Have you met the Needles & Pins crew yet? We’d like to introduce our multi-talented team members to you here.

Carole Champion


Carole has extensive experience of high-pressure environments in the construction industry. Since 2012, she has worked in aerospace at managerial/board level. She has a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise.

Jean Spearpoint

General Manager

Having worked with industrial textiles since 1977, Jean joined RADs in 2008 leading its sewing room. She came to us in August 2018 and has responsibility for procurement, production and on-time delivery.

Carol Garrett

Senior Seamstress

Carol is our Senior Seamstress and has more than 30 years’ experience in industrial sewing with 19 years specialising in aviation sewing and her knowledge of our products is extensive. She is a great mentor for the team.

Marta Franczuk


Marta joined the team in August 2020 as a sewing machinist.

Our clients enjoy Marta’s warm and friendly personality allowing them to be relaxed and confident in their dealings with Needles and Pins Aerospace.

She is fluent in two languages, Polish and English which she has found valuable when meeting with potential clients. She is the proud owner of two beautiful dogs and in her spare time she enjoys walking and reading

Tina Wells’ King


Tina has worked for many years in the NHS and is very experienced in adhering to strict protocol and procedures.

Prior to this, Tina completed an apprenticeship as a leather machinist. Her experience in this field will enhance the services we can offer our customers.

Throughout her time in the NHS, Tina continued her love of sewing in her spare time and has only furthered her capabilities.

Now Tina enjoys gardening, going on walks and baking

Jane Coombes


Jane joined us leading up to our ISO 9001:2015 certification. Under extensive pressure, she played a pivotal role in organising our UKAS required systems/standards. Her skills helped our successful accreditation enormously.