Small Heath UK -- Delcam Crispin has added two additional design engineers -- Ian Burgess and Lauren Whitaker -- to its support team. They will help the company continue its strong sales growth in software for footwear design and manufacture.
Sales for Delcam Crispin for the year to date are up by more than 20 percent compared with the same period in 2010, strengthening its position as a supplier of CADCAM software to the footwear industry.
Burgess worked as a footwear designer at Georgina Goodman and at LXY Brands on ladies footwear projects for Alexander McQueen and Zandra Rhodes, plus a men's range for the "Five by Rio Ferdinand" brand. Before starting his degree, he worked for C&J Clarks International as a designer/technologist.
Whitaker recently completed a footwear foundation degree from Leicester College and is completing a footwear design degree at De Montfort University while working at Delcam. She has won various competitions during her years at university, including one for a design project for LXY Brands' spring/summer 2012 collection.