Connor O’Neill has joined the team as a field service engineer and is based in north-west Yorkshire. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in the industry, he has previously worked for another woodworking machinery dealer prior to joining Daltons Wadkin.

Joining the “red team” of dedicated machine trainers is Lee Hook, who managed a large production workshop within the prison service. As an experienced wood machinist, he brings a wealth of experience to the company, delivering a unique range of industry-leading operator training courses across the UK and Ireland.

The latest arrival to Daltons Wadkin is Joshua Dudley, the newest member of the CNC support team who has recently completed a three-year apprenticeship and obtained an EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. In continuing his development, Mr Dudley will undergo a 12-month machine-specific training programme working alongside the business’ existing engineers.

“It's exciting to be taking on new members of the team,” said Alex Dalton, managing director. “Our support services and training departments are of paramount importance to us – customers choose to work with us safe in the knowledge that their investments will be supported. Our new recruits will bring a lot to our already strong workforce. It has been an exciting year for us, not without its challenges, but it is great to be in a position to expand different areas of the business and gives us a lot of confidence heading into the new year.”

This is the second expansion of Daltons Wadkin in less than a year despite battling Covid and supply chain issues. The business expanded its Nottingham showroom in February 2021, to allow the business to deliver deeper machine demonstrations for customers, both in-person and virtually.