Leadership Team


John Coughlan, award-winning CEO of TSP Engineering

John Coughlan

Chief Executive Officer


Leading the Leadership Team is John Coughlan, who joined TSP Engineering in 2014 with overall responsibility for driving strategy, operations and continuous business improvement. John possesses a significant record of delivering operational improvements, efficiencies and customer satisfaction across Europe, ASIA, North America and Mexico, with an ability to quickly understand the Mission, Vision and Values of a customer focused organisation. In 2016 John was named the UK Manufacturing Champions Manufacturing Leader, he then went on to be named in The Manufacturer Top 100 in 2018 gaining Exemplar status. Last year, John was named Business Person of the Year by the prestigious in-Cumbria Awards.


Jamie Macarthur, Senior Project Manager for TSP Engineering


Jamie Macarthur

Senior Project Manager


Jamie Macarthur is a Mechanical Engineer with over 17 years multi-disciplinary experience within Project Management and Design with a range of technical and management skills. Jamie has experience taking a product from concept design through manufacturing to installation and commissioning to varying levels within the Steel, Nuclear and Defence industries. Jamie is responsible for Projects and Design Engineering within the business. Overseeing the completion of multi-million-pound projects for blue-chip companies including Sellafield Ltd and Rolls Royce Plc.

Paul Simpson, Finance Director of TSP Engineering

Paul Simpson

Finance Director


Paul Simpson is a CIMA qualified accountant with 30 years’ experience and strong links with manufacturing environments. He has acquired expertise through a diverse range of senior finance roles which have included directorship appointments within several SME businesses. Paul joined the business in January 2015 and is responsible for finance and commercial guidance




Sue McCarten, Head of HR and Business Support for TSP Engineering

Sue McCarten

Head of HR and Business Support


Sue McCarten is a CIPD qualified HR professional with over 30 years’ experience in the steel and engineering industry. Since joining the business in 1983 she has held various positions within the business and currently, as part of the Senior Management team, heads up the HR and Business Support functions.



About TSP Engineering Ltd

TSP Engineering delivers high quality, innovative bespoke solutions. As a total solution provider we offer a full range of services including project management, design, manufacture, refurbishment and in-house testing facilities.

Located on Britain’s Energy Coast we employ over 210 people and operate from one of the largest and most comprehensively equipped workshops in the UK. With our years of engineering and manufacturing experience we guarantee to deliver exacting standards of quality and excellent levels of service.

We offer fabrication, machining, fitting, assembly and testing facilities, with a floor capacity of 19,200m2, two five-meter deep manufacturing pits and a lifting capacity of 130 tonnes.

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TSP Engineering Ltd
Curwen Road
Derwent Howe
Cumbria, CA14 3YX

Tel: (01900) 68000
Email: tsp@tsp-engineering.co.uk