He says: “I have been devoted to growing Warren Services for 27-years, and to developing the engineering skills training industry for almost as long. It is time to hand the reins on to Will and Clive, where the company wants to grow, exploit new markets, and adopt more of the new digital technology that manufacturers now have access to. I know they will do a great job.”
As chairman, Will Bridgman will find and integrate new customers, especially for large technically challenging projects that demand multiple engineering processes, was well as the development of partner companies that strategically fit with the company’s objectives to be the go-to manufacturing partner for blue chip companies while also having resources to help new start-ups.
New managing director Clive Poyner will be tasked with establishing stronger links with existing customers and eliminating waste in all aspects of the business, a key performance metric for Warren Services, one of the largest subcontract engineering firms in East Anglia.
The board of directors, comprising co-owners Richard, Sharon and Will Bridgman, and supported by Clive Poyner, finance director Becky Mason and production manager Peter Brimson, remains unchanged.
Among several exciting engineering projects at the two-site business in Thetford, Norfolk is the daily manufacture of 12 ready-to-fit balconies for luxury apartments in and around London, automated foldable buildings, and complex theatre projects nationally and internationally. The versatile company even builds animatronic dinosaurs.
“If it can be fabricated, machined, welded, connected and assembled – we can make it,” says Will Bridgman.