Bethany Ross

I joined Booth Welsh as a Graduate Process Engineer.

In my role, I assist our senior engineers with FEED studies (Front End Engineering Design) and the detailed design of chemical processes for our clients. This can involve designing a completely new process to make a brand-new product or the upgrade of an existing one to make it more efficient. I really enjoy the challenge of working on completely different projects across multiple industry sectors. One day I could be designing the control and operation of a heating and ventilation system in a factory, the next I am optimising equipment on a large whisky distillery; every project is completely different.

As Booth Welsh is relatively small, I have been incredibly lucky to work alongside some talented, senior engineers who have provided me with invaluable mentorship which has only enhanced my learning. I am also a STEM ambassador and recently I helped us achieve the “Highly Commended” award at the STEM awards ceremony hosted at the House of Lords.

William Low

I started working for Booth Welsh with an Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation and during that time, I learned from my peers and tradesmen on a wide variety of industrial sectors.

After successfully completing my Apprenticeship, I continued to build my knowledge of different sectors including power installations, control and instrumentation systems and communication, camera systems and with fibre optic cables both on site and with various training courses.

I moved on to become a charge hand electrician, and then a Construction Supervisor where I was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the installation and ensuring deadlines were met. I am now 7 months into my current role as a Project Engineer, a position which includes meeting with clients, pricing jobs, developing risk assessments and method statements, organising operatives for all new and on-going projects all whilst ensuring safety documents and regulations are being followed to the highest standard.

I really enjoy working for Booth Welsh and I am grateful for the continual encouragement to develop my skills and progress in my career.

Dick Parsons

As a life-long Engineer who has enjoyed both the challenges and rewards it can bring, being in an environment in Booth Welsh where I can both continue "hands-on" engineering but also encourage, help and mentor the younger and less experienced members of our team is even more satisfying. 

The people and working environment from the management team and throughout the organisation are also brilliant. We have all the benefits of a small and flexible company, albeit within a much large global entity, which provides a positive, friendly and excellent team working culture.

Although of an age I could retire, my day-to-day work continues to be interesting, varied and challenging.  I am thankful and reassured that there remains a strong demand for my engineering experience not only from my friends and colleagues but also our wide range of customers.

Aimee Doole

I initially joined Booth Welsh on a University placement, using the business as a case study for my Marketing Honours Dissertation.

This was an amazing way to get under the skin of the business from the beginning.

From an early stage, I was given a lot of responsibility and autonomy in terms of what I do which I love and this really fitted what I was looking for in a career.

My role continued to evolve and fast forward a number of years later, I now head up the Marketing, Communications & Engagement Function.

I have had lots of fantastic opportunities to lead on strategic initiatives that have helped both myself and Booth Welsh grow. This includes great experiences travelling abroad and representing the brand across the US, the Middle East and Australia as well as contributing to our global brand international marketing strategies.

No two days are the same as my job is very diverse and although it’s hard work, it is very satisfying to see the impact of your ideas coming alive.

Gordon Semple

My time at Booth Welsh has been very varied.

I progressed from my role as Lead Electrical Engineer to take on the role of Engineering Director where I was responsible for a large team of Electrical, Instrument, Process & Mechanical Engineers delivering innovative project design solutions for our clients. This position was a great experience for me to further enhance my management skills and leadership qualities.

Recently I was offered the role as Head of Innovation, primarily responsible for co-ordinating and leading the development of our Digital solutions to meet our client’s needs. This is a new challenge for me and one which I am really enjoying. It has frequently taken me outside of my comfort zone and keeps me on my toes. It is exciting to explore new collaboration and networking opportunities across new market sectors with our staff, academia, partners, and clients to look at new services & products to keep the business fresh, sustainable, and ahead of the competition.

Andy Brittan

After four years as an R&D Mechatronics Engineer in the precision manufacturing industry, I joined Booth Welsh as a member of the Systems Engineering team.

Initially this role would see me working with some of the many control systems software packages we use at Booth Welsh, spanning several sectors from pharmaceutical to oil & gas.

After joining the Innovation and Digitalisation Strategic Pillar, my role within the company changed. Most recently I have been fortunate to be heavily involved with the development of the companies’ Digital Advantage product. This has allowed me to further my career as an engineer weaving together my existing knowledge with new skills in creating Virtual / Augmented Reality applications and systems, helping to create a new product for our industry.

Sarah Jane Kean

I joined Booth Welsh as an Office Junior straight from leaving school many years ago.

Within my first year Booth Welsh provided me with Business Administration training, and I was given various opportunities to develop and learn within the department.

Later I was provided with the opportunity to move into Finance and was promoted to Finance Assistant.  Booth Welsh continued to support my development by providing me with the opportunity to start studying Accountancy and I completed my Foundations in Accountancy qualification.

From here I was promoted to my current role as Finance Manager and enrolled on an ILM Leadership & Management course to help me progress in my new role. Furthermore, Booth Welsh continued to encourage and support me to further my Accountancy qualification to become a Chartered Accountant, which I am currently working towards.

Working in Finance allows me to work closely with all departments and I have received a great deal of support from senior members of the team. Over the years I have witnessed and been actively involved in the growth and development of the wider team and the company itself.

Rebecca Thomson

I joined Booth Welsh as a Digital Marketing graduate. Over the years my role has evolved into my current position of Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

My role involves marketing the business, both internally and externally. This includes showcasing our latest service offerings, new projects and partnerships as well as the stories of our people on social media platforms, our company website and at events and exhibitions. Internally, the marketing department has a strong role to play in boosting engagement and collaboration within the workplace. I have had many opportunities during my time at Booth Welsh to expand my knowledge and develop my skills.

I have completed a number of training courses relating to my field, having most recently completed a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing Leadership from the University of Aberdeen. I feel fortunate to work for a business who invest in their people and allow me to have an active role in shaping the future of the business through their strategy pillars.

Stuart MacInnes

I originally applied for an IT Technician role at Booth Welsh before my CV was passed on to the Systems and Technology department, to which I was asked to comeback and meet with the line manager and have been a part of the furniture ever since!

My role involves helping with programming and coding the software for the automation systems that Booth Welsh develops. I also help with the graphics side of things, creating ‘operating systems’ that Control Room Operators use to monitor and control devices out in the field.

I have had great support and opportunities throughout my time with Booth Welsh, and feel fortunate that they identified me for a role that I had not considered. I have come on a lot since then and was able to adapt to an entirely new approach to software development. Everyone is friendly and will not hesitate to provide a helping hand. The atmosphere in the workplace is always good, and there is a whole host of activities for employees from football and badminton clubs after work, to large social and charity events throughout the year.

Tracy Nicol

In 2008 I started with Booth Welsh in the position of Project Coordinator, working primarily with Site installation teams. 12 years later, having undertaken various other roles along the way, I now work as Project Controls Manager for our Commercial Team.

In my current position I have the pleasure of working with multiple departments within the business from Systems, Process, E&I Engineering to Install & Panels, Estimating, Finance and, Recruitment and HR.  Our team’s key focus is to support the successful completion of all project undertaken and ensure they come in on time, within budget and with optimal profit margin.  Tasks can range from overseeing data maintenance of our project systems, to compiling and analysing the latest sales figures.  One of the areas I gain most satisfaction with in my role is being able to continually improve our processes and ways of working.

Like many young people, I left university unsure which career path I wanted to follow, but feel extremely lucky to have joined a company like Booth Welsh who provide direction and investment in their people.  In working alongside senior management and inspiring professionals I have been afforded the opportunity to really learn the business and grow personally.