Andrew Quayle has joined Leeds based LBBC Beechwood as General Manager. An apprentice trained mechanical engineer Andrew has 31 years’ experience within world-class manufacturing and has spent the last 10 years’ in engineering of high-pressure equipment for the oil & gas sector. Andrew completed an Accelerated Development Program at London Business School and has experience of implementing lean manufacturing.
LBBC are a fifth-generation family business, Managing Director, Howard Pickard said “Andrew’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to the growth and development of LBBC Beechwood. We will be continuing our investment in the facilities, training and processes as part of our strategy to increase turnover across all areas of the business – pressure vessels, specialist fabrications, dished ends and heavy machining.”
Andrew says “I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to work with a great business having family roots dating back to the 1870’s. We clearly have a very loyal and committed team with a huge amount of experience. I very much look forward to leading them through the next exciting phase of development.”
LBBC Beechwood manufacture complex pressure vessels that are in use around the world in a wide range of industries. Applications range from pressure vessels for the processing of oil, gas, rubber, timber, food and chemicals pressure based equipment for specialist products. LBBC Beechwood hold the ISO9001, CE, ASME U stamp and China Manufacturing Licence accreditations that are recognised around the world for the quality standards in the manufacture of pressure vessels.
LBBC Beechwood is part of the LBBC Group based in Pudsey in Leeds, the group has been on the same site since 1876 and has continued to innovate and invest in the latest manufacturing technology and processes. The Group built new facilities on their site in 2014 which now houses LBBC Technologies, Resomation and LBBC Baskerville. In 2019 the Group was included in the Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 league table at no. 72.