About Us




We are located on a rural converted farm site on the Romney Marsh in Kent. Sycamore Farm consists of 30 industrial units of varying sizes, occupied by a wide range of different businesses, including a car body shop, shot blaster/fabricator, haulage company, MOT test centre, storage, motorsport team workshop, and a training facility.


Our unit is a newly converted shed and housed within a fenced compound with a substantial concrete yard at its core. The site is secured by an automated gate system which is open during trading hours of 6am to 8pm. Out of hours’ access is ONLY achievable by security key fob. The site is over-watched by 24-hour infra-red CCTV, and supported by floodlights throughout.


We are also fully insured, covering both our work and your vehicle while on our site, so you can trust that your vehicle will be safe while in our care. As an appointed RFD by Kent Police, we are certified to hold, and work on live firearms, including de-activation & certification to the latest EU specifications. 




We are a small operation, currently employing four members of staff. Two full-time staff in the workshop supported by 2 part-time staff. One trainee mechanic and one accounts manager

Gavin Barlow - Director/Mechanic


Gavin has spent 8 years working as a mechanic at RR Motor Services where he has restored many vehicles to various standards. His speciality is the Stuart M3A1 light tank. He has worked on 22 while at RR and have fully restored three; the most recent of which can be seen on display at The Tank Museum, Bovington.


He is  also a serving Army REME reservist of 11 years where he holds the rank of Sergeant.

Paul Lovell - Mechanic


Paul has spent the last 12 years as an Openreach engineer where he was responsible for installing/diagnosing phone lines and broadband. 


He is also a serving Army REME reservist of 9 years where he holds the rank of Corporal. 



Charlie Vine - Trainee Mechanic


Charlie is currently studying towards a diploma in vehicle maintenance at the local college. He is our part-time trainee, learning what it takes to be a tank restorer by assisting the full-time staff. We hope to make Charlie a full-time addition to the team upon successful completion of his diploma.

We are not currently seeking any new additions to the team. We do not intend to recruit an apprentice at this time. However, if you would like to be contacted should a vacancy arise at Armoured Engineering Ltd, you are welcome to send a CV and a short paragraph explaining why to: enquiries@armoured-engineering.co.uk. 

Unit 22 Sycamore Farm

Old Romney


TN29 9SY

Tel : 01797 344091

Email : enquiries@armoured-engineering.co.uk

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