Client: Fishing Heritage Museum | Sector: Marine
120 Years In Business
One of the regions oldest businesses, and for good reason.
Trusted by hundreds of businesses across the UK.
Confidence & Pride
Our expert team can make almost anything out of metal.
For all your engineering requirements
We pride ourselves in our ability to undertake any engineering challenge. From small projects to bluechip industrial machinery – if something can be made out of metal, we’re the team who deliver the best results.
“Very good with prompt efficient and reliable service. Staff extremely helpful, knowledgeable and courteous.”- Encompass Marine
A look back through 120 years
1899: Edwin Bacon formed the Lindsey Steam Trawler Company
Set up as a subsidiary of E. Bacon & Co Ltd, providing engineering, carpentry, plumbing, blacksmith and victualing services making E. Bacons one of Grimsby’s largest employers.
1914: We’ve been through the wars
When WW1 broke out, most of the Bacon’s trawler fleet were appropriated by the Admiralty to be converted into mine sweepers or for anti-submarine duties.
1939: Opportunity for Knighthood
At the outset of WW2 Edwin Bacon paid for two Spitfires for the RAF as well as providing the Government with an interest-free loan. Edwin was offered a knighthood by Sir Winston Churchill for his generous support which he declined.
1966: Piracy on the Loveden
One of Bacon’s trawlers, the Loveden, was involved in the last act of piracy in UK waters, as 5 members of the crew forcibly took charge of the vessel, described in The Times as “an act of drunken high spirits”. Later at the trial of the 5 men the judge said that they were lucky not to be facing the death penalty.
2016: A new Director takes lead
After 46 years at the helm, fourth generation Bacon, Ross is stepping down and handing over the reigns to Steve Cook who had been with the Company for 11 years. On taking over as Managing Director, Steve said “With a new name and a new brand will come an enhanced vision and a strong commitment to developing our work further in this local area”.
2019 – Still innovating 120 years later…
At the Company’s 120th year celebrations, Managing Director, Steve Cook said “moving our Fabrication department to a larger site and bringing over our Machining Department in 2020 will ensure that we continue to provide the quality service that our current customers receive, whilst developing the bespoke engineering services we can provide to an expanding, growing customer base”.