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Getting to know..... Dave Leathead

What do you do at Cottam?

I am The Production Engineer here at Cottam. This involves providing support for the technical and production aspects of the business especially in the areas of product development, process improvement, customer enquiries and business development. 

I am continually looking at ways to improve production and the flow of work through the workshop.


What are you most proud of?

At work I am proud to have been accepted by everyone here at Cottam. It isn’t always easy to fit in at a company with such a great heritage and long serving staff, but everyone has made me feel very welcome.

Outside of work I am extremely proud of my son who has become a more rounded and balanced human being than I could ever hope to be.


Who or what inspires you?

What inspires me most are people who are passionate about what they do. It doesn’t matter whether it’s music, art, politics, sport…whatever. People who love what they do are truly inspirational.


What do you do when you’re not working?

Holidays! I love getting away from it all. I love everything from lying around a pool for two weeks soaking up the sun to gambling, eating and Driving Ferrari’s and speedboats in Las Vegas, cruising the Med or the Caribbean and of course….Mouse hunting in the swamp!

I also play the guitar badly and try to keep fit.


What is your favourite Cottam product – and why?

My favourite Cottam product has to be one which we make for a particular customer.

Not sure if I can mention it, but it truly is…..World Class!

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