Charles Turner is the MD of Durham-Duplex, a Sheffield based manufacturer of machines knives and industrial blades operating from two factories in the City. The company supplies knives for industry sectors such as food processing and packaging, film & foil converting, flooring, plastics, waste management and many more besides. Durham-Duplex have adopted 4IR techniques wherever possible to streamline their manufacturing in support of their customer’s requirements but still rely on the skills of their Sheffield operators to ensure the quality of the products. Durham-Duplex exports to over 70 countries with sales hubs in ASEAN, Europe and USA.
Charles also chairs the Made in Sheffield Mark Steering Committee on behalf of the Cutlers Company, Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.
He is a Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, Chairman of the Sheffield Assay Office and a member of the Company of Cutlers. Prior to his return to Sheffield in 2003 he served as an infantry officer in the British Army for 18 years.
Outside of work and other responsibilities his interests centre around his family and friends. When released into the wild he can be found trying to keep fit, watching rugby, walking the dog or playing guitar.
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