Michell used to make just about everything in-house, but the last
ten years or so saw a trend towards outsourcing (*). Yet, it's definitely much more than just Steve, Bill, Julie and Sue over there, and there is always a lot of activity in the workshop.
"of meeting Steve although I've had a fair amount of dealings with him over the years."
What that? You are/were into yachting?
(* With no difference in product or part quality.)