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21 September 2023

Ex-Royal Navy Engineer Celebrates One Year in Business

WAM Engineering Services, a local specialist in the repair, installation and servicing of commercial catering equipment and refrigeration is proud to celebrate its first year of business. 

Launched in August 2022 by Alistair Green, an ex-Royal Navy Weapons Engineer, the company has had a strong first twelve months of trading.

Not only has he grown the business from scratch to achieve over £100k in turnover, but his professionalism and workmanship have landed him key clients across Wales and the Southwest including Langland Brasserie, The Secret, and Founders and Co.

“It's been a fantastic first year in business,” said Alistair. “When I left the Royal Navy, I worked for a company in Portsmouth that specialised in catering equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning and received specialist training from manufacturers all over the World in order to gain my technical knowledge.”

However, after 9 years of service on prestigious ships like HMS Ark Royal, HMS Westminster, HMS Iron Duke, and HMS Dragon, although he had secured a job he loved, he longed to return home to Swansea and follow his dream of setting up his own company.

“I always envisaged running my own business,” reflected Alistair “However the passing of my brother made me look at life differently and it ignited a drive to go out there and have a go.”

And so was born WAM, a business inspired by family, having been named after his brother Will, himself and his son Mason.

“In the Navy, I maintained the anti-air/surface system known as the Phalanx, so repairing and maintaining ice machines, commercial ovens, walk-in freezers, and the like on a day-to-day basis is certainly different, but is something I love to do.”

With Josh Hodge, a trainee engineer on board as his first member of staff, and a growing portfolio of clients, the future is bright for WAM Engineering Services.

“In the next three years, we aim to secure both local and national contracts and continue to expand the brand and the team,” Alistair explains, “and over the next five years, I want to make WAM Engineering Services the number one catering and refrigeration engineering firm in South Wales, offering unparalleled service and becoming an employer of choice.”


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