The Littleton Steel Team and Jacob Rees Mogg Feb 2023

Somerset MP Recognises Growing Steelwork Fabrication Plant As Expansion Plans Begin

Staff at Littleton Steel in Chew Magna, Somerset, discussed their plans for expansion during a recent visit by local MP and former secretary of state for Business, Jacob Rees-Mogg in February 2023

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President of the BCSA, Mark Denham

President’s Column February 2023

At the time of writing this article, 16th January, I read an article on the BBC quoting Anders Opedal (Chief Executive) of Equinor one of Europe’s biggest energy companies, who stated that windfall taxes on energy firms were affecting investments in projects in the UK. “Poor you”, I thought, it must be terrible making pre-tax profits of $24.3bn

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Chris Evans MP, Rhianon Passmore and staff from William Hare Risca

Growing steel fabrication facility in Newport recognised by South Wales MP

UK based steel business William Hare Group discussed its plans for growth with Chris Evans MP during a visit to one of its steel fabrication facilities in Newport. Rhianon Passmore MS was also in attendance, as a passionate and committed supporter of local employment and local apprenticeships. The Risca Steel facility is one of six sites across the UK owned by William Hare Group, a leading business in providing engineered steel solutions around the world.

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Mark Denham of Elland Steel - BCSA President

President's Column January 2023

Many thanks for Gary Simmons for stepping into the breach to write the last column in the November/December 2022 issue. I thought his article on the over reliance on structural computer analysis was excellent and I couldn’t agree more with the points raised.

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BCSA and Steel for Life Structural Steel Design Awards logo

Structural Steel Design Awards 2023 – Call for Entries

Do you have a constructional steelwork project that demonstrates exemplary sustainability credentials, innovative design, cost-effectiveness and aesthetics? If so, the BCSA and Steel for Life would like to hear from you and welcome a completed application form to enter the Structural Steel Design Awards 2023. Projects entered for an Award can be UK or internationally-based but need to have been built by a UK or Irish steelwork contractor.

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Gary Simmons BCSA Deputy President of William Hare

Deputy President's Column November 2022

Today, we all rely on computers, whether it's our basic pocket calculator, our mobile phone, or our home PC. But do we have the experience to know if these computers are giving us the right results?In certain instances, we most certainly do. For example, if you tapped 13 x 13 into your calculator and it presented you with the answer 1234, then you would immediately know that this result was wrong and you may then decide to find that elusive pencil and paper and go back to the basics we were...

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BCSA present Mark Denham October Column 2022

President's Column October 2022

At the time of writing this column it is the 29th of September 2022, sterling is practically on parity with the dollar. The first time I was lucky enough to visit the USA in 1979 you could get $2.5 dollars to the pound. Energy prices are going through the roof, inflation is close to 10% and some commentators are suggesting that interest rates could triple by next year. The same commentators talk about the recession being a soft or hard landing. I remember back to the days when I was lucky to...

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BCSA -Loaninghill Fabrication Company Ltd

Welcome to our new Steelwork Contractor Member - Loaninghill Fabrication Co Ltd

A warm welcome to a new steelwork contractor member who has just joined BCSA - Loaninghill Fabrication Co Ltd. This family-run business was established in 1986 and started off as a fencing and blacksmith company operating from a smallholding...

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Her Late Majesty The Queen

On behalf of BCSA, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. The world mourns the loss of an extraordinary woman and we thank her for her long service to the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth.

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President's Column September 2022

At a recent BCSA meeting some members thought I was a little bit grumpy. Thinking about that after the meeting, with inflation running at 10% or more, energy prices going through the roof, the continued crisis in the Ukraine, a paralysed UK government and many other things we have to contend with on a daily basis, is anybody really surprised that people might be down in the dumps? Often though, when we start to feel sorry for ourselves, events happen to other poor souls that are so grave, that...

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