Martin Streets has spent 40 years working in the embroidery industry and is now retiring from his role as stores manager with AJS Embroidery Services.
His colleagues have the following to say:
“Once you had met Martin Streets you would never forget him! He is an open, likeable, honest, sometimes vocal but an all round good guy.
Martin is of the old school, a family man first and foremost, says it as it is attitude and gets on with the job in hand.
Martin came into the world of embroidery on December 7, 1976 from an engineering background at companies such as Beeston Boilers and Car Fastener, joining Geoffrey E. MacPhersons as an engineer on Barudan embroidery machines.
He learned his new trade well and soon Martin was travelling the world extensively commissioning machines, training customers and problem solving. Listening to some of the great stories about situations he found himself in on his travels, if ever he wanted to put his memoirs in writing it would make a great read.
In this time period Martin saw machines go from one to multi-needle, jacquard to paper tape to disk, saw the first computers linked to machines and many more defining moments in our trade.
In 2000 he made a move to Your Embroidery Services Ltd where he continued to help customers with issues over the phone.
2008 saw him join us here at AJS Embroidery Services, taking up the role of stores manager. This move allowed more time for Martin to spend time with his family with work being much closer to home. Martin has been a great asset to both AJS and Tajima with his knowledge of the industry being invaluable to our customers.
When Martin became a granddad he soon started to tell us all (everyday!) that he was counting down to his retirement. Unfortunately for us that day is almost upon us – Friday, September 9, 2016.
All that is left to say from all of us at AJS and we are sure from everyone who knows him, that it has been a pleasure and sometimes a pain to work with you, but in all honesty, we wish you all the very best for a long and happy retirement. It is now time for you to enjoy doing all your favourite things like fishing, train modelling, spending quality time with the family and let’s not forget having a nice pint!
Cheers Martin, from your colleagues at AJS.”