Strong team spirit

APT is much more than the machines that operate on our site. We have a wealth of skill and knowledge in all the staff we employ.

We invest in our people. Every engineer begins at APT on an intensive 4 year training course and our managerial team have lifelong experience in manufacturing precision turned parts and CNC milled components. We continually support every member of staff to improve their know-how.

Nick Baller - Managing Director at APT Leicester

Nick Baller | Managing Director

Nick joined APT in 2006. He has worked in turned parts for over 30 years, gaining experience in countries across Europe, including Hungary, Holland and Germany.

He is responsible for our production, operations and business strategy.

To email Nick, click here.

Andy Stone - Production Manager | APT Leicester

Andy Stone | Production Manager

Andy joined APT in 2003 and has extensive knowledge and experience in CNC machining.

He plans our machine workloads and liaises with the customers, as well as overseeing our four year training scheme.

To email Andy, click here.

Simon Dooley - Technical Manager | APT Leicester

Simon Dooley | Technical Manager

Simon has worked for APT since 2010. He works closely with the engineers, offering technical support on tooling, design and methods and ensures that we are using the most up to date machinery available.

He also oversees areas of the production process such as quality, 3D CAD and AS9100D conformance.

To email Simon, click here.

History and the owners

The company was founded in 1955 and David Bailey took over as Managing Director in 1970. Since then, APT has grown in size, technology and knowledge to provide our customers with the best, most precise service in precision turned parts design and manufacturing.

From the beginning, our ethos has always been to invest in the most up to date software and machinery while maintaining traditional values. APT’s operations are overseen by David’s daughter, Angela Whitmore, who co-manages the company with Nick Baller.


APT Leicester factory shop floor photo archive from 1955

David Bailey (middle) with Fred Poole (left) at APT in the mid 60’s.

Great turned parts quality and service. We were kept informed throughout, it made a refreshing change for an order to run so smoothly. We would highly recommend this company.

Aerospace – Suzanne G