Position Managing Director (AKA “The Gaffer”)
About Lee has over 28 years experience in the textile industry. Leaving school at the tender age of 16 his first job was for Joshua Wardle working as a sample colourist. He worked his way up the ladder to become print manager, and eventually, factory manager.
In 2002, with a wealth of experience under his belt, he founded Magic Textiles Ltd. Some may have considered this to be a risky move given the demise of the textile industry in the UK at the time, however Lee saw there was still a market for small print runs with a quick turn-around whilst still maintaining a high quality output.
Lee’s courage has been rewarded as Magic Textiles continues to be a thriving business delivering digitally and rotary printed fabric to a loyal customer base, including some multi-national companies as well as well-known household names and individual designers.
We can fulfil small scale orders – for example from 1 metre upwards and small minimum orders – to orders in their tens of thousands. We offer the same superb service to everyone. Our expertise and technology offers customers a large degree of flexibility when it comes to colour choice and opportunity to print more complex images.
Lee is extremely hands on and on a daily basis can be found on the factory floor managing production on all machines. He takes great pride in making sure things are exactly right for the customer and is thrilled to receive emails expressing how good the quality of print is. He continues to be motivated by his love for the industry and what he does, and is constantly striving to find new ways of progressing the company and what we offer.
What’s magic about us? “I’m proud to be a UK manufacturer, based in a town famous for textiles, and my ultimate vision is to continue to grow the business but still maintain our close relationships with clients and meet their requirements providing a high quality product, with a fast turn-around using the latest and best printing techniques. We deliver a fantastic service to our customers old and new.”