The Pedigree of our Senior Management Team

A proven track record in temperature control expertise – our senior management team alone, has over two hundred and fifty years of combined industry experience under their belts…

Company identity and culture mean a lot to us. Along our journey to become the largest privately-owned temperature and humidity control company in the UK, we’ve been investing in making Newsome a dynamic, exciting, and knowledgeable company – a place where industry experts are proud to work.

Our proven ability to create personalised solutions has built us long-term relationships with some of the biggest names in the industrial and commercial sectors. Throughout our history, we’re proud to have gathered an impressive portfolio of clients. From world-renowned food producers to global automotive manufacturers, our list of successful past projects is full of familiar names – including Nestlé, Cadbury, McVities, ConvaTec, BASF, Magna, and Total.

Keeping up our reputation and the pedigree of our team is essential to maintaining our performance. Bringing the right new people into the Newsome team expands our knowledge, keeps us innovating, and gives us that all-important competitive edge.

We’re now proud to share that our current cohort of incredibly skilled industry experts have a combined wealth of experience and reputation that reflects the calibre of our business and the exceptional service we deliver to customers.

Meet the senior staff – new and established – boosting Newsome’s pedigree:

Richard Metcalfe

Richard joined Newsome as a Board Director in 2021, having previously been the Sales & Service Director at ICS Cool Energy Limited. With a proven track record in the process cooling and HVAC marketplace spanning over 30 years, Richard is leading Newsome’s growth strategy.

David Harker

David joined Newsome straight from school, as an apprentice and started his working life at the company as a Project Manager and Draftsman. David then progressed through the ranks to become Sales Director and then Managing Director – joining the board as a company director in 1994.  Over the last 37 years, he has obtained extensive knowledge of the HVAC and Humidity control sector and is well respected by colleagues and customers alike. A passionate engineer at work, David adopts a hands-on approach to leadership. In his spare time David runs a small holding with livery and a suite of tractors.

Rob Hatfield

Having started his career as an apprentice at Newsome in 1996, Rob became a Board Director at Newsome in 2009 after progressing through the company. A HVAC specialist, Rob has extensive knowledge within the food and beverage sector with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

In his spare time, Rob enjoys playing underwater hockey (– also known as Octopush!).

Simon Hanley

Simon is a Board Director at Newsome and heads the Humidity Control Division – a HVAC specialist with over 15 years industry experience.

Through our work with DST, we supply humidity control units for hire and sale. Whether a customer needs to prevent condensation and ice formation over a long-term basis, keep sensitive products moisture-free to prevent bacteria, or dry out a building – we have a choice of high-spec products for the job.

Simon has been crucial to our growth in this area. After starting as an apprentice with Newsome in 2005, he worked his way up in the company before becoming Director in 2016.

Neil Horsman

Neil recently joined Newsome as Finance Director to help steer the company towards achieving its ambitious growth targets. He brings with him nearly 40 years  experience working in the manufacturing sector, having held financial director roles across various organisations including injection moulding, water filtration, and poultry.

Nick Szabey

Nick has worked in temperature control & humidity industry for over 17 years and joined Newsome as a project manager in 2016. Prior to joining Newsome, he was area sales engineer at Airdale International Air Conditioning Ltd for 5 years, following a 6 and a half year spell working at Fan Systems Group Ltd – designers and manufacturers of industrial fans and air movement products.  In 2019, Nick moved across into the DST side of the Newsome business and was promoted to the role of sales director for DST – Humidity, early 2022.

Chris Flynn

A vastly experienced technical sales and applications manager, Chris has worked within process cooling since 2006. Chris, who joined Newsome from ICS Cool Energy, is a competent leader with over 15 years of experience in both leading a sales team and a service operations team.

Rob Donaldson

Rob is a service and rental operations manager with a wealth of experience and a strong reputation for quality customer service built over 45 years of experience in customer service delivery.

He has worked across all areas of HVAC, process cooling and humidity control, amassing impressive knowledge in all areas.

Malcolm Edwards

Malcolm is a refrigeration and controls design specialist who has worked across several continents. He began his career in New Zealand before spending time in Australia and settling here in the UK during the 1990s – giving him international industry insight.

Malcolm is our go-to man for technical advice within the process cooling and humidity control sector, thanks to his over 40 years of experience.

Newsome is proud to boast a high calibre of expertise across the team. Our wealth of wisdom and experience keeps our impressive portfolio of household-name clients happy and satisfied.

With our work taking us across many industries, we know how important is to be adaptable and versatile so we’re able to respond to any need. Unusual and challenging environments and processes are our specialities – so with such an experienced team, we are prepared for any task. Now you’ve discovered a little more about Newsome, why not check out our hire-and-buy equipment options? Our team are available to chat through your queries. Give us a call on 01422 371711 and we’ll be happy to help.