PUBLISHED Friday, July 20 2018
The entrepreneurial spirit of Lianne Walker was noted by the distinguished Entrepreneurs’ Forum – an organization for business owners and entrepreneurs based within the North East of England, who proceeded to invite Lianne to speak at a member event.
The event took place on the 13th of June, with a strong turnout comprised of other business leaders in the North East of England, as Lianne shared her experiences of strong focus on innovation, how the right attitude, tenacity and mind-set as a leader can help to shape how your business grows.
Lianne Walker was appointed Group General Manager of Walker Filtration in 2005 and within three years awarded an MBE for Services to Manufacturing and International Trade.
Lianne has also been shortlisted by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum for the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ alongside two other renowned entrepreneurs within the North East of England; Stewart Grierson (UpNorth Engineering Services) and Lee Hartley (Fairstone group).
We would like to congratulate Lianne and her fellow nominees on their nomination and wish everyone the best of luck at the award ceremony on the 28th September 2018.
PUBLISHED Friday, May 11 2018
On the 8th and 9th of May Walker Filtration played host to the ISO TC118/SC4/WG1 (Compressed Air Purity and Treatment Equipment) and Pneurop PN14 (Air Treatment) standards development committees. The meeting brought together experts from across the compressed air industry to develop new and advance existing ISO standards – which define compressed air purity and the measurement methodologies used to determine contaminants present in compressed air.
The two-day event took place at Walker Filtration’s UK Head Office in Washington, Tyne and Wear, with participating members, each an expert in their respective field and representing their national standards body, attending from Japan, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia and the UK.
Walker Filtration is privileged to host such a diverse and respected group of individuals. As active members of the working group committees, Walker Filtration is dedicated to developing industry best practice and committed to delivering high quality, safe and reliable products which comply with global industry standards of performance.
PUBLISHED Thursday, April 12 2018
In September Walker Filtration welcomed Leeds University Chemistry student, Thomas Brown, to our Head Office in Washington, Tyne and Wear to complete a one-year industry placement. Thomas’ placement is within the technical department, working on several projects which involve various areas of the business. As Thomas approaches the last quarter of his placement, we caught up with him to discuss his progress.
‘I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Walker Filtration, it has been invaluable to put into practise the theory based learning I have acquired from university. The company has allowed me to work with other teams outside of the technical department on cross functional tasks, as well as leading my own project on microfibre technologies and the chemistry involved in filtration media. I was delighted to contribute to the research and development of one of the core components of Walker Filtration’s product base, and feel that I have made a real impact within the company.”
“I felt the Walker Filtration ‘family’ culture as soon as I arrived on my first day. As there is a graduate scheme here, it was great to connect with people of a similar age and to help me settle in. Throughout the business, help is always available if needed, and I have regular meeting updates with my senior co-workers who aid in keeping my projects focused and provide support to ensure I can produce successful conclusive results. After university I would like to complete my Master’s Degree in Chemistry and either take up a graduate position in a Research and Development role, or quite possibly a PhD in Chemistry.”
Group General Manager, Lianne Walker MBE (MBA), commented “Thomas is testament to how valuable it is to integrate work placements into university studies. He has developed his skillset and has been a real asset to the company, bringing in fresh ideas and theory to the technical department. I know he’ll be successful as he returns to university to complete his degree and as he begins his professional career.”
Walker Filtration would like to wish Thomas the very best of luck in the success of his placement year, university studies and future career.
PUBLISHED Wednesday, April 11 2018
Walker Filtration were pleased to collect our British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) Continuous Membership Award yesterday, marking 15 years of membership. The award reflects our commitment to excellence and the position we hold as a center for design, manufacture, export and distribution within the industry.The British Compressed Air Society is the only UK technical trade association open to manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products. This fantastic partnership offers unbiased advice on compressed air and vacuum legislation, technical standards, education, compliance, safety and matters. Walker Filtration look forward to many more succesful years as BCAS members.