A E Aspinall Group
Our family were 25% shareholders in the AE Aspinall Group.I joined on the understanding that I could develop the business, which I did in the roles of Sales Director A E Aspinall (70 - 70).Managing Director Meshtex Ltd (72 - 79) and Managing Director E Gifford Ltd (75 - 79).
·Negotiating sales of textile printing and dyeing machinery and floor and wallpaper printing machinery with the UK’s largest groups;e.g. Courtaulds, C.V., Tootal, Sanderson Fabrics etc.
·Setting up, budgeting and forming a marketing plan of Meshtex, a commission rotary engraving business
·Sales to BHS, C&A, GUS and various other wholesale customers
·Visiting the Far East to source and develop products for the customers
·Negotiating the purchase of garments from factories already researched and approved by myself, regularly visiting Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Cyprus.
·Setting up and developing two new business concepts, achieving sales of £7m per annum
·Introducing Sanderson Fabrics to rotary screen printing, revolutionising their production
·Launching Laura Ashley into mechanically screen printing wallpaper and home furnishings
·Developing screen printing for the cushion floor industry, revolutionising technique and costs