• 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.