Trantum takes on the two-year role from Amanda Michel of Leatherwise who becomes the Vice-President following a two-year term. The SLTC has seen a resurgence in support in recent years and this years annual conference and dinner was well attended by an international audience in Northampton.

Trantum told ILM that he hopes to build on the membership of the SLTC and increase its reach outside of UK to countries that don’t have their own leather industry technical body.