A MAN who began a career at an Altrincham-based firm when he was a teenager has now worked his way up the company’s ladder to become their new head of engineering.

Jamie Robinson joined The Cartwright Group when he was just 19, beginning his career as a young trainee.

He initially joined the company 12 years ago in the fabrications department, before building his way up to a supervisory role responsible for a staff of around 40 employees.

The fabrications department grew to nearly 90 people within a couple of years as the company expanded, and Jamie took yet another step on his career ladder when he was appointed engineering contracts manager.

Now in his new position as head of engineering, Jamie works alongside compliance and product development.

Jamie said: “Essentially, I have an operational role looking after all the customer contracts for a full range of products and managing our team engineers.

“We take over from product development and look at new products from start to finish – how easy they will be to engineer, how they will be built operationally for the customer, review any customer issues, while considering the carbon footprint.

"Our aim is to create a full package for the customer.”

Reflecting on his rapid rise up the managerial ladder and why he likes working for Cartwright, Jamie added: “For me it’s the passion within the company, the Cartwright family’s passion to strive for excellence in all products that go out to market. That’s the fundamental reason why I have developed my career with the company.”