our culture

What we believe in and how we behave

Everyone is welcome, valued and appreciated at Cranford. We firmly believe that we should all just be a good person doing the right thing for our employees and customers by operating ethically, sustainably and with integrity.

live our purpose

Be passionate about creating safe communities by helping evacuate people. We want to see real problems and create innovative solutions.

embrace the adventure

Continually grow and change as individuals and together. We are inclusive and seek insight from all directions to leverage diverse points of view.

show the entrepreneurial spirit

Be curious and strive to turn bold ambitions into reality. We are agile and responsive when developing solutions.

say yes, and…

Use our valuable resources to say yes to the right challenges and opportunities. We take ownership and pride in delivering excellent service.

Why Cranford?

A SMall Team – Bring your best self to work

We pride ourselves on a strong team culture. We don’t just accept difference, we celebrate and value it. We are proud to be an equal opportunities workplace.

part of something bigger – halmA PLC

Halma is committed to a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. A FTSE 100 parent offers security and opportunities to progress among the group’s companies.

A growing business – progression potential

Cranford has a significant growth roadmap in place with our key partners, we’re looking for people that want to learn and develop along that journey.

flexibile – we have hybrid, Part time & Flexi-Time team members

We recognise that it’s important to understand what is best for our employees. We have a variety of work schedules across our team so let’s determine what works best.

14 weeks parental leave

As part of the Halma plc group, we offer 14 weeks of parental leave to mothers and fathers following births, surrogacy and adoption.

Company pension up to 10.5% Employer contributions

We encourage our employees to invest in their futures today by contributing our share.

healthcare incentives

We run a Healthcare Cash Plan which is designed to help with costs of day-to-day health requirements, such as dental and optical treatment, physiotherapy and chiropody. Ask us for further information.  

life assurance

All employees are automatically enrolled onto our Life Assurance scheme in the third month following commencement of employment. All we ask is that you complete and return an Expression of Wishes form. 

Open Positions

Production Manager – Application Method: CV

Are you someone who wants to be responsible for the entire manufacturing team? Cranford Controls Ltd. Have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Production Manager to be part of the leadership team.

This is a role that requires a proactive approach to improving manufacturing whilst overseeing production schedule adherence. The Production Manager is responsible for the management of Production/Assembly staff including their training and development. Lean manufacturing techniques are to be applied in all areas to increase efficiency, reduce cost and improve product quality. The position of Production Manager will require a detailed and critical approach to current work practices and a commitment to observe the company’s strict Health & Safety and Quality Management Systems.

If you are someone who demonstrates passion, curiosity, a drive for excellence and an ambition to make a difference, then we’d love to hear from you!



  • Forward plan manufacturing, working with Sales to establish key customer requirements and Supply Chain to plan externally manufactured PCBAs.
  • Communicate any material shortages to Supply Chain that impact planned production output.

People Management

  • Ensure adequate staffing levels are in place to achieve production output targets. Manage holiday allowances, appraisal, attendance, and disciplinary issues.
  • Delegate ownership and accountability to members of the team with leadership potential.
  • Coach and develop a high performing manufacturing team. Set objectives and review ongoing performance of direct reports, utilising a skills matrix to assess individuals. 

Continuous Improvement

  • Monitor and improve production efficiency, resolving operational and production technical problems through small or large projects.
  • Step back from “firefighting”, use data and trends to plan improvement actions.


  • Work collaboratively with production engineering in the development of manufacturing assembly lines, testing processes and jigs/fixtures.
  • Work collaboratively with R&D in the development of new products to ensure efficient and low-cost assembly is achieved.


  • Plan and report on production output across all manufacturing lines.
  • Attend necessary production and management meetings. Reporting out and providing feedback to the organization.

Quality and H&S

  • Ensure all finished goods meet established quality standards.
  • Ensure a safe and clean working environment.
  • Enforce health & safety regulations in manufacturing. Ensuring standard operating procedures and work instructions are adhered to.