What’s in the works for Operations Director Jamie Cole?

Jamie Cole joined WES Ltd as Operations Director in July 2018. He takes time out of his busy schedule to share his plans for growth and what he sees as the biggest opportunities for WES and their utility clients. Jamie Coles’ early career as a Gas Engineer saw him deal with

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Emergencies happen – what to do if one comes your way!

Sometimes, life can throw us things that we’re simply not prepared for and this is no different in business.  Even the best planning and processes can be sent into turmoil when an emergency hits.  No amount of planning can account for Mother Nature flexing her muscles and providing us with

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WES awarded Framework Agreement by Thames Water

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Chemical Dosing Framework Agreement (FA1310 Chemical Dosing Equipment – Lot 2) by Thames Water. The Lot 2 agreement covers chemical disinfection and dosing equipment, which will see us supplying design expertise, engineering know-how and high-quality dosing equipment to Thames

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Chemical dosing systems hire drives business growth

As a result of continued business growth across our four divisions, Chemical Dosing Systems & Projects, Chemical Dosing Products, Servicing & Installation and Equipment Hire, we have expanded our operations. Thanks to the new premises, which are located close to our existing Basingstoke facility, we have gained valuable space to

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WES Group appoints new Operations Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Cole as Operations Director.  This is a newly created role which supports our long-term business growth plans. Jamie has extensive experience in operations, safety critical environments and field-based delivery, having previously held senior management roles within leading utility companies and major construction

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Selecting the right chemical dosing system

A key challenge for system owners is the selection of the right chemical dosing system. With several alternatives in technology and product variants, it can be difficult to know where to start. Download our guide to help explain the components and main factors companies should consider when choosing a dosing

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WES Group expands its chemical dosing hire fleet

WES Group has expanded its short to medium term hire service for containerised chemical dosing systems.  The company’s hire service, which was originally introduced to meet demand for a flexible option for use in plant shutdowns, scheduled maintenance or refurbishments, has proved so popular that the hire range is being expanded.

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WES Group appointed as UK distributor for Ecolab pumps

WES Group, the leading manufacturer of chemical dosing systems for water, wastewater and process applications, has been appointed UK  distributor for the complete range of dosing pumps from Ecolab Engineering GmbH. These products include pneumatic and motor driven diaphragm metering pumps, which will be supported by extensive customer support, technical and spares services

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WES Group awarded Subcontractor Performance Award

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Subcontractor Performance Award for 2017 from JN Bentley. Each year JN Bentley reviews the performance of all their subcontractors and recognises the efforts of those who have scored highly. The company reviewed over 620 subcontract suppliers and conducted over 2,000 performance

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Will your dosing system be up to the job?

Even the simplest chemical dosing system consists of many components. When specifying, you need to be certain that each one is fully fit for purpose – with no weak links. From the storage tank and metering pump to the pipework, valves and other accessories, every item has an important part

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WES Group to show range of dosing products at Pump Centre Conference

We are exhibiting at the Pump Centre Conference this week. The event attracts the UK’s leading manufac​​turers and suppliers from the utility and water industries and over 1,000 visitors. It is also the perfect place for us to showcase our extensive portfolio of products. The main topic of the show this

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Hiring Chemical Dosing Equipment Could Benefit Your Bottom Line

Water and wastewater system operators depend on chemical dosing equipment to maintain the quality of production output and ensure compliance with environmental and safety standards. While most plant operators are likely to make significant investments in this equipment, is that capital purchase always justifiable? There is, of course, the option to

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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. In addition to board activities, Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements.

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 from a career in delivery of services to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all external operations and activities of the business including installation, service, hire & warranty.

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.