About W&H

 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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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.

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”

 AWARDS

 
  • The Philip Baxendale Awards 2007 Employee Ownership Leader
  • The Philip Baxendale Awards 2007 Employee Ownership Culture
  • The Philip Baxendale Awards 2008 Highly Commended Employee Ownership Culture
  • Queens Award for Enterprise International Trade 2020
  • Highly Commended Employee Owned Business of the Year 2018
  • Best Mechanical Apprentice 2019 – Winner
  • Young Engineer Award 2019 – Winner
  • Apprentice of the Year 2019 – Runner up
Baxendale Award

ACCREDITATIONS

 
      • ISO 9001:2015 accredited systems will ensure material traceability and 100% product inspection
      • ABS Certificate of Manufacturing Assessment for offshore personnel transfer devices
      • Membership of BSI British Standards Institution
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