Craig BrownBusiness Development Director
Our Business Development Director Craig Brown has a long history with Tharsus Group; originally joining the Business Development team at our sister company Tharsus back in 2008, before joining Universal Wolf in 2016.
Cast your mind back to a time before Universal Wolf – can you tell us about your early career?
I previously worked in the Renewables sector for a company called Econnect Construction, who were specialists in the electrical design and construction of onshore wind farms. During my time there, I worked in Procurement before moving into a Sales role, tendering for new wind farm development projects.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Universal Wolf?
I get a real kick out of helping customers solve their problems, and the partnership approach that it brings. I consider myself very fortunate to be in a position where I am able to meet a wide range of UK manufacturing companies serving different sectors, many of them world leaders in what they do. This gives me a great appreciation for the innovative organisations we have in the UK manufacturing sector, and the many highly skilled engineers and manufacturing experts who are developing new technologies. I’m proud to be part of this community.
What has been the proudest moment in your career to date?
My proudest moment has to be Universal Wolf’s awards wins at the Make UK finals in 2019, where we took home not only our category award for UK Manufacturer of the Year, but also UK SME of Year, which was judges’ choice. It was the first time we had entered the Make UK awards, and bringing the trophies back to our ‘Wolf Pack’ was a fantastic moment. It gave our people recognition for their efforts, attitude and commitment on a national scale.
What does success look like for you?
Success for me is winning new customers and seeing their product come to fruition. I feel a great sense of pride when this leads to job creation for our local community, and development opportunities for our existing colleagues.