In 1971 Charles was the first of 3 brothers to join the established Cleghorn Waring marine pumping business. He took a particular interest in workboat pumping applications and in the mid 80’s he contacted the Italian manufacturer of the ‘FP’ seawater pumps and established that range strongly in the fishing vessel sector.
Well known throughout the UK & Ireland, where extensive and regular coastal travels had brought lasting relationships, Charles and his brothers sold the business in 2004. Continuing to work with the new owners (now branded XYLEM) Charles remains as one of the most experienced points of contact for marine engineers, skippers and vessel owner who seek advice on any workboat pumping applications.
Genevieve started work for Charles Cleghorn Limited as Charles’ PA shortly after it began. She helped grow the company, implementing administrative systems and overseeing all company operations. She holds a degree in Theology from Kings College, London, after which she worked in a business development role at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She went on to do a Masters in European Classical Acting at Drama Centre London, which led her to start her own production company. Genevieve also works as Development Officer for the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Cambridge. She brings her creative mind and enterprising spirit to the company, and a commitment to the family values that hold it all together.
CaviDyne Sales Manager
Martin spent the first 27 years of his career as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy, with a broad range of sea and shore appointments. He then moved into marketing and sales in the defence industry, pursuing opportunities in the UK and overseas. During this time he was also involved in The British Naval Equipment Association, eventually spending several years as the Chairman. When he started working for Charles Cleghorn Ltd in 2009 he brought this wide experience of maritime engineering and industry to assist in the promotion of the CaviBlaster capability across the range of offshore and marine markets.
Jane started working for Charles Cleghorn as PA to our General Manager in January 2018. Prior to joining the company she spent 15 years as a European Buyer for a large technology company before taking a career break to raise her family. She comes to us with a wealth of administrative knowledge and organisational skills which make her an invaluable member of the team here at Charles Cleghorn Ltd.