Production Manager

Paul Kearns

Paul T.Forrest

Over the last 17 years, Paul has been an instrumental member of the T.Forrest team. Developing our manufacturing facilities into the smooth running machine it is today.

So we asked Paul what is life really like at T.Forrest.

describe a typical day in the office

I usually get to work around 8.3am. My day usually starts on the forklift to ensure all the raw materials are ready for the team to start production.

We have a busy production line with many processes that need to be managed. My day can vary depending on what orders have been placed.

So I can be in the cutting rooms in the morning and maintaining the ovens in the afternoon, then in the office sorting paperwork out before I leave.

We all muck in to get the job done, we are a small team so there is no real hierarchy, we all work together to make sure we are as efficient as possible.

The family all muck in and there isn't a day that goes by where we don't see them on the shop floor. It's a great team effort, from the directors, to the managers, to the operatives - we all know what needs to be done and we get on with it.

Not many people can say they enjoy their job, but I do, I am very lucky. It is a great place to work.

one interesting fact about you

Over the years, I have completed a number of charity fundraisers. Including a sponsored walk for a deaf awareness charity.

We raised over £2,000 for the charity that will go towards supporting people who have lost their hearing and their families.

what do you do in your spare time?

I love the gym and swimming. It’s a great mood booster for me. It’s great to hit the gym after work and weekends and keep me in shape.

At weekends I always go out walking with the family and my dog. We travel around the UK going off the beaten track to take in the beautiful landscapes and to get some fresh air.

I’m an avid football fan and play in a local 5 a side team with my friends. Competition is fierce and fast-moving so we keep fit and have a laugh at the same time.

best piece of advice you have received

It’s a classic saying but very very true.

Make the most out of life and live each day as if it’s your last.