Jarrow-based engineering specialist, UTS Group, has announced the appointment of Richard Atkins as quality manager.
Richard has vast experience, including having been project quality engineer at TechnipFMC Umbilicals Limited.
UTS, which was established in 2001, by managing director, Shaun Sadler, has grown to over 200 staff as it continues to expand and in late 2017 it invested £750,000 in a 50,000 sq ft facility in Newport, Wales, to meet increasing demand from its clients in the utility, industrial and commercial markets.
Richard said: “It is inspiring to work right across the business and I will be listening to the views of all my colleagues, so that we all share the same work practices and are prepared, as a team, for the opportunities that are ahead.
“For me, the message to the team is that quality is key to business success. From a quality systems perspective, understanding our processes is critical to minimising business risk and links in with our commitment to continual improvement.
“As we continue to grow and expand it is important that all colleagues are aware of our policies and procedures. We have worked collectively to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification which reflects the high standards we strive to maintain.”
Shaun Sadler, managing director at UTS Group, said: “We welcome Richard at an exciting time for the business, he is a fresh addition to the management team, bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to his area of responsibility.
“We have invested heavily in the business and my aim is to continue to build on the strong foundations that we have in place by bringing in experienced talent to complement our very loyal workforce.”