Tom Beamish


Tom Beamish graduated from the University of Bath in 2014 with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, before joining JCB as a Graduate Engineer.

Following several work placements across JCB, covering machine attachments, tracked excavators and fuel efficiency programmes, Tom joined the JCB Research team, working on innovative new machine concepts and processes. In 2018, Tom became Executive Support to JCB’s Chairman Lord Bamford, and the Group Chief Innovation Officer, providing technical and commercial research and analysis to enable key strategic business decisions.

With the global climate crisis and urgent need to decarbonise all areas of industry, JCB has been working hard for the past decade to improve fuel efficiency and look into alternative technologies, such as battery-electric and hydrogen. Since 2020, in the role of Principal Engineer, Tom has worked to develop and support JCB’s Net Zero Strategy initiative, by providing key research and analysis into future fuel technologies, including battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cells and the development of JCB’s hydrogen combustion engine technology.

Tom is a Chartered Engineer and became a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 2018.

JCB: Road to Zero

JCB presents the ambitious targets we have set ourselves on the Road to Zero and explores the pressures and challenges we face in enabling our machines to become carbon neutral. Join us on our journey as we discuss how we’re always looking for a better way, have thought outside the box, and are developing innovative technologies including hydrogen internal combustion engines to achieve our mission.