First Engineering Services Ltd was started in 1999, as a one man business by our MD and owner Simon Oliphant.
Working from shared premises his first job came from local company Cavaghan & Gray, which proved to be the start of a long standing relationship – and also the beginning of his successful association with the food manufacturing business. After winning orders from other local companies, Simon took on his first fabricator in 2000; this had increased to four by 2002. Out of necessity this triggered a move to larger, rented premises in the same year.
First Engineering Services Ltd continued to grow and started to take on larger and more complex jobs, including conveying and material handling systems. This led to the requirement of expert design staff and the company’s first design engineer was employed in 2004. In 2007 Simon purchased a larger site at Barras Industrial Estate in Dalston and we re-located there with 7 staff including 2 design engineers. A company website was introduced in the same year.