Design Vacancy with Cottam Brush

Design Vacancy with Cottam Brush

Cottam are a well-regarded manufacturing company with a long heritage in the North East.

The Group comprises design and manufacture of brushware products, technical solutions for complex engineering applications, product and supply chain management for 3rd party manufacturers, and design and manufacture of bespoke branded packaging.

We are looking to introduce a dedicated design function, to work across all areas of the business, including product design, packaging, and graphic design, and are seeking an experienced designer to lead and grow this operation.

They would need to be proficient in one of these key design areas, and able to manage the other elements from within our existing network of design suppliers.

They will play a key role in developing our design, product development and corporate strategies, with a longer term expectation that this would become a Board level position.

For an initial discussion about this role, please contact

Alan Crook,    


Cottam Brush is a valued member of Design Network North. Design Network North is part of RTC’s new programme called ‘Designing Better Business’ – launched in 2016 - which will provide support for north east businesses looking to continue to innovate and design better world leading products.
RTC was founded in 1989 with the sole purpose of helping businesses innovate and create new higher value products. Today, the business operates out of offices in Sunderland, Gateshead, Leeds and Daresbury and specialises in helping companies develop new products, embed new skills through training and access funding for innovation.
Designing Better Business’ is part funded by European Regional Development Fund, as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.