The Beginning

October 26, 2023

Advanced Engineering Techniques Limited (AET) was founded on 28th September 1989 by brothers Jack and Reg Copeland together with David Birch.

For many years, Jack worked in the health service as a chief technician in nuclear medicine, with Reg also working as a chief technician, within the University of Sheffield’s Physics department. David’s background was in engineering where he had enjoyed over 20 years in and around laser cutting technologies. During AET’s first year of trading the turnover was in excess of £240,000, employed 5 people and operated out of a 2,000 sq ft facility on Holbrook Avenue, Sheffield, now commonly referred to as Number 9.