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Employee Spotlight – Tom Taft

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There are lots of people who make up ADC, from our directors to our fabricators, engineers and office staff, we’ll be introducing you to all of our team over the coming months.

Today, we shine the spotlight on our Door Team Leader, Tom Taft!


Tom Taft

Job Title:

Factory Team Leader

Joined ADC in:

October 2005

What are your main responsibilities at ADC?

Team Leader of the Door Team.

I make sure all the products (doors) are fabricated on time and to the highest quality

What is your favourite thing about working at ADC?

I really enjoy working with everyone! The team is very supportive and there is always someone willing to help you when you need it!

If you could switch jobs with someone at ADC for the day, what would you like to do and why?

The engineering team – I like working with customers and meeting new people!

What are your favourite aspects of your job?

Learning new skills every day and the great team environment we have in the factory

What is your least favourite thing about working at ADC/JPF?

When you work with metal every day like I do, you have to be really careful not to cut yourself and make sure everyone is safe!

Favourite/ any poignant ADC memories?

Soaking Lee Johnson on his last day haha!

What has been the worst job you’ve ever had?

I’ve liked all the jobs I’ve had, I’ve been really lucky! I always think different jobs bring more experience and allow you to gain more skills!

On Saturdays you can find me:

Watching the football with my friends and a beer!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to either be a footballer or join the army

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?

Sitting on a nice beach with a cold beer after I’ve won the lottery!

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

Holding a job down for 10 years. It makes me proud of all the skills I have learnt and the different people I have been able to meet along the way!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Any type of chocolate!

If we gave you £50 what would you spend it on?

It would probably end being spent on food! I love my takeaways and junk food…

What are you REALLY bad at?

Getting out of bed, I love my sleep!

Describe yourself in 3 words…




If you could have one superpower what would it be?

The ability to read people’s minds

Who should complete this next?

Hollie Hall (Our Commercial Assistant)

  • “ADC are a very professional company whom we enjoy working with. They provide a professional and efficient service providing benefits to us and our customers. Annabelle Williamson SDG Access.”

    SGD Access (Annabelle Williamson)
  • “Edge Hill University have been using ADC for the installation, servicing and reactive repairs of our automatic doors for a number of years. The work they have carried out is neat, tidy and has been delivered to a high standard. Site Engineers are always well presented, polite and communicate in a professional manner, Customer Service Excellence is a core requirement for Edge Hill University. I would not hesitate to recommend (working with) The Automatic Door Company. Technical enquiries are always responded to in a prompt manner, with Administrative Staff willing to help in any way they can.”

    Edge Hill University (Mark Burton, Facilities Manager)
  • “On a busy university campus its vital that the infra-structure runs smoothly. ADC have maintained and repaired the doors here for many years, giving us a very dependable service at a competitive price, and moreover total piece of mind.”

    Edge Hill University (Colin Francis, Maintenance Supervisor)
  • “ADC have serviced our automatic doors for a number of years now and we would highly recommend their service. They are quick to respond to enquiries and maintain a professional demeanour when on site. Their skilled engineers are friendly and always willing to go out of their way to help with any issues or queries we may have. We are very happy with the service ADC provide and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”

    Guardian Print Centre (Rob Court, Facilities Manager)
  • “The ADC Service engineers are highly reliable and hardworking. They are thoughtful of our needs and always willing to go the extra mile to help us, offering information and advice as well as quality service. We have worked with ADC for the past 9 years and we would use ADC for future works as we are pleased with everything they have delivered so far.”

    Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Glyn Greenwood, Assistant Building Management Officer)

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From Liverpool to Manchester, to Southampton and Bristol, and everywhere in between, our professional installation team will deliver customised automatic door solutions that meet your project requirements and budgets.

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