We believe that good people are as important as good software. Under Perry’s leadership our team has grown, reflecting the phenomenal growth of the industry as a whole and our own expansion into a diverse and capable company
Perry Bonney – Managing Director
Andrew Moss – Senior Consultant
John Jobson – Developer & Support Consultant
Morag Ashworth – Business Consultant
Gail Bonney – Technical Design Consultant
As the Managing Director and owner of Product Development Partners, Perry has provided strategic direction as well as independent consultancy and evaluation services to high-profile clients the world over since he joined in 2007.
He began his career in the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry when, in 1988, when he joined Lectra to work as a Field Engineer. The next ten years saw internal moves to Training Manager and National Services Manager posts, before Perry was appointed as the head of the company’s Information Management Team and began focusing his work on PDM and Data Management software.
In 1998 he joined Animated Images as UK Operations Manager. Here, he was responsible for that company’s PDM StyleManager application, and clients included several of the UK leading suppliers to Marks & Spencer including Desmonds in Northern Ireland and Courtaulds in Nottingham.
Following the acquisition of Animated Images by Freeborders in 2000, Perry became the joint companies’ European Technical Director, focused on establishing and expending their European market. During this period he used his considerable process expertise in the design of several new process modules for Freeborders’ CPM / PLM system, including: risk analysis, advanced multi-dimensional costing, advanced sourcing, workflow and integration.
Before joining the Product Development Partnership, Perry worked with PTC as the Principal Process Consultant for Europe from 2005. His mission was to develop and promote FlexPLM (PTC’s Windchill Enterprise platform-based Product Lifecycle Management software) and expand the company’s presence in the Retail, Footwear and Apparel market across Europe.
As the Product Development Partners Technical Consultant, Andrew draws on his varied business and IT roles in translating the requirements of users to real functionality in PLM solutions. Most recently, he has been involved in a number of PLM implementations throughout Europe – all of which have been delivered on time and on budget.
Andrew boasts more than 26 years’ experience in the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry – many of them with Courtalds, where he began his career as a trainee management accountant before ascending to the position of divisional accountant.
Following his role in the implementation of a new ERP system at Courtalds, Andrew transitioned to focusing on IT, working as a business analyst and solution project manager. During that time he was responsible for the design, project management and implementation of the company’s core merchandising systems, alongside several other warehouse/ERP implementations.
During his tenure in IT with Courtalds, Andrew managed their helpdesk and business support teams, facilitating significant improvements in customer service levels. He was also appointed IT Security Officer, in which role he was closely involved in the construction of IT security policies in line with Sarbanes Oxley regulations.
Andrew was also a key member of the team responsible for the implementation of the Freeborders PLM system across the entire business, building access for more than 600 users across 4 continents and managing ongoing support and upgrade requirements. Establishing close relationships with the solution supplier and business users, he was instrumental in providing guidance and functionality suggestions.
By focusing on the needs of end users, Andrew was able to improve the functionality and usability of the PLM system, allowing Courtauld’s to achieve a maximum return on their investment. He has used this focus on efficiency savings and the user experience to ensure many smooth and effective implementations in his time with the Product Development Partners.
Since then Andrew has continued to expand his knowledge and expertise in consulting and implementing multiple systems including Centric, Lawson, PTC and Visual 2000
A Consultant for Product Development Partners, Morag has more than 20 years’ industry experience, the majority of those specialising in product development and supply. Morag is a process expert whose knowledge is in high demand – most recently when she was invited to present at Drapers Record’s Industry Conference on the subject of “Operating a Sourcing Model to Retain a Competitive Edge” – and she brings this expertise to bear across the full range of PDP’s services.
Morag studied at the Scottish College of Textiles, where she obtained a Distinction in her Diploma in Clothing Studies. She began her career by accruing a broad experience base, including roles in Garment Technology, Production Management and Sourcing & Commercial Management for such prestigious brands as Van Heusen, Peter England, Umbro, Mountain Equipment, Cotton Oxford and several suppliers to Marks & Spencer.
In 1996 Morag joined international lifestyle and high performance sailing brand Henri Lloyd as their Senior Product & Sourcing Manager – a role that quickly grew to include Quality Assurance and Purchasing before an eventual promotion to Merchandise Director in 2002.
Encompassing men’s and women’s lifestyle clothing and footwear, as well as internationally-renowned sailing gear, Henri Lloyd’s supply chain is complex. Morag was responsible for the sourcing, creation and implementation of the systems and processes that collectively ensured that this diverse, global brand could meet the needs of its growing markets.
Before joining the Product Development Partners, Morag was responsible for the introduction and implementation of a dynamic “Global Product Supply” system for Henri Lloyd. Among other benefits, this system worked to streamline the company’s supply chain, shortened lead times, optimised communications and staffing levels, and included a bespoke system developed and implemented by Morag for tracking cost savings.
It is this deep understanding of the processes and procedures that contribute to the smooth multi-national operations that makes Morag such a valuable addition to any PLM implementation.
Gail started in the garment industry as a Sewing Machinst at Swegmark Ltd in 1983 before joining Elgin Manufacturing as a Designer/Pattern Cutter in 1985. After becoming interested and trained on the new Gerber AM5 Computerised Pattern and Marker Making system she was responsible for all patterns from initial pilot runs through to production. Gail joined Simon Jersey in 1991 and was instrumental in the installation of their grading and marker making system and running and traing staff to use the system. In 1994, Gail joined Lectra Systems Ltd, originally as a trainer on their Pattern Making, Marker Making and Design systems but then became the principle demonstrator and pre-sales consultant.
Gail decided to go back into the industry and joined Droopy and Browns in York as Design Studio Manager responsible for all made-to-measure bridal and eveningwear. In 2000 Gail joined Tog 24 as a consultant advising and managing their Lectra system as well as training staff on the Pattern and Marker Making as well as the ProStyle Design system. In 2002 she opened her own Bridal Wear shop – Silks Gowns, selling off the shelf, made-to-measure and individually designed gowns from a range of specialist Designers.
With computerised Design coming more to the fore and the costs coming down, Gail trained on Adobe Illustrator editing, creating and industrialising a range of Mens, Womens and Childrenswear styles suitable for use as Concept and Technical sketches for use with PDM and PLM systems.