Hi, I’m Tom Beatson

I’m the Managing Director of Beatson Fans & Motors Ltd. Started in the toughest times in 1928 by Herbert Beatson, Beatson Fans & Motors is now a 4th Generation family business.

I’ve made it my goal to continue to offer outstanding Quality and Service, whilst upholding the family ethos: Honesty, Trust, Respect, Proactivity & Pride.

Beatson Fans & Motors Ltd have been active members of the AEMT (Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades) since 1956, ensuring the highest standards within the industry.

What We Can Do For You

Since 1928, it’s been our mission to use our considerable experience with industrial fans and motors to help fellow businesses out of a bind. Valuable knowledge has been passed down to successive generations of Beatsons, all the while ensuring that we’re up to date with the latest industry innovations.

This means that we are uniquely positioned to find you the solution to your fan or motor problem.

  • Say you’re the owner of a large-scale factory and are in need of a better ventilation system. We can help you assess what you currently have and find the right product to replace it, at the right price. We can help you to work out what system you may require based on years of knowledge and if not we know people who can. We can also recommend a number of trusted partners to fit your system too.
  • Perhaps you’re a manufacturer, who’s suddenly forced to halt production when a motor fails in a key piece of machinery. We understand that every minute you’re not up and running, you’re losing money, and we’ll respond accordingly. Our team can work around the clock to either fix your broken motor, or find and fit a replacement that will get your business back on its feet again.
  • You might even be a new business owner, who has recently inherited a warehouse, only to find that your industrial fans are in a dire state of repair. We’ve got the knowledge to assess the situation and advise on whether it’s worth repairing what you have, or starting over with new equipment. We’ll always prioritise your business needs, and provide you with a solution that makes sense for you.

Our team provides a service that adapts to the needs of our customers; whether we’re providing a crucial electric motor rewind or advising on the repair of a well-worn industrial fan. Whatever your requirements; we’re ready to hear your problem and find you a solution.

Our History

Beatson Fans & Motor Ltd was founded by Herbert Beatson in 1928, in one of a handful of small workshops located inside the disused Hope & Anchor Brewery in Sheffield. As his reputation as a skilled repairman grew, Herbert was able to purchase more workshop units and hire employees. This steady growth continued until the Beatson enterprise owned the entire building, and then the land it was built on.

By 1962, the second generation was ready to take over. Ken Beatson took charge, after buying his brother Vic out of the business and incorporating Beatson with the Companies House. Whilst the business has changed a number of times throughout the years, Beatson has maintained the same company registration since.

Ian Beatson became the third generation to take the reins of the business and further established the reputation of the Beatson name. During this aggressive period of growth, Ian began importing motors into the UK, often sacrificing his next pay day to put the business another step ahead of their competitors.

In 2005 Beatson moved from its original home to Newhall Road. The current Managing Director, Tom Beatson, was appointed in 2007. The industry has changed dramatically in the 21st Century, but despite being a business firmly rooted in its core values, Beatson is far from resistant to change. Under Tom’s leadership, the firm has sought to adapt to changes in the market, environment and legislation in order to continue thriving, whilst offering the same high standards of customer service that have been the Beatson trademark for four generations.
Managing Director Tom Beatson says:

“Our customers need a service they can rely on and we endeavour to do our best for anyone we can. It is our heritage and depth of knowledge, as well as our national and internet presence, that has helped keep us up to date. We continue to offer the highest standards of quality and service that we always have, whilst looking after our social and economic responsibilities.”