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January 2018

Terry Gration Celebrates 25 Years with IFG Drake

Terry Gration Celebrates 25 Years with IFG Drake

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It was 1993 when a young Terry Gration came to work for IFG Drake in the staple department on bailing.

Since then, Terry has seen a lot of changes within the company. Staff have come and gone, and customer requirements have continued to change and evolve over time.

We asked Terry what the best thing was about working with the company, and his first answer was the people he works with. He also enjoys time away from them and the working life too, and has enjoyed the generous holiday allowance the company gives to spend time with his family at home and abroad.

Progression through the ranks to his current position of Shift Manager has given Terry the chance to work with some true characters over the years. Terry was one of four staff over the last year to receive recognition for 25 years with the company, and is amongst a total of 13 employees at the Drighlington site that have reached this career milestone. They’ve got a way to go to become the longest standing though – our longest-serving staff member has been with the company for a highly impressive 39 years!

To reflect Terry’s time with the company he was awarded with an iPad

We’re attending DOMOTEX!

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IFG Drake are pleased to announce that we will be attending DOMOTEX in Hannover, Germany. DOMOTEX is a dynamic and evolving trade show with over 1,615 exhibitors from over 60 countries. Providing a unique overview of the international carpet and floor coverings sector, DOMOTEX is the perfect platform to form successful business relationships.

Whether it’s new trends in flooring, specific questions regarding markets (home and commercial furnishings, floor coverings, automotive, geotextiles, outdoor surfaces etc) or how IFG Drake are improving our sustainability, we’re happy to have a chat about just about anything.

DOMOTEX is running from the 12th of January through to the 15th. Richard Barker-Poole, of our sales team, will be visiting DOMOTEX. Should you wish to book an appointment with Richard, please ring us on +44 (0)113 285 2202, and we’ll be more than happy to arrange a meeting. Look forward to seeing you there!

Visit us at Heimtextil 2018!

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Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Whether you’re an architect looking for inspiration, a visual merchandiser looking for the next big hit in textiles, or an interior decorator looking to solve a flooring problem, Heimtextil is the place to be. In 2017, Heimtextil saw over 2,965 exhibitors and over 69,000 trade visitors, the trade fair in 2018 is not one to miss.

Richard Barker-Poole, of IFG Drake’s sales team, will be visiting Heimtextil, in Frankfurt on Thursday the 11th of January. Should you wish to book an appointment with Richard, please ring us on +44 (0)113 285 2202, and we’ll be more than happy to arrange a meeting. Look forward to seeing you there!