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Meet the Team

Our team brings a wealth of experience from some of the most formidable engineering and manufacturing industries around.

From time served handle turners to tech-savvy apprentices we have a wide range of engineering skills to ensure we can grind features to 5 micron accuracy as well as programme the latest CNC and EDM technology.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

James Gazzard

Group Managing Director

James joined the company in 2006 having gained a 1st class Business Management Degree. He has steadily progress through the Customer Service, Marketing and Sales ranks and took over as MD in January 2023. He is a Chartered Marketer, has a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, and is a Non-Executive Director in his spare time.

Daniel Hutchings

Group Operations Director

Having won awards for his engineering prowess as an apprentice, Daniel has steadily worked his way up through the company, from skilled engineer, CAD/CAM technician, to Production engineer, to his current role as Operations Manager where he is involved with organising and motivating the engineering team as well as planning the production schedule.

Diane Stribley

Finance Manager

With wide-ranging financial and management account experience in a variety of markets within both the voluntary, public and private sector Diane is well placed to manage our finance department. Part qualified CIMA and MAAT, Diane oversees all of the financial functions of the group companies. In her spare time, Diane enjoys horse riding, cycling and walking her dog.

SALES AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM

Paul Emmery

WES Customer Support Advisor

Paul Emmery joined us in 2008 as a logistics expert with extensive MOD experience. Paul initially focussed on improving our logistics processes and stock control, making sweeping changes to streamline operations before moving into a customer support role within WES due to his attention to detail, customer focus and diligence. If you need a quote, an update on your order or any other query Paul will assist. Paul also acts as our H&S Manager. Paul volunteers with Oxfam at the weekend and is an ardent West Ham united supporter (Come on you Irons!).

Marc Goodchild

Production Manager

Marc originally joined WES as an apprentice engineer and went on to become a highly skilled member of staff in the EDM and Lathe sections of the factory. He later joined the technical support team and spent 2 years liaising with customers before spending several years working in the subsea and aviation sectors but always wanted to be back at WES. In 2022 Marc re-joined WES as Production Manager and has quickly become a key part of the team.

Sean Murphy

WES Key Account Manager

Sean is responsible for developing and managing some of our key accounts. He has been involved in the resistance welding industry for most of his working life and has excellent knowledge of resistance welding applications and techniques. He is a fully trained CAD/CAM technician and uses Solid Works on a daily basis.

Brian Farrow

HME Key Account Manager

Brian Farrow joined us in January 2020 as Key Account Manager for our Hardmetal customers. Brian has more than 40 years’ experience working in precision engineering and is a specialist in Tungsten Carbide. Based In Northampton Brian spends his time visiting customers around the country and improving product design and lifespan.

David Gardener

Technical Support Engineer

As a highly trained engineer and fully qualified CAD/CAM technician, Dave is able to provide complete technical solutions to his clients throughout the UK. He has an excellent knowledge of spot welding applications as well as general and advanced engineering capabilities.

Tegan Vercoe

Customer Support Advisor

Tegan joined the team in 2022 to undertake a Business Administration apprenticeship. She plays a vital role in ensuring customer orders, quotes and queries are processed accurately and on time and has become the first point of contact for a lot of our customers. She is always friendly, helpful and hard working.