Next generation of the Cartwright family joins Tiger Trailers
Tiger Trailers has welcomed the fourth generation of the Cartwright family into the industry, with Jack Cartwright, son of Joint Managing Director Steven, joining as Graduate Sales Engineer.
Jack, 20, who graduated from Warwick University with a degree in History in July, admits that his decision to join Tiger Trailers was initially not a straightforward one: “Like many students, when I started university I wasn’t sure exactly what career path I was going to take. All I wanted was to find a job at a forward-thinking, modern company that was really going somewhere.
“I had purposely been ignoring the obvious choice as I wanted to explore my options, but having observed Tiger’s development over the last three years the opportunity to become involved after my graduation became impossible to overlook. I wanted to be involved in a role that allowed me to work face to face with people, so sales seemed the perfect fit.”
Having grown up in a family synonymous with the industry – his great grandfather Stanley established S. Cartwright & Sons, where his late grandfather, Alan, would go on to become one of the UK’s most respected commercial vehicle bodybuilders and trailer manufacturers – Jack understands that his family name has added a little extra pressure and holds no illusions that he has a lot to learn about the industry. Starting on the first rung of the ladder, he will immerse himself in every aspect of the business before settling into the sales team.
“I know people will look at my name, but everyone at Tiger works together and I’m not being treated any differently. The team have so much collective experience and I’m eager to learn from everyone. I really want to prove myself and be a big part of Tiger’s future,” he adds.
A huge sports fan, particularly football and cricket, Jack is a season ticket holder at Manchester City and travels to most games home and away. Elsewhere, he has maintained a keen interest in the study of world history.