World leaders in the development of custom seating solutions
In 2002 a group of proud, passionate seating specialists with more than 60 years’ experience of design and manufacture in the UK seating industry formed Hussey Seatway Ltd. The Hussey Seating Company, USA, the best known public seating brand in the world, became part of the venture and today our passion and energy has developed custom designed seating solutions for some of the finest sports, education and entertainment venues in the world.
From our base in Wiltshire we service the UK, European, Middle Eastern, Asian and North American markets with high quality, innovative seating solutions. We are a solution and customer orientated company whose focus is on ensuring satisfaction whilst also supplying the end user with a product that is specifically designed and tailored for their requirements.
Our directors, David Black, Stephen Brackley and Jason Earl are acknowledged experts in the design and use of fixed and retractable (telescopic) seating systems. The supporting sales team, project managers and engineers have collectively over 150 years of experience within the seating industry and thrive on new, challenging projects. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations and ensure complete satisfaction.
Custom seating solutions
From simple gymnasium bleachers to a high-end, bespoke theatre installation, we are able to utilise our expertise in order to meet the specifiers’ exact requirements. We provide initial design and costing advice and perform relevant site visits resulting in the provision of detailed CAD drawings and quotations. Throughout the installation process, we operate a sophisticated management system to provide clear and visible progress reports for our clients.
Installations are carried out by fully trained staff who hold all necessary supervisory and H&S qualifications, this helps to ensure that projects are installed on time, on budget and most importantly safely. Following the installation process, our service and after sales team provide support and advice throughout the lifetime of the seating system.
We are CHAS, Constructionline and Safe Contractor accredited providing buyers and customers with confidence. Our products and services conform to relevant British, European and North American standards for strength, stability, layout and fire retardancy. In this respect we are proud to provide management resource to the Institute of Structural Engineers, and the BSi and CEN committees presently working on public seating products.
Our Executive Management
David Black, Managing Director
Joint-founder and owner, David Black, is instrumental in the growth and development of Hussey Seatway, working to expand sales throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and the USA.
David began his working life in the financial industry working in business development. He then embarked on his career path in the seating industry working in both the UK and relocating to the USA for a period of time. He gained extensive experience within the seating market and an unsurpassed knowledge of products and applications.
David co-founded Hussey Seatway in 2003, and through his management and direction has established the company as a leader in the seating industry. With over 35 years of experience in the seating industry, David brings a wealth of knowledge to clients and he has directed many high-profile projects for venues throughout the world. Through his leadership, Hussey Seatway continues to expand and lead with business excellence and vision.
Over the years, he has travelled to 55 countries for business and is proud to have worked on projects and business partnerships in most of those countries.
David is an active member of Lotus on Track, driving circuits throughout the UK and Europe. He also enjoys mountain biking across the UK and Europe on his travels.
Jason Earl, Operations Director
Engineering Director, Jason Earl, leads the diverse and complex work of the Engineering department. After graduating with an IMechE approved degree Jason began his working life designing special purpose machinery for the Pharmaceutical and Dairy industries. And with notable clients such as Procter and Gamble, Mobil and Dairy Crest his work took him to Europe, Africa and USA.
With over 15 years’ experience in the seating industry, Jason brings his wealth of knowledge to each and every project. Overseeing our team of design engineers, Jason ensures that every project is delivered to the highest standard and specification.
Jason is instrumental in developing new and custom seating solutions. He leads the design team in the development of complex, custom-engineered systems and bespoke seating designs. His creative team are adept at tackling difficult, demanding projects and ensure every project is meticulously planned. Jason is also responsible for the team’s advancement in utilizing cutting-edge technologies, electronic control systems, 3D work, finite element analysis and the development of BIM designs.
Jason is also closely involved with the manufacturing process, ensuring product standards and safety compliance. Jason works closely with the Operations Manager and team to oversee the management of projects from initial design to completion.
Jason spends his spare time enjoying life with his family, exploring heritage sites and foreign cultures, and restoring classic cars.
Chris Black, Sales Director
Chris is the 2nd generation of the Black family to work at Hussey Seatway. During his university years where he studied sports and business management , Chris worked at Hussey Seatway during every holiday as part of the installation team. He has been involved with the business for 13 years and has gained a great insight into the working of the whole company.
Straight from university graduation, Chris joined the service and after sales team and then progressed over the years into a sales role. Chris is now the Sales Director heading up the UK sales team for the company. He really enjoys the variety of the role and especially relishes the relationship building with clients. He enjoys seeing the project completely through from initial idea to completed seating system, transforming and providing multiple use spaces.
A notable project Chris has worked on was the RIBA award winning design for Wells Cathedral School working closely to develop a very bespoke system. He has participated on a number of very high profile projects including the University of Kent which was a very high specification job.
Chris is the face of the company at events like ABTT Theatre Show, ISBA Independent Schools & Bursars Associations exhibit, FSB International Trade Fair for Amenity, Sports & Pool Facilities and The Academies Show.
When he isn't thinking about Hussey Seatway, he is an avid motorsports fan both participating and viewing. He is an keen runner and has completed a number of marathons.