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Venson adds to team for Yorkshire vehicle conversion centre

Venson Automotive Solutions is broadening its skills base to staff its new vehicle conversion centre in Hessay, North Yorkshire.

Jason Barker joins Venson as auto electrician, specialising in vehicle conversions.

Jonathan Baker-Hood joins as an electrical engineer who brings over six years of 3D design. 

Baker-Hood joins Venson from Ludus Leisure, where he was a CAD engineer for outdoor play equipment. In this role he was responsible for the issuing of production and manufacture drawings using AutoCad from 2D and 3D draught models, as well as liaising with architects and installation engineers. Prior to that he was a CAD draughtsperson at Neville Tucker Mechanical & Electrical, where he worked alongside architects and manufacturers to coordinate designs for clients.

Barker moves from O&H Vehicle Conversions, where he was the electrical engineering manager. Baker has been working on vehicle ambulance conversions, ranging from PTS through to A&E conversions, providing both the electrical solutions and design.

“We continue to invest in an outstanding team of people to work at our Hessay facility,” explained Samantha Roff, managing director for Venson Automotive Solutions.

Jason Barker and Jonathan Baker-Hood both bring years of specialist experience in electrical engineering and design, which is ideal in helping us to expand our specialist vehicle fit-out services.

“The new facility is well-equipped to provide a range of services from equipping commercial vehicles for industries, such as housing associations and utilities companies, to more complex conversions to support the requirements of blue light fleets. This combined with industry expertise means we can bring our conversion solutions to more industries and markets.”


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