Lancashire based Walker Engineering strengthens senior team, with new Contracts Manager


Continuing its growth throughout the UK, mechanical and fabrication experts Walker Engineering has announced the appointment of new experienced contracts manager, Ian Brown, growing its total headcount to 26 in the process. 

With almost five decades worth of experience in the sector, Ian has previously worked for a host of well-established firms throughout the North West, with his latest role coming at Cheshire-based DRB Group between June 2015 and January 2023.

With his contract management experience dating back as far as 1999, the highly skilled engineers role at Walker Engineering will now focus on everything from client management, the estimation and procurement of materials and the leadership of on site teams to ensure that client projects are delivered in a timely manner.

Andy Walker, managing director, Walker Engineering, said:

“As a family business, the success of the company must always be accredited to the hard work, dedication and determination of our team.

“Ian’s extensive experience of working with people, whether that be staff members or clients is second to none and I have no doubt that he will play a pivotal role in helping us deliver and win plenty more contracts and projects across the UK in 2023 and beyond.”

Ian Brown, contracts manager, Walker Engineering, added: 

“Walker Engineering has a long and proud reputation in the industry, especially in the North West. They are a company that is on a real upward trajectory and I am looking forward to working with Andy and the rest of the team to continue to provide exemplary service for our clients both new and old.”

Ian’s appointment comes after the North West based firm reported 10 new large project wins in Q1 of 2023, totalling in excess of £725,000.

Delivering mechanical and fabrication, mechanical and electrical installation and maintenance from its Skelmersdale HQ, Walker Engineering’s latest project wins span the length and breadth of the country, from Glasgow in the north to Preston, Birkenhead, Cambridge and Lowestoft on the south east coast.

With over £1.5m worth of work also quoted for in January, Walker Engineering are already well on course to better their record turnover of £3.9m from the previous year.

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