Established in 1985 as Freeman Process Systems, a specialist process engineering consultancy serving the chemical industry, Haden Freeman Ltd has developed into a major multi-disciplinary engineering resource for all of the process industries.

We operate from modern purpose built headquarters in Denton, Manchester, with an additional office in Southampton that enables us to provide a local service to our clients in the South of the UK.

Our flexible approach to managing our process engineering services means a number of our engineers are based at clients’ sites, supported from our headquarters by a fully integrated digital infrastructure

Our People

We are immensely proud of our people. Every individual in our talented team is an expert in his or her particular discipline and is supported by our matrix based management structure. This encourages a truly multi-disciplinary culture of continuous learning and improvement. The expertise of the Haden Freeman team extends across the full spectrum...

We are immensely proud of our people. Every individual in our talented team is an expert in his or her particular discipline and is supported by our matrix based management structure.

This encourages a truly multi-disciplinary culture of continuous learning and improvement. The expertise of the Haden Freeman team extends across the full spectrum of engineering solutions for the process industries.

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Deborah O'Connor

PA to Wayne Baxter, Managing Director

Deborah O'Connor

PA to Wayne Baxter, Managing Director

Deborah joined Haden Freeman in March 2015 to take on the role of PA to the Executive. Recently, Deborah has become solely responsible for providing PA support to the Managing Director, Wayne Baxter.

Deborah is also responsible for providing high end administrative support to Director’s and staff members throughout the entire company, along with overseeing the office reception at Freeman House and providing support to our new receptionist, Eilish, who recently joined us in September 2016.

Outside of work, Deborah enjoys spending time with her two young children.

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Liz Briggs

Accounts Assistant

Liz Briggs

Accounts Assistant

Liz joined the Company 20 years ago as a Receptionist. Liz has taken on many roles within the company and is currently working in the Accounts Department.

Outside of work, Liz enjoys looking after her two young children.

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Stuart Dow

Technical Director

Stuart Dow

Technical Director

Stuart has been with Haden Freeman for over 21 years. As Technical Director, his primary responsibilities are account management and ensuring the overall technical quality of the engineers at the Company.

Stuart specialises in Functional Safety in the process industries and heads up the Functional Safety team. His industry knowledge has been gained in the nuclear, pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries and he has worked on numerous projects throughout the UK and abroad.

Outside of work, Stuart is a keen walker and particularly enjoys the Peak District and the Lake District.

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Nigel Hirst

Chairman

Nigel Hirst

Chairman

Nigel Hirst has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry and originally joined Freeman Process Systems in 1987 as partner and Business Development Director. Nigel's involvement has been instrumental in the successful growth of the Haden Freeman Group. In his current role as Group MD, his principle responsibility is to facilitate the integration of the operation of group companies.

He is a mentor to key executives within the Group and proactively imparts his sales knowledge and experience to others, as well as promoting the services of the Group to high-level executives in client companies. Nigel is the co-editor and author of Containment Systems - A Design Guide (Published by the Institution of Chemical Engineers) and is also Chairman of Judges for the IChemE Awards.

Outside of work, Nigel's interests include clay pigeon and game shooting, playing the cello, and motorcycles.

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Duncan Cammack

Sales and Marketing Director

Duncan Cammack

Sales and Marketing Director

Duncan rejoined Haden Freeman in 2016 as Sales and Marketing Director and is responsible for generating sales growth from new and existing accounts throughout the UK.

As well as focussing on winning profitable business and delivering customer satisfaction, Duncan also manages the North East office to maximise the potential with the local sales team.

Outside of work, Duncan enjoys walking in the Cheshire countryside, attending the local gym and socialising with family and friends.

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Gary Fish

Business Development Manager

Gary Fish

Business Development Manager

Gary recently joined Haden Freeman as Business Development Manager. With 20 years industry experience, Gary is responsible for identifying new opportunities for partnerships in the North East of England.

Working from our office in Redcar, Gary will focus on new business development, account management and will assist with event management and marketing strategy/implementation.

Outside of work, Gary is a keen sportsman; he plays squash and golf, and supports Middleborough FC. He also enjoys walking in the North Yorkshire countryside and spending time with his friends and family.

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Malcolm Evans

Accountant

Malcolm Evans

Accountant

Malcolm has been with Haden Freeman for 6 years. Having trained as an auditor, Malcolm has moved into commerce and gained experience in financial controller roles for the past 15 years with global companies and also implemented ERP systems.

He currently supports all the Haden Freeman Group companies in all aspects of their accounts and reporting.

Outside of work, Malcolm enjoys horseracing, golf, film, food and drink. He also has organised his local Christmas charity float for the past 6 years.

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Paul Gandy

Finance Director

Paul Gandy

Finance Director

Paul has been the Finance Director for Haden Freeman Ltd since 2003 and has over 30 years experience in the chemical industry.

Prior to joining the Company, Paul spent time in the accounts departments in manufacturing, distribution and sales at Ciba Geigy, FMC and Great Lakes. He oversaw the implementation of SAP into the accounts department in FMC and was a prime mover in the achievement of Oliver Wight Class A status in the same plant.

Paul leads a team of six responsible for reception, secretarial, administrative and accounting tasks in the several companies registered at Freeman House. He completed his Masters Degree in Business Administration in 2000.

Outside of work Paul is a keen runner and walker.

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Wayne Baxter

Managing Director

Wayne Baxter

Managing Director

Wayne's role as Managing Director of Haden Freeman draws on a firm background of practical and senior management experience, gained whilst working for some of the world's largest petro-chemical, pharmaceutical and chemical organisations.

A strategic leader, outstanding academic and published author, Wayne is committed to driving operational excellence through a culture of continuous learning and knowledge transfer.

He has successfully led Haden Freeman into major strategic partnerships and acquisitions, to ensure the company remains at the forefront of innovation and emerging global technologies.
Wayne is also instrumental in leading and developing Haden Freeman's CSR policy which
supports numerous local community and arts based projects.

On a personal level, he is a keen sports fan and likes to keep fit by skiing, running and visiting the gym.

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Phillipp Moss

Consultant Process Engineer

Phillipp Moss

Consultant Process Engineer

Phillipp has been with Haden Freeman for more than 20 years. A highly experienced process engineer, he chairs HAZOP's and undertakes SIL Determination for hazard mitigation of Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs).

He also heads up risk assessment for the Company. He specialises in Functional Safety and has a strong track record in effluent treatment plants as well as the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries.

Outside of work, Phillipp enjoys all types of theatre.

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Lewis Murphy

Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Lewis Murphy

Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Lewis joined Haden Freeman in July 2014 as a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice from Stockport College. Lewis is gaining valuable experience at Haden Freeman and is keen to complete his HND studies in Mechanical Engineering. In work Lewis is developing his CAD skills and his understanding of process plant. His objective is to move towards a senior designer role in the Layout and Piping Group.

Outside of work, Lewis enjoys playing snooker, team sport and attending live music events.

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Ricci Lee Stanley

Senior Piping Designer

Ricci Lee Stanley

Senior Piping Designer

With more than 10 years industry experience, Ricci-lee's main responsibilities are to develop piping design & layout installing estimates and schedules whilst co-ordinating the activities of the design and drawing office with others in the company.

He specialises in the implementation, progression and maintenance of CAD systems and has worked across the UK in the oil and petrochemical, fine chemical, pharmaceutical and distillery industries.

Outside of work, Ricci-lee enjoys sport including badminton and rugby.

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Malcolm Yates

Piping Lead Engineer

Malcolm Yates

Piping Lead Engineer

Malcolm has been with Haden Freeman Ltd for over 25 years. His industry knowledge and experience spans over 30 years and has been gained in the mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and nuclear sectors.

Malcolm has undertaken various roles within HFL including Head of the Plant Layout and Piping Group, IT Manager and Quality Manager and maintains a supervisory brief over these activities. He is also actively involved in mentoring the younger members of the HFL Engineering, IT and support staff.

Outside of work, Malcolm enjoys playing lacrosse and attending live music events. He is also a season ticket holder at Manchester City FC.

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John Binns

Senior Consultant

John Binns

Senior Consultant

John has more than 40 years of experience in the process industries and has gained his extensive industry knowledge from the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and energy from waste sectors.

John specialises in process engineering, safety and technology transfers and he has worked extensively across the UK and abroad.

Outside of work, John's personal interests include sport, in particular playing hockey.

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Mike Revans

Engineering Manager and EI&C Lead Engineer

Mike Revans

Engineering Manager and EI&C Lead Engineer

Mike joined Haden Freeman Ltd as the EI&C Lead Engineer and was recently allocated the role of Engineering Manager.

His industry knowledge and experience spans over 39 years and has been gained in the application, maintenance and development of Instrument, control and Electrical systems in the Petrochemical, Polymers and Chemical industries.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys fishing, reading, football and walking.

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Guillaume Simpson

Engineering Apprentice

Guillaume Simpson

Engineering Apprentice

Guillaume joined Haden Freeman as an Engineering Apprentice from Stockport College. Guillaume is gaining experience and knowledge with piping and process engineering whilst working towards his HND course in Engineering. Guillaume is improving his knowledge of piping layouts whilst developing his CAD skills.

Outside of work, Guillaume enjoys reading, football, and mixed martial arts.

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Adam Hart

Principal Process Engineer

Adam Hart

Principal Process Engineer

Adam has supported Haden Freeman since 2013 as a Process Consultant. He has 9 years of experience across a range of process industries including water & wastewater, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals production and food & drink.

Adam specialises in process engineering, providing services in optioneering, concept design, front end and detailed design through to commissioning and operation of facilities.

Outside of work, he enjoys most sports and spending time with his family and friends.

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Eilish Mulvey

Receptionist

Eilish Mulvey

Receptionist

Eilish joined Haden Freeman in 2016 as Receptionist. Eilish's duties consist of looking after a busy switchboard, welcoming visitors, and providing high end administrative support throughout the entire company.

Outside of work, Eilish enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Our Culture

We are proud of our culture at Haden Freeman. Since we started in 1985 we have enjoyed the ethos of a family company and we love our people to be able to express themselves and enjoy coming to work. Our team operates within a friendly, supportive and vibrant culture of continuous learning and improvement. We are committed to delivering engineering...

We are proud of our culture at Haden Freeman. Since we started in 1985 we have enjoyed the ethos of a family company and we love our people to be able to express themselves and enjoy coming to work. Our team operates within a friendly, supportive and vibrant culture of continuous learning and improvement.

We are committed to delivering engineering excellence and believe strongly in collaborative partnership working.

Our clients value our depth and breadth of multi-disciplinary engineering skills, our open, honest and friendly approach and our ability to flex and bend with them in accordance with their constantly changing business needs.

Working for Us

Haden Freeman personnel are drawn from a variety of backgrounds. They are knowledgeable and professional with an abundance of experience in key disciplines across all of the process industries. They are quick thinking and intuitive, responsive and adaptable. Above all, they tell us they love working for us because we give them the freedom to get...

Haden Freeman personnel are drawn from a variety of backgrounds. They are knowledgeable and professional with an abundance of experience in key disciplines across all of the process industries. They are quick thinking and intuitive, responsive and adaptable. Above all, they tell us they love working for us because we give them the freedom to get the job done amidst a friendly, supportive and vibrant culture of continuous learning and improvement.

The opportunities are endless for high calibre individuals who join our team. We employ engineers from a range of disciplines, to help us deliver exciting and leading edge solutions to our clients. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Why not take a look at our current senior team in the Our People section, to give you a sense of what makes them tick and the kind of people you would be working with.

Please send any correspondence to recruitment@hadenfreeman.com

CSR

We fully recognise the potential impact that the activities of our Company can have on our employees, customers, suppliers, partners and the wider community and environment in which we operate. To minimise the impact of our actions, we have adopted a proactive approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and are committed to acting in a socially...

We fully recognise the potential impact that the activities of our Company can have on our employees, customers, suppliers, partners and the wider community and environment in which we operate.

To minimise the impact of our actions, we have adopted a proactive approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and are committed to acting in a socially responsible manner, with consideration for those around us, at all times. We strive to be an exemplar of best practice in all of the areas in which we work.

Currently, HFL are involved in the following activities:

Partnership with Teesside University

Teesside University

HFL is currently building a strong partnership with Teesside University; we are dedicated to developing the skills of budding engineers in the region and beyond, to address future skills gaps.

Sponsorship of Sale Town FC Under 13’s

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HFL has sponsored Sale Town Under 13’s for a number of years now. The team play in the Timperley & District Junior Football league. We believe it is very important for children to be as active and healthy as possible.

Sponsorship of the Lowry

The Lowry

HFL is an active sponsor of the Lowry at Salford Quays, at the heart of the regenerated docklands, which seeks to bring together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof.

Pastoral Care at HFL

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HFL is currently looking after its young employees by providing pastoral care, which includes one on one mentoring sessions with senior members of staff.
The aim is to support the young employees during their time at HFL, ensuring it is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.

Throughout the year HFL also attends a number of charitable events and regularly contributes to various charities which have included Wish upon a Star, Circus Starr, Reuben’s Retreat, British Heart Foundation and St. Anne’s Hospice.

Policy Initiative

We believe that business can only develop by partnering with Staff, Clients and Suppliers. We are committed to providing a service that meets our customers specified needs and expectations. We shall develop management practices to comply with: Health & Safety Requirements BS EN ISO 9001 Good Environmental Practice We are committed to providing...

We believe that business can only develop by partnering with Staff, Clients and Suppliers.

We are committed to providing a service that meets our customers specified needs and expectations.

We shall develop management practices to comply with:

  • Health & Safety Requirements
  • BS EN ISO 9001
  • Good Environmental Practice

We are committed to providing the right environment for:

  • Improving job satisfaction
  • Improving work practices
  • Training and development of all personnel

Quality

BSI Our membership of the British Standards Institution (BSI) confirms our commitment to excellence. As members of the BSI all our standards and procedures are kept current. We maximise efficiency by adopting highly respected standards that are integrated into every aspect of our business. Haden Freeman also has access to BSOL, which is the online...

BSI

Our membership of the British Standards Institution (BSI) confirms our commitment to excellence. As members of the BSI all our standards and procedures are kept current. We maximise efficiency by adopting highly respected standards that are integrated into every aspect of our business.

Haden Freeman also has access to BSOL, which is the online directory of British Standards. This allows us to exploit the full spectrum of industry standards directly and efficiently when required for any relevant projects.

ISO 9001

In 2004 Haden Freeman was certificated to ISO9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Standards by SGS, our certifying company. Since then Haden Freeman has continually upgraded and improved our Quality Management Systems to ensure our people are operating at the highest standards. We have several Qualified Auditors and Chartered Quality Professionals working with our teams to ensure continual improvement.

In 2017 Haden Freeman will be assessed for compliance with ISO9001:2015.   

Our offices:

UK Headquarters
Freeman House, Orbital 24
Oldham Street, Denton, Manchester
M34 3SU

Tel: +44 (0) 161 304 5900
Fax: +44 (0) 161 304 5901
Email: info@hadenfreeman.com

Haden Freeman Limited
Room 236, Wilton Centre, Teesside
TS10 4RF

Tel: +44 (0) 1642 438136
Email: info@hadenfreeman.com

Haden Freeman Limited C/O GEO Group UK Ltd
Charleston Road, Hardley, Hythe
Southampton, Hampshire
SO45 3ZG

Tel: +44 (0) 161 304 5900
Email: info@hadenfreeman.com

Haden Freeman Limited C/O Madina Group
P.O. Box 20459, C – Ring Road
Al Darwish United Building, Doha, Qatar

Tel: (+974) 4406 2000
Email: info@hadenfreeman.com

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