harrison Spinks has promoted Chris Townsley as operations director for beds, where he will be responsible for overseeing manufacturing and logistics for the Leeds based beds business.
Chris said: “I have spent nineteen years working in different positions, from the shop floor to product development and business restructuring, learning many skills to get me to this role and now I’m really looking forward working towards the company’s five-year growth plan and long-term innovation and sustainability goals.
“I have already enjoyed being involved in many aspects of Harrison Spinks’ business strategy and planning, including new site set ups and introducing a quality department into the business, which cemented my personal interest in progressing within the company. I’m really excited to move the beds side of the business forward and proud to be a key part of the UK’s most established and innovative bed and mattress manufacturer.”
Nick Booth, managing director of Harrison Spinks Beds, said: “Chris has been in an interim Operations Director position since January and has driven the beds side of the business forward through challenging times.
“I’m proud to see him stepping up into the permanent role to help grow the bed business through developing customer service and spearheading our bid to deliver quality and sustainable products.”
Chris started at Harrison Spinks in 2002, where he was originally employed to operate and repair its spring machines. He then moved on to various positions within the business, including Quality Manager, Health and Safety Supervisor, Components Production Manager and Group Manufacturing Manager.
Before starting back in 2001, Chris completed an Industrial Sewing Machine Engineer apprenticeship at PFAFF Bellow Machine Company, which gave him an insight into the textiles manufacturing industry and kickstarted his career.
Harrison Spinks is one of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed and mattress manufacturers.