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Our Team


Ben Cottam

Managing Director / CEO

Cottam is a family company and as such I've been around the business all my life. Starting in a professional capacity in 2002 as an Engineering graduate I’ve been MD since 2005.

Our business was founded back in 1858 by Samuel Cottam (my great great great grandfather) and I’m now the 6th generation of the family at the helm. Amazingly we have 3 generations on our Board of Directors right now.

We moved to our fantastic new factory in 2007 and it’s as fresh now as the day we moved in. We love to show off what we do so please come and have a look.

My job now is to ensure that we grow the business; with a great team and a strong plan in place we're already on our way. Whether you are working with our Technical Solutions, Brushware Supplies or Supply Chain Management team I hope that you find us friendly, innovative, and open for business.

Outside work I love to spend time with my wife Jennifer and my two boys Frank and Max.

I enjoy my job and I'm always happy to chat about collaboration opportunities, business ideas and of course, brushes! My contact details are below or you can catch me on twitter @cottam_ben.

e:     ben.cottam@cottambrush.com
t:      +44 (0) 191 4283072

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/bencottam


Dave Leathead

Production Engineer

I am a time served mechanical engineer. My maintenance background with a large transmission company has given me experience in a wide range of industries, including shipbuilding, steel making, mining and the petro-chemical industry.

I enjoy the problem solving aspect of the job, which has led me in recent years towards product development and production control.

I joined Cottam in March 2012 as a production technician and have been fortunate to be promoted to production engineer.

I look forward to the challenges ahead.

e:    david.leathead@cottambrush.com
t:    +44 (0) 191 4283081


LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/dave-leathead/1a/4b0/aa6


Eddie Moon

Process Engineer

I joined Cottams back in 1979 and one of my first jobs was trimming and assembling brushes.  After many years of working in different departments I developed an extensive knowledge of processes and methods of manufacturing brushes.

Now (just a few years on) my role as Process Engineer involves creating manufacturing methods and work instructions, calculating quotes, and creating product designs for customer needs.




e:     eddie.moon@cottambrush.com
t:      +44 (0) 191 4283065

LinkedIn: uklinkedin.com/pub/eddie-moon/21/916/564


Nigel Hutchinson

With over 30 years’ experience with Cottam (including production, warehousing, logistics and sales/customer relations role) I have now specialised in working with the water treatment industry.  

e:     n.hutchinson@cottambrush.com 
t:     +44 (0) 790 9828168


LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nigel-hutchinson/5a/571/375 

John Davison

John Davison

Production Supervisor

I am the Production Supervisor here at Cottam. 

e:     john.davison@cottambrush.com

t:      +44 (0) 191 4283064

Talk to us about your project

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