Your dedicated team of commercial laundry engineers continues to grow here at South West Laundry Solutions. So we thought that letting you put a face to the name with a little background history would give you the opportunity to find out a little more about them...

James Parker Director James has a long career in the commercial laundry industry and is now a certified and registered Gas Safe engineer of some 14 years. Adding to this, James is also a fully qualified Plumbing and Heating engineer.

After founding South West Laundry Solutions with Patrick Coombe in 2015, his skills and experience led him to become the Company's Operations Director.
Patrick Coombe Director After a distinguished 12 year stint in the British Army with the Royal Tank Regiment, Patrick left military life and landed an 18-month role as Operations Manager with a truck rental company. Following a further two-year spell as a lorry driver, Patrick spent the next 13 successful years as Managing Director at his own courier company.

In 2015, Patrick started a joint venture with James Parker to form South West Laundry Services. Using the breadth of skills, knowledge and experience from his career, he’s the Company's Finance Director.
Paul Parker Gas Safe Engineer Paul has had a varied career spanning 17 years in the plumbing industry. Fully qualified in all areas of plumbing and heating, Paul is now also a Natural Gas and LPG Gas Safe registered engineer in commercial laundry.

Paul worked with us on a self employed basis prior to joining the South West Laundry Solutions team full time in April 2016. As a Gas Safe Engineer, Paul works on a variety of our service, repair and installation call-outs and specialises in unvented boilers.
Richard Dawe Gas Safe Engineer With 13 years in the commercial laundry industry, Richard joined the South West Laundry Solutions team in May 2017. Bringing with him an extensive set of skills and experience, his fantastic record of installing, servicing and repairing machines can only benefit the company and our customers.
Chris Pope Gas Safe Engineer After working as a diesel mechanic in his previous career, Chris joined us at South West Laundry Solutions in May 2015 having been fully qualified in commercial laundry for the previous 13 years.

Chris brings exceptional skills in domestic gas, central heating and water heaters. And, together with his expertise in vented cylinders and electrical PAT testing, Chris widens our service offering even further.
Anthony Smiles Electrical Engineer As a former engineer with the Royal Navy, together with his six and a half years experience working in an electrical, electronics and mechanical environment, Anthony brings with him a wide knowledge of electrical engineering.

Having been with South West Laundry Solutions since September 2016, Anthony uses his experience to undertake planned and reactive service maintenance, as well as the installation and commissioning of new equipment.
Duncan Greenway Engineer Currently studying to become fully qualified in commercial laundry gas safety, Duncan is, however, a fully qualified plumber. Working mainly with unvented boilers, Duncan joined us at South West Laundry Solutions in August 2016 as an engineer and his continued skills training will be a great asset to the team.
Luke Holway Engineer Joining the South West Laundry Solutions team in January 2016, Luke had already completed a 5 year apprenticeship in Engineering. During that time of on the job training, Luke was awarded the CITB Certificate for engineering craftsmanship, as well as becoming fully City and Guilds qualified in General Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

As one of our engineer team, Luke currently undertakes a range of machine installations, maintenance and servicing.
Robert Parker Engineer / Engineering Stores With a varied career in mechanics and stores operation, Robert joined the South West Laundry Solutions team in May 2016 working part-time.

Robert has the key role of ensuring that our engineering stores are checked and stocked with all our service and replacement parts. He also loads our engineer vans with the right materials and parts ready for the next day’s service and installation jobs.

Robert is also an engineer with valuable experience to help the whole team.