Bicester-based engineering company Seychell appoints new Operations Manager


Dave Skidmore has joined Bicester-based engineering company Seychell as Operations Manager, reporting into Gareth Barnard, commercial director at Go2 Engineering Group, which acquired Seychell last November.

With a 20-year career in the industry and a background in motorsport engineering, Dave Skidmore will work with Go2 Engineering’s group commercial director Gareth Barnard and group managing director Peter Dodd.

Dave will be supporting the day-to-day operations and will be looking to support the implementation of major investment in training and equipment, following the acquisition back in late 2020. That structured investment in both people and plant is the key to success for the business.

Dave said: “This is a very exciting time for the business. We became part of the Go2 Engineering family in late 2020 and ever since the focus has been on investing in our people, both in terms of their own specific skill sets and the equipment that we are bringing to the facility.

“It is a huge investment but we pride ourselves on exceptional quality and that requires the best resources, whether human or machine. I am looking forward to working with the Seychell team and of course with Gareth and Peter from the wider group perspective.’

Go2 Engineering’s commercial director Gareth Barnard led on the acquisition of Seychell. He added: “We are investing heavily in our people and equipment and Dave’s appointment is key in getting the very best out of both resources.

“He has a fantastic reputation in the industry and is a great leader. This is a time of transition for us. Along with the new equipment which should be arriving imminently we will be making further investments later in the year and Dave will be central to the success of this investment.”