About Crucial Engineering

We exist to secure your world.

We set out on a mission in 2016 to change the automation and aluminium industry – bringing a better choice, quality, and service to clients across West Yorkshire. We were a four-man band working from a small unit in Pudsey.

Since then, we’ve grown and we’ve grown quickly. A bigger team, bigger premises and bigger customers.

And our hard work and commitment to high standards hasn’t gone unnoticed – we’ve proud to have picked up a number of awards, including…

Construction Engineering Awards Logo
DE TOP 100 logo

We’re now one of the leading suppliers of automated access systems, aluminium and glazing solutions to construction, manufacturing and public sites across the north of England and beyond.

And we’re not stopping there.

Paul Van Heeswyk

“The Crucial team come to work every day and give 100%. Our strong culture has been present from day one and it’s what drives us forward – helping us go from strength to strength.”

– Paul Van Heeswyk, Director

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Meet the team

We’re a tight-knit team of engineers and operational experts who pride ourselves on providing our customers with unmatched levels of quality and service.

Here are some of the friendly faces that make up our family. We’re growing quickly too, so if you’re looking for your next role, why not make it Crucial?

Crucial Staff Dutch

Paul Van Heeswyk

Managing Director

Crucial Staff Chris ingleson

Chris Ingleson

Operations Manager

Crucial Staff Den waterworth

Den Waterworth

Commercial Manager

Crucial Staff Annette Swift

Annette Swift

Office Manager

Mike Boults

Mike Boults

Operations Supervisor

Crucial Staff Adrian Burton

Adrian Burton

Technical & Compliance Manager

Crucial Staff Chris Walton

Chris Walton

Maintenance Supervisor

Crucial Staff Lee Whitton

Lee Whitton

Shop Foreman

Crucial Staff Lynda Lyster

Lynda Lister

Senior Admin

Bronwyn Sudano

Bronwyn Sudano


Crucial Staff Rob Scott

Rob Scott

Finance Manager

Crucial Staff Tom Brown

Tom Brown

Commercial Supervisor

Karl Thomas

Karl Thomas

Senior Engineer

Adam Delve

Adam Delve

Senior Engineer

Sam Hastings 1

Sam Hastings

Finance Admin

Debbie Fisher 1

Debbie Fisher

Auto Assistant

Vince Lewis

Vince Lewis

Senior Fitter & Surveyor

Rebecca Mallinson 1

Rebecca Mallinson

Marketing Coordinator