Meet the Team

We’re proud of the fantastic team we’ve built here at Pendle Engineering. You can find out a little more about what we do here.

  • Chris Smith

    Managing Director

    MD Chris Smith looks after investment, budgeting and business development, keeping prices fair and ensuring that all four parts of Pendle Engineering’s QSVP vision are delivered through strategy.

    The mixture of great people and variety of work helps to keep Chris happy in his role. He loves the fact that every day is different to the next and how Pendle's team of highly skilled staff ensures all customers are catered for.

    Outside of work Chris can be found playing golf or getting his walking boots on and venturing into the beautiful Lancashire countryside with his wife, Isobel.

  • Steven Smith

    Infrastructure Director

    Steven works hard to make sure the factory runs smoothly and efficiently at all times. He co-ordinates machine maintenance, both planned and unplanned, so customer's have their projects completed on time and to the highest standard. When he's not doing that, he constantly strives to improve the manufacturing process for Pendle Engineering.

    He's worked for the company over the past thirty years, seeing it grow into what it is today and loves how we place emphasis on developing and producing top quality products.

    Outside of work Steven is an outdoor kind of guy, getting involved in walking and cycling wherever he can. He also likes to spend quality time with his family.



  • Oliver Gowling

    Commercial Manager

    Following a successful 11-year stint as a Quantity Surveyor, Oliver joins the Pendle Engineering team to strengthen the commercial side of the business. He will take up an active role in existing client relationships and also pursue opportunities for growth with our current clients, new clients within familiar sectors and new sectors altogether.

    Oliver's keen eye for detail and approachable nature make him a perfect fit for both the role and for the business.

    When he's not at Turf Moor supporting Burnley FC, you'll most likely find Oliver on his bike or out socialising with friends. He's also a bit of a technological whizz, often building computers for his family and friends.

  • Chris Price

    Production Manager

    Production manager Chris encompasses all areas of production in his role, alongside working closely with customers to ensure they receive the best service possible. His continued drive and development has shown him climb from apprentice to his current role.

    Chris’ favourite thing about working for Pendle Engineering is the close knit feel and the level of expertise on board. He sees the thriving company to be challenging, rewarding and expanding.

    In his free time you’ll find him playing, or watching sports, or socialising with his friends and family.

  • Martin Robson

    Technical Manager

    Martin works for the Design arm of the company, helping to take your idea from concept to reality. He is responsible for most of the company’s CAD/CAM work - including: the management and creation of drawings from customer supplied data, processing  data for CAM applications and doing in house design and drawing works.

    He loves the friendly atmosphere the growing company has still managed to maintain from early days as a family run business. Not afraid of hard work, Martin likes to get his teeth stuck in to the everyday challenges we face, producing high quality products for customers.

    Outside of work Martin is a bit of a fitness fanatic - cycling, running and walking are just a few of his hobbies. And when he wants to relax? You’ll find him indulging in computer games or watching motor sports.

  • Steve Clark

    Assistant Production Manager

    Working as Assistant Production Manager - Manufacturing, Steve forms a link between our Team Leaders and Production Manager Chris to make sure we meet our customer deadlines. Steve has built his career at Pendle Engineering since starting with us as an apprentice in 2003. He became one of our Team Leaders in 2013 before joining the management team in 2016.

    Steve enjoys the every day challenges that he faces in helping to manage the day-to-day running of the shop floor and our operatives.

    In his free time, you'll find him racing down a trail on his mountain bike or going on to Old Trafford to watch the Red Devils.

  • Stacey Vivian

    Assistant Production Manager

    Working as Assistant Production Manager - Systems and Resources, Stacey is integral to the smooth running of the shop floor. It’s also within her remit to pull together financial reports and monitor the sales of Pendle Engineering’s own brand of bike racks. All of this helps to keep the management team informed to make important strategic decisions.

    Her favourite part of this role is the close knit of people she gets to work with every day and when asked to sum up working for Pendle Engineering in three words, Stacey picks challenging, enabling and interesting.

    When she’s not in work you’ll find her jet setting the globe to destinations afar and snapping up some pro pictures whilst she’s there!

  • Ben Wiggan

    Account Manager - Automotive Stillages

    As Account Manager Ben is on the front line when it comes to customer queries. A wealth of customer service knowledge, experience and his focus on great service is what makes Ben a great asset to the commercial team.

    Ben’s passion for anything with an engine perfectly places him as the Account Manager for our Automotive customers.

    When he’s not in work you will find Ben with his Horse, out walking or socialising with his friends.

  • Neil Wilkinson

    Quality & Continual Improvement Manager

    As Quality & Continual Improvement Manager, Neil looks after all aspects of quality including: products, control and assurance. He's the guy who is responsible for maintaining our certifications for your projects - keeping us up-to-date with ISO 9001 and 1090.

    He loves the 'can do' attitude that Pendle Engineering staff have - specifically how they approach engineering solutions for customers. When asked to sum up what working for Pendle Engineering is like, Neil thinks the company is passionate about engineering.

    In his spare time you'll find Neil spending time with his family, getting stuck in with some amateur photography or keeping fit by fell and trail running.