Steve Kay

Managing Director : Steve Kay CText FTI

Steve is a textile technologist with over 30 years experience in the industry. He joined the medical textiles division of Smith and Nephew as a management trainee after leaving school. He studied at Blackburn and Burnley colleges to ATI level.

Steve became the quality manager with Smith and Nephew and went on to work in similar roles for William Baird and Drummond. He left Drummond in 1997 to join Coats Viyella as senior fabric technologist in their menswear division. During his time at Coats Viyella he worked for a year in Morocco, setting up testing laboratories and fabric technology systems in Meknes and Rabat.

He then moved to Business Link North Manchester, with whom he worked for 5 years. After a period with the sector skills council Skillfast-UK he joined NWtexnet in 2006. He has recently been appointed on to the Euratex expert’s panel for technical.

Steve was awarded CText FTI in 2010.

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