Appointments: Engineering specialist Haden Freeman expands with business development hire

Business management graduate Joe Gunton-Jones joins Haden Freeman, having spent four years specialising in the offshore gas and engineering industry

Joe Gunton-Jones, business development manager, Haden Freeman
Joe Gunton-Jones, business development manager, Haden Freeman

Following a successful launch in the region, Redcar-based engineering specialist Haden Freeman Ltd has announced the appointment of a new business development manager to help further grow company’s presence in the North East.

Business management graduate Joe Gunton-Jones joins the firm, having spent four years specialising in the offshore gas and engineering industry in Great Yarmouth.

He has been appointed by the Teesside-based process engineering experts after a raft of new contract wins – including Fuji Film Diosynth and Applied Graphene – that has seen the firm go from strength to strength in the region.

Based at Haden Freeman’s Redcar office in the Wilton Centre, Joe’s key responsibilities will include building on existing client relationships and developing new business opportunities, as well as marketing and event planning and management. The appointment fits with Haden Freeman’s strategy to grow its North East presence aggressively over the next 12-24 months, and to capitalise on the booming process industries in the region.

Joe said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working with the team in the North East. Haden Freeman is an ambitious organisation that wants to build on the success it has seen over the past six to 12 months to achieve further significant growth.”

Wayne Baxter, managing director at Haden Freeman, added: “We are currently working with some of the biggest and most innovative players in the region and believe there is so much more potential across the North East within the process sector.

“Appointing Joe as business development manager comes at a significant time for us here at Haden Freeman. We’ve just seen a record 12 months that has exceeded all forecasts, so it’s more important than ever that we have ambitious people in the company to support the next stage of growth.

“I have no doubt that Joe is up to the challenge and will be a great asset to the existing team, building on the exceptional work that has already been done. We’re always on the lookout for passionate young talent, and we’re thrilled to welcome Joe into the Haden Freeman family.”

Haden Freeman is one of the UK’s largest independent engineering companies, with a head office in Denton, Manchester, as well as the Wilton Centre, Redcar. www.hadenfreeman.com

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