3 May 2023

The UK Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) handed out a number of certificates to industry professionals at its recent conference in Northampton on April 22.


Pictured: Stephen Trantum (left) receiving his lifetime SLTC membership from President John Hubbard.


Lifetime membership certificates were handed out to Iain McFadyen, formerly of Scottish Leather Group, and Stephen Trantum of Trumpler. Rachel Garwood of Lear Corp was awarded the Axel Landmann certificate for services to the leather industry and the following professional grades were awarded:


  • Professional Grade of Fellow: Jon Ayes, Arnold Britten, Stephen Hems and Martin Heels
  • Professional Grade of Associate: Juan Francisco Hidalgo Ruiz, Deborah Taylor, Tichaona Ndhlovu and Bryre Andre Groenewald
  • Professional Grade of Licenciate: Maria-Simona Canea and Tanyaradzwa Mapfumo.

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We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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