The Swift Group was delighted to welcome Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York to their Headquarters in Cottingham, East Yorkshire on Friday 13th September.
As the leading leisure vehicle manufacturer in the UK and one of the larger employers in Yorkshire, Swift Group is vital to the local economy and Dr Sentamu was keen to find out how the caravan industry and those who work within it are coping in these tough economic times.
Dr Sentamu walked around the site with Amy Archer, Deputy Managing Director. During his guided tour, Dr Sentamu took time to chat with many employees to better understand the pressures they faced at work and home and the importance of working for a strong stable employer.
A key stop off on the tour was the new £1.4mn router that Swift Group has recently installed. Designed for precision cutting of the floor, wall and ceiling panels used in the construction of all Swift Group caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes, the router will provide Swift with significant competitive advantage through increased production volume and manufacturing efficiency.
Archbishop Sentamu is very much aware of how important the financial wellbeing of a company like Swift Group is locally. Dr Sentamu spoke at length with management across a range of issues affecting the business and the on-going developments at Swift Group, as the business strives to increase sales further and improve efficiency.
“We are delighted to welcome Archbishop Sentamu to the Swift Group,” James Turner, Managing Director commented “and grateful for his continued interest and support of the company, the industry and our employees”.
Amy Archer, Martin Cox (both Swift Group), Bishop of Hull Richard Frith, Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, James Turner & Richard Gotts (both Swift Group)