About Woollard & Henry

Woollard and Henry Ltd. have been delivering engineering solutions since 1873. Over that time we’ve built our reputation across the world for outstanding quality and reliability in the paper & pulp and energy sectors.
W&H have developed a wealth of experience and craftsmanship for our products and services that is recognised as unrivaled across the world.

 EMPLOYEE OWNED SINCE 2002

Being an employee owned company means that everyone has a share in the company and benefits from the profits we make. We have an employee elected board of trustees with employee directors, who have a direct say in everything concerning the company. Our values are underpinned by the dedication and expertise of our proficient workforce, each with a vested interest in ensuring that Woollard & Henry remains successful.

As strong supporters of an employee ownership business model, Woollard & Henry are proud to be involved with Scotland for Employee Ownership (SFEO) in promoting employee ownership across Scotland. Additionally we are also a member of the Employee Ownership Association.

 

 

Meet the Management team

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FRED BOWDEN

Managing Director

In 2002 Fred has brought a wealth of experience in the paper making industry to Woollard & Henry. Since his appointment Fred has helped to successfully establish Woollard & Henry in the energy industry, as well as making W&H the leading expert and preferred supplier in the pulp and paper industry.

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STUART ROBERTSON

Sales Director

With over 30 years of experience within W&H, Stuart has an extensive knowledge of the industry. As our Sales Director he oversees all of our existing and potential customer relationships. He is at the forefront of generating new business for W&H.

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Kenny Harris

Operations Director

Kenny has been a part of W&H for over 30 years, with his wealth of experience in the industry Kenny has helped build W&H as one of the main suppliers in the paper industry. As our Operations Director, he makes sure all our products and services are designed, manufactured and delivered to the highest standard

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FIONA MCKIBBIN

Office Manager and Trustee

Since 2004 Fiona has been a member of the office team. As our office Manager, Fiona is in charge of the day to day running of office activities. This includes customs documentation, SIP Scheme administration, employee administration, internal audits, arranging travel requirements, payroll and overseeing accounts.

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DAVID MAYHEW

Workshop Manager

David has recently joined the company and has over 25 years experience in various roles in manufacturing from project work, through design roles and within manufacturing itself. David brings the drive and enthusiasm to continually improve on our current capabilities and to turn W&H into even more professional, fast and efficient company.

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GRAHAM ELLIS

Business Development

Graham joins us from a background in Oil and Gas with over 28 years experience within the world’s largest service company in that sector. Graham has joined W&H to increase our business in the energy market. Graham will be responsible for exploring new market opportunities and developing new customer relations in these sectors.

The History of Wooolard and Henry

2020

Woollard & Henry completes acquisition of Lipex Engineering GmbH to create WH Lipex

2018

Woollard & Henry completes major shareholding acquisition of PAMA GmbH

2017

Woollard & Henry invests in shareholding of OGV XL Ltd

2014

Woollard & Henry opens CNC Machining Centre in Gdansk, Poland

2010

Further extension to the Factory

2009

Opening of Frankfurt, Offenbach Germany Design office and service centre

2009

Woollard & Henry begins manufacturing collaboration with Reflex Marine

2002

Mr Alistair Henry retired; company is sold to its employees

1997

Woollard and Henry extend the factory

1984

The last Woollard family member left the business

1950's

Woollard and Henry go international and start exports to Europe, Scandinavia and India.

1930's

Mr Richard Henry invested to create Woollard & Henry

1873

Dandy Roll business started by Ernest Woollard

More on EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

Scotland For Employee Ownership

Scotland For Employee Ownership is an initiative of the Scottish government to help promote employee ownerships model across Scottish businesses. In partnership with the public sector and employee owned businesses, SFEO has started an active campaign to strengthen the employee ownership community. 

For more information go to https://news.gov.scot/news/new-leadership-group-for-employee-ownership.

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP ASSOCIATION

The Employee Ownership Association is an independent company devoted to support employee owned businesses. ‘’The EOA is uniquely influential, on behalf of members, with policy makers, the media, Government and a range of other audiences. Our independent campaigning has won us the support of all three main political parties and we have played a key role over the years in shaping the tax and legal environment for employee owned businesses. Most recently our successful campaigning has led to the announcement from HM Treasury of £75m in tax relief to support the growth of employee owned companies”

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