WES Ltd appoints new Sales and Marketing Director

January 9, 2020

WES is delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Ward as Sales and Marketing Director. Graham’s 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 both in UK and overseas markets, with a strong emphasis on water and gas treatment, as well as fluid handling. With his vast experience and knowledge, Graham is key to the ongoing success WES has seen over the last four years. 

WES has achieved a fourth consecutive year of growth. In line with its formal business plan, the company’s continued success into 2020 will span several key areas of the business such as its Chemical Dosing Systems and Projects; Chemical Dosing Products; Servicing and Installation; and Equipment Hire. Now with a focus on the next AMP period, there is a real opportunity to increase our customer base nationally to provide chemical dosing systems to a growing number of clients and projects. 

Graham says: “WES is in a fantastic position to witness another year of strong growth which will include raising awareness of WES’s planned preventative maintenance proposition. I am delighted to be part of the team to help make this a reality. What I love about WES is that the business is laser-focussed on long-term growth yet focuses on what they excel at – the manufacture, rental and maintenance of high–quality chemical dosing systems.” 

Kevin Wheeler, Managing Director says: “Graham has the right skills and experience to deliver further growth as we gear up to support customers in AMP7 and maximise opportunities throughout industry. We’re delighted to have him on board!” 

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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.