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 and 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 1 part-time staff member. 

Gavin Barlow VR EngTech MIMechE - 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 13 years where he holds the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Paul Lovell VR EngTech TMIET - 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 10 years where he holds the rank of Corporal. 



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 24 Sycamore Farm

Old Romney


TN29 9SL

Tel : 01797 344091

Email : enquiries@armoured-engineering.co.uk

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