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.
1983: The company evolves
With the decline of the UK fishing industry E Bacon & Co Ltd sell off their final trawlers. Coincidentally the last 2 trawlers the Lucerne and Lapanto, are sold to the South African Viking Fisheries run by Nico Bacon. To this day the 2 trawlers are still successfully operating out of Cape Town.
2019: Still innovating 120 years on…
The company’s 120th anniversary is marked by a move to a prominent and spacious new site on the South Humberside Industrial Estate. The move allows the Fabrication Team to operate out of a far larger, more modern facility allowing them to significantly increase the scope of their work.
2022: A new chapter – 5th generation
David Bacon joins the company as Managing Director to become the 5th generation of the family to lead the business.
The company appoints a new highly experienced Operations Director, Darren Glew, to work alongside him, ushering in an exciting new chapter.