Richard leads a busy life coaching PAN-disability football and match day co-ordinating for the National Cerebal Palsy football league. He really enjoys seeing others achieving something that they thought was impossible.
Running is also one of Richard’s passions and he has often been seen running various marathons for charity, these days it’s a necessity as a few trots around block allow for those little indulgences 🙂
Having been in the industry for 40+ years Dave has a knowledge and experience of the industry in all areas and knows most of what’s going on.
A lover of all ‘outdoor’ activities Dave spends a lot of his down time with family, walking and playing squash as well as team sports…
Matt joined the committee in 2021 and is brave enough to have taken on the deputy chairman role.
Matt is a family man and cherishes time with the kids whether it’s on the side of a rugby pitch, spectating at horse riding or family holidays. When he does have some spare time Matt can be found on the golf course enjoying some down time.
Nick has a strong belief in apprenticeships and whole heartedly believes that this transfer of knowledge, skills and experience is imperative for the future of the industry, expressing his support at every opportunity he is a valid member of the committee and has been for the last 7 years.
These days Nick has swapped the ski slopes for a more gentle form of sport and does less skiing and more cycling.
Joining us as a member of the committee in February 2021 Michael particularly enjoys the Karting activity days and racing anything with an engine.
Chris Has been with Engel UK for over 5 years now, two of which he spent travelling around all of the production plants in Austria, China, Korea, Mexico and the USA.
A keen snowboarder and a scuba diving instructor Chris loves the outdoors, away from the office he enjoys getting away in the campervan as often as possible and riding his Suzuki Trike (he appears to have a thing for 3 wheels as he also owns a Reliant Robin).
Used to working with a team Karen should be a good fit for the committee, hoping to bring something to the table she is not without her own opinions and is looking forward to being part of the team in moving the association forward.
Socially, travelling is her passion and it is her intention, on retiring, to go on world cruise, of course this takes a back seat to family and grandchildren so she may never actually make it to the ship 🙂
Loving the job that she does Nikki’s favourite task is organising the events and activity days, liasing with members and non-members alike at these events, most of whom are now old friends she has known for many years.
As if that’s not enough, in her spare time Nikki is a very busy nanny to 4 beautiful grandchildren and of course mummy to the lovely little Ted
|President||Richard Hird||Labotek GB||December 2010|
|Chairman||David Raine||Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK||March 2019|
|Deputy Chairman||Matthew Ross||Summit Systems Ltd||September 2021|
|Committee Member||Chris Stafford||Engel (UK) Ltd||February 2023|
|Committee Member||Michael Craig||BMB UK Ltd||February 2021|
|Committee Member||Nick Fox||Piovan UK Ltd||September 2016|
|Committee Member||Karen Osborne||Mouldshop Ltd||February 2023|