Premier Group is a true world leader in bespoke, low volume manufacturing of assemblies, prototypes and panels, with an unparalleled breadth of experience spanning sectors from aerospace, rail and defence to automotive, nuclear and industrial.
Incorporating Detailing, Validation and Prototyping, with a fully integrated ‘design for manufacture’ service. This transfer of knowledge across industries results in real, practical solutions.
The original ‘roots’ of Premier Group. Our highly skilled workforce specialise in prototype manufacture, press tool design, polystyrene patterns, press tool manufacture, press shop and 5-axis laser.
Low to medium volume manufacture, with a unique 'flexible design engineering'. A highly skilled workforce utilise a state-of-the-art assembly facility, 2-axis and 5-axis lasers and brakes presses.
/Meet the team
Denis Meagher – Chairman
As Group Chairman, Denis is responsible for the strategic vision of the company, supporting and advising the management team. Founder of Premier Group, Denis began his career with Salts Engineering as a tool making apprentice.
Wayne Woolford – Managing Director
Responsible for the company's day to day running, developing and overseeing active projects. Began as an engineering apprentice, before specialising in design, project and business management. Was responsible for the body-in-white project for the Rolls Royce Seraph & Arnage.
Gez Halton – Operations Director
Manages the manufacturing facility, with additional roles including apprentice and further education training, and HR responsibility. Gez has been with the company since 1995 joining as a sheet metal worker, working before at Jaguar and JS Chinns.
John Campton – Key Account Manager
Responsible for the key accounts of Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and Ford, as well as the development of new business opportunities. Joined the company in 1998, during which time he managed the CNC tool room and laser facilities.
Fred Butler – Operations Manager
Fred is the Operations Manager for our Walsgrave Manufacturing facility and is responsible for its day to day running. He has worked with Premier for 15 years. Fred started his career as an apprentice sheet metal worker for Project Aerospace.
Sid Sadreddini - Facilities Manager
Responsible for new projects and facilities, Sid has a Master's degree, starting his career as a Production Project Engineer, then moving to management roles within manufacturing engineering, projects and purchasing.
Pete Smith - Business Development Director
Responsible for business development and growth, Pete has a wealth of experience in the stampings and assembly industry catering for low, medium and high volume applications. His experience includes process engineering, estimating, project management and key account management.
Mark Woods - Advanced Engineering Manager
Mark is responsible for management of the Advanced Engineering discipline. Started at Jaguar as a Body Engineering Apprentice. Spent 29 years working in automotive 1st tier, holding design, project, programme and engineering management roles.
The bright light behind the Olympic Torch
The UK’s largest dedicated laser cutting facility was fully tested during the engineering and manufacturing of the 12,100 triangular gold-coloured torches. The apparently seamless torches were manufactured from a double skinned aluminium alloy, each perforated with 8,000 holes with a burner enclosed and fuelled by a gas canister.
Bentley Motors – BIW vehicles stretched, ready for paint
Proud of our long-standing relationship with Bentley Motors, we have been commissioned for many years to supply Body in White vehicles – fully stretched and ready for paint. Our full vehicle bespoke service caters for the many variances during the manufacturing lifetime of the Arnage. We have currently supplied over 700 bespoke Arnage BIWs straight into their paint shops.
Improving Efficiencies at Ford Motor Car Company
We’ve recently collaborated with Meridian Automotive to improve the efficiency in the production of Ford Motor Car tailgate inners, specifically profiling pre-produced castings. Following a process of analysis, we developed a process utilising our multi-axis laser of cutting magnesium, mitigating all the associated hazards.
/Centre Of Craft Excellence
Developing the next generation of engineering talent
Our new Centre of Craft Excellence aims to answer the demands of the manufacturing industry with practical, ‘real’ accredited training courses for aspiring apprentices. Currently, we have 22 Premier Group apprentices taking part in the programme – fundamental to the continued growth and long term development of the company.
Committed to delivering quality, our unrelenting pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement is endorsed by the following Quality Approvals.
/Location and Contacts
- T +44 (0) 247 636 2886
- E [email protected]