Our Leadership

The leadership at Anglia Engineering Solutions is comprised of personnel with many years experience in the fabrication and machining businesses, inparticular in the food, chemical and oil & gas sectors.

Executive Directors

Gary Carlton

Gary Carlton

Managing Director

Gary has over 35 years’ engineering experience, working both overseas and within the UK and since joining Anglia Engineering Limited in 2007 he has progressed to become Managing Director of Anglia Engineering Solutions with effect from 2013.

Gary enjoys a hands-on approach to businesses, working closely with his management and trades teams alongside his engaged client base. Gary gains most satisfaction from providing quality services both on-time and within budget as demanded within the various industries that Anglia Engineering Solutions operate in.


Steve Laird

Steve Laird

Group Finance Director

In addition to being Finance Director of Anglia Engineering Solutions, Steve is also the Group Finance Director and oversees all financial aspects of company strategy for the On Line Design & Engineering Group, including accounting, financial planning and budgeting, auditing, policy management and regulatory compliance.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining the flow of financial information to the Chairman, the board and, where necessary, external parties such as financial institutions.

Steve joined On Line Design's accounts department in 1996 and became the department manager in 2002. Over the years, Steve has progressed to become the Group Finance Director, working on a variety of projects significant to the Group, including the acquisition and formation of Anglia Engineering Solutions, the restructuring of the Group and formation of On Line Design & Engineering Group Limited.


Non Executive Directors

Jeff Laird

Jeff Laird


Jeff founded On Line Design & Engineering Ltd in 1982 and has overseen the development of the Group and its subsidiaries into successful and meaningful enterprises.

Today Jeff oversees strategy and development at the On Line Design & Engineering Group, assisting and advising the directors with his entrepreneurial leadership to ensure that the appropriate finance and personnel resources are available to achieve Group objectives. Jeff is also responsible for reviewing management performance, ensuring the Group’s values and standards are consistently met.