Stephen Hicks

Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles – Stephen Hicks

The latest in our Player Profiles series introduces you to Materials Controller Stephen Hicks. Stephen joined the team in 2020, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the automotive sector. Read more in our latest Repair and Maintenance player profile below. Tell us about yourself My Name is Stephen

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Hiring or Leasing Chemical Dosing Equipment – What are the Benefits?

In the dynamic landscape of industrial processes, businesses are continually seeking ways to optimise operations and enhance efficiency. One strategic move gaining momentum across various industries is the shift from capital purchasing to renting chemical dosing equipment. This change in thinking brings forth a multitude of benefits, offering a flexible

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Luke Shannon

Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles – Luke Shannon

Next up in the Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles series, we have our Workshop Supervisor Luke Shannon. Luke joined in 2015 as a workshop technician after 11 years of working in aircraft maintenance. Read more in our latest Repair and Maintenance player profile below. Tell us about yourself My name

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Raf Migdal

Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles – Raf Migdal

Next up in the Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles series, we have our Mechanical Installation Engineer Raf Migdal. Raf joined WES back in 2017 as a workshop technician and has recently joined the WES career development pathway to advance his skills. Read more in our latest Repair and Maintenance player

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Shannon King

Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles – Shannon King

Next up in the Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles series, we have our Workshop Supervisor Shannon King. Shannon started her journey with WES as an apprentice back in 2017 and has so far progressed through a pathway of growth. Read more in our latest Repair and Maintenance player profile below.

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Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles – Simon Ralph

Business streams here at WES offer a range of exciting career progression options and routes. A perfect example of this comes with our latest Repair & Maintenance player profile from our Production Manager Simon Ralph. Tell us about yourself My name is Simon Ralph – I started my working career

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WES donates workwear to Ukraine 

WES has donated workwear for a humanitarian aid appeal. Thanks to Martin Svec for organising the donation of all of our old branded workwear to go to Ukraine for such a worthy cause. Following our rebrand, we have kindly donated discontinued uniforms to a group of volunteers, who have now sent them to those in desperate need

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Repair & Maintenance Player Profiles – Jordan Davis

Over the next few months, the team here at WES will look to introduce themselves, discussing their roles in the company and the industry. Stay tuned for more profiles as the year progresses. To get the ball rolling, Jordan Davis – Senior Service Engineer from the Repair & Maintenance business

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WES hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning

Last week we held a WES Team Talk and combined it with a Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising £300 for the Macmillan Cancer Support. The morning was a great success and was a great way to settle into our new office, which provides enough space to comfortably host the event. We

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New Facility Expansion in Basingstoke Following Period of Growth

As part of our ongoing growth & expansion, the team at WES have started to move into our purpose designed facility in Basingstoke this week. This phase of our move sees all office & administrative functions now operating from the new facility, known as Unit 1 – which will become

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Meet James Fleury, Student Engineer

James Fleury, a mechanical engineering undergraduate, who will be working with WES over the next 13 months as a part of a placement year for his university course. James is the second placement student to have joined us, and we are excited to see James progress throughout his time with

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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.