Jason Armstrong

Jason Armstrong

Managing Director


Jason son of Eddie started in the company at the age of 17 as an apprentice. Through gaining knowledge and years of experience in the rubber industry Jason then assisted his father with the day to day running of the company.

As the new managing director and with the support of his staff and new board of directors Jason is moulding the future of the company.

Eddie Armstrong

Eddie Armstrong

Technical Director


Eddie was one of the founder members of the company over 40 years ago then known as Argus Rubber Engineering. In 2013 after years of hard work and commitment Eddie stepped down from managing director to spend time with his wife Sylvia & family but still has a very important role within the company.

August 2015 seen Eddie Armstrong retire from the company so he can spend more time enjoying life and traveling the world.

Robert Bowles

Robert Bowles



Having been a graduate apprentice with Vosper Thorneycroft, and having obtained an Engineering Degree from Oxford University, I joined the company in 1975. I was made MD of the family business in 1989. As the business developed into a group of companies, I became the group Chairman in 2012.


Doug Heslop

Production Manager


Get to know more about  DOUG

Name:                         Doug Heslop 

Date Joined:                         March 2014

Likes:                          Good food, good company.

Dislikes:                     Idleness, Lateness, bad manners

Favourite Holiday:   Caribbean Cruise

  •  What inspired you to work for ARL

Diverse range of products and a chance to get involved with all aspects of the business.

  • Talk us through a typical day at ARL

Arrive around 7.15am, switch on any machines that the guys will need up to temperature when they start at 8.30. Kettle on cup of tea then sort out Job Cards that need to be handed out that day. Rest of the day dealing with matters as they arrive in sales, production and purchasing as well as keeping records up to date including relevant information for ISO 9001. The latter part of the day is normally spent getting customer orders ready for despatch

  • What do you find most interesting about being Production Manager at ARL

The range of products that we manufacture, from small gaskets to large one off extrusions and fabrications.

  • Do you have a motto for life?

Not really, but if I did it would along the lines of:

“Get off your backside and get it done!”

  •  What is your dream car, the one you know you will never be able to own but dream about?

Aston Martin Vantage…………!

  •  What motivates you to work really hard?

Myself……… I find it very had to sit still!

  •  You can invite three famous people to a dinner party, who would you choose?

Muhammed Ali , John Lennon and Keith Moon