• About Us

  • WMS Service Centre was founded in October 2007 by Richard Le Poidevin and moved into premises on La Hure Mare Industrial Estate in 2009 with two full-time mechanics. WMS relocated to their much larger 4,000 square foot workshop on the same industrial estate in 2015, fully refitted with brand new equipment including five ramps and a scissor lift.

    Richard and his colleague, Liam Bridle have over 30 years combined mechanical engineering experience with a complete range of skills and knowledge.

  • Richard Le Poidevin


    I, Richard Le Poidevin, Director, started my career at Guernsey Body Repair Centre (Tran’s am custom) as a training mechanic electrical technician (MET) when I was 15 years old.

    During my work there, over the period of 2 years, I spent some time travelling to the UK on various training courses including the Thatcham training centre & the Porsche training centre. Despite asking the company on many occasions, they would not send me to college to begin an official apprenticeship, so I handed in my notice and started working for Marine & General Engineers as an apprentice mechanic, where I was sent to college to begin my apprenticeship.

    I spent 2 years engineering, 1 year of welding and 1 year of motor vehicle mechanics. I also went to Volvo Penta inboard engine & stern drives training centre & Barrus training centre for Tohatsu, Evinrude & Mariner outboard engines. I was with Marine & General for 4 years.

    I transferred my apprenticeship to St. Peter Port Services for the last year where I started working on lorries/tractor units etc. After one year they brought out another company called Vale Commercial Centre, where I then went to work cutting down Lorries, making scaffold Lorries and all aspects of mechanical & welding work. This is where I qualified as a mechanic. 2 years later the company was closed down for unexplained reasons.

    I went to work at Rabeys Garage as a fork lift mechanic. I stayed there for just over 1 year and then was then was unfortunately made redundant 

    I went to work at Project Hire and sales, mainly servicing and repairing power tools, boom & scissor lifts etc. and hire machinery.

    I stayed there for approximately 1 year before going to work for Barras car centre for a couple of years as a qualified mechanic.

    The opportunity then arose to go self-employed. This was all put into action and with all the skills I had learnt in the trade since the age of 15, WMS 2007 ltd was born.


  • Liam Bridle

    Vehicle Technician

    In 2007, Liam began his apprenticeship with Chicks 2007 Ltd. He was in the workshop taking on services and repairs on quad bikes, scooters, motorbikes and plant equipment including Honda, KTM and CAT. He also took on some Marine servicing, maintenance, rebuilds and welding. Liam stayed with Chicks for his first and second year.

    Liam’s third and ¾ of his fourth year were done with Jacksons. As Jacksons are a dealer garage, he serviced a large range of makes and models such as, Peugeot, Citroen, Volkswagen, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover, Mercedes, Aston Martin, BMW, Mini and BMW motorbikes. Liam had training on the diagnostic equipment for all of these vehicles and spent a lot of time identifying faults on the vehicles. He also received training on air conditioning equipment and wheel alignment equipment.

    Liam joined us here at WMS for the last ¼ of his fourth year and completed his fifth year apprenticeship with us.

    Since being with us Liam has not only qualified as a mechanic but has also gained a great knowledge of all of our equipment. He has serviced much larger vehicles and plant machinery and improved his skills with welding and fabrication works on all makes and models of vehicle. He has been trained on our diagnostic equipment and wheel alignment machine much more in depth. We have serviced and repaired many marine motors as a company and Liam has done much of this work.

    Liam is a valuable member of our small team with his wide range of knowledge.