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Below you will find a short insight into our Team's careers and their life beyond Milano. Please know that there are many more dedicated staff members who contribute to the work that's done at Milano. 

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Meet David, the visionary CEO of Milano. David brings over 35 years of invaluable experience in supplying fabrics for athletic garments. His strategic mindset and unwavering dedication have propelled Milano towards its goal of becoming the leading brand nationally and internationally.

Passionate about his work, David finds inspiration in the vibrant colours, fabrics, and youthful energy of the sport. The joy and excitement that permeate gymnastics resonate deeply with him. He recognises the emotional rollercoaster of competitions, where every moment is filled with unexpected twists and turns.

David is the kind of person gymnasts, parents and coaches love to chat with. With his friendly and approachable nature, he fosters a strong bond within the gymnastics community.

Driven by innovation, David places great emphasis on exploring uncharted territory. He understands the importance of continually improving Milano's garments to enhance the performance of our athletes. The leotards we create play a vital role in instilling confidence in gymnasts as they step onto the stage to compete.

David's passion knows no bounds, and he consistently strives for excellence in everything he does. With an unapologetic honesty and a relentless pursuit of greatness, he sets the tone for Milano's ethos. In his leadership, the brand embodies this commitment to exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

At Milano, maintaining a friendly environment is paramount. David believes in the power of a smile, recognising that ultimately, we are in the business of selling smiles. Upholding this philosophy, the entire team works together to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Outside the world of Milano, David finds solace and joy in his German Shepherds, his love for golf, and his passion for driving fast cars. These interests reflect his adventurous spirit and zest for life.

With David at the helm, Milano is driven to achieve greatness in every aspect, from fostering innovation to creating a positive and vibrant atmosphere. His leadership sets the stage for Milano's continued success and unwavering commitment to the world of gymnastics.

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Meet Mark, the Chief Operating Officer at Milano Pro Sport. With a sharp focus on marketing strategies and optimising business operations, Mark is wholeheartedly committed to transforming Milano Pro Sport into a leading gymnastics leotard manufacturer. Despite his relatively short 2-year tenure, Mark has already made a significant impact, leveraging his extensive knowledge and expertise to reorganise and streamline our operations effectively.

Mark's diverse background, growing up in both the UK and South Africa, has shaped his passion for excellence and embracing different perspectives.

Mark's vision for Milano is clear - to accelerate the company's growth and solidify its position as the best in the industry. He believes in investing in the right people and resources, firmly believing that success is a team effort. With a drive towards excellence, Mark continuously pushes boundaries and seeks new opportunities to take Milano to the next level.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Mark cherishes quality time with his family and enjoys playing golf, even if he admits he's not the best on the course. With his attentiveness, unwavering dedication, and strategic vision, Mark plays a pivotal role in propelling Milano Pro Sport towards a prosperous future. His ability to inspire and motivate the team, coupled with his relentless pursuit of excellence, ensures that Milano continues to excel in the gymnastics industry.

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Meet Leona, our Production Manager over the past 10 years. With an impressive 22 years of dedicated service, Leona embodies the spirit of Milano. She began her journey at the factory, working diligently on sewing machines, and over the years, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise through Milano's comprehensive training programs.

Leona's passion for her work shines through in everything she does. What she treasures most about her role is the strong bond she shares with her colleagues. The connections she has forged with the staff make her job even more fulfilling, and she takes immense pride in being part of such a close-knit team.

While Leona excels in all aspects of her job, her true joy lies in crafting bespoke garments. She relishes the opportunity to invest time and effort into each piece, ensuring impeccable quality and attention to detail. Recently, she had the privilege of working on the handcrafted Gadirova garments worn during the 2023 British Championships—a testament to her exceptional skills.

As we reflect on Milano's journey, Leona is amazed by the remarkable growth we have experienced, particularly in the past two years. She wholeheartedly embraces the exciting direction in which our company is headed, filled with enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence.

Leona's dedication, expertise, and genuine warmth make her an invaluable asset to the Milano team. We are fortunate to have her as our Production Manager, leading the way in creating exceptional garments and fostering a culture of care and craftsmanship.

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Meet Sinead, the Head of Design at Milano Pro Sport, known for her versatile and passionate approach. With a Fashion Design degree under her belt and a background in nurturing creative minds, she's armed with a treasure trove of expertise. Sinead's fiery passion ignites when it comes to shaping bodies and perfecting the fit, especially in the realm of awe-inspiring sports apparel. She actively contributes to product development and innovation, working on projects that aim to support gymnasts during their performances.

Sinead thrives on the exhilarating rush of facing fresh challenges every single day. She's a firm believer in the power of collaboration, surrounding herself with a team of incredibly talented individuals. Together, they forge a creative sanctuary where each and every idea is celebrated like gold.

Let's not forget about Sinead’s dedication to crafting sports apparel that's not only functional but also dripping with style. Her dedication to creating functional and stylish sports apparel has made a significant impact on the industry, ultimately contributing to the success of Milano Pro Sport.

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Meet Mysia, the Head of Print Design at Milano Pro Sport. With a dedicated focus on prints and the overall aesthetics of our designs, Mysia plays a crucial role in ensuring the highest level of quality and precision.

At Milano's design department, Mysia is at the forefront of identifying trends and contributing to the development of new ranges. Her passion shines through when working on bespoke requests and incorporating dazzling diamantés, adding that unique touch to our creations.

However, Mysia's contributions extend beyond her exceptional expertise. As a consummate team player, she thrives in collaborative environments, particularly when faced with tight deadlines and mounting pressure. Her vibrant energy and refined creative finesse act as a catalyst, bringing out the best in her colleagues.

In her spare time, Mysia finds solace in nature, enjoying long walks and exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District. She also finds joy in trawling through antique shops, hunting for treasure and working on home improvements.

Mysia's expertise, creativity, and collaborative spirit make her an essential member of the Milano team, elevating our designs to new heights. 

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Meet Karl, our dedicated Logistics Supervisor at Milano. With an impressive tenure of 27 years, Karl has been an integral part of our team since the early days. He started off in dispatch and stock maintenance, and throughout the years, has risen to his current position, leading a team. Karl's wealth of experience and deep understanding of logistics make him an invaluable asset to our operations.

For anyone who has visited our pop-up shops at events, meeting Karl in person is almost guaranteed. With a passion for connecting with people, Karl finds great joy in engaging with event organisers, sharing his enthusiasm for the sport. Through Milano, he has forged long-lasting connections with individuals all across Britain. Karl is the friendly face of our events, embodying the spirit of Milano and creating a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Karl's pride in working for Milano runs deep. He has witnessed the brand's evolution, having been part of the company since its humble beginnings as a small business. Milano holds a special place in his heart, not only for the brand itself but also for the sport it represents. In fact, Karl's dedication to Milano goes beyond work. It was through Milano that he met his wife, a testament to how deeply he lives and breathes the essence of our brand.

Aside from his passion for Milano, Karl is a devoted fan of PNE (Preston North End). Supporting his favourite team brings him great joy and adds an extra layer of excitement to his life outside of work.

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Luna, the energetic Puppy Relations Manager and Canteen Scrap Disposal Expert at Milano, is the heart and soul of the company. With her wagging tail and infectious enthusiasm, Luna spreads joy and laughter to everyone she encounters. She takes her role as the official scrap disposal expert seriously, swiftly snatching up any leftover treats or crumbs from the canteen floor with lightning speed. Luna's adorable antics and playful nature never fail to bring smiles to the faces of the Milano team; she keeps the office atmosphere lively and filled with endless fun.