Wescott Appoint Business Development Director



Jarrow-based Wescott Industrial Services have appointed Mick Flaherty as Business Development Director.

Mick, a well known expert in Rope Access brings some 28 years of Oil & Gas experience to the post, having worked for some of the largest thermal insulation and asset management companies in addition to his own Rope Access firm in Dubai.

Mick is also the holder of the world record for the highest rope access project which involved cutting 260mm holes through the toughened steel for festive lighting on the top of the Burj Khalifa (2,717’) building in Dubai using an air driven trepanning machine, thermal spraying, welding light housings and finally fitting and sealing external lights.

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Mark Duffy, Managing Director of Wescott Industrial Services, commented, ”Mick is well known in our sector and we’re delighted that he has accepted our offer to join the team with a specific brief to pursue the growth of business both in the UK and overseas, especially in the Middle East where his experience and contacts are invaluable to us.”

“We are expanding and growing from just a coatings company, although this will always be the core element to our operations, to an integrated Asset Integrity Management company able to bring a variety of skills, technology and experience to projects ranging from offshore structures to facilities management and transport infrastructure. In addition our sphere of operations is growing considerably from predominantly UK projects to European, Middle East and Africa.

Mick, who lives in Gosforth with his wife and three sons is a keen fitness enthusiast and marathon runner. He commented, “I’m obviously delighted to be joining Wescott at such an exciting time in the company’s development. In the UK and overseas we’re seeing a huge interest in Asset Integrity Management. Our vision plays a key role in determining the operational performance, safety and profitability of all industry sectors, minimising business risks associated with accidents and loss of production. We are focusing on Innovative products and technology that will create a certain interest and demand in our Industrial Services.”

Established in 2010, Wescott Industrial Services work primarily in the Offshore, Transport Infrastructure and Industrial Facilities sectors, enjoying a significant annual turnover and employing some 50 full time managerial, supervisory and multi discipline operatives supported by temporary onsite crews employed for specific projects to suit requirements. As of 31 December 2017 the company has enjoyed working over 850,000 hours LTI free. The company has their own training subsidiary at Jarrow providing rope access and safety training. For further information please visit www.wescottis.com or email Matthew Doyle, Commercial Director – matthew.doyle@wescottis.com

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