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Royal occasion marks British Engines Group’s centenary

An engineering firm has added a Royal occasion to 100-year celebrations.

British Engines Group marked its centenary with a visit from The Duke of Gloucester.

Welcomed by chairman Alex Lamb and chief executive Richard Dodd, the Duke was given an insight into the company’s history before touring its Michell Bearings and Rotary Power plants.

He also met employees, including Joe Madden, a grinder at Rotary Power, who has worked at the group for 52 years.



Joe said: “It was an honour to meet and share my experiences with the Duke.

“The technology has changed massively since I started, and is all thanks to the group’s investment in new machinery.”

Alex added: “I am immensely proud to be able to celebrate 100 years of British Engines after the creation of the company by my grandfather and great uncle in 1922.

“This is a very special year for the group and our employees, and what better way to mark the anniversary than with a visit from the Duke?”



British Engines Group increased its headcount by 45 people during 2021, and with activity levels continuing to strengthen, has launched a recruitment drive to attract 100 new employees.

As well as Michell Bearings and Rotary Power, British Engines Group includes CMP Products, BEL Valves, BEL Engineering, Stephenson Gobin, Stadium Export Services and Tyne Pressure Testing.