Attention to detail is what we do at Ogle, so it made sense to give each member of staff a bit of attention too. The ‘Our People’ series highlights the people behind the work and what they like to do in their spare time.
Painter Will has been with the Ogle family on and off since he was 16 and he loves the diversity of his role.
I joined originally in 2008 when I was just 16. Unfortunately, it was bad timing on my arrival at Ogle as the recession was starting to bite most major industries and so I was made redundant, but I was keen to return to work here and kept in touch with the team. When an opportunity came up in late 2021, I wasn’t going to say no.
No two days are the same here. I know a lot of people say that about their job, but the diversity of the tasks I work on makes every day a new challenge and I love it.
That’s easy. I get great satisfaction working on a job from start to finish and then seeing the finished project leave the building. There’s no feeling like it.
When you work on projects like the Nissan Ariya single seater concept that require so much attention to detail and the finishing touch can make or break a project, you know how important you are to the business and the client. For that one, we produced a 1:3 scale concept model. The colours and finish applied had to replicate the likeness of the Nissan Ariya SUV as much as possible.
That has to be my first big solo project, which was a research vessel. It required a lot of different colours and paint finishes. It was incredibly satisfying seeing it come together. I was really pleased with the way it turned out.
I used to restore classic cars and I worked with composites to manufacture bespoke vehicles. But, this job couldn’t be further from the automotive industry. Although I have been painting cars for 14 years the applications and finishes at Ogle are vastly different. The work is much more diverse because of the different industries we work with. This enables us to use a number of different finishes, textures and colours.
I’ve had a few customer feedback emails since working at Ogle and any feedback is gratifying. The one that stands out was a big project for Nissan which they were over the moon with.
We are the final stage of the process, so we will receive jobs from other departments with a brief of the finish required. We then work on the best way to achieve this.
What I believe separates Ogle from others in the industry is our innovation and investments, which allow us to be at the forefront of prototypes and model making.
And we have the people. The quality of the protypes produced is a reflection of the team’s hard work throughout each step of the process. It’s clear we take pride in what we do.
Making more young people aware of the varying careers available through channels like social media and career days.
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