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ADC Employee Spotlight – Wade Sword

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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 Fabricator, Wade Sword!


Wade Sword

Job Title:

Window/ Door Fabricator

Joined ADC in:


What are your main responsibilities at ADC?

My main responsibilities are to deliver windows and doors to a high standard, within the required deadlines.

What is your favourite thing about working at ADC?

Working with a great bunch of lads in the factory and knowing that my work is making customers happy. Also payday’s Haha!

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

Mike Cleary (Factory Manager)

So I could see how the factory is run from a management point of view and see all aspects of the work that goes into a completed job.

What are your favourite aspects of your job?

Mainly, the hands on aspect of my job. I enjoy learning about new systems and new ways in which to make my work better to continually improve.

What is your least favourite thing about working at ADC?

Getting out of bed on a summer’s days, wishing I was going fishing instead!

Also, the factory can be quite noisy sometimes!

Favourite/ any poignant ADC memories?

Tying Lee Johnson up on his last day!

Also, attending site and getting stuck in with the fitters.

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

Selling hoovers door to door – I only lasted 5 days!

On Saturdays you can find me:

Playing football and then down the pub to watch the Liverpool game.

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

A footballer or a jockey

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?

Hopefully working my way up the ladder at JPF/ADC

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

Becoming England Thai Boxing Champion and travelling to Thailand to train.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Salt and Pepper Chicken

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

A round of beer in the pub for me and the factory lads

Do you have any hidden talents/ what are you secretly good at?

Carp Fishing

What are you REALLY bad at?

Cleaning up

Describe yourself in 3 words…




Tell us something we don’t know about you/ tell us something people would be surprised to know about you…

I am a Muay Thai Fighter

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

To be able to read people’s minds

Who should complete this next?

Carl Boyd (Fabricator) or Ethan Penny (Stores)

Employee Spotlight - Wade Sword

  • “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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With over 20 years of experience as the UK's leading automatic door specialist, we have expanded our services to span across England, Wales and the South of Scotland. We manufacture and install a range of doors systems, including automatic doors, roller shutters and gates and barriers, as well as offering automatic door service and maintenance contracts and repairments.

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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