Airedale Group

Chemical specialist, Airedale Group, has strengthened its team by filling three new roles, reflecting the company’s growth and its focus on health and safety as a business priority.

With the addition of a deputy head of regulatory, human resources manager and marketing executive, the number of people employed by the business has risen to more than 125.

As the business steps up its commitment to ensuring the highest standards of health and safety on site, Louise Copeman has been appointed as deputy head of regulatory, with more than 20 years of experience in health and safety in the chemical industry.

She says: “I will be focussing on fostering a culture of safety to keep staff and visitors safe and well.”

Jacquie Hodgson has spent over 25 years in human resources, having worked most recently at Craven District Council and joins the company as human resources manager.

Jacquie explains: “The health and wellbeing of staff will be one of my main priorities as I settle into the role which will form part of a wider people strategy. There will also be plenty of work to do when incorporating new staff from business acquisitions and organic growth.”

The marketing team has expanded with the creation of a new marketing executive role. Harrison Firth joins the company with an apprenticeship in digital marketing which will be used to develop the company’s online presence. Harrison adds: “This is a fantastic start to my career and it’s really rewarding to clearly see the results of our online activity in our bottom line.”

Airedale Group, founded in 1973, is based in Cross Hills and provides chemicals and related services to the UK and Europe.