Jess was promoted to Small Works Installation Manager before being appointed Wessex Fire & Security has appointed Jessica Lutwyche as its Service Manager, overseeing a 30-strong team of engineers, technicians and admin staff. The company is part of the Wessex Group that Jess joined eight years ago in an administration role. After moving to the fire and security business she was quickly promoted to Small Works Installation Manager before being appointed to the new position. The role means she also joins the Senior Management team of Wessex Fire & Security, headed by Managing Director Chris Stott with Paul Budden, Installation Manager, and Tracey Martin, Quality Manager. Wessex Fire & Security is based in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and is active in all areas of fire and security across the south. Jess to work across both the fire & security parts of the business The company employs 80 staff and has a turnover of £7m, and Jess will work across both the fire and security parts of the business. Chris Stott said: “Jess is extremely customer-focused and is actually one of the group’s customer service coaches. She will be a good addition to an excellent management team. “We are a business that is growing and part of an industry within which the technology changes quickly and Jess’s energy and enthusiasm will be important as we go forward.” Jess said: “I am very much looking forward to the challenge. “We have great staff here and everyone feels very much part of a team which will make things easier. “Wessex Fire & Security is a great company to work for and our ambition is to grow while remaining focused on customer service.”
Paul brings experience of strategic planning surrounding large and complicated projects Wessex Fire & Security has appointed Paul Joy as Major Works Installation Manager. The company, based in Shaftesbury, Dorset, is part of the Wessex Group and works across the south of the country. Paul's previous experience Paul Joy has previously run his own electrical contracting business and has also worked for some of the biggest names in the sector. The industry veteran who lives in New Milton, Hampshire, brings experience of strategic planning surrounding large and complicated projects. He said: “Wessex Fire & Security is incredibly well-regarded throughout the industry and it is enjoyable to be working for such a professional company. “Wessex has some impressive contracts and dedicated engineers who make things easier for me. “I’m looking forward to helping grow the business by further developing the good working relationships Wessex Fire & Security has with its clients and demonstrating how effective we are.” Wessex Fire & Security, MD comments Chris Stott, MD of Wessex Fire & Security, said: “To bring in a hugely experienced manager such as Paul signals our ambition. “His expertise in project management will be put to very good use overseeing our larger contracts. “While we work across domestic and commercial sectors, Paul’s role will very much be with the major works.” Wessex Fire & Security is over 30 years old, employs 76 people and has a turnover of more than £7m.