Mike Hipkiss has joined GS UK’s sales team as the company’s new UK and Ireland sales manager.
Mr Hipkiss is well known throughout the textiles industry having worked in sales for more than 20 years. He has an extensive knowledge of the UK garment business and particularly the various decoration processes available.
He will be principally responsible for the GS UK embroidery and print consumables division, although there will also be a cross over into the Merlin embroidery machines and Brother DTG printer sales that are available in the GS UK product range. Mr Hipkiss will be predominantly out on the road visiting GS customers both old and new.
GS UK’S continued investment in recruitment, particularly in these difficult times, demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to its customer base.
Ruben De Regge, GS UK sales director, said: “Mike will make a great addition to the GS Sales team. His wealth of knowledge and experience within the textiles industry ensures that GS UK can continue to offer and expand the reach of our outstanding products and services.”
In other news, GS UK has announced the passing of Ged Levers, who lost his battle with cancer on October 7.
Mr Levers was GS UK’s longest serving team member having been with the company for more than 30 years. His most recent position was as the design centre production manager, but originally joined the company in charge of the draughting department where he was responsible for preparing artworks before they went through to the digitising department to be translated into stitches.
Caroline Jones, technical consultant at GS UK, who was a colleague of Mr Lever’s for more than 30 years, said: “We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Ged. He was a quiet man with a dry sense of humour, always approachable to discuss ideas and give advice. He will be greatly missed by everyone at GS UK.”
Mr Levers is survived by his wife Jenny and their two children Oliver and Georgie.