Padgate Services was formed in 2013 to provide wide-ranging, professional engineering services. We serve an expanding number of small and medium-sized businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk. We have a range of customers who operate within the food, printing, distribution, leisure, energy and catering sectors, to name but a few.
Our business is designed to provide a one-stop shop for all your engineering needs. If your business doesn’t have any dedicated engineering resource, we can provide you with that experience and expertise as and when you need it.
If you do already have some engineering resource, we can supplement it in times of high demand or emergency. We can also bring additional skills, insight and experience to your team for projects or improvement engineering.
Padgate Fabrications is our dedicated commercial fabrications division, offering a fabrication design and build service as well as emergency repairs. Find out more at padgatefabrications.co.uk.
Wayne Thorp provides the principal engineering expertise offered by Padgate Services. Wayne is fully multi-skilled and able to provide a full range of mechanical and electrical engineering services, including refrigeration and hydraulics experience. Having qualified as a Marine Engineer, Wayne left the Royal Navy and has worked for over 20 years as an electro-mechanical engineer in a variety of different manufacturing businesses across East Anglia. Ten years ago Wayne moved from being a hands-on engineer into managerial roles in both engineering and production and has run large scale projects and managed both sizeable engineering teams and budgets. This breadth of both practical and managerial experience makes Wayne ideally placed to offer a wide range of engineering services to the companies he works with.
Wayne’s breadth of industry experience has allowed him to develop close partnerships with a number of other industry specialists and third parties over the years, allowing Padgate Services to offer reliable, professional engineering advice and support, whatever the size and requirements of your business.
Chris Smith works regularly with Padgate Services and is able to provide a wealth of fabrication expertise and mechanical support. Chris has over 25 years of fabrication and engineering experience and has worked locally and nationally across a wide range of industry sectors, including FMCG and the Oil and Gas sectors.
Chris has significant hands-on fabrication skills and experience which he regularly puts to good use in projects both large and small for the business. His own depth of knowledge is supplemented by a diverse network of professional contacts built up over his time in industry. In more recent years Chris has seen his roles grow to include managerial responsibilities, such as scoping large and small projects, managing budgets, teams and on-site installations and all the associated health and safety requirements.
Sarah Thorp provides Padgate Services’ office co-ordination. Sarah is able to assist with all financial, HR, training, administrative and health and safety queries.
Sarah previously worked as a HR Manager in an FMCG business for over 10 years and as a result has extensive experience of working within the manufacturing and supply chain sector. Sarah‘s management and manufacturing experience allow her to actively support Padgate Services business and financial planning processes.
Padgate Services is fully insured and has had no recorded lost time accidents over the last 3 years.