Geoff started his working career as an apprentice boilermaker/plant fitter with a large local group of companies in the 1960’s . The group owned three road haulage companies all running Gardner engined trucks , a watercress bed, a large building contractors and a piling company.Some of the plant was still steam powered and the vintage engine types we restore today were still in everyday use! A great place to train! A move into contractors plant followed in the 70s before nearly twenty years in the oil industry with BP. Still lots of diesels, just in worse places!. For the last twenty years the day job has been as a mechanical engineer within the nuclear power industry where a main role has been the conversion of JCBs into robotic machines capable of working underwater.Marine Power Services started as a hobby that got out of hand!
A lifelong interest in railways and canals has led to owning a fleet of locomotives over the years and the restoration of Listers for canal use. The master plan was to cut down the day job en route to early retirement. Fat chance of that with an ever increasing workload of vintage marine engines to deal with ! It seems that Marine Power Services will provide still more Listers and Gardners to restore for years to come!