Working Life

Read about what it is like to work at Coats – and what colleagues throughout the business enjoy about their working life.

Anna Mitchell,
Managing Director, Online Business

a variety of perspectives can lead to better quality thinking and increased business relevance.

“Part of the joy of working for a global business is the variety of perspectives and insights brought by people from different cultures and backgrounds. This variety can lead to better quality thinking and increased business relevance. Having been involved in diversity projects in other companies, I was pleased to be asked to lead Coats’ diversity and inclusion initiative. The initiative is initially focused on increasing the number of women in senior positions at Coats.”

Yashmiin Golaup
Corporate Communications Executive

This could only have been achieved through working with my global colleagues and learning about the different ways audiences understand imagery, languages, and culture.

“One of the reasons I enjoy working for Coats is because my role involves me working with a wide range of colleagues in several different countries around the world including China, America, Spain and Mexico, to name just a few. Being at Coats has taught me the importance of ensuring that the same message is understood no matter what country material is launched in. This could only have been achieved through working with my global colleagues and learning about the different ways audiences understand imagery, languages, and culture. I appreciate Coats’ ‘One Team’ culture and how people have a willingness to help one another, regardless of time zones and geographical location.”

Chris Dearing
Head of Technology

The best part of my role is the opportunity to learn through exposure to a diverse range of projects and challenges.

“I joined Coats 18 years ago and now lead the Dyeing and Finishing Technology team. Our core focus is to support productivity and quality improvements through global process standardisation and delivery of technical solutions in colour management, dyeing and finishing. The best part of my role is the opportunity to learn through exposure to a diverse range of projects and challenges. Also, the opportunity to travel and meet and work with engaged and high performing teams across the globe.”

Tram Anh Tran,
Managing Director, Indonesia

Positive Teamwork means a diverse group of people at different levels, from different backgrounds, with different experience and interests, going in the same direction to achieve the same goals.

“In the 16 years I have worked at Coats, I have experienced and recognised the importance of Positive Teamwork in doing my job.  To me this means a diverse group of people at different levels, from different backgrounds, with different experience and interests, going in the same direction to achieve the same goals.

It requires each team member to use their strengths in a smart and constructive way to achieve the most benefit for the team and in return they are motivated when they achieve success.

I enjoy meeting people from different functions and departments both locally and globally. There are lots of new things I can learn from them and new challenges I can face. Most importantly, the people I have met are friendly, open, talented and committed. I believe it makes Coats feel like home when you go to other units.”

Angela Sheard
Global Community Engagement Executive

In 2016 globally we took part in over 100 community engagement activities in support of our themes of education and textiles.

“In 2016 globally we took part in over 100 community engagement activities in support of our themes of education and textiles. The wide variety of activities included sponsoring English language classes in Pakistan; the deployment of a water tower for a school in Cambodia; teaching thread technology using Coats materials to university students in Latvia and teaching crafts skills to children in Honduras.”

Mike Hitchen,
Business Development Manager, Composites

Working at Coats gives you the opportunity to get involved with industry leading projects.

‘‘Working at Coats gives you the opportunity to get involved with industry leading projects.  I was a member of the team that developed our innovative product Coats Synergex which is now been used in the wheel arch of the RP1 sportscar.  It was incredibly rewarding to be part of such a pioneering project.”

Rana Mubashar,
National Sales Manager, Domestic, Pakistan

The management capability programme inspired me to become a great leader instead of just being a good manager.

“I took part in our Management Capability Development programme which I found highly effective, influential, productive and really thought provoking. The modules included information on business management and leadership and enabled me to understand the role of a true leader.  The impact of the course was transformational and it inspired me to become a great leader instead of just being a good manager.”