As market leaders in the manufacture of shade cards and other product sampling solutions, Wetherby Shade Card Company has been creating innovative, bespoke, sales-enhancing shade cards for leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers across Europe for more than
We have developed techniques and invested in customised machinery that can handle almost any type of material to present it in the most practical and appealing way.
Meet the Team
Andrew Heaton Managing Director
Andrew joined the Wetherby Shade Card Company team in 2018, following 25+ years in print and marketing services. Andrew believes quality and service should be at the heart of every department and works hard to encourage this across his teams.
Paul Jubbs Chief Operations Officer
Paul joined in June 2020 having spent 35+ years delivering business improvement and transformational change. Paul is leading the production team to develop a LEAN manufacturing culture.
Lee Taylor UK Sales Manager
Lee has worked at Wetherby Shade Card Company for 35 years, the last 10 years in sales. Coming from a production background Lee’s experience helps to advise the best solution for selling your products.
Adam Bainbridge UK Sales Executive
Adam has more than 20 years’ experience in shade card manufacturing at Wetherby Shade Card Company, giving him the knowledge and skills to support our customers in creating outstanding marketing materials for your products.
Ieva Paskauskaite Sales Co-ordinator
Ieva takes great care of our EU customers. Calling on her extensive production knowledge and organisational skills, Ieva can spot and resolve any issues to enhance the production and customer journey for our clients.
Linda Hopkins Sales Co-ordinator
Linda has been with Wetherby Shade Card Company for more than 15 years, working mainly with UK customers. Linda’s attention to detail and meticulous approach ensures the smooth production of our customers’ shade cards.
John Alleman Export Sales Manager
John has been helping customers to find the right shade card solutions since 1996 and is fluent in four languages, which helps him to service customers and product markets across Europe.
Arno Alleman Export Sales Executive
Arno uses a creative approach to find the ideal balance between innovation, efficiency and people. What Arno loves about shade cards is that they’re simple but complex in equal measure.
We constantly devise new visual and tactile approaches to presenting our customers' widely differing products, making sure that each one stands out from the crowd.
Our skilled and dedicated team has experience in every aspect of shade card production and will quickly determine the best possible format for showcasing your materials.
By developing new production-line techniques and customising our machinery we have long proved our ability to work with almost any type of material.
We combine hand-craftsmanship and modern manufacturing methods to achieve the perfect finish to every sample, setting a standard rarely achieved elsewhere.
As a newcomer to the European market, we needed a partner to help develop a strong, eye-catching brand image. Wetherby have been instrumental in designing marketing tools that reflect the quality of our products and business ethos. But most remarkable is the consistent high level of service we receive for each individual project, however big or small. We have come to consider Wetherby as an intrinsic part of our marketing team.
Wetherby Shade Card Company have been a loyal and reliable supplier to us for many years.
Having personally worked with Lee and his team for four years, I have had nothing but positive experiences, from consistent lead-times that never get missed to always going the extra mile to get jobs to us early if needed.
The quality of product and finish is always excellent and they are great at offering ideas and solutions to constantly improve our jobs. A great team that I would highly recommend.
For many years Wetherby Shade Card have been producing our luxury fabric swatch cards for our customers.
The cards are produced to the highest quality and not to mention Wetherby Shades first class customer service.
We have been working with Wetherby for some time. The quality of both product and service are fantastic. A friendly team with excellent communication, they are a pleasure to work with.
Wetherby Shade are a pleasure to work with, from initial concepts through to delivery of product, the team are inspiring, friendly and detail orientated.
I have worked with Wetherby Shade cards in Leeds with a number of varied clients, I have always found them to be really easy to work with.
In the initial stages as concepts are being discussed they have creative and practical solutions to offer, costings are accurate and competitive and the production of the cards is extremely well organised, they are understanding of any glitches that occur – as they can, and do everything possible to bring the project in as agreed.
I am always happy to recommend them and hope to work with them for many more years.
Wetherby Shade Cards have been an excellent supplier to us for over ten years.
Their excellent customer service supports their outstanding production team offering fantastic quality products at a fair price.
Nothing is too much trouble and their support has been invaluable to our company. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
We have been working with Wetherby for around 20 years and Brexit will not stop us from continuing this cooperation. The company Wetherby offers an all-round service, helps with the generation of ideas, provides information on trends, advises on implementation, the selection of materials, corrects if necessary, does not shy away from criticism and delivers on time in consistently high quality. This interaction of heart and mind always feels good with every contact.
I’m very pleased with my work together with Wetherby. They always offer an amazing service.
Throughout the years Wetherby has been one of our most reliable suppliers. They have gone further than any other helping us to innovate, by producing the smallest shade card ever. Our customers just love it.
We’ve worked with the team at WSCC for many years, working closely with them on the majority of our pattern cards.
The WSCC team always endeavour to deliver to the timeline, no matter how demanding and strive to deliver a best quality product on every occasion.
WSCC are great at injecting new thoughts and ideas, to bring the best solution to the table and ultimately to our customers, in order to showcase our fabrics in the most appealing way.
Wetherby are the best at what they do, nobody can match them. The quality of the shade cards which they provide is fantastic, this is only topped by their outstanding customer service and willingness to go above and beyond.
Wetherby Shade Card always go above and beyond to meet and often surpass our expectations. They are such a lovely company to deal with, all of the staff are super friendly and they cannot do enough to help you. From start to finish, they are so polite and helpful and are genuinely lovely people. Their quality of work and attention to detail is always fab and we will continue to work with them for years to come!
Having worked with Wetherby for 15 years, we wouldn’t go anywhere else for our Shade Cards. The level of service, attention to detail and quality of product that you receive is second to none. A down to earth, and highly professional company, who will go out of their way to help with any queries, and always comes up with great ideas. We would without a doubt recommend them to anyone looking for Shade Cards.