Meet the Team

Over the years since the business started in 1980, the Garmendale team has been incredibly stable, with a number of key people spending almost all of their careers within the business. So this is your chance to meet the key personnel who drive our business and ensure that we maintain the highest standards at all times.

The garmendale team - design and engineering teams at Garmendale
From Left to right. Jane Watkinson, Chris Hurt, Michael Clarke, Graham Brothwell, Danny Law, Wayne Davies, Tom Malandain, Kelvin Ensor, Ryan Murdon, Janet Sims, Lee Roper, Katie Lockhart

Who does what?

The Garmendale team is made up from skilled individuals, many of whom have worked together for years, to deliver a quality of work that few can replicate. So let’s meet a few of them.

David Shelmerdine featured on BBC East Midlands

David Shelmerdine

Managing Director

Having trained as an engineer, David’s first job was the build of Dale Works in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, where Garmendale opened its offices and workshop. This building still stands today and houses one of our fabrication workshops.

Our very own Zoe Shelmerdine joins the TEA Board

Zoe Shelmerdine


As the Sales and Marketing Director, Zoe works closely with customers to design and create rides for theme parks throughout the world. Much of the business success comes from here commitment to delivering satisfaction. In her own words, they do this by ‘manufacturing dreams’.

Kelvin Ensor

Sales Director

Kelvin joined Garmendale as General Manager after working with the senior team at Garmendale for many years as both supplier and client in the automotive and engineering industries.

Wayne Ford of Garmendale Theme Park Engineering

Wayne Ford

Technical Project Manager

Wayne Ford is the Technical Project Manager for Garmendale, working on many of our biggest projects. He joined the business from Stage One UK, having been at WGH Transportation for over 21 years before that.

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