CHEMUK 2019 provided WES with two days full days of excellent contact and opportunities

May 13, 2019

We look at the highlights of the inaugural event and successful show.

We were delighted to attend CHEMUK 2019 and can positively say that it’s an event we’ll be repeating.

The inaugural two-day show was held at the beginning of May and was a resounding success.  Our pre-event plan was to showcase our extensive portfolio of products as well as converse and share our knowledge with visitors to the stand.

Excellent number of visitors

With more than 2,500 visitors and 600 exhibitors, that’s exactly what we did.  Our stand was at its busiest from 10.30 all the way through to 15.30 with a constant stream of people interested in our dosing products.  We were delighted to help potential customers understand the different products that we make and distribute to help with their business needs and specific projects.

Emergency planning a hit

We found an incredible amount of interest in our hire systems with visitors impressed at the speed at which we can expedite chemical dosing systems and products in emergencies.  Experts from our hire division were regularly quizzed about our ability to bring in a pre-configured system that can be installed and operational with hours.

Our latest product, DosingCube E, took centre stage on the stand and attracted many a curious eye.  Our knowledgeable staff were able to demonstrate how these products can be quickly installed to existing storage vessels as well as acting as an interchangeable modular solution.  Delegates also witnessed the product’s key features, such as the clear inspection window, spray shield, digital dosing pump and flow control signals which allow for complete visibility and control.

A discussion point for many was the fact that our bespoke systems can handle up to 10,000 litres of dosing per day.  A requirement that isn’t needed by many, but an eye-opener for plenty of visitors for sure.

Looking forward to 2020

In summary, this event was a huge success.  The exhibition was a good size with excellent participants from a great variety of companies.  Over the two days, we met so many fascinating people and we’re looking forward to contacting them as we work our way through the business cards. Already, we’re looking forward to 2020 on the 29th and 30th April in Manchester. We hope to see you there!

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Les Bunce

Hire Business Manager

Les Bunce is Hire Business Manager. He leads the WES Hire Business responsible for managing the supply of our Temporary Chemical Dosing hire fleet on both a planned and emergency basis. Les has over 25 years’ experience in the hire industry and fully understands our customers’ hire requirements.

Patrick Fisher

Projects Director

Patrick Fisher is Projects Director. He leads the business stream responsible for project management, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of “Capital project” chemical dosing systems. A degree qualified engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in fluid delivery solutions to the water, general industrial, petrochemical, and food & beverage industries.

Bob Cook

Senior Proposals Manager

Bob Cook is Senior Proposals Manager. After completing a traditional engineering apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bob was one of the original partners who started the business in 1986. Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements, as well as providing technical support & passing on knowledge & expertise to colleagues across the wider WES business.

Ian Price

Dosing Products Business Manager

Ian Price is WES Dosing Products Business Manager, leading the business stream responsible for delivering a wide range of standardised chemical dosing packages, ad-hoc dosing needs and ‘off the shelf’ dosing products & solutions. A mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in fluid handling solutions into the water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage markets.

Jamie Cole

Operations Director

Jamie Cole is Operations Director. Jamie joined the business in 2018 bringing career long experience in a variety of operational roles – including service delivery to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all operational activities of the business including the repair, maintenance & refurbishment business stream, and our site installation and workshop manufacturing teams. Jamie also forms part of the senior management team of WES.

Graham Ward

Business Development Director

Graham Ward is Sales and Marketing Director. His extensive experience includes a number of senior roles working for various SMEs and large organisations in the water, power generation, petrochemical, marine and food & beverage industries. As a qualified marine engineer, Graham has established his career in Sales and Business Development and is responsible for the business development, marketing and sales of systems, products and services across WES.

Carl Millington

Non-Exec Director

Carl joined WES as Non-Exec chairman following an appointment via the Business Growth Service to assist the business with growth strategy. A highly experienced Business Mentor, Coach, Managing Director & Non-Exec Chairman, having led product, manufacturing, contracting and service provider businesses for nearly 30 years. A strong track record of market, sales and profit growth within a diverse range of sectors.

Core competencies include business growth strategies, board & business leadership, strategic planning, sales & marketing management, P&L & balance sheet management, acquisitions, divestments, outsourcing, TUPE transfer, mentoring & coaching.

Kevin Wheeler

Managing Director

Kevin Wheeler is Managing Director. Kevin trained as an Engineer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and joined the business in 1989. Kevin now leads the Board of Directors setting strategy and defining priorities to meet the business objectives & growth aspirations whilst adding experience to technical issues where required.