Ian – Captain of the ship who has over 35 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, dealing with Licensed Product Markets, Sourcing Standard/Unique and New Products.
Ian started the company in 2003 with just a single head embroidery machine and a simple t-shirt printer. The company has expanded rapidly and now boasts 3 embroidery machines consisting of 11 heads (with another 6-head machine in the pipeline), 2 wide format printers, 3 heat press machines and a 4-colour screen printing machine.
If he’s not at work, you will be sure to find him on his boat!!
Liam – Ian’s son and understudy. Liam joined the company in 2014 and quickly got to grips with the industry. His background is within computing and design and graduated from university in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) Computing degree. Liam runs the IT, social media and design aspects of the business.
Marketing and advertising will also be on Liam’s agenda making sure Watteva are keeping up to date with technology. A keen sports enthusiast, he will also take charge of the sportswear side of the business.
When the time comes, Ian will take a backseat approach to the company and Liam will, therefore, take over the running of the company. He is extremely customer focused and hardworking (just like his dad) and will look to continue to grow the company and carry on offering the high standards Ian has set.
Karl – The baby of the group. Although he is the youngest, he is the Embroidery specialist and expert at digitising images. He started off at the company as an apprentice and due to his hard work and commitment was offered a full-time position.
Karl loves working for Watteva and is extremely friendly and helpful. He has over 7 years of embroidery and digitising experience which shows with the high-quality work he delivers on a daily basis.
However, other than embroidery, his main love is Exeter City FC. You will find him regularly on the big bank cheering his local team on and hoping one day they will be in the premiership.
Brogan – The lady of the group. Brogan is the artwork expert who designs high-quality prints ready to print onto the clothing. Give her any task to print onto clothing, and she will design it perfectly using the software and then print it onto the clothes to leave it looking extremely professional.
Brogan is extremely quick at printing garments and positioning the logo in the correct place. Give her a large order to do, and before you know it, the garments are printed, folded and ready for the customer.
In her spare time, she loves to shop, eat out and hang out with friends and family. You can expect a delivery from a high street shop at least once a week. Never frowning and always smiling, if you pop in to see us she will probably be laughing or smiling and always keeps the morale high.
Paul – The new kid in town (I say kid lightly). Paul joined the Watteva team just under two years ago and was given the task to learn screen printing. He took to it like a duck to water and now produces stunning screen-printed designs onto the garments. The muscles of the office, his strength allows him to push the ink through the mesh with ease.
In his spare time, he loves to watch his boys play rugby and travels all around the UK following their team. If he’s not upstairs screen printing, he will definitely have a cup of tea in his hand and maybe a turkey-based dish in the other.