Managing director makes it as cover star

A MANAGING director has been given a taste of stardom after he appeared on the front page of a top trade title.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Thursday, 17th November 2016, 3:18 pm
John Bland of Tecsew

John Bland, the managing director of Tecsew, a yacht canopy company, was featured on the cover of his industry’s top trade title, Specialty Fabrics Review.

Specialty Fabrics Review, which celebrated its 100th year in 2015, chose to feature Gosport-based Tecsew on its cover due to the standing that Tecsew enjoys in the speciality fabrics industry.

John Bland, Tecsew’s managing director, said: ‘It’s an honour to have been chosen to appear on the cover of our top industry title.

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‘We are not a company that stands still and are always looking to innovate and improve our processes, being featured in Specialty Fabrics Review gives us a great platform to showcase what we do and air upcoming challenges and opportunities.’

The feature in Specialty Fabrics Review profiles Tecsew and its innovative design process, which uses Computer Aided Design (CAD) principles when designing yacht canopies.

This process has revolutionised marine covers fabrication.

Tecsew manufactures its yacht covers, canopies, biminis, sprayhoods and awnings at its factory in Gosport.

Tecsew employs 14 people in Gosport and staff are encouraged to share ideas for improving and changing things in the manufacturing process Tecsew’s 3D 
CAD design process was developed in-house and is unique within the marine textile industry.

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