BPE strengthens new office with senior appointment

BPE has strengthened its team in the North West with the appointment of Fiona Smith at its Daresbury base.

BPE opened the doors to its second office, at Daresbury Innovation Centre, last year. A welcome reception from local manufacturers, particularly those in the chemicals sector, has seen demand for the company’s services grow and Fiona has been appointed to lead process engineering projects.

Fiona is a chartered chemical engineer and a member of IChemE. She has more than 13 years’ experience in the industry, having held senior roles with the likes of Mexichem Fluor and Grimley Smith Associates.

She said: “I’m very much looking forward to joining the BPE team. It’s gained a strong reputation within the industry for its consultants having unrivalled knowledge and I’m delighted to be working alongside them. Its clients are doing some exciting work and it’s going to be rewarding helping them to make their processes even more efficient.”

Mike Brown, managing director of BPE, added: “Only the very best make it onto our team and Fiona has the depth of knowledge that our clients have come to expect. Her experience will be a real asset and we’re excited that she’s joining at this time of growth and expansion.”

BPE has been helping manufacturers make their processes safer and more efficient since 1997. It offers a full range of process engineering services, including process modelling, process safety, project management and process development/scale-up support. Specialising in chemical and life sciences sectors, BPE counts some of the UK’s biggest blue-chip manufacturers among its clients.