New staff join Laser Process

laserprocess300Laser Process, the Cannock based laser cutting subcontractor, has taken on three new apprentices and appointed Derek Payne as technical sales engineer for the East of England.

Of the three apprentices, two will be trained in three of the main departments of the company, sales, production and CAD and the other will be trained as a multi-disciplined CNC operator.

Managing director David Lindsay said, “The UK needs a good supply of qualified engineers, they are essential, not only for the future of this company, but for the future of the country. We are pleased that we have been able to find three young people who are committed to the future of manufacturing and ambitious in themselves.”

The training of the apprentices is being carried out in-house under the supervision of Performance Through People (PTP), a locally based training provider.

The company said that Derek Payne would be using his experience in laser cutting, and sheet metal generally, to promote the company’s activities.

Lindsey said, “We have a significant presence in the East of the country but not as much as we would like. I am confident there is a great opportunity there and Derek will help us unlock it.”

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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