Lee Pharoah has joined The Millbrook Bed Company as manufacturing manager.

He joins to support the increase in manufacturing at the bedmaker, which has been fuelled by the company’s growth and innovation.

Lee is no stranger to managing a busy manufacturing floor, having worked as operations manager in a printing subsidiary of the Daily Mail group, printing 250,000 newspapers a day. His awareness of deadlines and a keen eye for detail will be vital skills in Millbrook’s busy manufacturing space.

Lee will manage a team of 60, taking responsibility for staffing levels, safety, training and development, operational improvements and production planning, as well as task and financial management.

“I am looking forward to channelling the passion and enthusiasm I have for efficient, smooth processes into my new role,” he explains. “I am ready to learn the ropes for a new industry while drawing on the relevant skills which I can transfer from my last role.”

Lee will report to Millbrook's operations, sales and marketing director, Ross Thurston, who says: “Lee is an instrumental member of our management team and we are already seeing the benefit of having him in role. We are conscious that growth brings increased responsibility on our manufacturing team, and by having Lee in place we are able to use his experience of managing a busy workload and environment to ensure that our team is happy and that systems, processes and outputs grow in line with the business.”

As a member of the senior management team, Lee will also contribute to operational and production processes and manage financial forecasting and budgets.

“I feel privileged to have the chance to be part of the journey Millbrook is embarking on and to be able to work with this well-established and experienced team,” he adds.