Meet The Team

The Herbert Johnson Brand is made up of our highly skilled and specialist teams of hatters, customer service and retail personnel who operate from our different workshop/depot/shop locations throughout the Country.

Meet our teams... 

The Herbert Johnson Hatters Team

Michelle Poyer-Sleeman

Michelle Poyer-Sleeman Hatter 1 

Herbert Johnson Hatters Department Manager, Chief Designer & Master Hatter

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Michelle is an experienced Hatter and Milliner who has been with Herbert Johnson since 2016. She took over management of the civilian department in September 2017. She is passionate about all hand crafting skills and has been creating all of her life. She is an avid hat wearer and says, ‘I fell in love with fedoras back in the early 1980’s and they will always have a special place in my heart.’  Her mission in life is to make long lasting, beautiful things for people to cherish and enjoy. ‘I feel that I have the best job in the world, and the loveliest of customers too. It feels a real privilege to work with such passionate people to create wearable beauty and realise dreams.’

In early 2019, Michelle set up a purpose made workshop 130 miles north of London.  The Herbert Johnson Hatters team moved the brands operation and office there specialising in the creation of all the soft fur felt men's and ladies headwear styles. 

Mel Clark

Mel Clark HJ Office 1

Herbert Johnson Hatters Office Administrator, Social Media Manager & Customer Services


Mel joined the Swaine Adeney Brigg group in early 2017 helping to create and manage the various social media presences for the groups brands as well as assisting with product photography, article & copy writing for promotional materials and the website and a wide range of customer service and administration duties.

Her work with the Herbert Johnson Hatters Team and our lovely customers is her passion and she also made the move to the new workshop to run the head office for Herbert Johnson Hatters when it relocated at the start of 2019. 

The Herbert Johnson London Hatting Teams

Herbert Johnson Traditional & Equestrian Hats
Herbert Johnson Caps & Military Headwear
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The Swaine Adeney Brigg London Shop Team

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SAB Customer Support & Dispatch Teams

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