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Hawkins Opens Two Offices on the Island of Ireland

Hawkins Belfast and Dublin Announcement

Hawkins is delighted to announce the opening of two new offices, one in Dublin and one in Belfast, to strengthen our presence and service offering in the region. For over four decades Hawkins has serviced both sides of the border from our existing offices and the decision reflects strong growth in demand from these markets.

Our teams have long-standing relationships with clients in these cities and our new locations will mean that we are well placed to meet the needs of both new and existing clients.

Alongside the new premises, we welcome Jason Atkinson to our team. Jason joins us as an Associate in the Dublin office. Jason graduated from University College Dublin with a First-Class Honours in Material Science and Engineering. His research was on the development and optimisation of projection stereolithography additive manufacturing. His work focused on establishing a relationship between process parameters, material structure, and mechanical properties, for this manufacturing process. Jason also brings experience as a Manufacturing Engineer where he was responsible for the support of production through problem-solving and fault-finding on various manufacturing processes, including laser welding, laser cutting, laser marking, linishing and electro polishing. This role included responsibility for optimising production through cost saving and efficiency improvement projects.

Managing Director, Andrew Prickett, said, “This is an exciting time for Hawkins. Establishing a permanent presence in both Belfast and Dublin is an indication of our dedication and commitment to strengthening the relationships that we have with our clients on the island of Ireland. We are also delighted to welcome Jason to the team. The expertise he brings compliments our current skills and expertise, enhancing our commitment to deliver a world leading customer experience.”

Glasgow Regional Manager, Jon Watkins will expand his role to include our Belfast office and John Holland has been appointed as Regional Manager for Dublin.

Meet the Teams

John Holland, Regional Manager, Dublin

John joined Hawkins in 2016 becoming the Regional Manager of our Glasgow Office. He specialises in the investigation of fires, explosions, escapes of fluid, engineering failures, personal injuries, building damage resulting from water ingress and road traffic accidents. He is known for his attention to detail, pragmatic approach, and his ability to explain complex engineering matters in a way that is clear and easy for non-technical readers to understand.

Jon Watkins, Regional Manager, Belfast

Jon initially joined Hawkins to strengthen our services in Civil & Structural Engineering investigations but soon expanded his skillset and has investigating over 500 incidents including fires, explosions, construction incidents, water ingress, foundation settlement and personal injuries. Jon is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Dr Christabel Evans, Senior Associate, Belfast/Dublin

Christabel joined Hawkins in 2018 and regularly investigates material failures (polymers, composites, metals), escapes of water and oil incidents, system failures and personal injury claims. She has written many court reports and regularly consults with Counsel.

Gavin Dunn, Associate, Belfast

Gavin is a road traffic accident investigator, familiar with the full spectrum of collision types, from those involving pedestrians to HGVs. Gavin is a skilled examiner of components, and experienced in analysing information from various sources such as digital tachograph systems, event data recorders, and CCTV footage. He has appeared as an expert witness in numerous Magistrates, Crown and High Courts, as well as at many Coroner’s Inquests, serving a range of customers including the police, public bodies and solicitors.

Jason Atkinson, Associate, Dublin

Jason Atkinson is a Materials Engineer who brings extensive experience within manufacturing. He has been responsible for the support of production through problem-solving and fault finding on various manufacturing processes, including laser welding, laser cutting, laser marking, linishing and electro polishing. He has also been responsible for developing polymer additive manufacturing processes for medical implants and instruments.

Contact details for our new offices can be found below:

Dublin Address:
209 Glencullen House
Kylemore Rd
Dublin 10
D10 K729
Tel number: +353 1 575 8455
Email: [email protected]

Belfast Address:
108 Forsyth House
Cromac St
Tel number: +44 2890 024 955
Email: [email protected]

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