Staircraft Welcomes New Designers To The Staircraft Team
Staircraft Integrated Solutions welcomes 4 new designers to the Staircraft design team who are transferring over from Travis Perkins. These key individuals will now be fully employed by Staircraft but will continue to work from their familiar Northampton location to minimise personal disruption and maintain business continuity. The design office, managed by Staircraft Technical Manager Neil Wycherley will comprise of 13 highly experienced Integrated Solutions designers based from two locations.
Following on from the investment by Travis Perkins in Staircraft earlier this year (see previous news story), it was agreed between the two companies that specific elements of the Engineered Wood Product business would transition over to Staircraft. Travis Perkins have, for 15 years been in the top 3 UK companies in the supply of I Joists to the major and custom homes builder and have built a significant reputation in the arena of EWP.
Neil Wycherley (pictured above left) – Staircraft Technical Manager - states... ”The inspired strategic initiative on the part of Staircraft to include an I Joist floor offering along with the stairs as a fully integrated solution is a first in the industry and at the heart of this is a “joined up” approach to the design of these critical elements as one system. We are building a team of highly experienced individuals from both sides of the industry that will work collaboratively to literally design “out” the cost leaks and design “in” better performance, I am looking forward to working closely with Gio who will continue to manage the team from the Northampton office but who will also be working in close collaboration with our Wednesbury Design Manager Jon Hayward”.
Gio Ferdinandez (pictured above right), the design manager transferring from Travis Perkins said “this is an exciting new phase for our team and the new relationship with the Staircraft product will add a logical and fresh thinking dynamic to our design approach, this combined with the floor innovations Staircraft are bringing swiftly to the market will deliver significant cost benefits to our builder customers”.