Like several other of the long-term employees at EGS, Andy began his career journey as an apprentice at Paxman Diesels (now MAN B&W Diesel LTD) in 1977 as a Governor Fitter/Tester which lasted for four years. Upon completion of his apprenticeship he began working as a Service Engineer; fault-finding and repairing. Throughout these experiences, Andy became increasingly dedicated to the completion of each job to the best of his ability and decided to start up his own company to offer a better service to customers with an even better quality of workmanship.
From the first days of EGS, Andy has never ceased looking for ways to improve the business and to continue to provide an exceptionally high level of quality service to customers. This is where Andy’s passion shines; he strives to go above and beyond customer expectations in order to guarantee customer satisfaction.
In addition to his commitment to EGS, Andy is very interested in motorsports having participated at Goodwood and Brands Hatch. He also particularly enjoys home renovating.
Wayne’s first step on the career ladder was an internship in 1989 for Paxman Diesels (now MAN B&W Diesel LTD) within the Sales and Service Office. He concentrated mainly on customer enquiries and interpretation progressing to Area Supervisor for Europe and then heading the new Fast Track department that redefined the slow enquiry turnaround system.
When he joined EGS Ltd in 1992, he brought with him a wealth of experience significantly improving the efficiency of our procedures and continues to look for ways to improve the business on a day-to-day basis.
He was appointed Spares Director in 2001 and is known for his consistent helpfulness not only to the team but also to others through his participation in a number of sporting events to raise money for various local, national and international charities.
Michelle joined EGS in 2002 as an Office Administrator. With experience in accounts for both a printing company and a facilities management company, when the position for Company Accountant / Office Manager became available Michelle was in an ideal position to take over. Since 2012 Michelle’s role has changed and she is now just Office Manager, as the workload has increased and our team has grown Michelle ensures the administration and accounts department runs smoothly. Day to day Michelle is in charge of the incoming and outgoing spare parts jobs.
Michelle has been a major asset to the company. She was heavily involved in the implementation of our new accounting, stock management and job planning system, which has significantly improved many of our procedures and practices.
Michelle works part time Monday – Thursday.
Jess joined EGS in October 2012, as having a completly substantial financial background she was the perfect choice to look after our accounts. After completing AAT accounting qualifications at college she then went onto Anglia Ruskin University in 2008 where she gained her ACCA qualification.
One of Jess’s biggest achievements was travelling to Sri Lanka to work voluntarily at an Elephant Sanctuary for three weeks, this was a lifelong ambition and she is glad she had the chance to fulfil this. Jess also has a keen interest in other countries and cultures and spent 5 months travelling Asia, visiting 10 countries. this was a fantastic learning experience for her.
Jess works part time Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday 8.30 – 5.00pm
Before joining EGS Marie studied various IT courses at the Colchester Institute before becoming an administrator at a Health & Safety Consultancy firm.
Marie joined EGS in 2003, starting as a full time Administrator and after having gained a greater understanding of the business, she was appointed Health & Safety and Quality Control Officer in 2004, along with assisting in general administration.
Marie is part of the long serving office team and has been with EGS 17 years.
One of Marie’s greatest achievements is trekking across part of the Sahara Dessert for charity and raising a substantial amount of money for her local hospice.
Marie works part time Monday – Friday 9.00-4.00
Upon finishing school, Jacqueline attended The Colchester Institute and obtained a National Diploma/Certificate in Business Studies.
Having graduated, Jacqueline joined EGS in July 2006 and immediately put her newly acquired skills to work. From starting as Office Junior 14 years ago, she has never looked back and is part of the long standing office team.
Jacqueline’s role within the office is to mainly look after all Governor Jobs, this includes newbuilds, repairs, and overhauls.
Jacqueline works part time Wednesday / Thursday and Friday 9.00-2.30
In her spare time she likes to keep fit and support her son at football.
Jacqueline is a bubbly and lively character and a great asset to our team.
Barry’s first step on the career ladder was his apprenticeship from 1980 to 1984 at Paxman Diesels (now MAN B&W Diesel LTD) to train as a Engine Fitter Tester. He left Paxman Diesels in 1989 when he joined EGS as an Engine Fitter.
In 1999, when EGS decided to concentrate solely on governing equipment, Barry, with great product, process and company knowledge, was appointed Workshop Manager. Due to the high level of skill required to plan and organise the large number of projects we take on, in addition to managing the technicians’ workload and ensuring each job is completed not only to a high quality standard, but also at the right pace in order to meet customer deadlines, Barry is a strong asset to the company. Furthermore, he has contributed significantly to the coordination of the stores and the implementation of our job and stock management software thereby considerably improving the efficiency with which jobs are completed.
In his spare time, Barry is particularly passionate about Formula 1; attracted by the perfection and precision required of the technology used within this sport, which he views as the pinnacle of engineering.
Chris began his career in the engineering industry working for the Merchant Navy from 1975-1985. His role mainly consisted of the maintenance of engines, steam turbines and pumps. He was also responsible for testing hydraulic equipment such as steering.
Chris then took on a number of jobs such as Machine Setter, and Service engineer before joining EGS in 1999. Chris’ wide variety of experience enables him to quickly understand how products work and hence how to disassemble, repair and rebuild complex units. It is for this reason that Chris deals with the more unique and challenging jobs for which we have no information or drawings detailing the specifications of the governor. Chris takes great pride in solving these cases.
When Chris isn’t working he particularly enjoys photography, keeping up to date with current affairs and studying architecture; as an engineer he finds it fascinating to establish how great structures were made and how they work.
From 1976 – 1987 Mick worked for Paxman Diesels (now MAN B&W Ltd). In the first four years he completed an apprenticeship to become an Engine Fitter / Tester. He left Paxman Diesels to broaden his experience as a Service Engineer in the brewing industry.
Mick then joined EGS and now works in a number of fields, not only governors, but valves, control systems, overhaul and maintenance. Mick enjoys working on unusual governors and taking on the more challenging jobs.
He is also a keen racer and spends his free time either motor cycling, drag racing or motor racing. Mick is a personable and easy-going member of our team. He is out-going and contributes significantly to our pleasant working environment.
Kevin joined the company in 1997 and began work in our Cleaning Department. He was keen to improve his position and in 2002 began apprenticeship training alongside our applications engineer focusing on the overhaul of electronic governors.
As a particularly sociable individual and strong team-player, Kevin has naturally adopted a go-between role amongst managers and staff. His sense of humour and happy personality helps to maintain a good atmosphere in the work place.
Kevin is a perfectionist and takes great pride in his work. He likes to ensure that each project he takes on is completed to the highest standard and to the best of his ability.
Finally in his free time, Kevin enjoys going to the gym, and socialising with friends.