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A Taste of Engineering for Essex Primary School Children

Year 6 pupils from Tollesbury Primary School in Essex got hands-on experience of a career in engineering at a special event hosted by a local engineering company. Family-run Gibbons Engineering Group welcomed 23 children to its offices and workshops as part of its Year of Engineering 2018 partnership. The Year of Engineering scheme is a government-led initiative to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering, and Gibbons arranged [...]

2018-12-18T14:42:51+00:00

Gibbons Selected as Year of Engineering Partner

AN ENGINEERING company has been selected as an official partner for the Year of Engineering 2018 campaign. The family run Gibbons and Engineering Group, based in Tollesbury, will be partnering with the government scheme to raise the profile of engineering among young people and encourage them to consider engineering as a career. Gibbons was founded in 1969 and comprises 11 divisions, including electric motors, variable-speed drives, pumps and gearboxes, and [...]

2018-12-18T14:47:43+00:00

Gibbons Recognised at local business awards

Entrepreneurs and businesses from around the district were recognised at a council’s business awards. The second annual Chairman’s Business Awards took place last Friday at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. Maldon District Council chairman Henry Bass hosted the awards, which saw 30 of the district’s businesses nominated. Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award was awarded to smokehouse Lambton & Jackson. The business started in early 2014, focused on the creation of artisan [...]

2018-12-18T14:52:00+00:00

Milestone for Gibbons apprentice Harry

A fast-learning apprentice reached a milestone only months after joining a Tollesbury based firm. Harry Hughes, 18, of Tiptree, joined Gibbons Engineering Group as an apprentice in June, after gaining a Level 3 Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Colchester Institute. Harry (pictured) carried out his first full electric motor rewind two weeks ago, after making swift progress under the tutelage of the team at the company’s rewinds and [...]

2018-12-18T15:33:09+00:00