What do you most enjoy about working at Airframe Designs?

The aspect I find most enjoyable about my job is the diversity of projects I get to work on, which keeps me engaged and excited. Whether it’s creating prototypes for medical equipment, automotive parts, or aerospace components, the wide range of projects allows me to constantly learn and adapt. This variety not only keeps my work dynamic but also expands my skills, ensuring that I’m always growing as a professional.

How do you start your working day?

My typical day starts with waking up around 6am. I have a coffee and take my dog out for her morning walk. I then head to the office, grab another coffee, have a walk around the manufacturing facility then head to my office and check up on emails.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned at Airframe Designs

Currently, I am engaged in a R&D project that keeps me learning daily. This project not only challenges me to think creatively and problem-solve but also offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of groundbreaking research. I find it rewarding to be part of a team that is pioneering new technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in additive manufacturing – so the biggest lesson I have learned at AFD is that I know very little!

What is the most recent skill you’ve learned?

We have recently invested in a five axis CNC machine, so I have had to learn all about CAD/CAM and help my team adopt this into our manufacturing processes.

How do you relax out of work?

I relax by unwinding through golf, enjoying quality family time, and taking leisurely walks with my dog. I find it difficult to “switch off” so I find things that make me concentrate help with this.

Who is your ‘hero’?

Ross Brawn, the former head of British Formula 1 motor racing (and to a lesser extent Michael Schumacher). I grew up watching him and the whole Ferrari team demonstrate unbelievable dominance and excellence. A very intelligent leader and an astute engineer whose life is very inspiring.