Women in manufacturing, Stock PPE MD Julie Chapman and Group CEO Liam Chapman

As a UK Based manufacturer and supplier of personal protective equipment, we've seen rapid growth in the last 12 months; investing £500,000 to support this expansion, including a new warehouse in Caistor, additional machinery as well as recruiting new staff.


Julie Chapman, Managing Director and majority shareholder of Stock PPE, has had a successful history of working in the retail and manufacturing industries.  Her experience means she is heavily involved in the development of all new products, including a new range of fragranced hand sanitiser gels and antiviral cleaning products.  Julie is an active member of the local community and Stock PPE has donated over £10,000 of personal protective equipment since the start of the pandemic to local charities, schools, NHS Trusts, care homes and local businesses to help stop the spread of Covid 19.


Julie said, “As part of the TCF Group, we have access to a skilled talent pool, who’ve helped us diversify our business massively in the past 12 months.  As we continue to grow, we look for talented and knowledgeable individuals to assist with our expansion into new markets.  


In the UK, the average manufacturing company is made up of 85% men and 15% women.  At TCF we’re proud to say 21% of the workforce identify as female and to encourage this growth further, our goal is to work with local colleges and schools to encourage more females to consider a career in manufacturing. It’s important to promote just how varied the career paths can be and the possibilities available; anything from business support to the more traditional roles associated in manufacturing.”


As a board member, Julie, together with Liam Chapman our Group CEO see it as their joint responsibility to bridge the gender pay gap and tackle inequality in the workplace.  We are providing workplace flexibility for all, as well as offering fully funded company training to upskill employees, creating progression opportunities within the business.  Our recruitment process for new roles and shortlisting qualified candidates involves applicants completing a skills based assessment followed by a structured interview, ensuring there is no bias in the selection process.


We manufacture and supply personal protective equipment, including a range of hand sanitising gels, pump dispensers, SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid testing kits, face masks, antibacterial surface sprays and disposable medical examination gloves.  We also provides additional services including white labelling, co-packing and bottling at our secure premises in Caistor.