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Meet The Team

Jan Smidt
Director & 7 Years’ Experience


Jan has been with Cotswold Hose & Fittings for nearly a decade and specialises in creating tailored systems for our customers. If you call in at the Trade Counter or call us on the phone with a problem you can’t solve, it’s likely you’ll be speaking to Jan for a solution. When Jan joined the business he worked closely with Marc and the founder of Cotswold Hose & Fittings, gaining the knowledge he uses today. Combined with his logical approach to problem-solving, you can rely on Jan to find a solution for you.

Deborah Smidt
Managing Director & Co-owner


Debs will usually be the first person you speak to when you call us. She manages the finances, administration, marketing and works closely with Jan to manage the general direction of the business too. A family-run business from day one, it was Deb’s mother and step-father who handed over the reigns to her and Jan some years ago and they’ve been making sure they provide guaranteed solutions & an excellent level of service to customers since.

Mark Austin
Technical Manager - 15 years’ Experience

Marc has been with the business for over 15 years and can handle any enquiry or project we receive. Gaining hands on experience with the founder of the Cotswold Hose & Fittings means he has an impressive knowledge of how the industry has grown and developed over the years, he uses this to his advantage when figuring out solutions to complex problems for our customers and is a valued member of the team here.