About us

Established for over 40 years by current Chairman Mr Richard Thomson, our team has an expertise and knowledge that is unparalleled in the UK.

We have provided some of the country’s most innovative and ground breaking engineering solutions and we are the first point of contact for most major household names. With a history as impressive as ours, you will be hard pushed to find a company with the breadth of experience or a management team as talented as ours.

 

Trying to encompass 40 years of ground breaking technology, flawless service and a spotless safety record in a few paragraphs is impossible. The following pages give you a flavour of what we are about and will show you why we should be your first point of contact for any engineering or environmental projects.

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Meet the Team:

  • Mr Richard Thomson

    Mr Richard Thomson

    Chairman

    From first starting the company in 1973 Richard has been the inspiration and driving force behind the brand that is Thomson’s.

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    Mr Richard Thomson

    Chairman

    From first starting the company in 1973 Richard has been the inspiration and driving force behind the brand that is Thomson’s. His talent and flair have steered the group to what it is today and he still has full day to day control of the Group and its activities.

    Over the last 4 decades Richard has designed and created some of the most technically challenging engineering solutions within the UK. To this end he still works “hands on” with several clients, one of whom he has worked with for 40 years, which in these days of competition and cost driven focus is a major achievement.

    Richard frequently uses the term “grow your own wood” he has cultivated and sculpted a board of directors and management team that are revered within our selected industries. His professionalism and beliefs are mirrored by everyone within the Group, which makes us the first choice for most quality organisations.

    Being a true entrepreneur away from the main group of companies, Richard has a passion for property development and is a motoring enthusiast in the extreme.

  • Mr Trevor Giles

    Mr Trevor Giles

    Financial Director

    The financial stalwart behind the group Trevor controls all financial aspects of the company and heads a small dedicated team ensuring our continued success.

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    Mr Trevor Giles

    Financial Director

    The financial stalwart behind the group Trevor controls all financial aspects of the company and heads a small dedicated team ensuring our continued success. His eye for detail and financial acumen ensures we have the capability and resources to undertake any project.

    With a financial career spanning 40 years he was once head hunted by one of the country’s leading football teams, but made the wise decision to keep Thomson’s as the Premier engineering and resources group with the best financial rating in the industry.

    Trevor has a huge thirst for knowledge and is seen as the point of contact for any subject you may care to mention. Away from work he follows his passion for football as an avid Leeds United fan.

  • Mr John Scott

    Mr John Scott

    Engineering Director

    John leads a team of engineers who skills are what made this country great, quality is the cornerstone of everything the engineering team turn their hand to and every detail, regardless of how small, is scrutinised by him.

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    Mr John Scott

    Engineering Director

    Specialising in running some of the country’s largest and most technically challenging engineering projects. John leads a team of engineers who skills are what made this country great, quality is the cornerstone of everything the engineering team turn their hand to and every detail, regardless of how small, is scrutinised by him.

    Many of John’s projects are detailed within case studies and give a flavour of this technical expertise and flair. John’s ability to live a project from day one to completion has led to him building a team that are the first point of call for any high pressure project.

    Away from business John is married and has a son James, who is also a fast rising star within the group.

  • Elizabeth Thomson - Kaiser

    Elizabeth Thomson - Kaiser

    Director of Compliance

    Liz has been the driving force with a very hands on role, designing and implementing systems to ensure we remain at the forefront of contract management from a compliance perspective.

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    Elizabeth Thomson - Kaiser

    Director of Compliance

    Starting her working life as a Project Surveyor and moving rapidly to Principal Cost Consultant Liz cut her teeth on small projects up to £1m and over a 3 year period moved on to the juicer projects up to £180m in value.

    Her no nonsense approach to business and lateral way of working played a major part in Thomson’s landing what was and could possibly still be the largest asbestos survey in the UK. Liz has been the driving force with a very hands on role, designing and implementing systems to ensure we remain at the forefront of contract management from a compliance perspective.

    She has been instrumental in the growth of the company over the last few years with some pretty impressive contracts under her belt including four Local Authority Frameworks.

    Liz balances her working life with her other main role as a mum to two wonderful girls and when not acting as chauffeur between numerous after school activities, has undertaken a diploma at Edinburgh Cookery School and various wine tasting courses. 

  • James Greenwood

    James Greenwood

    Systems and Coordination Manager

    With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, James has been with Thomson’s for over 9 years now. His main role has been to integrate and implement the bespoke contract management software we use.

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    James Greenwood

    Systems and Coordination Manager

    With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, James has been with Thomson’s for over 9 years now. His main role has been to integrate and implement the bespoke contract management software we use.

    His role oversees the support office and he ensures all accreditations are maintained, all pre-qualification and tender documentation are submitted on time and to our exact standards.

    James has the unenviable task of ensuring we remain fully compliant for our ISO Accreditations and keeps the management team up to date with all relevant information.


  • Tom Davis

    Tom Davis

    Engineering Consultant

    ​One of the most accomplished engineering professionals within the country, Tom has been at the forefront of Mechanical Engineering for several decades with numerous industry changing projects under his belt in the USA, Europe and Great Britain.

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    Tom Davis

    Engineering Consultant

    One of the most accomplished engineering professionals within the country, Tom has been at the forefront of Mechanical Engineering for several decades with numerous industry changing projects under his belt in the USA, Europe and Great Britain

    As Design Engineer for Kelloggs he was a leading figure in the Hydro Carbon market and was Construction Manager on one of the UK’s largest formaldehyde plants in the North East, Tom has been a key figure for over 30 years at Thomson’s and has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of the mechanical engineering division throughout the petrochemical and manufacturing industries.

    Tom is married and has 2 sons whose careers as a Pilot and Police Sergeant he follows closely and when not playing golf badly or having the misfortune to watch Sunderland FC, enjoys spending time with his Granddaughter Imogen.

  • James Scott

    James Scott

    Engineering Manager

    James joined Thomson Limited as an apprentice and rapidly gained the requisite skills to become a first class tradesman in the energy from waste sector.

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    James Scott

    Engineering Manager

    James joined Thomson Limited as an apprentice and rapidly gained the requisite skills to become a first class tradesman in the energy from waste sector.

    His attention to detail and leadership ability ensured his steady progression through the company to his current position of Engineering Manager reporting to the Engineering Director.

    In this role James has managed many complex outage contracts for a variety of clients always giving his best and returning the plant on programme, safely and to a high standard to the complete satisfaction of our clients.


  • Shaun Bluff

    Shaun Bluff

    Contract Manager

    Shaun is currently responsible for the Southern division of Thomson Limited. Since joining the Company in 2009, Shaun has project managed numerous complex and demanding sites throughout the U.K.

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    Shaun Bluff

    Contract Manager

    Shaun is currently responsible for the Southern division of Thomson Limited. Since joining the Company in 2009, Shaun has project managed numerous complex and demanding sites throughout the U.K.

    Shaun brings a wealth of contract management experience to Thomson Limited, which is partly derived from previously working as Head of Major Works for the largest global scaffolding company. This experience alongside Shaun’s keen eye for detail ensures that all our projects are delivered to our exacting standards and specifications. Shaun’s dedication to providing our clients and stakeholders with a high quality service, are second to none.

  • Ricky Wyatt

    Ricky Wyatt

    Senior Contract Supervisor

    Ricky is responsible for overseeing Thomson Limited’s highly skilled engineering teams and ensuring that our trademark standards of high workmanship are consistently delivered.

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    Ricky Wyatt

    Senior Contract Supervisor

    Ricky is responsible for overseeing Thomson Limited’s highly skilled engineering teams and ensuring that our trademark standards of high workmanship are consistently delivered.

    Ricky started his working life as an Apprentice Fabricator/Welder and has progressed through the Company to his current position of Senior Contract Supervisor. This role is instrumental in ensuring that all sites under his control are well coordinated and exceed our Client’s expectations wherever possible. Ricky has overseen several of our largest outage projects on Energy from Waste plants in the U.K. over many years.    

What our customers say …

  • I would like to thank your team for their assistance at the Birmingham Bio Power Plant in Tyseley during our planned Outage this October. As ever, the team have worked hard to complete all work within the given Outage period and all work has been to a high standard with no Health and Safety issues. Since the plant was commissioned in July 2016, James Scott and his team have responded quickly to any breakdowns and have always gone above and beyond to help the site team get the plant back on line in a timely manner. We look forward to working with Thomson in the future and continuing to build on an already proven working relationship.…
    Birmingham Bio Power
  • I would just like to pass on my gratitude to those involved with the Hydraulic Test and repairs over the weekend. It was a long weekend with 8 additional tubes being replaced in total. The commitment and work rate shown to ensure this was completed safely and in a very impressive timescales was second to none! I would also like to make a comment on the brilliant work carried to replace all 53 Combustion Chamber roof tubes including the expanding of these tubes into the Screen Wall Header, all of which held up without any leaks.…
    LondonEnergy Limited
  • Thomson Ltd completed a major outage on the 16th of August. The outage ran for 24 days and during this time Thomson Ltd worked 24 hours a day to achieve delivery of the project on time. The work was completed a day ahead of schedule and the plant has run at maximum output since that date.Thomson Ltd completed all the set work, and more, on time and in full. They were audited by our Health and Safety team repeatedly during the outage period (as were all contractors on site) and not at any point was a problem found. Their compliance with our site safety rules, permit procedures , the PPE standards required, the confined space procedures in place and the quality of the work delivered was excellent at all times during the project.…
    FCC Environment
  • Can you please pass on my thanks to your team who performed to the highest standard during our shutdown over the past few days, they work long hours to get the work done and just got on with any tasks we set out, without any issues. Thanks and well done to all.…
    Veolia Environmental Services, Sheffield
  • You will be aware that today is the last day of the last of our five boilers consecutive major overhauls, which began on 6th January. I am delighted to say that each boilers overhaul ran consistently smoothly and all being completed on or before the programmed date. It is a credit to all the contractors, but particularly Thomson Limited, the major contractor, that through the endeavours of the supervisors and management this was achieved. Thomson Limited personnel worked in the region of 45,000 hours throughout this period without having sustained any injury through accidents while at work. All the Thomson team; Boiler Tube work, Platework, Cleaning, Scaffolding and Insulation performed admirably. The Tube Work team carried out in the region of 2,000 tube butt welds which were subjected to a 5% Radiographic inspection that resulted in barely a handful of weld repairs having been found necessary, a very commendable result. Please pass on my thanks for a job well done to all of your people.…