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Meet The Team


The Hanshaws family business is comprised of around thirty members who make it all happen.

Here is the people you may want to contact

Steven 'Uncle Steve' Hanshaw

Founder

This master craftsman is disarming, charming and unbelievably courageous (he humbly says his bravery is just stupidity for not knowing better!) He started working with leather as just a boy and founded the business back in the 1960s. Uncle Steve has demonstrated to the rest of the family an incredible example of leadership in growing the business and showing how to diversify into other product areas.

Steven Hanshaw is supposed to be retired, but his tireless work ethic means that he still runs a small leather craft workshop in Invermoriston, located in the highlands of Scotland on the edge of Loch Ness, that makes rustic Celtic-style handcrafted leather goods and supplies the local tourism market with authentic, locally crafted souvenirs.

Interest

A passionate folk musician who plays flute, tin whistle, acoustic guitar and bodhran!

Keith 'Zzz' Hanshaw

Managing Director

Keith is the eldest nephew of Steve Hanshaw. He has followed in the steps of his uncle and started working in the family business at the age of just 14. He began working Saturday’s and between school terms and eventually began his apprenticeship, after leaving school at age 16, to the dismay of his mother, who wanted him to study Fine Art at the University of Liverpool because he simply loved to make things and idolised his uncles. He is now a Master Craftsman.

After spending a little time learning new trades during the late 1990s and early 2000s (focusing on digital design, online marketing and branding) he returned to the business with an armoury of new skills and has tirelessly worked his way from the role of Creative Director (in charge of digital marketing) through the ranks to Managing Director.

Interest

A keen artist who loves food and drink, but was also previously an enthusiastic cyclist and martial artist, now prefers to play a friendly game of cards or chess.

Gail 'Red' Hanshaw

The 'Real' Boss

Everyone (except Keith) will agree that Gail is the better half of the directorship team. She keeps the company balanced with her firmly grounded advice and frugal budgeting.

Apart from taking a major role in the day-to-day business decisions Gail also likes to get involved in absolutely everything and enjoys keeping the culture of the company feeling heart-felt and family orientated.

She loves meeting clients at exhibitions and shows whilst being a little OCD and loves to see our showroom and workshops all spic-and-span.

Interest

Enjoys watching a great movie, especially if they’re a Thriller, Fantasy or Sci-fi. Particularly likes to visit new and exciting places, whether it be for an exhibition or trade show or a day trip out with the family. One of her favourite pastimes is spending time with her children, getting to know them before they grow old, especially playing games with them.

Interest

A passionate folk musician who plays flute, tin whistle, acoustic guitar and bodhran!

Interest

A keen artist who loves food and drink, but was also previously an enthusiastic cyclist and martial artist, now prefers to play a friendly game of cards or chess.

Interest

Enjoys watching a great movie, especially if they’re a Thriller, Fantasy or Sci-fi. Particularly likes to visit new and exciting places, whether it be for an exhibition or trade show or a day trip out with the family. One of her favourite pastimes is spending time with her children, getting to know them before they grow old, especially playing games with them.

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