Joining our new fabrication facility is Chris Perkins.
Chris is an experienced welder, coded to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) standard and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. Chris comes from an Engineering background and of course has a passion for motorcycles and Norton.
Further to the recent news on our increased investment for in house manufacturing, today we welcome more new members of staff to the production team. Now we have more component capability we obviously require more production capability to grow bike production volume. As we hand build all of our motorcycles here in the UK we need a dedicated and skilled team here at the factory to do this.
You can see Lee Bellamy, left and Andy Mellor, right, pictured with Norton production manager Ian Morgan, centre.
While studying at Derby University, Johnny Cusack spent two years working as part of a BSB team gaining invaluable experience in the motorcycle industry. Now, with two degrees to his name in Motorcycle Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, he is settling in as a Norton Design Engineer. Joining a small team of industry professionals, Johnny is really keen to get started and looks forward to the challenges that lie ahead.
Chris Dibley is currently in his 4th and final year of studies in Automotive/Transport Design at Coventry University. He is at Norton for a two month Summer placement where he will be working on building up a portfolio of accessories for the 961 Commando range. Chris is delighted to be working at Norton, his first work placement. Look out for parts designed by Chris for your 961 Commando in the near future!
Johnny (L) and Chris (C) seen above with Simon Skinner (R), Head of Design.
Katie Shipman joins Norton for a week’s work experience. Katie is studying at Dagfa School, Nottingham.
Being a keen motorcycle enthusiast she is eager to learn everything about motorcycles – her ambition is to become a race mechanic. Katie will gain invaluable experience working alongside our technicians in engine development and motorcycle assembly here at the factory.
Norton will continue to support young people in the workplace and encourage their presence in British manufacturing.
Katie enjoys the world of motorsport, cars and motorbikes, especially Motorcycle Speedway and Motocross. “Anything noisy, dirty and smelly when it comes to racing I am there” says Katie. “Whether it is the loud roars of Drag Racing at Santa Pod or the fast whizzes of the World Super Bikes at Donington Park. I like the mechanical side of racing, so would enjoy being behind the scenes, and as I am doing Art and ICT at school I would enjoy the creative side of motorbikes.”