August blog …

Well as the summer comes to a close and autumn is upon us, I can reflect back on a great working summer. As a whole we have been quite busy with various jobs and our engineers and technicians have been happy to work overtime.

We have a number of great Governor Technicians,  who’s daily job is to rebuild new and overhauled governors. This month I would like to introduce to you a couple of our Governor Technicians.


Chris has worked at EGS for 14 years – After leaving school Chris took an Apprenticeship at The South Kent College of Technology in Dover. He studied Marine Engineering for 4 years. This intensive training course taught him everything he needed to know about working on a vessels engine at sea.

Chris has gained valuable experience and knowledge over the years, working in various marine and engineering roles.

Chris has keen interests in photography, history and architecture, he often enjoys finding out about how buildings were made, present and past.


Mick has been with EGS for 5 years now – After working 20 years as a service engineer the long hours and working away became tiresome, so Mick gave up his job at Scottish & Newcastle Brewers and found his way to Essex Governors.

Mick originally trained at Paxman Diesels doing an apprenticeship through the Colchester Institute as an Engine Fitter Tester, and through this course is where he met our MD Andy, little did he know at the time he would be working for him some 25 years later!

In his spare time Mick enjoys watching live motorcycle drag racing , participating in friendly football matches and cycling. He also likes travelling and exploring new countries.

Other news this month …

Well done to Michelle who completed a half marathon in London on 08.09.13, she raised just over £250 for a Leukaemia and Lymphoma charity.

We will be attending the IMPA show in London on 11.09.13