Adrian Phillips, Phillips Welding Services Ltd
Who we are
Phillips Welding Services Ltd, we provide welding services to a variety of trades focusing on the food, motorsport and construction industries. We also specialise in aluminium welding and stainless steel pipe work and offer the highest quality precision welding services backed up by 35 years’ industry experience.
What we do
We have some great food industry customers including the multinational food production company McCormick Flavour Solutions, based in Haddenham, as well as the restaurant Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxford. For these businesses we essentially provide small-bespoke batches of items and proto types like kitchen furniture or stainless steel benches or indeed repairs.
Motorsport is also a key industry focus and we work on anything from entire chassis to exhaust systems, bespoke components and much more. We serve an extensive range of business sectors and are currently creating 30 casings for windows within a Grade 1 listed building in Witney. So our work is interesting and varied at all times and we are ever increasing the volume of work we do with aluminium and stainless steel.
Why Westcott Venture Park?
I've been working at Westcott Venture Park for the last 33 years and started working here as an apprentice in 1982 for the MOD, where I completed a five-year course. In that time the company had gone through buyouts with Royal Ordnance then BAE, then in 1996 I left to set up my own business. Initially this entailed working evenings and weekends in a little unit here at WVP whilst working for BAE, then I left to focus on the business full time. I moved from my initial unit into a larger building S3A, over eight years ago where the business still operates.
I've stayed on the park as it’s just a nice place to be, it’s quiet, we all look out for each other and the security is brilliant. We also have a good relationship with other businesses on the park and have worked with Crendon Replicas, New Era and BS Motorsport to name a few.
The business was heavily reliant on contracts from the construction industry, which unfortunately dried up during the downturn. In response to these market changes, I restructured the business to focus on smaller bespoke work as well as specialising in aluminium welding and stainless steel pipework jobs. We are aiming to take more of this type of work specifically within the motorsport and food industry sectors moving forward.
Message to Westcott Venture Park businesses
If you require any form of welding services whether it’s a domestic or commercial job, we have over 35 years of experience and we are on your doorstep, so come to see us or give us a call on 01296 658546. It would be great to work with more businesses on the park.