We have deep roots in the UK’s Tees Valley region and we’re committed to developing world-class hydraulic engineering talent in the North East of England. Our engineers work on some of the world’s most high profile engineering projects. IMH is nurturing the next generation of hydraulic engineering specialists through our investment in a long-running apprenticeship programme and commitment to skills development among young people. Our founder, Paul Griffiths, was recognised in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List for his commitment to services to young people.
We’re always looking to grow our team with expert engineers. If you would like to know more about job opportunities or learn about our apprenticeship programme view our careers page.
Paul Griffiths Chairman
Paul established IMH in 1983 and led the company for 30 years. He fostered the company’s core values and developed a strong technical brand that is recognised internationally.
He is first and foremost a Hydraulic Engineer and has led major projects for the company all over the world. Paul moved into a Chairman’s role to enable the company to be taken forwards with new ideas and energy. Meanwhile, he has taken up the position of IMH’s Technical Trainer, doing what he does best, driving forwards the hydraulic skills base.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys sailing both competitively and for pleasure, as well as working for various charities.
Catherine joined IMH to support the company’s development, including the reorganisation and recruitment of the management team, rebranding of the company, and upscaling the apprenticeship scheme.
She now supports the company’s marketing activities from the USA, where she is based. Catherine has a BA in Fine Art and MArch in Architecture from UCL, and also works in spatial data visualisation.
Catherine enjoys competitive sailing and has an active interest in contemporary arts.
James Griffiths Operations Manager
After completing an advanced apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering, James then joined IMH and specialised in hydraulic engineering, starting as a Hydraulic Fitter and working his way up to his current position as Operations Manager.
His career has taken him all over the world, developing strong international client relations, and participating in major engineering projects from design, manufacture and commissioning.
James is a member of a local football club, playing league matches weekly. He is also a season ticket holder of Middlesbrough Football club.