Meet the Team

CLE was established in 1973 by Kevin Wilkinson and Norman Burgess, and today is a highly reputed  manufacturer of precision components working in partnership with its customers. Our loyalty and commitment is shown through investments in high technology machining, along with the drive of being the best at what we do.

We strive to create and maintain powerful customer relationships built on the foundations of quality, reliability and responsiveness.  CLE is very customer focussed and drives a continual improvement policy through the organisation.

Our highly skilled workforce and dedicated management team ensure that competitive advantage is sustained at every level by an exceptional value added service.

Position: Managing Director
Helen has over 30 years of experience in the Engineering Industry and manages the day to day running of the company.  She graduated with a 1st class Honours Degree from the University of Huddersfield in Business and Management in 1995 and was a finalist in Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.


Position: Technical Director
Chris has over 28 years of experience in the Engineering Industry and manages the machine shop. He is responsible for the initiation, design and implementation of the Fastems Automated System.



Position: Production Director
Lucy has over 23 years of experience in the Engineering Industry. She is responsible for the flow of scheduled work through the factory Lucy works very closely with  staff implementing continual improvement strategies across all the organisation

Elaine Wilkinson is still active in the business