Helston Engineering Ltd was founded in April 1977 by Alan Belcher.
Alan was born in Darlaston in 1938 after a formal education he attended Wednesbury
technical collage and then on to Joseph Sankey to serve his engineering apprenticeship.
After a couple of years break to do his National Service, Alan returned to engineering
working his way up to become Chief estimator at Boulton Paul Aircraft (Wolverhampton)
where he was involved in the weight and balance calculations on the English Electric
Lightning Jet Fighter. He moved to chief estimator and rep at The Aluminium Bronze
Company (Walsall). After they closed down he moved to work as a rep for a company
called High Duty Alloys in Slough before returning to the Black Country to work for
the Phosphor Bronze Company in Birmingham.
In April 1977, with help from his wife Elizabeth, Alan set up in business as Helston
Engineering Ltd in an old leather factory in Walsall in the West Midlands. Alan was
an old style Engineer who set great store in the quality of work, fairness and providing
a service to the customer that they could rely on.
He was shortly joined by his two sons Michael and Robert who worked well with him
and to this day share the same work ethics. They quickly out grew there first factory
and moved to larger premises providing quality machined parts to an ever demanding
As the years have passed Helston Engineering Ltd have grown in size whilst maintaining
the same standards Alan set and now are looking forward to the future in an ever
changing market place.