James Broadhead4 September 2006
After 49 years in the leather industry, James (Jim) Broadhead has announced his retirement. Born in Skipton, Yorkshire, Jim attended the University of Leeds where he obtained a BSc (Hons) Chemistry of Leather Manufacturing. He then worked for Gomshall & Associated Tanneries between 1961-1963, and Union Industries (part of the Gomshall Group) from 1963-1981. For the past 22 years he has been an employee of New Zealand Light Leathers Ltd (NZLL), beginning with NZLL Hastings Tannery (1984-1988) and NZLL (1988- present).