We are Hughes Armstrong Industries

When we buy into a business, we really buy into it.

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Who we are

Hughes Armstrong Industries acquires or invests in underperforming British manufacturing companies.

Backed by a range of ethical American and European institutional funds, we invest carefully but ambitiously, and only in businesses where we can add operational and strategic value.

Our vision? To see those businesses realise their potential, regain their former glory, scale new heights.

When we buy into a business, we invest far more than just money. We bring ourselves, a wealth of industrial experience, a Lean philosophy and a fat global contact list.

And we bring one last crucial skill. Unlike venture capitalists, financiers and consultants, we’re all engineers.


What we do depends on what we’re dealing with.

Our businesses are organised into synergistic platforms. For example, in our Machine Tool Technology Group we have machine tool manufacturers, a specialist grinding sub-contractor, a laser cutting and marking business and an international machine tool distributor.

Other platforms include advanced process engineering, advanced construction engineering and rubber technology.

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Stephen Lord CEO

Mark Franckel Non-exec Chairman

Peter Wardle CFO

Carl Griffiths Director

Peter Melling Director

Peter Bailey Group Accountant