Somerset MP Recognises Growing Steelwork Fabrication Plant As Expansion Plans Begin
07 Mar 2023
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
President’s Column February 2023
13 Feb 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
Growing steel fabrication facility in Newport recognised by South Wales MP
30 Jan 2023
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.
President's Column January 2023
04 Jan 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.
Structural Steel Design Awards 2023 – Call for Entries
23 Nov 2022
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.
Deputy President's Column November 2022
15 Nov 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...
President's Column October 2022
14 Oct 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...
Welcome to our new Steelwork Contractor Member - Loaninghill Fabrication Co Ltd
04 Oct 2022
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...
Her Late Majesty The Queen
09 Sep 2022
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.
President's Column September 2022
09 Sep 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...