Ed Grigg

Ed Grigg

General Manager

Ed joined the Incorporatewear team in 2014 as head of Key Accounts, responsible for the Account Managers and Customer Service Team before being promoted to General Manager at the end of 2016. Ed is proud to be in charge of the company and leading the enthusiastic, loyal work force. With over 25 years’ experience in Corporate clothing and Uniforms, Ed believes his greatest career achievements are his first account manager position nearly 20 years ago and his current GM role here at Incorporatewear.

Outside of work:

Ed is a keen hockey player having played for Stratford and at one point being the 1st team men’s captain. He also coaches at Stratford Hockey Club, mainly for the junior section which he really enjoys.

Dream job as a child:

Professional sportsman

Sharon Archer

Head of Key Accounts

Sharon joined the company in 2011 as an account manager after being in the clothing industry for 17 years. At the end of 2016 Sharon was promoted to head of key accounts meaning she is now responsible for all existing accounts, account management, new business development and the customer service teams.

She is also involved in the development of ICW’s clients both existing and new and alongside the business development manager builds relationships and wins new businesses. Sharon says that she loves working in this industry as every day is different and challenging and the team here are really passionate about their work and what we can do for our customers.

Outside of work:

Sharon loves DIY and has been renovating an old cottage for the past 3 years with her husband so most weekends are either spent tiling, plastering, fitting new windows or painting! She has 2 children, 3 dogs and 7 chickens which also keep her busy. Her dream would be to live in the countryside on a farm and bake cakes all day!

Dream job as a child:

Marine Biologist – “Had visions of swimming with Dolphins all day, I have always loved being in the water!” – Sharon

Joe Barton

Head of Supply Chain Management

Following on from university Joe joined Incorporatewear in 2005 and has been working with us since. He started his career here as a merchandiser and worked his way up, becoming supply chain manager, then procurement manager and finally to his current position as head of supply chain management.

Joe’s role is to direct the businesses supply chain functions, and drive innovative and cost effective solutions in order to fulfil client and business expectations in relation to quality, cost, delivery and service. He enjoys working with his talented team who challenge him on a daily basis and this helps to create an environment where everyone is in the pursuit of excellence.

During his time at Incorporatewear he was encouraged to study for and obtain his MCIPS qualifications Level 4, 5 & 6 via distance learning whilst still working with us.

Outside of work

Joe has two young children that like to keep him busy whilst he is not at work. He enjoys keeping fit and is also a keen supporter of Aston Villa football club.

Dream job as a child

Criminal Psychologist

John Tombs

Head of Warehouse and Logistics

John has had close to 35 years’ experience in warehousing, working alongside household names such as Mars, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Hobbycraft. He worked his way through every level and task from the shop floor to senior management picking up a couple of national awards along the way.

Given his experience, John comments that it’s surprising that there is always something new to learn or handle. ICW has grown rapidly and continues to do so which provides challenges and draws on his experience to advance new methods of working and new solutions. Levels of service expectation have been rising steadily for the past few years, driven by the continuing need for businesses to streamline and reduce costs; so John ensures we are positioned to match these expectations.

Outside of work

John’s spare time is generally dedicated towards his pension investment, (namely, his son Casey!) A very promising & talented goalkeeper, John is hoping that his early starts on the weekend for the past 8 years will finally pay off at some point in the future. We’ll keep this a secret from Casey…

Dream job as a child

John excelled at Drama so once considered a career in ‘Acting’

Dawn Fox-Banks

Head of Finance

Dawn joined Incorporatewear at the end of 2015 with nearly 20 years’ experience of working in Finance and Accounting roles across a wide range of industries. Having worked in numerous sectors, ICW is her first experience of clothing and workwear and Dawn says it is nice to see our finished product while shopping and travelling.

At ICW Dawn is responsible for the financial stewardship as well as acting as the main finance partner to the rest of the business and to our parent company in Australia. The nature of the industry and the changing face of the sector ensures that the finance team are always kept on their toes to continually meet deadlines and look to deliver a first class service.

Outside of work:

When not studying the financial results of ICW Dawn can usually be found checking out reviews for bars and restaurants as she enjoys meals out with friends and family, or searching for the next travel destination as she has a keen interest in travelling and visiting different countries.

Dream job as a child:

Detective – “Now I just get to police the numbers!” – Dawn

Tom Quinn

Head of IT

Tom joined Incorporatewear in 2016 on a consultancy basis before becoming full time in January 2017. Before joining the team Tom was an independent IT consultant specialising in business systems and process improvement. Tom’s early IT career was spent in the manufacturing sector where he developed an eye for detail and an appreciation of the importance of clean, accurate data in addition to an acute commercial awareness.

Tom heads up Incorporatewear’s internal IT team in addition to overseeing the Business Systems Department and he spends his time practising a ‘Continuous Improvement’ mantra striving to ensure technology can help not hinder Incorporatewear and their customers whilst providing excellent value for money.

Outside of work:

Tom has two young children who occupy the majority of his time although he can often be spotted on a golf course when time allows.

Dream job as a child:

Computer Programmer

Martin Richardson

Portugal Manager

After being in the clothing industry for 34 years, Martin started working with Incorporatewear 10 years ago. He manages our production office which includes our pattern cutting facilities, garment technologists, spec writers, merchandisers and our near-shore factories in Portugal which produce, amongst other things, tailoring for our many different customers. Part of Martin’s role is to maintain high quality of standards whilst encouraging loyalty within the staff and the several factories in Portugal. Throughout his time at Incorporatewear, Martin is proud to now run the factories and work with such colourful characters, and help support around 750 employees in total.

Outside of work:

Martin likes to introduce his colleagues to new experiences and the Portugese culture, and is a big fan of seafood and  Portuguese wines.

Dream job as a child:

Though he did not have a particular career in mind, he was an early believer in fate which as served him well.