Interviewing the Managing Director of Fine Cut, Peter Tyler.

Interviewing the Managing Director of Fine Cut, Peter Tyler.

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“We look to employ the best people and give them the best equipment to do the job.”
Interviewing Peter Tyler on the evolution of Fine Cut Group and his journey over the last 40 years as Managing Director.

 

An Interview with Peter Tyler

Fine Cut celebrates 40 years since its inception in 1982.

In this interview we learn about the journey since the founding of Fine Cut, and why quality became the foundation on which the company was built.

Fine Cut has undergone several name changes and rebrands over the years, each reflecting further growth and a new era of focus for the company. It is home to multiple brands including P&S Engraving, Attach A Tag, Orbit Print, Dragonfly Rally and finally the Fine Cut online label shop

The acquisition and formation of these standalone brands within the group has enabled each to thrive in their own market place without diluting the focus of Fine Cut’s core offering of Industrial Graphics.

 

My advice for new businesses? Always be on the lookout for new opportunities, grasp them with both hands. It’s better to have tried and failed, than to not have tried at all.

Peter Tyler
Managing Director, Fine Cut Group

Meet the Longest Standing Employees of Fine Cut

 

Interviewing the Managing Director of Fine Cut, Peter Tyler.

COLIN

What year did you start working for Fine Cut?

August 1990 ( 32 years )

How has your role developed over the years?

I was employed as a Machine engraver, I have worked my way up to a managerial position.

I helped introduce ( along with Peter ) laser technology to Fine Cut and have had numerous additional roles within the company that have blossomed into bespoke production departments.
Other projects have included floorplate production, bookbinding tools, factory relocation and exhibitions.
Installations projects include:  Cross Rail, Elevator panels, Nike & signage in general.
International sales within USA, Germany, Spain, Denmark, France and Italy.

What’s your earliest / fondest memory of working for Fine Cut?

Being part of a growing company and being involved in its development and success. I am sure it will continue to grow long into the future providing the same quality and service that our clients have come to expect from the Fine Cut Group.

 

Interviewing the Managing Director of Fine Cut, Peter Tyler.

JANE

What year did you start working for Fine Cut?

January 1987 ( 35 years )

How has your role developed over the years?

Started as a Marketing Assistant on a part time basis and have gradually built up my hours over the years.  Took on the bookbinding tools department quite early on and this has developed to include P & S Engraving in 2017.  Get to go to various Trade Fairs around the UK and overseas.  Have also taken on the invoicing for the whole of the Fine Cut Group.

What’s your earliest / fondest memory of working for Fine Cut?

I remember when Simon started with Fine Cut with a bleached blonde mohawk which was nearly as tall as he was. Far too many moments to mention but have seen many changes over the years and still enjoy coming to work.

 

Interviewing the Managing Director of Fine Cut, Peter Tyler.

SIMON

What year did you start working for Fine Cut?

1988 !!!!! ( 34 years )

How has your role developed over the years?

Started as the first Screen Printer with a small hand bench up in the rafters of the original factory unit (little known fact that I was working at Regal Signs which was situated in the exact same factory unit prior to Fine Cut!)  Differences today to those early years – Started as a gorgeous 25 year Screen Printer!…..Fast forward to today – Manager, Bald and 3 stone heavier (all muscle)! Still gorgeous!

What’s your earliest / fondest memory of working for Fine Cut?

Too numerous to mention … some snippets would include promotion (still got the letter),
Some fabulous Xmas Parties, being presented with my beautiful Gretsch guitar (treasured!)
And some lasting friendships throughout my 34+ years!

Long may it continue and Happy 40th Fine Cut!

 

Interviewing the Managing Director of Fine Cut, Peter Tyler.

RACHEL

What year did you start working for Fine Cut?

I started as a temp in 1990, I left to start a family and came back again in 2004. ( 18 years )

How has your role developed over the years?

I was originally taken on in an admin role in reception and helped with accounts. My role has developed over the years to include purchasing, as well as overseeing the laser engraving department.

 

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Interviewing the Managing Director of Fine Cut, Peter Tyler.