Hedley Hydraulics

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Hedley Hydraulics's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Hedley Hydraulics is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett, MP
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles, MP

www.hedley-hyd.com

THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW
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Managing Director Steve Davies
(left) and Sales Director Jeremy
Booker (right)
We installed the hydraulic powerpack,
accumulator and proportional valves for
this high-speed stamp press
Hedley Hydraulics design and manufacture bespoke
hydraulic power units and test rigs including pipework
installation, while also distributing a wide range of
components in the UK and overseas. Having worked with
the Ministry of Defence and the Environmental Agency, they
have achieved significant organic growth over the last couple
of years. From the initial brief, they design, build, install and
maintain the product, to ensure they are optimised to work at
their maximum potential. Sales Director Jeremy Booker is part
of the second generation of owners and tells
TheParliamentary
Review
about their attention to detail and how they have
fostered sustainable relationships with their clients.
The company is well established, founded in 1976. The history of the company,
and the fact that most of our employees have worked with us for a long period
of time, have contributed to a huge amount of experience and stability which
allows us to provide our customers with a personal service and a high calibre of
technical advice. This covers all areas of our provision, from design, build and
engineering to support. We are in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, primarily employing
local people, supplying turnkey systems for a range of market sectors including oil
and gas, renewable energy, power generation, automation, food, research and
development and flood protection. We supply to world-class organisations and
pride ourselves on the high-quality standard of our work, considering ourselves to
be a world-classcompany.
FACTS ABOUT
HEDLEY HYDRAULICS
»Managing Director:
Steve Davies
»Sales Director: Jeremy Booker
»Established in 1976
»Based in Crigglestone,
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
»Services: Hydraulic engineering
and product manufacture
»Supports customers in the
nuclear, environmental,
defence, civil engineering,
aviation, oil and gas and
automotive sectors
»No. of employees: 35
Hedley Hydraulics
29HEDLEY HYDRAULICS |
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
We are an SME and the continued
interest we receive from companies
who want to work with us is
refreshing. People want us to be
involved and share their workload
and we have a very high proportion
of repeat business. We manufacture
customised hydraulic power units and
hydraulic test rigs: essentially anything
that relates to hydraulic systems within
the industrial market. This spans, for
example, flood defences, bridges and
sector gates, which are currently a
major concern in the UK.
Our client base covers a similar range
and spans SMEs, medium-sized
public limited companies and larger
organisations. We supply several
companies who export from the UK
and also various government bodies
including the Environment Agency,
the Ministry of Defence, the nuclear
industry and their subcontractors,
including civil engineering companies.
Developing relationships with
our clients
One of the key elements of our success
has been our relationship with our
clients. We are always responsive to
their immediate needs and as can
adapt quickly across different industry
requirements, we understand the time
constraints our clients can face and
so work alongside them to ensure
everything is completed withinschedule.
All of our systems are specially
designed and are specific to the
customer’s needs, although we
also provide repeat business for
our component sales and are able
to service and maintain hydraulic
equipment wherever hydraulics are
being used. We can provide long-
term, periodic service planning with
the aim of working to maintain the
customer’s products and machines.
This ensures we can optimise the
working life of the equipment and
our attention to detail means we can
often maintain these machines to the
end of this period without having to
undertake significant repairs.
Continually innovating
We are always looking to continually
improve our service and we place
significant focus on research and
development, particularly when
designing hydraulic test rigs. As many
of these customised test rig systems
are at the cutting edge of technology,
we are stretching the boundaries of
what is possible. This requires us to
test the customer’s equipment to
ensure we completely understand their
product, but we always ensure we do
not fatigue it.
As the way business is conducted is
changing, we have embraced this and
added an internet store. Naturally we
meet face-to-face with our customers,
as clients still appreciate this level of
contact, but this new development will
allow customers to access our products
more easily, 24 hours a day, while we
offer a next-day delivery service. We
are looking to further innovate in this
area and have developed our stock
capacity to ensure a quick turnaround.
We supplied the
hydraulic power unit and
pipework installation for
this bascule bridge
As many of
these
customised test
rig systems are
at the cutting
edge of
technology, we
are stretching
the boundaries
of what is
possible
BEST PRACTICE REPRESENTATIVE 2019
THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW
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28 | HEDLEY HYDRAULICS
Managing Director Steve Davies
(left) and Sales Director Jeremy
Booker (right)
We installed the hydraulic powerpack,
accumulator and proportional valves for
this high-speed stamp press
Hedley Hydraulics design and manufacture bespoke
hydraulic power units and test rigs including pipework
installation, while also distributing a wide range of
components in the UK and overseas. Having worked with
the Ministry of Defence and the Environmental Agency, they
have achieved significant organic growth over the last couple
of years. From the initial brief, they design, build, install and
maintain the product, to ensure they are optimised to work at
their maximum potential. Sales Director Jeremy Booker is part
of the second generation of owners and tells
TheParliamentary
Review
about their attention to detail and how they have
fostered sustainable relationships with their clients.
The company is well established, founded in 1976. The history of the company,
and the fact that most of our employees have worked with us for a long period
of time, have contributed to a huge amount of experience and stability which
allows us to provide our customers with a personal service and a high calibre of
technical advice. This covers all areas of our provision, from design, build and
engineering to support. We are in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, primarily employing
local people, supplying turnkey systems for a range of market sectors including oil
and gas, renewable energy, power generation, automation, food, research and
development and flood protection. We supply to world-class organisations and
pride ourselves on the high-quality standard of our work, considering ourselves to
be a world-classcompany.
FACTS ABOUT
HEDLEY HYDRAULICS
»Managing Director:
Steve Davies
»Sales Director: Jeremy Booker
»Established in 1976
»Based in Crigglestone,
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
»Services: Hydraulic engineering
and product manufacture
»Supports customers in the
nuclear, environmental,
defence, civil engineering,
aviation, oil and gas and
automotive sectors
»No. of employees: 35
Hedley Hydraulics
29HEDLEY HYDRAULICS |
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
We are an SME and the continued
interest we receive from companies
who want to work with us is
refreshing. People want us to be
involved and share their workload
and we have a very high proportion
of repeat business. We manufacture
customised hydraulic power units and
hydraulic test rigs: essentially anything
that relates to hydraulic systems within
the industrial market. This spans, for
example, flood defences, bridges and
sector gates, which are currently a
major concern in the UK.
Our client base covers a similar range
and spans SMEs, medium-sized
public limited companies and larger
organisations. We supply several
companies who export from the UK
and also various government bodies
including the Environment Agency,
the Ministry of Defence, the nuclear
industry and their subcontractors,
including civil engineering companies.
Developing relationships with
our clients
One of the key elements of our success
has been our relationship with our
clients. We are always responsive to
their immediate needs and as can
adapt quickly across different industry
requirements, we understand the time
constraints our clients can face and
so work alongside them to ensure
everything is completed withinschedule.
All of our systems are specially
designed and are specific to the
customer’s needs, although we
also provide repeat business for
our component sales and are able
to service and maintain hydraulic
equipment wherever hydraulics are
being used. We can provide long-
term, periodic service planning with
the aim of working to maintain the
customer’s products and machines.
This ensures we can optimise the
working life of the equipment and
our attention to detail means we can
often maintain these machines to the
end of this period without having to
undertake significant repairs.
Continually innovating
We are always looking to continually
improve our service and we place
significant focus on research and
development, particularly when
designing hydraulic test rigs. As many
of these customised test rig systems
are at the cutting edge of technology,
we are stretching the boundaries of
what is possible. This requires us to
test the customer’s equipment to
ensure we completely understand their
product, but we always ensure we do
not fatigue it.
As the way business is conducted is
changing, we have embraced this and
added an internet store. Naturally we
meet face-to-face with our customers,
as clients still appreciate this level of
contact, but this new development will
allow customers to access our products
more easily, 24 hours a day, while we
offer a next-day delivery service. We
are looking to further innovate in this
area and have developed our stock
capacity to ensure a quick turnaround.
We supplied the
hydraulic power unit and
pipework installation for
this bascule bridge
As many of
these
customised test
rig systems are
at the cutting
edge of
technology, we
are stretching
the boundaries
of what is
possible
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Our in-house design team works
alongside customers on specific
projects for clients and also helps
customers to realise concepts that
they have not yet managed to find
a solution for. We work together
with a common aim to provide a
system or test rig that is capable of
the work required. We also produce
new product innovations ourselves
and liaise with our product suppliers
to make them happen. We remain
open minded, and when pushing
boundaries, we always ensure we
communicate with our suppliers
and our clients. This often includes
working with third-party engineering
consultants, a testament to our
collaborative nature.
Adapting to the skills gap
One of the greatest challenges we
face, and that the manufacturing
sector as a whole faces, is the growing
skills gap. To remedy this, we have
taken on high-calibre apprentices
from the University of Sheffield in
collaboration with the Advanced
Manufacturing Research Centre, who
provide these apprentices alongside
a structured training programme.
We recruit from both sides of the
educational divide, taking both those
with and without degrees; the crucial
element is that they are willing people
with a willingattitude.
We are confident about the future of
our company, a confidence based on
the organic growth we have achieved
through our sustainable customers and
our presence in a sustainable market.
In terms of future growth, we are
open to the idea of acquisition to grow
our company but will be primarily
focusing on this organic growth. We
have already grown considerably in
the last couple of years and we aim to
continue this. Our goal is to expand
further into the hydraulic market and
target further government projects
as these constitute a very reliable
form of work for us. By continuing to
grow organically, we are confident
we can thrive long beyond this
second generation.
We meet face-
to-face with
our customers,
as clients still
appreciate this
level of
contact
We supplied the
hydraulic power unit and
pipework installation,
contributing to a £250
million regeneration
project in Dover
31TULWAY ENGINEERING |
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
Managing Director Kevin Tully
Prefabricated filter unit for
the water industry
Founded in 1998, primarily to serve the chemical and
pharmaceutical industries, Tulway Engineering has since
diversified to gain a highly-regarded reputation in the
engineering renewables sector. Since its first mechanical
installations on anaerobic digestion units and biomass power
plants, it has completed the mechanical installation of the
world’s first grid-scale cryogenic energy storage plant in
Bury, near Manchester. Managing Director Kevin Tully tells
TheParliamentary Review
more about the company’s work.
Highview Power’s cryogenic systems, which use liquid air as the storage medium,
are adaptable and can provide services at all levels of the electricity system, such as
supporting power generation, providing stabilisation services to transmission grids
and distribution networks, and acting as a source of back-up power to end users.
These systems are clean – air in and air out – and a standard plant configuration of
500 MWh can be easily and cost-effectively scaled up to multiple gigawatt hours
without limitation.
Highview Power’s CRYOBattery systems deliver pumped-hydro capabilities and are
ideal for long-duration applications, with total lifecycle costs that are significantly
lower than lithium-ion battery storage and with no degradation in performance.
Utilities increasingly are looking to long-duration energy storage to help meet new
100-per-cent-renewables targets, which are being adopted by numerous cities
worldwide. Highview Power recently announced projects in Spain, the Middle East
and South Africa. The company is also working on a number of projects in Europe
and the US, with construction expected to begin in late 2019.
FACTS ABOUT
TULWAY ENGINEERING
»Managing Director: Kevin Tully
»Founded in 1998
»Based in Liverpool
»Services: Renewable energy
plants
»No. of employees: 22
»www.tulwayengineering.co.uk
Tulway Engineering

www.hedley-hyd.com

The Parliamentary Review Publication, in which this article originally appeared, contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Michael Gove.

Rt Hon Michael Gove's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Michael Gove

This year's Parliamentary Review comes at a momentous time for parliament, as we collectively determine the destiny of the United Kingdom. 

On October 31, the UK will leave the European Union. The successful implementation of this process is this government's number-one priority.

Three years after a historic referendum vote, we will deliver on the decisive mandate from the British people. Trust in our democracy depends on it. Until that final hour, we will work determinedly and diligently to negotiate a deal, one that abolishes the backstop and upholds the warm and close relationship we share with our friends, allies and neighbours in the EU. But in the event that the EU refuses to meet us at the table, we must be prepared to leave without a deal.

As the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, it is my job to lead on this government's approach, should that scenario happen. Preparing for Brexit is my department's driving mission. But while I am leading this turbocharged effort, the whole of government is committed to this endeavour.

Ministers across Whitehall are working together to ensure that every possibility is considered, every plan is scrutinised and every provision is made. A daily drumbeat of meetings means that we are holding departments accountable, so that preparations are completed on time.

The chancellor has confirmed that all necessary funding will be made available. And we have mobilised thecivil service, assigning 15,000 of our most talented civil servants to manage our exit from the EU.

We will make sure that on November 1, there is as little disruption to national life as possible. Our trade relationships will continue to thrive, thanks to agreements with countries around the world worth £70 billion. Our country will remain secure, thanks to nearly 1,000 new officers posted at our borders. And the 3.2 million EU nationals now living and working among us can remain confident, with absolute certainty, of their right to remain in the UK.

Above all, our goal is to be transparent. Soon, we will launch a public information campaign so that citizens, communities and businesses are ready and reassured about what will happen in the event of “no deal”.

In my first few weeks in this role, I have travelled to ports and tarmacs, borders and bridges, all across the UK –from the seaside of Dover to the rolling green hills of County Armagh. I have heard from business owners and border officials, farmers and hauliers. They are ready to put an end to uncertainty. And they are ready to embrace the opportunities ahead.

Our departure from the EU will be a once in a lifetime chance to chart a new course for the United Kingdom. Preparing for that new course will be a herculean effort. But this country has made astounding efforts before. We can do it again.
Rt Hon Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster