October’s Northern Star

Congratulations to our Northern Star for October – Ross! As part of the IT team, Ross provides help to everyone in the business so it was only a matter of time before he was nominated for this prestigious accolade.

In a previous life, Ross was a maths teacher and was nominated for the award for going out of his way to help one of our apprentices with their coursework. His full nomination read “I was struggling with part of my coursework and Ross really helped me and explained it thoroughly until i properly understood it. This obviously isn’t part of his job but he took the time to help me out with it.”

Congratulation Ross and thank you for your hard work.

Please welcome Alice

Alice joins us at Northern Industrial as our new apprentice in the purchasing department. She’s here to learn everything there is to know about purchasing and gain a qualification at the same time. Before coming to us she worked at a charity shop and currently lives locally. When Alice isn’t at work she likes to unwind in front of the TV by bingeing her favourite show; The Addams Family or enjoying her favourite spooky film; The Nightmare Before Christmas. Alice said one of her best experiences was when she went on a shopping spree to Camden Market in London.

Please welcome Andrew

Andrew is joining us on a temporary basis to help out with product photography, taking pictures of all of our stock. Andrew currently works as a driving instructor and lives locally with his family and their cat, Mozz. When he’s not working, he enjoys running, cycling and swimming and has completed three triathlons. Andrew says his favourite films are Back to the Future 1, 2 and 3  and his favourite TV show is The Chase, although he is yet to beat the chaser in the final round.

Please welcome Greg

Greg is the newest member to join our engineering team. Before joining us here he worked for a local manufacturer. When he’s not at work Greg still enjoys all things engineering as he spends his spare time working on mini projects with his kids, taking things apart and repairing them again; showing them the tricks of the trade. Greg lived in Spain for the first 12 years of his life but he says his best experience was when he went backpacking around Australia despite having a close encounter with a rather dangerous spider!

September’s Northern Star

Our Service Manager Steve is the latest recipient of our Northern Star Award.

As the Service Manager Steve takes care of the engineering side of Northern Industrial, coordinating and managing our electronics and site engineers. As such he liaises with all areas of the business helping with his extensive automation knowledge and finely-tuned problem solving skills.

It is those particular knowledge and skills that prompted his colleagues to nominate him for this month’s award. One colleague in particular stated that “even though he is constantly busy he still takes time out to answer all questions properly. If there’s something technical I need an answer to he will take time out to find manuals and PDFs to help me solve it.”

Thank you to Steve for all your hard work!

Please welcome Hayden and Donovan

Hayden is our new apprentice engineers. Hayden lives locally with his dad and their cat Molly. In his spare time Hayden enjoys going to watch football as well as racing RC cars. He says his best achievement was placing 5th best in the whole country for RC car racing in the F3 category. When he’s not at work or enjoying the football he likes to unwind by watching his favourite TV show, Gotham, or jamming out to Green Day.

Donovan is also joining us as an apprentice engineer. Donovan lives with his family, dog Scooby and their three cats. He says his greatest achievement was completing a 35 mile charity bike ride all the way from Great Harwood to Blackpool, not only did he do it once he then did the whole thing again in reverse a few years later! Donovan says his favorite film is Step Brothers or when he’s in the mood to binge watch, it has to be Brooklyn 99.

August’s Northern Star

James with his Northern Star award

This month, we are pleased to announce that the winner of our coveted Northern Star award is James!

James is part of our trade counter team who deal with our face-to-face customers as well as processing goods in and out. He was nominated by a colleague for his help in getting a last minute order out for an international customer on breakdown.

Thank you James for your hard work and well done on your award.

Please welcome Ted and Finlay

Ted is joining us on a temporary basis to help out in our photography department. When he’s not at home with his mum, dad and their dog Tigger he’s at Loughborough University where he’s studying Product Design. In his spare time he enjoys going indoor free climbing as well as miniature origami. Ted says one of his best experiences was when he went on a trip to the York Dungeons with his two best pals.

Finlay is our new warehouse assistant. Before joining us here he worked at Wilpshire Golf Club where he helped to maintain the greens. Finlay lives locally with his family and their dog Charlie. When he’s not at work he enjoys boxing, swimming and walking (but not all at the same time!). Finlay says his best holiday was when he visited Paris which included a stop off at Disneyland of course!

July’s Northern Star

Ben with his Northern Star award

This month another of our site engineers was the proud recipient of our Northern Star award. Ben is one of our experienced site team who spends his days at customers’ sites fixing automation problems and solving breakdowns.

He was nominated for the award for his helpful nature, he is always ready to help his colleagues and customers with any problems they are having. He also recently began running his own in-house training sessions to help and pass on technical knowledge to a wide range of our staff members.

Thank you Ben for your hard work and well done on your award!

June’s Northern Star

Mystery Northern Star winnerThe winner of this month’s Northern Star award is a little camera shy. But we couldn’t let his win and contributions go unnoticed, so we have a more mysterious post to commemorate his win.

It was awarded to one of our longest-serving employees and site engineers who doesn’t just do a great job in his day-to-day role, but also goes out of his way to arrange things in his own time. The place wouldn’t be the same without this guy.

Thank you to the mystery man for your hard work and well done on your award!