A good year for Daltons Wadkin continues as we expand in three departments

machinery training

Daltons Wadkin has once again expanded the team – this time in three different departments as we celebrate our second expansion this year.

Joining the business, during our 120th anniversary, are three new hires in Connor O’Neill as a Service Engineer, Lee Hook as a Training Operator and Joshua Dudley as a CNC Support Engineer.

Connor has joined the team as a Field Service Engineer and is based in North West Yorkshire. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in the industry, Connor has previously worked for another woodworking machinery dealer prior to joining Daltons Wadkin.

Joining the “red team” of dedicated machine trainers (pictured) is Lee, who managed a large production workshop within the prison service. As an experienced wood machinist, Lee brings a wealth of experience to the company, helping us to deliver a unique range of industry-leading operator training courses across the UK and Ireland.

The latest arrival to Daltons Wadkin is Joshua Dudley, the newest member of the CNC support team has recently completed a three-year apprenticeship and obtained an EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. In continuing his development, Joshua will undergo a 12-month machine-specific training programme working alongside our existing engineers.

Managing Director, Alex Dalton, comments, “It’s exciting to be taking on new members of the team. Our support services and training departments are of paramount importance to us – customers choose to work with us safe in the knowledge that their investments will be supported. Our new recruits will bring a lot to our already strong workforce. It has been an exciting year for us, not without its challenges, but it is great to be in a position to expand different areas of the business and gives us a lot of confidence heading into the new year.”

This is the second expansion of the business in less than a year despite battling COVID and supply chain issues. We also expanded our Nottingham showroom back in February, to allow the us to deliver deeper machine demonstrations for customers, both in-person and virtually.