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WES firmly believes that Business Development and individual Continuous Professional Development go hand in hand. Over the years much of our success can be attributed to the improving skills of key personnel, and we therefore encourage employees to undertake further training and development initiatives whenever possible. WES allows its people to grow within the company, at their own pace, in order to meet their own ambitions and aspirations.



Andrew Hosking Managing Director
Andrew has set up, run, and bought a number of companies in the last 25 years. Having originally been described as a 'natural engineer', he now fulfills the role of Managing Director to great effect. His strategic vision, paired with his day to day management skills have driven the company to where it is today. Andrew is an active member of the Institute of Directors and is a Council Member of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Sharon Wicks Finance Manager
Sharon joined the company in early 2008 in the role of Finance Manager. She is AAT qualified and has considerable experience of financial and management accounting.

James Gazzard Sales and Marketing Manager
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 now runs the Sales and Marketing Team. He is a Chartered Marketer, has a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, and is a Non-Executive Director of 2 other companies in his spare time.

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


Sean Murphy Key Account Manager, Resistance Welding specialist
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.

Geoff Higgs Technical Support Engineer, Resistance Welding specialist
Geoff is our Technical Support Engineer in the South of the UK. He has many years of experience in the field of resistance welding, and joined WES in 1998. If you have a resistance welding problem, Geoff is your man.

Dave Gardener Technical Support Engineer, Resistance Welding specialist
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.

Marc Goodchild Technical Support Engineer, Hardmetal Specialist
Marc has joined the Sales and Technical Support team from his previous role as a senior CNC programmer & operator in our Lathe and EDM sections having originally joined the company as an apprentice engineer. He has an excellent understanding of our machining capabilities and material characteristics and is often the main point of contact for Hardmetal customers.

Kate Caudery Customer Service, Purchasing and Administration Assistant
Kate has a wide role within the company but is primarily involved with supporting the Purchasing and Customer Service functions. She will be the friendly voice if you phone the main line, and you will see her name on Purchase Orders and other correspondence.

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