Passing on the Baton - Adrian Tomlinson
8th Jun 2020
As several of you are already aware 2019 was not a good year for my health and a major decision was looming for me; after serious thought and with great sadness I decided to retire. For me 2019 felt like I spent more time at the doctors or hospital appointments than in the workshop producing those vital “Nash” spares that you all require.
When I took over from Ian Lock in 2012 his wish was to see the business continue which I have achieved by continuing to produce spares filling any gaps that the section didn’t supply. My wish follows the same so it gives me great pleasure to announce a new owner has been found therefore it will continue.
The new owner is Chris Baker trading as BMEC Consulting Ltd; who is at: - Unit 3C, Burnett Industrial Estate, Cox’s Green, Wrington, Bristol, BS40 5QR just round the corner from Simon B E (Edwards Motorsport).
His company is a modern machining facility which is still expanding and he doesn’t work on any cars! Over the last 18 months he has been actively replacing his old equipment withbrand new manual / CNC machinery, the latest being a CNC mill which I am told isn’t his last purchase (toys which I could have only dreamed of).
Chris, like me is a time served toolmaker bringing to you all over 30 years experience of working and developing automation in production engineering departments for a majoraerospace manufacturer.
Chris is already familiar with producing “Nash” spares as I was using him to assist me over my difficulties last year and he is currently developing new methods of producing our vital spares which will benefit everyone.
Minimising delays from the time of ordering to delivery he intends to hold a larger shelf stock of common items.
I would personally like to say a big THANK YOU EVERYONE for supporting me over the last eight years;especially Simon allowing me to share his workshop space and helping me through difficult times; it’s been good for both of us (I think)!!
I have enjoyed working with you all and no doubt will miss“the buzz” of vintage motorsport so will keep in touch.
Moving on to my next chapter in life (retirement and my own projects); I take this opportunity to wish Chris every success in his new venture and hope you all continue to support him in the same way you have with me.