Making a noise – celebrating 30 years in business

Wakefield Acoustics' Steve Watson and Mathew Shard
Steve Watson left with Mathew Shard

West Yorkshire noise control specialists Wakefield Acoustics Ltd used the occasion of its 30 years in business anniversary celebration to recognise the huge contribution its staff has made to the success of the company by presenting a number of long service awards and announcing a series of new appointments.

Wakefield Acoustics Ltd which was established in 1980 and took its name from its original location has been based in Cleckheaton, near Bradford, since 2000. The company is a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of industrial and environmental noise control products to customers throughout the world.

The company, which was founded in 1980 by John Pickard, was acquired in 2005 by current managing director, Jane Dawson. Since Mrs. Dawson took control, the company has invested heavily throughout the business including, new manufacturing equipment, a new IT infrastructure and the latest 3D AutoCAD computer system.  It has also continued to grow, recruiting and appointing new personnel to key roles, despite the current recession.

Staff, management and the company’s original founder John Pickard joined together at Ripon Races to recognise the contribution staff has made throughout the company’s history.

New appointments included Steve Watson, who has been with the Company for over 14 years and in the industrial noise control industry over 32 years. Mr. Watson takes up the role of technical director, with responsibility for spearheading the company’s technical innovation. Matthew Shard, a Huddersfield University graduate, who worked with the company during his sandwich year, has now joined the as trainee project engineer, to assist with the company’s sales growth.

Wakefield Acoustics prides itself on the experience of its staff and was delighted to present four employees, who have over 74 years combined experience, with long service awards in recognition of their long service with the company.

Ian Fisher (senior contracts engineer, 25 years), Ian Hargreaves (sheet metal worker, 20 years), Robert Furniss (contracts engineering manager, 20 years) and Steve Watson (technical director 14 years service).


About Wakefield Acoustics:

Wakefield Acoustics Ltd, based in Cleckheaton, designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of noise control products, solutions and services for industrial and environmental applications. The company is one of only a small number of UK companies which provides a complete noise control solution, from initial noise audit, assessment and diagnosis through to design, manufacture and installation, recommending the most appropriate products and implementation strategies.

The company’s products and services include noise assessments and audits, acoustic silencers, acoustic enclosures, acoustic doors, louvres, cabins and sound havens, all of which are helping companies to comply with increasingly stringent health and safety requirements on exposure to noise in the workplace following the introduction of recent European Noise legislation, as well as eliminating noise pollution from manufacturing sites.

For further information about Wakefield Acoustics please visit  Wakefield Acoustics Ltd.

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