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MEET THE PEOPLE

Andrew Hodgson

Chief Executive

Expertise

Management Strategy, Operational Excellence, Extensive engineering services experience

Joined in

September 2013

Experience

Andrew has just recently joined the business as our Chief Executive with a wealth of managerial experience and a background in engineering experiences.

As CEO of Beck and Pollitzer, Andrew will be overseeing all areas of the business in both the UK and the 13 countries we operate in worldwide. Andrew joins Beck and Pollitzer at an exciting time in its development and will be leading the growth of the business into new markets and sectors.

Charles Matthews

Chairman

Expertise

Extensive Industry and Corporate experience specialised in Automotive industry

Joined in

October 2012

Experience

Charles Matthews joined the Board in a Non Executive Chairman role to support both the Investors and the operational Directors and managers. He brings a vast amount of experience in many areas of manufacturing industries and in particular the Automotive industry.

Charles is Non Executive Chairman of the Board of Porvair plc.He is also Chairman of Norican Group Aps. He was previously Non Executive Director of FKI plc, Chief Executive of Cosworth. Managing Director of Rolls Royce and Bentley Motor Cars and a member of the Vickers Group plc Executive Board.

Fraser Runciman

Group Finance Director

Expertise

Finance, M&A and Corporate strategies

Joined in

May 2011

Experience

Fraser Runciman joined the Board of Beck and Pollitzer as Group Finance Director taking over responsibility for finance and business support services. Fraser comes with a wealth of experience from working in large and medium sized corporations, he has held senior positions in finance and general management in BAe Systems and General Dynamics Inc.

Additionally he ran his own consultancy for 7 years specialising in business change and value creation, before joining Beck and Pollitzer.

Romain Prouvost

Group Director – UK & France

Expertise

International Strategic Development and large scale Project Management

Joined in

Summer 2001

Experience

A French national, who is now based in London and works from our Dartford Head Office, Romain first worked for the Company while undertaking his Masters in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic of Grenoble, France. He then went on to complete a second Masters degree at the Polytechnic of Madrid before returning to Beck and Pollitzer to manage a number of high profile projects.

Romain has overseen a great number of projects across the whole of Europe for the Company for key clients and in various industrial sectors. In 2010 went on to further his education by completing an MBA at London Business School after which he returned to Beck and Pollitzer and joined the Main Board with responsibility for all of the UK based operations together with France, Italy and now our latest subsidiary in Pune, India.

Janusz Lach

Group Director – Europe

Expertise

Strategic Operations Management & Development

Joined in

December 1999

Experience

A qualified Marine Engineer by trade Janusz Lach has worked for Beck and Pollitzer for over 12 years and has been fundamental in the development of the Companies operations right across Central and Eastern Europe. A Polish national who lives in Gliwice, Poland and is based at our main Central European offices at Sosnowiec near Katowice.

Following great success in his native Poland Janusz has managed the growth and expansion of the business right across Eastern Europe including Russia and Ukraine and now overseas our operations in nine countries including Germany and Turkey as well as Eastern Europe. Janusz jojned the Board in June 2011 as Group Operations Director for the region.

"Ensuring that our health and safety practices are the best in the industry"

Tim Marshall

Health & Safety Manager

Expertise

H&S and Quality systems in the engineering & manufacturing sectors

Joined in

January 2012

Experience

Tim is a Chartered Occupational Health, Safety, Quality management professional with a wide ranging background in manufacturing & engineering. Over the last 20 years Tim developed an extensive knowledge of legislation and best practice gained in a variety of sectors including; aerospace, heavy industry, power generation (fossil fuels & nuclear), food, pharmaceutical and Chemical industries.

Tim is able to communicate effectively at all levels, from the boardroom through to shop floor, having a fantastic record of developing and implementing HSE initiatives and projects, as well as developing, implementing and maintaining Health and Safety and Quality Management Systems (including BS OHSAS: 18001, ISO:9100, ISO: 9001).

With his pragmatic approach and sense of humour Tim is a safety professional who adds value to every project, ensuring that our high standards of health and safety are always maintained.

"Although relatively new to the Company, I've been able to make a real difference from day one ensuring that our health and safety practices are not only the best in the industry but also that we never allow ourselves to become complacent. "

OUR VALUES

Our six core values provide the framework for how we do business here at Beck & Pollitzer. They guide us in everything we do, from key business decisions to day-to-day operations.

  • Respect: For each other and the Company. Recognition that each person that works at Beck & Pollitzer has a valuable role to play.  Respect for each other’s safety and the environment we operate in.
  • Professionalism: Maximum professionalism in everything we do when working with each other or with customers.
  • Integrity: In the way we do business and the honesty we bring to work each day and our willingness to be accountable for our actions
  • Customer Service: In the way we engage with our customers whether internal or external and always seek to “go the extra mile”.
  • Collaboration: In the way we share ideas and knowledge as a team and work with our clients, partners and customers to deliver the best value
  • Excellence & Innovation: In all that we do, we identify opportunities to innovate, drive improvements and make positive changes for the future.
 

WORKING FOR BECK & POLLITZER

Beck & Pollitzer recruit a wide range of roles every year. These range from mechanical and electrical installation fitters/riggers to project supervisors and engineers. In addition to these technical positions we also recruit business support functions such as finance, administrative and sales roles.  As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from all members of the community as we value the benefits of creating a diverse organisation.

Working for Beck & Pollitzer can be a very rewarding experience as you will work with clients from a wide variety of industries which can make for a never ending supply of interesting projects and learning opportunities.  In fact, no matter what role you have within the business every day is filled with variety, especially as we continue to grow and develop the business.

OUR CULTURE

150 years ago we started as a family business and despite us no longer being owned by either the Beck or Pollitzer families our long serving workforce still remain loyal to the family heritage.   We have also retained a lot of the characteristics of a family business in the way that we look after our employees and our clients putting their safety and needs at the heart of everything we do.

Over the years, as the Company has grown into Europe, our culture has changed and with it our understanding of diversity and the value that it brings to our organisation.   As a Company we encourage diversity in our people, and in their thinking and this is continually reinforced by the way that we treat everyone as an individual regardless of their job role or any other characteristics.

Moving forward our Board of Directors are committed to fostering a culture of innovation, trust and transparency and continuing the proud history of the Beck & Pollitzer name.

 

EMPLOYMENT VACANCIES

We are always looking for talented installation operatives, supervisors, contract engineers and project managers so if you have experience with machinery relocations and installations please register an interest with us by sending your CV to HR@beck-pollitzer.com