Our Team

An introduction to some of the key team members that make up Nemco Utilities…

Becky Hawes

Technical Support Manager

Becky has just celebrated 9 years with Nemco Utilities. She has worked in a number of different key areas of the business, but settled into the Technical Support Manager role in 2007. This involves all aspects of IT, both within the office environment and the mobile workflow system. Nemco have just introduced a new system which encompasses everything from customer leads, through quoting and completing the job on tablets straight to invoicing and linking with the accounts package. This was a major leap both for the company and for Becky personally who had to use all the knowledge she had gained over the years to ensure the smooth introduction and transition of the new system company-wide.

Becky says the most enjoyable aspect of her job is the problem-solving skills required in the day-to-day managing of the IT systems.

In her spare time, Becky enjoys tackling any sort of DIY in her home, from painting to plumbing, together with various crafting activities. She is also an avid Formula 1 fan, and her dreams were realised last year when she was able to go to the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

Claire Donaldson

Quality Manager

Claire joined Nemco in September 2009 as an executive personal assistant. On top of the valuable support and auditing duties, Claire has responsibility for HR in terms of administering the recruitment and training processes and managing leave. Claire is also the company QHSE Manager and has implemented and maintained accreditations for ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001. The wider team benefits on a daily basis from Claire’s IT skills and she is always there to lend a hand with a spreadsheet!

What Claire enjoys most about working for Nemco is the variety and flexibility of the role. Claire says ‘No two days are the same and I am constantly being challenged’.

Outside of work, Claire is a keen hobbyist who enjoys learning new crafts such as Cross-Stitch, Jewellery Making, Card Making and Cake Decorating. Claire and her husband both enjoy motorsport and travel around the country to watch the BTCC as well as attending the occasional event abroad. Claire has been a member of the Guide Association for over 10 years running Guide and Senior Section units as well as acting as District Treasurer.

Debbie Green

Operations Director

Debbie has spent the past 15 years in Director roles within Nemco and previously worked for one of the major water undertakers in Microbiology, Field Science and Legionella. Within the company her duties involve the development and implementation of strategy, resourcing, and maintenance of operational excellence.

In a technical capacity, Debbie specialises in Corporate Governance Audits / Consultancy and assisting clients with policy production, and she is a regular keynote speaker for groups such as IOSH. As a qualified risk assessor, Debbie continues to make time for regular site work including the inspection and assessment of cooling towers and other high risk systems.

What Debbie enjoys most about her job is the satisfaction of seeing people thrive in a challenging environment. It is also really interesting to work with such a diverse client base which includes factories, power stations, football clubs, stately homes, airports, breweries and housing associations – to name just a few!

Outside of work Debbie, enjoys running, clay pigeon shooting and walking the dog as well as getting time in the mountains as often as possible. Debbie is also a Trustee Director of The Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre and dedicates much of her time to the development of young people through outdoor education.

John Palmer

Technical Support Supervisor

John started with Nemco in October 2008 as a Technical Report Writer and has just celebrated five years’ service. During his time with the company, John has used his skill and attention to detail in a number of roles and secondments including: planning scheduling and logistics, and responsibilities for audits designed to capture any compliance inspections that may be in jeopardy of exceeding their due date.

John has recently been promoted to Technical Support Supervisor helping to oversee report writing within the company and supporting the office managers in their role.

What John enjoys most about his job is that no two days are the same and there are opportunities to develop and enhance people who are within the technical support department.

In his spare time, John likes to play golf and enjoys a little flutter on the horses with occasional visits to Newmarket; in fact he appreciates most sports including football, cricket etc. John also likes to dabble in culinary chores at home and can cook a mean roast dinner!

Nicola Hopes

Accounts Manager

Nicola joined Nemco in November 2015,starting out as a Bookings Clerk. Nicola now is the Accounts Manager for all Contracts with Nemco. What she enjoys most about her job is assisting customers and engineers as well as building on relationships between our customers and Nemco. She enjoys the variety and the challenges it can bring and being supported by a great team.

In her spare, time she enjoys family life with her son and their miniature Dachshund, days out to the North Norfolk Coast, holidays, skiing, archery and catching up with friends.

Richard Bennett

Senior Technical Report Writer

Richard started at Nemco in February 2007 after taking early retirement following 35 years in the financial services industry.

Richard says “When I joined I envisaged it would only be for a short period of time but I enjoy writing risk assessment reports, and working for a progressive company with friendly people. Apart from directors and managers I believe I am now the longest serving member of staff and hope to continue here for years to come.”

Officially Richard works a three day week but for the past year this has been four days because of the volumes of risk assessment reports to be written, and the success of the company.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys time with his family; “I have been married for 39 years, and have two grown up children and two young grandchildren. I am keen on all sports especially football (I am a season ticket holder at West Ham and have been going since 1958!), I am also a keen follower of horse racing, and I enjoy playing golf and snooker. I am an avid reader, especially of thrillers and crime fiction, enjoy live theatre and the cinema, music (a big Moody Blues fan) and holidays in the sun; my two favourite islands being Majorca and Lanzarote. My ambitions are to visit every racecourse in Britain as well as some abroad, and with my interest in creative writing to successfully write and have published novels and non-fiction books”.

Tony Green

Finance and Technical Director

Tony jointly founded Nemco in 1999 having previously worked for one of the major water undertakers. He held a variety of roles including Chemistry Lab Technician, Trade Effluent Inspector, Emergency Planning Assistant and Key Account Manager. Within Nemco his duties involve strategic planning, financial governance and technical development. Away from the office, Tony leads the Specialist Access Team where he supervises jobs that involve work at height or in confined spaces.

What Tony enjoys most about his job is the balance between the office and field environments, and he can think of no better day than one where he is dangling from a piece of rope 40 meters above the ground!

Outside of work, Tony enjoys going to the gym, shooting, walking the dog and occasionally even stunt horse riding, as well as getting time in the mountains as often as possible. Tony also volunteers as an instructor for the local air cadets and dedicates as much time as possible to the development of young people through outdoor education.

Chris McMarthy-Reddicliff

Field Engineer

Chris joined Nemco on the 5th May 2015 as a field engineer. He currently covers a variety of aspects of legionella control including risk assessments, monitoring and sampling and onsite training.

What he enjoys most about the job are his colleagues and being out and about and visiting lots of different sites.

During his spare time he enjoys playing golf and other sporting activities.

Helen Reeves

Business Development Administrator

Helen joined Nemco in November 2015 and has a client facing role as Business Development Administrator. Helen works with customers to produce quotes for Legionella Risk Assessments and Management Programmes. She also trains customers in Legionella compliance on Responsible Person and Legionella Awareness courses as well as attending site to train site staff to carry out their own monthly monitoring. What she enjoys most about her job is working with customers and being part of such a close team of colleagues.

In her spare time Helen enjoys portrait painting and spending time with her family.

Andrew Hannay-Young

Field Technician

Drew joined the company in October 2016 as a field engineer. He currently covers a variety of aspects of legionella control including monitoring and sampling.

Drew says that what he enjoys the most is visiting different places and seeing some very interesting buildings.

Outside of work Drew enjoys medieval re-enactments, motorcycle touring and visiting places of historical interest.

Tony Cronin

Field Technician

Tony joined the company in November 2013 as a field engineer. He currently covers a variety of aspects of legionella control including monitoring and sampling.

Tony says that what he enjoys most about the jobs are the people that he meets.

Outside of work Tony enjoys swimming and camping.

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