group pic 2Tamworth based Simple Stuff Works has recently taken on two new members of staff to add to its growing workforce.

Toni Mears joins as administration assistant, while Sarah Elliott has joined on a three-month internship from Warwick University where she is studying General Engineering.

Simple Stuff prides itself on being a family business.  The CEO Sarah Clayton and Director Anna Waugh are sisters and niece Toni is maintaining the family tradition.  Toni is the daughter of Russ Mears, who was Managing Director when he passed away several months ago. “I am very happy to be joining the family business.  Obviously the last few months have been extremely difficult for everyone, but I know my father would have wanted me to join Sarah and Anna and help carry on his work” explained Toni.

Prior to joining Simple Stuff Works, Toni was employed as a Customer Service Manager at Thomas Cook and believes the knowledge she gained over that time will stand her in good stead in her new role, which will involve handling telephone enquiries and processing and distributing orders.

Joining Toni at Simple Stuff Works is Sarah Elliott who is on an internship from Warwick University.  During her time with the company, Sarah will be working with Sarah Clayton and the team, with a view to updating the company’s AMI (Anatomical Measuring Instrumentation) to make it faster and easier to measure people, as she explained: “I will be spending one week in the office followed by a week at the WMG consultancy firm at Warwick University, where I will be developing the ideas with some of the experts based there.  Eventually I would like to work in a product development role with a focus on the biomedical industry so to have this opportunity with Simple Stuff Works is fantastic”.

During her time at university, Sarah has been involved in several design and development projects but has never been able to see the process in a real life business environment.  This internship will enable Sarah to see product development first hand and gain valuable experience for her future career.

“We are delighted to welcome Toni and Sarah to the team.  From a family perspective it is lovely to have Toni here, helping us continue her father’s amazing work and I know her customer service experience will be invaluable to us and our clients.  We also believe in helping and supporting the next generation of engineers and practitioners and hope that Sarah can learn as much from us as we can from her” commented CEO Sarah Clayton.

Simple Stuff Works is an award winning organisation and in the last 12 months alone has won the British Healthcare Awards 2015 for Best Established Product and the Tamworth Business Awards 2015 for Manufacturer of the Year.  The company was also a finalist in the NHS North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2015.

For more information on the full range of paediatric and adult therapeutic positioning systems available from Simple Stuff Works call: 01827 307870, visit: or email: