Achilles UVDB Verify is an independent audit of an organisation’s Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We are thrilled to announce our 100% score in all categories following our recent audit – this was for both our management systems and our on-site operations.
This is a demonstration of our continuing commitment to striving for excellence in our industry. Well done to all our employees at WES for their valued contribution.
ACHILLES UVDB VERIFY AUDIT DECLARATION
||MSE Percentage Score
||Site Percentage Score
|Health & Safety
WES has successfully gained Cyber Essentials Certification for its IT systems and practices. Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme and confirms our commitment to security of our data and protection against the most common cyber threats.
Basingstoke headquartered chemical dosing specialists WES Ltd today announced an equity investment by leading Scottish engineering group, RSE. Directors Kevin Wheeler and Bob Cook will remain with the business and look to realise the benefits of becoming part of a larger group with complementary skillsets.
WES Managing Director Kevin Wheeler welcomed the partnership as a timely support to WES’s growth ambitions. “Since forming WES 25 years ago, we have achieved sustained year-on-year growth. We are looking forward to continuing this journey with greater capacity and technical support from our new colleagues at RSE. As our customers seek out cost-effective and carbon-reducing solutions to their projects, we feel confident the products and innovations developed by RSE will only strengthen our offering to the market.”
RSE is an engineering group that specialises in Water Treatment & Clean Energy Solutions. Its 800+ staff – spread across ten locations – are skilled in the design, engineering and delivery of MEICA projects and services (MEICA: Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls & Automation). Like WES, RSE design and build chemical dosing systems as part of its offsite manufacturing offer to the UK water industry.
All of WES’s 50 staff are based in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
RSE Managing Director, Allan Dallas, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome WES into the RSE group of businesses. We have been successful in the past year exporting our award-winning water treatment systems into the English market, with demand growing faster than we first expected. Our interest in acquiring WES is to extend the reach of our existing chemical dosing offering, and we are pleased to now have a highly capable engineering team based in the South.”
“WES have been innovative in developing products over the past years, and we believe these will complement our own products. Water companies have expressed an interest in our offsite manufacturing solutions in recent months, especially to address environmental challenges such as the removal of phosphorous from UK water supplies. We hope that customers will welcome this acquisition so that we can enhance the capacity of WES – who are market leaders in the southern geographies.”
Further to our previous update, we can confirm that WES has begun a phased and managed return to optimum capacity.
We have fully reviewed our facilities and working practices in line with the working guidelines published by the government and can confirm we are “Covid-secure” in this respect.
The following provides a summary of the current service levels across our activities/departments:
Working effectively with employees distributed between home & office working allowing good social distancing practice to prevail. All desk-based employees observe strict new guidelines including a one-way system around the office, personal WES made hand sanitiser, regular surface disinfection, etc. Contact with individuals can be made as normal via the usual telephone and email routes. All home-based employees have video conferencing facilities via “Microsoft teams”.
Sales & Proposals
Operating as normal albeit home working.
Engineering & contracts
Operating as normal – partly home, partly office working.
Workshop & manufacture
Workshop activities have returned with about 50% of the previous resource level to allow safe distancing. Further increases in resources over the next few weeks are likely to be with varying shift working patterns to maintain working space.
Working back near full capacity with strict working guidelines with each employee carrying a minimum coronavirus safety kit.
The company will continue to monitor the situation as circumstances evolve. Further information will be provided & the Company is greatly appreciative of your understanding during this unprecedented period.