About Us » Who » Steve

From leaving school I have studied both mechanical and electrical engineering but my preference has always been the mechanical side, and I have now accumulated 38 years’ experience in this field. Working in a machine shop gives me the greatest thrill.                                                                                  

I was in the automotive industry at Honda for 21 years before joining Thornley Kelham; working in maintenance, project work, and specialist engineering. This involved working on engine block, cylinder head and engine assembly, making both mechanical and electrical quality improvements and adjustments to critical tolerances. I was the ’go to’ guy when a one off part needed making - I could be relied on to achieve a good job. This work often involved modifying or manufacturing specialist jigs and fixtures, some of which earned great praise and I won a couple of technical festivals and was rewarded with several trips to Japan.                                                                            

Nothing gives me greater pleasure and satisfaction than delivering a high quality product for our customers and knowing/seeing that the product is still in good condition and working well years later.                                                                         

My hobbies include watching most sports, including F1, karting, and running to keep fit. But my favourite pastime is playing golf at my local golf course and enjoying and relaxing in the sun a couple of times a year on luxury holidays.