Hobkirk Sewing Machines Ltd

Meet the team

Peter Hobkirk

Peter Hobkirk

Chairman

Following in his father & grandfathers footsteps, Peter came into the family business in 1965. Although now semi-retired, Peter still maintains an active interest in the business.


Mark Hobkirk

Mark Hobkirk

Managing Director

Mark joined the family company in 1993. Initially specialising in the industrial side of the company, Mark became a director in 2005 and now oversees all areas of the company.


Kathy Hobkirk

Kathy Hobkirk

Accounts Manager

Married to Mark Hobkirk, Kathy joined Hobkirks in 2007 in administration and accounts. Kathy now controls most financial issues within the company.


Marcus Gannon

Marcus Gannon

Retail Manager

Marcus is responsible for the retail division of the company, overseeing the domestic sewing machine department, fabric store and service workshop.His management experience stems from 20 years in the travel & banking industries


Tatiana Greenwood

Tatiana Greenwood

Retail Department

Expert sewer and dressmaker, Tatiana support our retail sewing department.


Kath Lougheed

Stephanie Morris

Retail Department

With a degree in Textile Design, Steph uses her creative flair in Hobkirk’s fabric department. She also assists customers with their purchases of sewing machines and associated products.


Wendy Whyment

Wendy Whyment

Retail Department

Joining in 2009, Wendy's role began with running the company's Bury branch, before moving to the Blackburn branch. Her career to date has always been in sewing and her area of expertise is wedding dresses.


Stuart Wearden

Stuart Wearden

Technical Support

Stuart also joined the company straight from school in 1989 as a trainee technician and is now responsible for the repair & service of domestic sewing machines. He is also responsible for the servicing of sewing machines in schools and colleges.


Fiona Waring

Fiona Waring

Embroidery Manageress

Fionas area of expertise is garment  embroidery and t-shirt
printing.


Anne Marie Read

Anne Marie Read

Sewing Tutor

Anne Marie is an expert in the field of embroidery, craft & sewing. She joined Hobkirks in 2006 and organises workshops & sewing classes. In 2010, Anne Marie beacame a freelance tutor and now has a dedicated classroom and work very closely with us.


Joe Heaton

Joe Heaton

Technical Support

Serving the sewing industry for most of his working career, Joe brings his expert technical knowledge to Hobkirk's industrial department.


Steve Roughan

Steve Roughan

Technical Support

Having spent much of his working career wih Bentwood and Yamato, Steve supports the industrial service department.


Terry Dean

Terry Dean

Technical Support

With a good general knowledge of most industrial machines, in particular electronics, Terry is a great addition to the technical team. He also specialises on Styrteknik machines.


Neil Smith

Neil Smith

Parts Support

Gaining his knowledge and experience during his many years with Smith's Sewing Machine's, Neil brings his support to our expanding industrial department.


Gordon Guest

Gordon Guest

Industrial Parts & IT

Gordon joined Hobkirks in 1987 straight from school. He has a broad knowledge of the industry and specialises in industrial parts as well as controlling the computer system and web site.


Bailey Wallace

Bailey Wallace

Technical Support

Bailey joined the company in 2013 as a trainee technican and has since learnt to service and repair domestic sewing machines. He continues to work in our domestic workshop under the supervision of Stuart Wearden.


Lewis Aspden

Lewis Aspden

Technical Support

Lewis joined the company in 2013 as a trainee technician and has since learnt to service and repair industrial sewing and embroidery machines, working closely with our team of industrial technicians. He continues to work in our industrial workshop.


Calum Collard

Calum Collard

Trainee Technician

Calum joined the team in September 2015 and is our latest trainee technician. Over the next two years he will work alongside our industrial technicians, gaining the knowledge that he needs to enable him to service and repair industrial machines.


Calum Collard

Pepper Hobkirk

Company Mascot

Pepper the black Labrador is 4 years old and is the company mascot. You can find pepper upstairs in the office where she likes to sleep and play. She loves to meet and greet our visitors and loves having her belly tickled!

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