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Meet the Jarrods family – Hannah Foat

Meet the Jarrods family – Hannah Foat

The Jarrods Family is expanding! We’ve always been proud of the fact that we’re like one big family here, and over the past year or so we’ve been introducing all our lovely members. This week its the turn of our new Junior Technical Designer Hannah.

Name? Hannah (Jayne) Foat

Job Title? Junior Technical Designer

How long have you worked at Jarrods? I’ve worked at Jarrods for a month! I’m a Newbie

What does a typical day involve for you? A typical day for me at the moment involves playing around with the different design software, drawing up my designs and creating 3D visuals. As a bit of added fun I then get chance to bring these deigns to life with spending time with Nicole downstairs in the workshop! With a background in furniture design and make I really enjoy getting my hands dirty and getting involved with the making process too! 

What’s the best thing about working at Jarrods? The best thing about working for Jarrods is the warm office. Other perks are also the friendly staff we have here that makes working as team easy, and the opportunities which enable me to get creative. I feel like anything is possible here! 

What Projects are you most looking forward to?  I’m most looking forward to the bespoke furniture projects as my real passion is furniture design, but to be able to expand my design knowledge and learn about staircases too is something I’m really excited about!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? When I’m not working I enjoy relaxing with friends and family, and spending days at the beach, especially when the surf is good! 

Tell us one surprising thing about yourself?  I lived in Bondi, Australia for 6 months where I managed a Hawaiian restaurant.

Just for fun, tell us your favourite film, but replace one word with something related to stairs!
50 first steps!


Meet the Jarrods family – Tony Reynolds

Meet the Jarrods family – Tony Reynolds

Meet the Jarrods Family! We’re proud of the fact that we consider the team at Jarrods to be one big family. So we thought we’d start introducing them. Meet Tony, our new Technical Designer.

Name? Antony, but I prefer Tony.

Job Title? Technical Designer

How long have you worked at Jarrods? Ive just started, so I’m keen to get going!

What does a typical day involve for you? Well so far I’m learning about the new design software that will help me to create all the beautiful bespoke staircases that we make here!

What’s the best thing about working at Jarrods? It has to be the variety of jobs we undertake, the quality of the products the team uses and the staff. There really is a family feel here!

Which projects are you most looking forward to? I’m definitely looking forward to working on the grand and spectacular staircases, but I’m also really excited to be programming the advanced CNC machinery to help the production team, and improve efficiency even further.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? I love the outdoors, so exploring the beautiful coast and mountains of Wales, whether that be on my motorbike or hiking on foot, it always uplifts my spirit.

Tell us one surprising thing about yourself? I like to go wild swimming! So any chance I get I’ll be jumping into a lake, river or sea, assuming it’s warm enough!

Just for fun, tell us your favourite film, but replace one word with something related to stairs! Hmm, that’s a tough one as I have so many, but one of my favourites is ‘Touching the Void’ which is all about an incredible ascent ; )

To meet the rest of the team or to catch up on our previous blogs, head to our Blog Page.


Meet the Jarrods Family – David Emanuel

Meet the Jarrods Family – David Emanuel

Meet the Jarrods Family! We’re proud of the fact that we consider the team at Jarrods to be one big family. So we thought we’d start introducing them. Meet Dave, our new Operations Manager

NAME
David Emanuel

JOB TITLE
Operations Manager

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT JARRODS?
It’s my second week at Jarrods.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY INVOLVE FOR YOU?
My typical day at the moment is getting used to the systems and the processes and getting involved in the day to day operations and getting to know everyone.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT JARRODS?
The best thing about working at Jarrods is that the people have all got the same vision and want to make the business successful. The team here are all very proud to be part of the Jarrods family, including me I must say.

WHICH PROJECTS ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO?
We’ve got a lot of projects on at the moment which are exciting. There’s a new CNC machine being installed in July, and we are getting quotes for all the services and software to make the machine run. We’re also getting quotes for 2 mezzanine floors to nearly double our internal factory floor space, these are taking priority at the moment.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
When I’m not working I try to spend as much time as I can with my 3 beautiful grandchildren, not forgetting spending time in my caravan in Aberaeron.

TELL US ONE SURPRISING THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I worked for my previous employer for 28 years before joining the Jarrods family!
JUST FOR FUN, TELL US YOUR FAVORITE  FILM, BUT REPLACE ONE WORD WITH SOMETHING RELATED TO STAIRS!
My favourite film is Top Gun, we perhaps can turn this into Top Rung!
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