About Us

HFL:CDM was established in July 2015 as a direct response to customer demand for CDM consultancy for process engineering projects resulting from the changes to the Construction (Design and Management) regulations that came into force on April 6.

Our sister company, Haden Freeman Ltd, had provided Health & Safety advice to the process industries from its formation in 1984, including CDM specific support since the regulations were introduced in 2007. This included the provision of CDM Coordinator, a role in which we worked for a large number of our process industry clients, in addition to our expertise in HAZOP, HAZID and SIL projects

Following the changes to the regulations in 2015, however, and the resultant increasing demand for CDM advice and services within the process industries, HFL:CDM was set up specifically for clients undertaking new build or expansion schemes to their production and processing plants. – a niche field requiring construction, engineering and H&S expertise and experience.

Our Team

Wayne Baxter

Wayne Baxter

Wayne’s role as Managing Director draws on a firm background of practical and senior management experience, gained whilst working for some of the world’s largest petro-chemical, pharmaceutical and chemical organisations.

A strategic leader, outstanding academic and published author, Wayne is committed to driving operational excellence through a culture of continuous learning and knowledge transfer.

He has successfully led Haden Freeman into major strategic partnerships and acquisitions, to ensure the company remains at the forefront of innovation and emerging global technologies.

Wayne is also instrumental in leading and developing Haden Freeman’s CSR policy which supports numerous local community and arts based projects.

Stuart Dow

Stuart Dow

Stuart has been with Haden Freeman for over 21 years. As Technical Director, his primary responsibilities are account management and ensuring the overall technical quality of the engineers at the Company.

Stuart specialises in Functional Safety in the process industries and heads up the Functional Safety team. His industry knowledge has been gained in the nuclear, pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries and he has worked on numerous projects throughout the UK and abroad.

Paul Gandy

Paul Gandy

Paul has been the Finance Director for Haden Freeman Ltd since 2003 and has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry.

Prior to joining the Company, Paul spent time in the accounts departments in manufacturing, distribution and sales at Ciba Geigy, FMC and Great Lakes. He oversaw the implementation of SAP into the accounts department in FMC and was a prime mover in the achievement of Oliver Wight Class A status in the same plant.

Paul leads a team of six responsible for reception, secretarial, administrative and accounting tasks in the several companies registered at Freeman House. He completed his Masters Degree in Business Administration in 2000.


Ian Dunkley

Ian joined Haden Freeman Ltd in 2004 and as Project Director oversees all engineering projects. He is supported by a team of project managers and engineers. His industry knowledge has been gained in the paper, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Ian has worked on numerous projects in the UK and abroad and spent more than 3 years working and living in North Eastern China, building and then operating a large production facility for a major UK company.


Barry Hird

A senior health and safety leader, with more than 25 years’ industrial experience gained in the international field of health, safety and environment, Barry has worked with top 100 FTSE companies spanning the construction, manufacturing, logistic and retail industries.

His specialties include Leadership, Strategic Direction, HS&E Management Systems and CDM (Construction, Design and Management) Applications. He is also an advocate of ‘sensible risk management’.

Our offices:

UK Headquarters
Freeman House, Orbital 24
Oldham Street, Denton, Manchester
M34 3SU

Tel: +44 (0) 161 304 5906
Fax: +44 (0) 161 304 5901
Email: info@hfl-cdm.com

Haden Freeman Limited
A343, Wilton Centre, Redcar
TS10 4RF

Tel: +44 (0) 1642 438136

Haden Freeman Limited C/O GEO Group UK Ltd
Charleston Road, Hardley, Hythe
Southampton, Hampshire
SO45 3ZG

Tel: +44 (0) 23 8024 5460

Haden Freeman Limited C/O Madina Group
P.O. Box 20459, C – Ring Road
Al Darwish United Building, Doha, Qatar

Tel: (+974) 4406 2000

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