Hutchinson Engineering

Retained search to appoint a Head of SHEQ

Hutchinson Engineering Limited is a privately owned engineering business located in Widnes, Cheshire. With annual revenues exceeding £20m and a workforce of over 130 full time employees, they are one of the leading names in steel fabrication the North West region delivering major projects and onsite engineering contracts for customers in a range of sectors including petrochemicals, renewable energy and telecoms.


Hutchinson retained Sherrington Associate's services in February 2017 to help recruit a new Head of SHEQ to lead the company strategy for H&S, environmental and quality management. Key to the brief was finding a highly experienced SHEQ leader who could fit with Hutchinson's core behaviours of teamwork, respect, responsibility, leadership and excellence.

Hutchinson Core Behaviours


After an extensive search of the North West steel fabrication sector and across parallel industries in specialist engineering and manufacturing, a longlist was identified for interview and behavioural assessment by Sherrington Associates. 

Longlisted candidates were assessed based on both 'values fit', 'experiential profile' and 'behavioural traits' before a shortlist was submitted to the client. Final interviews were carried out by Hutchinson and a successful appointment was made.



We are very happy with the outcome of this search assignment. Thank you for all your help!

Hutchinson Engineering