Neil started life as an Apprentice before becoming a qualified Thermal Insulation Engineer in the 1980’s. Neil quickly progressed to Insulation Supervisor and became a Projects Manager for major insulation project in the 90’s. When WCT was set up in 2000, Neil became a qualified Asbestos Surveyor and has a dual role now in conducting asbestos surveys and managing large asbestos removal projects pricing right through to project completion.
Barry, John & Neil set up WCT in May after working together for another insulation/asbestos removal company previously for many years. Barry has worked for several asbestos/insulation companies throughout the country gaining a vast amount of experience along the way within the Petro-Chemical, Oil/Gas Rigs, ship building and nuclear sectors. Barry is also a qualified Asbestos Surveyor who manages specific asbestos removal contracts. A main responsibility of Barry’s is driving growth & diversity within the company whilst ensuring that the highest quality standards are met and client satisfaction is maintained.
John has been involved in the industry since leaving school as a 17-year-old. Over this time he has had experience working within the Nuclear, Pharmaceutical, Food and Commercial Industries. He has a massive wealth of experience and has seen many changes over the years in the way thermal insulation was perceived, from being a cost saving product to what it has become today having a major impact on environmental issues and reductions. His current role includes the design of a particular specification to meet client needs, estimating, contract costing, contract control and managing the whole team to produce the quality required of such a specialist industry.
Stuart came into the asbestos industry as an operative in 2002, in 2004 he became a fully qualified Supervisor then rising through the ranks to contracts manager. Stuart also qualified as an asbestos surveyor in 2009.
Stuart has acted as Project Manager on a National basis for some of the UK’s most prestigious clients and asbestos contracts. These contracts vary from Health Care, Social Housing, both Public and Private Sectors, High Street stores and the Industrial industries. Stuart’s strength in addition to his hands on and common sense approach is his ability to deliver on program technically challenging contracts and to meet and exceed the client’s expectations.
Shane commenced with WCT as an Insulation Apprentice in 2009 – during that time he has quickly risen up through the ranks having made the finals of “National Apprentice of the Year” 2 years later. Shane has gained a vast amount of knowledge and skills in sheet metal fabrication and now manages the fabrication Workshop, the fire protection side of the business, as well as the workforce. Shane’s current role has been expanded to include estimating, site measurement of insulation and fire protection contracts, meeting clients to discuss their requirements and producing all method statements & risk assessments for specific contracts.
Michael joined WCT in 2013 from Pirelli Tyres in Carlisle. As a qualified health, safety & environmental professional, Michael has a wealth of experience in health & safety management within the manufacturing, asbestos removal & thermal insulation industries. Michael’s qualifications include a Level 6 NEBOSH Diploma and he is a Graduate of the IOSH scheme.