Gatwick Park Mechanical Services Ltd was established in June 1980.

The company has always been a family-run and owned concern, initially having been set-up by mechanical engineer, Colin Coote and his wife, Audrey. It is now run by their son and daughter, Martin and Jenny.

1980s… opened for business but not in the anticipated offices in Gatwick Park Road, after which the company is named, but in Oxted, Surrey… sponsors Lingfield U12 football team for a number of seasons, as well as club racer, Brian Wray (pictured above at Brands Hatch)

1990s… moves offices to neighbouring Surrey town, Caterham, where the company stays for fifteen years

2000s… Colin retires and hands over the reigns to Martin & Jenny… moves offices to Pond Farm in Lingfield, Surrey…

2010s… moves offices to current premises in Horsham, West Sussex