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WEC Group to create new jobs after winning 6 million pound Aerospace Contract

13 Jan 2017

A major recruitment drive is currently underway at WEC Group Ltd, one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, after securing a six million pounds aerospace order for an Airbus assembly factory in Germany. more++

Grip Bar Anchors Used For New St Davids Lifeboat Station

10 Jan 2017

Stainless UK have supplied over 120 stainless steel Grip-Bar anchors to contractor BAM Richies for use as soil nails, rock anchors and special foundation assemblies as part of the geotechnical works required for the construction of a new lifeboat station at St Davids on the Pembrokeshire coast. more++

New Product Innovations From Ancon at Ecobuild 2017

05 Jan 2017

Keeping innovation at the top of its agenda, high integrity structural fixings manufacturer, Ancon, will further expand its wide product range with new product launches at the UK's largest event for specifiers in the built environment, Ecobuild 2017. more++

WEC Group Invests a quarter of a million pounds in Miyano ABX-64SYY to move forward in Aerospace Industry

15 Dec 2016

WEC Group, one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, has invested a quarter of a million pounds in a brand new multi spindle/multi axis lathe in order to manage its increasing volume of orders for close tolerance aerospace industry components. more++

ISSF Release New Brochure - Stainless Steel in Architectural Applications

13 Dec 2016

ISSF Release New Brochure - Stainless Steel in Architectural Applications more++

HTA Group achieves BS EN 1090 EXC 2 Certification

06 Dec 2016

HTA Group has successfully achieved full CE Marking compliance with certification to BS EN 1090, up to and including Execution Class 2. more++

2017 Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year Competition

06 Dec 2016

The 2017 Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year Competition sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers. more++

Annual Dinner 2016 - A Great Night at Belton Woods

05 Dec 2016

Many thanks to all who attended more++

BSSA Technical Advisor is on Annual Leave until Thursday 8th December

02 Dec 2016

Please note that Mike Lewus, our technical advisor will be on annual leave until Thursday 8th November. more++

WEC Group Apprentices win Gold and Bronze at WorldSkills UK Finals!

22 Nov 2016

Two of WEC Group's Training Academy apprentices have won gold and bronze metals at the WorldSkills UK final in Construction Metalwork. more++

Ancon further extends animation portfolio

17 Nov 2016

The latest animated video from structural fixing specialist, Ancon, evaluates the limitations of traditional re-bend continuity systems, including the dangers associated with them, and presents a safer, easier, quicker solution - the Ancon KSN Anchor System. more++

WEC Apprentices make bed for unique Children in Need fundraiser

14 Nov 2016

WEC Group's Training Academy apprentices are manufacturing a bed which will be pulled through the streets of Yorkshire and Lancashire by Graham Liver to raise money for BBC Children in Need. more++

Bohler Uddeholm UK wins SHD Logistics Award for Warehouse Efficiency

01 Nov 2016

On Thursday 15th September 2016, the team from Bohler Uddeholm UK based in Oldbury, West Midlands, proudly accepted the SHD Logistics Award for Warehouse Efficiency, presented by leading comedian Mark Watson in front of 600 industry professionals. more++

WEC Group Wins Large Employer of the Year Award at National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 Regional Ceremony

21 Oct 2016

WEC Group, one of the UK's largest engineering and fabrication companies, has won the BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year in Liverpool City Region, Cumbria and Lancashire at the National Apprenticeship Awards regional ceremony. more++

UK Metals Council - Workstream Activity

07 Oct 2016

The BSSA is a member of the Metals Forum, which is made up of 11 metals related trade associations. more++

Hazardous Materials In The Workplace

04 Oct 2016

Health & Safety Executive is starting a fundamental review of the suite of regulations governing the use of hazardous materials in the workplace (excluding asbestos). more++

The Importance of Industrial Strategy: A speech by the Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP and Secretary of State

28 Sep 2016

Speech by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to the Institute of Directors annual conference 2016. more++

HS2, The Biggest Civil Engineering Project in the UK Ever!

06 Sep 2016

Key points from a recent meeting attended by the BSSA when the HS2 project was outlined and the procurement process clarified. more++

The New Issue of Nickel Magazine is Available Now

24 Aug 2016

The new issue of Nickel magazine available for download now. more++

'Open All Hours' - Ellesco Announce Open House Dates

17 Aug 2016

As the summer already draws to a close, surface finishing and deburring experts Ellesco will be looking to put a shine into the first month of Autumn with the announcement of its Open House Event from the 20th to 22nd of September. If you have components that require deburring or surface finishing, Ellesco is inviting you to bring along your problem parts to trial on the Grindingmaster Timesaver machines. more++

The Insurance Act 2015 Comes into Effect Today

12 Aug 2016

The Insurance Act 2015 Comes into Effect Today. more++

Because Metal is in WEC Group's DNA!

03 Aug 2016

The creation of DNA Metalwork means WEC Group now has fifteen specialist engineering divisions working across 600,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing facilities in Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire and the West Midlands. more++

Steel Wire - Where Industry Meets Art

01 Aug 2016

Ever thought wire can be art? more++

WEC Group achieves AS 9100 Rev C Certification for Machining

29 Jul 2016

WEC Group, one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, has achieved the prestigious AS 9100 Rev C certification for its specialist machining division. more++

Big Changes at BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

20 Jul 2016

Following the recent Government changes prompted by the change of Prime Minister, the Department with which the BSSA has most contact has been significantly changed. more++

Team Stainless Latest News

13 Jun 2016

Team Stainless latest news. more++

EEF The Manufacturers' Organisation - Manufacturing Outlook

06 Jun 2016

2016 Quarter 2 of Manufacturing Outlook, EEF's quarterly report. more++

Conference 2016 - BSSA Managing Director Interview

06 Jun 2016

Paul Barker explains the role of the British Stainless Steel Association and tells Stainless Steel World about the range of events they organise. more++

PPS are exhibiting at Subcon 2016, at the NEC, on the 7th - 9th June

25 May 2016

PPS are exhibiting at Subcon 2016, at the NEC, on the 7th - 9th June and we would love to see you there. more++

Ancon further extends its insulated balcony connector portfolio

16 May 2016

ANCON has extended its STC steel-to-concrete balcony connector range with two new high performance products and a standard series of connectors manufactured from stainless steel. more++

PPS is the first in the UK to install Costa Machinery

10 May 2016

Professional Polishing Services is proud to announce their latest plant installation. more++

Four Ways to Create Attractive Brick Soffits

10 May 2016

ANCON, show just how simple it is to create suspended masonry soffits on virtually any brick building. more++

BS Stainless - New Lamination Line for Cladding and Jacketing

30 Mar 2016

BS Stainless have invested in a new lamination line for adding specialist coatings to a range of metals including Aluminium and stainless steel. The state of the art machine manufactured in the UK embraces the latest technology to deliver industry leading products. more++

Grip-Bar Anchors Used for Cliff Stabilisation at Ilfracombe Harbour

09 Mar 2016

Stainless UK have supplied over 800 Grip-Bar stainless steel anchor bars for use in cliff stabilisation works being carried out at Ilfracombe Cove near the fishing towns harbour in North Devon. more++

WEC Group Ltd Acquires 7 Million Pound Rotherham Factory to Strengthen Operations at MTL Advanced

25 Feb 2016

WEC Group Ltd, one of the largest Engineering and Fabrication companies in the UK has acquired a 300,000 sq. ft. factory and thirty acres of land as a way of strengthening operations at its Rotherham-based site, MTL Advanced. more++

CBI Economic Forecast - February 2016

23 Feb 2016

CBI Economic Forecast - February 2016 more++

BSSA Spring Dinner Speaker Announced

28 Jan 2016

We are happy to announce that the speaker at our Spring Dinner will be Jim McClelland. more++

Stainless UK Strengthens Historic Leeds Viaduct

26 Jan 2016

Stainless UK have supplied over 50 stainless steel Grip-Bar tie bars assemblies to Dyer & Butler Civil Engineering for use on the first phase of major repair works to the historic Marsh Lane Viaduct on the edge of Leeds city centre. more++

Ancon to launch new products at Ecobuild 2016

11 Jan 2016

Ancon Building Products, continues to expand its range of high integrity structural fixings and will exhibit a number of new products at Ecobuild 2016. more++

Happy New Year from the BSSA!

04 Jan 2016

Wishing our members, students, customers, followers and contacts a very happy and prosperous 2016! more++

PPS win at Inaugural Birmingham Awards

02 Dec 2015

We are delighted to announce that Kirsty was victorious and was named Businesswoman of the Year. more++

Stainless UK Supply Rock Bolts for Dinorwig Tunnel Maintenance

01 Dec 2015

Stainless UK have supplied over 200 stainless steel ribbed bars to SES Contracting for use in the latest phase of a rock bolt renewal programme at Dinorwig Power Station in North Wales. more++

WEC Group Apprentices Win Gold and Bronze at WorldSkills UK!

24 Nov 2015

A welding and engineering apprentice from Darwen, Lancashire has won Gold at the WorldSkills UK final in Construction MetalWork. more++

A Good Night Had by All!

16 Nov 2015

A good night was had by all at the BSSA Annual Dinner more++

Making light work of brick soffits

11 Nov 2015

Creating flawless brick-faced soffits & lintels has now become much simpler and quicker, thanks to a new lightweight stainless steel based system. more++

An emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the steel industry is to be held

10 Nov 2015

An emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the steel industry is to be held by European economy ministers at the request of the UK. more++

The Board of the BSSA Appoints New Chairman and Vice-Chairman

28 Oct 2015

Tim Childs of Rimex Metals (UK) Ltd has been Chairman of the Board of the BSSA since November 2013 and his two year appointment will come to a close on November 12th at the meeting of the Board prior to the Annual Dinner. On behalf of the Board, Association members and the staff of the BSSA, I would like to thank Tim for his commitment to the activities of the BSSA and for his support and stewardship over the last two years. more++

Duplex and Super Duplex. Ensuring Your Fastener is Correct

27 Oct 2015

When purchasing anything, you always want to ensure you get exactly what you ordered. With fasteners, this is no different and is becoming more and more critical in the high end markets of Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Offshore bolting. more++

CBI Releases Report on EU Membership

21 Oct 2015

CBI Releases Report on EU Membership. more++

Grip Bar Anchors hold firm on Guernsey Lighthouse

21 Oct 2015

Stainless UK has supplied marine grade stainless steel Grip Bar anchors and reinforcing bar to local contractor Geomarine (www.geomarine.gg) for use in repair work to the landing steps at Les Hanois Lighthouse off the channel island of Guernsey. more++

Ironman by Leroy Gardner, Professor of Structural Engineering at Imperial College London

06 Oct 2015

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Time: 17.30 Venue: G16 Lecture Theatre, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ (building no 35 on the map). more++

Industrial Strategy - Formation of the UK Metals Council

05 Oct 2015

Individuals from metals companies across the UK have been working hard alongside Metals Forum (of which the BSSA is a member) and the Department for Business Innovations and Skills on developing an Industrial Strategy for the Metals Sector. more++

CBI Submits a Response to the Government's Apprenticeship Levy Consultation

05 Oct 2015

CBI Submits a Response to the Government's Apprenticeship Levy Consultation more++

Bright, Clean, High Quality Welds with Trailing Shields

01 Oct 2015

When welding titanium, stainless steel and other reactive metal pipework and sheet metalwork, it is important to prevent the welds from oxidising or coming into contact with any air during their welding and cooling periods. more++

Call for Papers - Duplex World Seminar & Summit 2016

25 Sep 2015

Take part in the leading knowledge, networking and business event for the global duplex community. more++

PurgExtra Tube and Pipe Purging System

24 Sep 2015

Inert gas purging is essential when welding metal tubes made from titanium, as well as ultra high purity stainless steel joints and just as important when welding those less critical stainless steel and copper nickel pipe joints, in order to achieve non-oxidised, zero colour welds. more++

WEC Group Apprentices recreate Lowry's iconic matchstick man - and his dog!

07 Sep 2015

A stunning statue created by apprentices at engineering and fabrication company WEC Group in tribute to Lancashire artist LS Lowry is set to become a seaside visitor attraction when it is officially unveiled next week. more++

Kashif Mohammad Accepted into the Gastech Young Engineer Foundation

26 Aug 2015

Kashif Mohammad has been selected as one of 80 successful applicants to the Gastech Young Engineer Foundation (GYEF) and will be joining BS Stainless in Singapore later this year at the Gastech Expo. more++

PurgElite Inflatable Tube and Pipe Weld Purging System

21 Aug 2015

By using PurgElite® Tube and Pipe Purging Systems companies can save significant money in both time and inert gas costs. more++

The BSSA website goes Mobile-Friendly!

11 Aug 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new responsive mobile-friendly British Stainless Steel Association website. more++

CBI Webinar - What Can Your Business Expect From This Government?

10 Aug 2015

CBI webinar - What can your business expect from this government? more++

Innovating for Growth: Seizing Supply Chain Opportunities and the Future of the UK Steel Industry

04 Aug 2015

Join EEF and industry leaders to examine how the steel sector must innovate to survive in a fiercely competitive global market. more++

New Investment at PPS

03 Aug 2015

Professional Polishing Services Ltd are proud to announce their latest investment. more++

S3i Group has Achieved the Internationally Recognised ISO 9001

03 Aug 2015

S3i Group has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field. more++

MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes Offer Safer, Cheaper TIG Welding

28 Jul 2015

A special recipe for TIG welding electrode material offers significant benefits in quality, cost, safety and ease-of-use, says its British developer. more++

Ensure your Weld Purging System doesn't overinflate by using a PurgeGate® Valve

23 Jul 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has designed and now manufactures a PurgeGate® Valve System in order to prevent any over-pressurising of Inflatable Tube and Pipe Purging Systems. more++

Prestigious Metallurgy Award Recognises Influential Research On The Design Of Ferritic Stainless Steels

23 Jul 2015

July 2015, London: A multi-disciplinary research team from Germany and the Czech Republic has won the 2015 Charles Hatchett Award. more++

MTL engineers a bright future following partnership deal with WEC Group

14 Jul 2015

Metal manufacturing specialist MTL Advanced is showing strong signs of recovery three months after a partnership deal that brought the company out of administration. more++

Inflatable Pipestoppers, Where Access to the Job Site is Difficult

13 Jul 2015

Blocking pipes for purging or to carry out routine maintenance can be much easier with an Inflatable Pipestopper. more++

Stainless Steel Down Under by Alan Harrison

23 Jun 2015

Following retirement from the stainless steel industry in December 2014, my wife and I undertook the holiday of a lifetime in Australia. This took the form of a journey from Melbourne to as far north as Bundaberg and finishing in Brisbane. However, I knew that I would not be able to completely forget about stainless steel. This article is a summary of what we came across during the trip. more++

ISSF New Applications Awards Announced

22 May 2015

In an effort to generate more ideas for New Applications for the use of stainless steel, the Market Development Committee established the New Applications Awards. more++

The BadAirDay And EN1090 Awareness Days

23 Apr 2015

Networking and learning events for all involved in and committed to the welding industry more++

STEM Exchange and Industrial Strategy

14 Apr 2015

semta is leading on a project to improve teaching at post 16 and aimed to increase engagement between employers and FE/vocational provision. more++

Noise at Work

10 Apr 2015

Following a request from one of our members, we have established that up to date resources covering the Noise at Work Act 2005 can be found at the following address: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg362.pdf more++

West Special Fasteners: Boosts quality experience, by recruiting a Quality Consultant

01 Apr 2015

West Special Fasteners, the Dronfield based manufacturer of high integrity fastening products to the oil, gas, pumps and valve industries has been gaining approvals during 2014 from Major companies and is looking to continue the trend, by recruiting a quality consultant. more++

ExxonMobil approval for the Hot Forging of Super Duplex Fasteners awarded to West Special Fasteners

31 Mar 2015

West Special Fasteners the specialists in hot forging Super Duplex fasteners have been awarded approval by the second largest Oil company in the world ExxonMobil. more++

Bad Air Day

20 Mar 2015

The Bad Air Day website has been produced by the Welding Fume Team to provide a resource and links to further information on the health risks from exposure to welding and thermal cutting fume, and the control of exposure. It is aimed at both employers and employees who use welding in the workplace, as part of their business or work. more++

Gasholder No. 8 Park, Kings Cross, London - Vecom Sillavan Metal Treatment Ltd,

10 Mar 2015

The beautiful cast iron structure has been painstakingly restored and moved to a new home north of the canal. Here it will house a park with a spectacular sculpted canopy and paths leading down to the canal. By day, this is the perfect spot to pause and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. By night, subtle lighting transforms the park into a unique destination for events. more++

PPS Peter Davies: 50 Years in Stainless Steel

03 Mar 2015

On the 1st March 2015 our Founder & Chairman celebrated his 50th year in the Stainless Steel Industry and we thought it would be fun to find out what is different 'now' to when he started out, so we asked him some prying questions. more++

Stainless Steel Fastenings - Now on BS Fixings

27 Feb 2015

Some time ago, BS Stainless announced the opening of our Online Shop, allowing customers fast, simple and reliable access to a select range of our stainless steel fastening products, materials and accessories. The Online Shop has been so successful that we are pleased to announce it will now have its own dedicated website BS Fixings - Fixings, Fasteners and a Whole Lot More. more++

Elevator B

12 Feb 2015

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Stewart Fraser Ltd, Stainless Clad Handrails for the Rathbone Market Development in London

03 Feb 2015

Stewart Fraser Ltd recently developed and manufactured bespoke balcony handrails for the new apartments in the Rathbone Market Development in London. In total, some 1,700 metres of bespoke fabrication work was involved. more++

BIS: Innovate UK competition

02 Feb 2015

Funding opportunity for innovative manufacturing businesses to 'bridge the gap' to volume production. more++

1 Million Available to Help UK Manufacturing Firms Develop Skills to Maximise Value of Innovation

30 Jan 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has launched a new competition challenging manufacturing firms to maximise the value of innovation. more++

Employer Ownership: Improving Engineering Careers - Smaller Companies

30 Jan 2015

In December a new opportunity was launched for small firms to bid in to the Employer Ownership Fund. more++

ALFED Health and Safety Workshop

26 Jan 2015

The Aluminium Federation are holding a two day Occupational Health and Safety Workshop on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March at Telford Golf & Spa Hotel, Shropshire. more++

NI chairs newly formed UK & Ireland European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group

14 Jan 2015

In October, the UK & Ireland section of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) was launched and is now chaired by the Nickel Institute because of its status as a knowledgeable and commercially-neutral organisation. Stainless steels are materials of choice for equipment intended for the processing, transportation and storage of food. For over 15 years, the Nickel Institute has actively supported EHEDG by offering technical advice on the selection, preparation and use of stainless steels. more++

Coloured Stainless Steel from Blackburns Metals

09 Jan 2015

Blackburns Metals has been appointed as the sole UK distributor for Steel Color - Italy's leading stainless steel specialist. With advanced technology and unique design and polishing techniques developed by the manufacturer, Blackburns can offer stainless steel sheet in a wide range of colours, patterns, surface finishes and textures not previously available in the UK. more++

Merry Christmas from all at the BSSA!

16 Dec 2014

Wishing all of our members and industry contacts a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. more++

BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course - Congratulations to Lee Billings of Royal HaskoningDHV

16 Dec 2014

Congratulations to Lee Billings of Royal HaskoningDHV! Lee has successfully completed the BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course Full Certificate With Credit - Well done to you! more++

Nickel Magazine Out Now

10 Dec 2014

Nickel Magazine Out Now more++

BS Stainless introduce NEW Systems! - CoolMet & SoundMet

03 Dec 2014

BS Stainless introduce NEW Systems! - CoolMet & SoundMet more++

ISSF Media Release: Stainless Steel in Agricultural Applications

02 Dec 2014

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has launched a new publication on Stainless Steel in Agricultural Applications more++

Stainless Steel Fabrication Seminar

27 Nov 2014

The BSSA and TWI are hosted a Stainless Steel Fabrication Seminar at the Copthorne Hotel, Sheffield on Thursday 16th October 2014 more++

BSSA Annual Dinner 2014 - A Big Thank You

19 Nov 2014

Our thanks to our members, guests, sponsors and everyone that played a part in making our event a big success! more++

What the Architect Thought

19 Nov 2014

Architecture, Building and Construction is an important and growing sector for stainless steel. Every year, the BSSA provides CPD seminars for those interested in using stainless steel in building and construction. The RIBA approved programme, jointly developed with the Nickel Institute, comprises nine individual modules covering all aspects of stainless steel including a basic introduction, design and fabrication, selecting and specifying surface finishes and the use of stainless steel as a structural material. more++

ISSF Media Release: Stainless Steel in Self-Service Machines

18 Nov 2014

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has launched a new publication on Stainless Steel in Self-Service Machines. more++

Industrial Strategy for UK Metals - Research and Development Online Survey

18 Nov 2014

Archie MacPherson, CEO Advanced Forming Research Centre and Deputy Chairman of the Metals Strategy Steering Group would like to invite you to participate in shaping the future of metals in the UK. more++

Euro Inox Finishes Animation

07 Nov 2014

Information about decorative stainless steel finishes accounts for a large percentage of the downloads from our Website. Against this background, Euro Inox recently published a photo animation. It enables users to choose among 20 mill and custom-made finishes. With a mouse click, samples can be selected and turned against a light source. The animation provides a realistic impression of the reflective characteristics of the respective surface. more++

Stainless UK - Helping Beat Salt Corrosion on Leeds Ring Road

05 Nov 2014

Stainless UK are supplying over 7500 stainless steel bars for use in the major refurbishment work being carried out on the Woodhouse Tunnel in Leeds city centre more++

ISSF Media Release: Stainless Steel in Drinking Water Supply

04 Nov 2014

The ISSF has launched a new publication on Stainless Steel in Drinking Water Supply. more++

ISSF Media Release: Clean Cooking with Stainless Steel

22 Oct 2014

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has launched a new publication on Clean Cooking with Stainless Steel. more++

Stainless Steels for Lecturers and Students of Architecture and Civil Engineering

17 Oct 2014

Are you a student architect or civil engineer? Do you feel like you would like to design a stunning building like the Disney Hall? Find out more about the material used for the exterior, stainless steel. more++

The Sharpsichord

09 Oct 2014

When listing the applications for stainless steel, few people would include "sound sculpture". Henry Dagg is well known in his field but perhaps less so to the general stainless steel world. A striking example of a sound sculpture is the "Sharpsichord". It was originally commissioned by the English Folk Dance and Song Society for display in the garden of Cecil Sharp. Along with composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sharp was responsible for collecting folk songs in the oral tradition at the beginning of the 20th century. more++

EN 10088

09 Oct 2014

The latest revision of the key standards EN 10088 Parts 1-3 has been published in October 2014. more++

Introducing SoundMet from BS Stainless

03 Oct 2014

Introducing SoundMet from BS Stainless. The new and innovative Stainless Steel and Aluminium pipeline jacket product for the oil, gas and transportation industries. more++

First Stainless Steel Boat

01 Oct 2014

Swedish Steel Yachts (SSY) has built a boat entirely out of stainless steel supplied by Outokumpu. more++

Stainless Steel in Architecture, Versatility and Utility

30 Sep 2014

Alan Harrison explains why the use of stainless steel is so varied in architectural applications. more++

UKTI Export Week 10-14 November 2014

19 Sep 2014

UK Trade & Investment will be holding its 6th Export Week during the week of 10-14 November. Across the week there will be a varied series of events all over the UK, aimed at businesses to either start their export journey or increase their international business. Events will be added here in August. more++

Baffle Curtains? Stainless UK Provide the Solution

15 Sep 2014

Stainless UK has supplied 4 custom made stainless steel baffle curtains to contractor Acrefield Developments for use as part of a major refurbishment of Grange Service Reservoir in the Wirral. more++

Government Industrial Strategy for the Metals Sector

11 Sep 2014

The Metals Forum (of which the BSSA is a member), in conjunction with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are moving forward in the process of developing an Industrial Strategy for Metals. more++

EEF Manufacturing Outlook, Sept 2014 & EEF Investment Monitor 2014

08 Sep 2014

The third edition in 2014 of Manufacturing Outlook, a quarterly report on trends in UK manufacturing produced by EEF in partnership with BDO. Plus, EEF Investment Monitor 2014 - An Uncertain Return. more++

Bohler-Uddeholm UK Limited vacancy for two recently qualified Graduate Engineers

12 Aug 2014

Bohler-Uddeholm UK Limited are looking for two recently qualified Graduate Engineers (HNC/HND/BSc/ MSc ) who have studied metals or materials based sciences as the major part of their course. more++

UGINOX ferritic stainless steel for lower cost of facades and roofs

12 Aug 2014

UGINOX BRIGHT, PATINA and TOP are terne-coated stainless steels which take on the natural patina of aged lead sheet... more++

Jordan Manufacturing are now fully accredited to BS EN 1090-1

06 Aug 2014

Jordan Manufacturing are now fully accredited to BS EN 1090-1 more++

'The Swirl' created by WEC Group

08 Jul 2014

The dramatic sculpture - called 'The Swirl' - was created by the company's m-tec division which specialises in architectural metalwork fabrication and is the latest in a series of high-profile projects it has been commissioned to create across the world. more++

Update from The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

30 Jun 2014

Today, the British Business Bank and the ICAEW have jointly produced, in conjunction with leading business and finance organisations a new guide which outlines some of the finance options available to smaller business, both in terms of types of finance and providers. more++

BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course - Congratulations to Brian Fearon of Valbruna UK Ltd!

24 Jun 2014

Congratulations to Brian Fearon of Valbruna UK Ltd! Brian has successfully completed the BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course Full Certificate - Well done to you! more++

PPS Win Major Contract for Hospital

23 Jun 2014

PPS have successfully won a contract to polish hundreds of intricate laser cut profiles for a hospital in London. more++

Stainless UK Keeps Nottingham Tramway Moving

23 Jun 2014

Stainless UK has supplied through local reinforcement products stockist Hy-Ten, nearly 650 stainless steel dowel bars for use on the extension to the Nottingham Express Transit light-rail tramway. more++

Obituary - Basil Brearley

18 Jun 2014

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Basil Brearley, grandson of Harry Brearley. more++

A. M. Castle & Co. signs long-term agreement as preferred supplier with United Technologies Corp.

12 Jun 2014

A. M. Castle & Co. (NYSE: CAS), a global distributor of metal and plastic products, value-added services and supply chain solutions, announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement to become a preferred supplier of raw materials and value added services, including processed and machined parts and supply chain solutions, to business units of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). more++

Structural Design of Ferritic Stainless Steels

09 Jun 2014

The Steel Construction Institute have issued a report on the Structural Design of Ferritic Stainless Steels. This is the result of a 3 year collaborative programme involving the major European stainless steel flat products mills, the SCI, Arup and other research organisations. more++

Free Hague Screw Thread Calculator iPhone App

03 Jun 2014

The Hague Thread Calculator has been extraordinarily received by engineers, students and industry professionals in the few weeks since its launch. more++

Reshore UK

27 May 2014

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Kiveton Park Steel News

07 May 2014

Kiveton Park Steel has now developed processes for the manufacture of cold drawn wire and bar in stainless steels. more++

Flat Products - Stainless Steel Stocks Rise

30 Apr 2014

According to statistics released by Eurofer, stock levels have been rising in Western Continental Europe (i.e. excluding the UK). more++

Thank you to all who attended the BSSA Annual Lunch & AGM 2014

04 Apr 2014

A big thank you to all who attended our Annual Lunch and AGM. more++

worldsteel will hold its first Steel Safety Day on 28 April 2014

04 Apr 2014

worldsteel has launched the Safety Day to help and reduce the safety incidents in the steel industry. ISSF would also like to implement this useful Safety Day program in the stainless steel industry because we are sure that it can help us to improve the safety in the industry. more++

Welcoming De Marchi Engineering into membership!

31 Mar 2014

The BSSA would like to welcome De Marchi Engineering into membership! more++

Welcoming Dudley Industries Ltd into membership

28 Mar 2014

The BSSA would like to welcome Dudley Industries Ltd into membership! more++

EEF Manufacturing Outlook, March 2014

27 Mar 2014

Excerpts from the Foreword: more++

Stainless UK Grip Bar - Holding on to History at the Acropolis

26 Mar 2014

Stainless UK's Grip Bar has helped in the restoration of Klepsydra Spring House on the north face of the Acropolis in Athens as part of a major project of this world heritage site. more++

Full CBI Response To Budget

20 Mar 2014

The CBI has responded to today's Budget speech by the Chancellor George Osborne. more++

Stainless UK Helps with Dawlish Storm Damage Repair

18 Mar 2014

Soon after the devastating storms which cut off the rail link to the south west, Stainless UK supplied marine Grade 316 stainless steel Grip Bar to help begin the repair process. more++

Euro Inox - Stainless Steel Improves Thermal Insulation of Buildings

07 Mar 2014

Euro Inox - Stainless Steel Improves Thermal Insulation of Buildings more++

Metal Theft

06 Mar 2014

It has been brought to our attention that 5 tonnes of highly valuable bar products in 2-3 metre lengths has recently been stolen from the Wolverhampton area. Products stolen include Inconel, Monel, 660B, and Super Duplex. more++

BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course - Congratulations to Henry Stewart of Kellogg, Brown & Root!

25 Feb 2014

Congratulations to Henry Stewart of Kellogg, Brown & Root! Henry has successfully completed the BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course Full Certificate with Credit - Well done to you! more++

Canal Engineering Launches Training Academy

17 Feb 2014

Canal Engineering has set up an EAL accredited Training Academy at their manufacturing site in Nottingham. The CEATA Training Academy trains ambitious people in the art of metalwork, fabrication, and welding to achieve the acquisition of sustainable and transferrable skills for a career. The training received and qualification achieved at the academy meets the national requirements and recognised by respected employers throughout the UK. CEATA offers government sponsored pre-employment courses, intermediate apprenticeships, and specific CE marking up-skill training, along with a number of other technical courses. more++

UK floods: 10 million GBP support scheme for flood affected businesses

17 Feb 2014

Assistance for companies affected by the UK floods more++

Wheelabrator Impact Finishers Win SC21 Award

11 Feb 2014

Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) is an improvement programme designed to increase the performance of suppliers and ultimately their supply chains within the UK aerospace, security, space and defence industries. Wheelabrator Impact is delighted to have been awarded the SC21 bronze award based on our quality and delivery performance which is measured and confirmed by our customers as well as internal procedures. more++

EN 1090 - Guide to Stainless Steel Published by SCI

07 Feb 2014

EN 1090 is the European Standard covering the fabrication and erection of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium structures. This guide has been written by the Steel Construction Institute to cover the specific issues relating to stainless steel. more++

IMF raises UK growth forecast

22 Jan 2014

It now expects the economy to grow 2.4% this year - faster than any other major European economy - against its previous forecast of 1.9%. In 2015, it expects growth of 2.2%. more++

The More Complex the Better - More on Electropolishing

21 Jan 2014

John Swain of Anopol Ltd shares his latest thoughts on the benefits of electropolishing for complex shapes. more++

Stainless Steel Centenary: 2 upcoming broadcasts

20 Jan 2014

We thought you would like to know about 2 broadcasts coming up over the next couple of weeks - both commissioned as part of the celebrations of 100 Years of Stainless Steel... more++

CBI - UK Recovery Gathers Steam

14 Jan 2014

The UK economy has gathered momentum over recent quarters, suggesting that the recovery is more firmly in train... more++

The BSSA moved to a new office on Mon 16 Dec 2013

08 Jan 2014

The BSSA moved to a new office on Mon 16 Dec 2013 more++

Starting Them Young

20 Dec 2013

How one Sheffield teacher is introducing children to the properties of stainless steel in Harry Brearley's centenary year. more++

Merry Christmas from the BSSA!

09 Dec 2013

Wishing all our members and industry contacts a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year. more++

B S Stainless Inspiring Britain

06 Dec 2013

BS Stainless Ltd have been named by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) on their 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain list. This list, which aims to celebrate some of the 4.5 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that fuel the UK economy, is the result of a project started six months ago by LSEG. more++

Full Sized Conference Kelpies Unveiled

29 Nov 2013

Andy Scott's full sized Kelpies have been unveiled. more++

BSSA Annual Dinner 2013 - A Big Thank You!

12 Nov 2013

Our thanks to our members, guests, sponsors and everyone that played a part in making our event a success! more++

UK Economy set for its Fastest Growth in 6 Years, CBI Predicts

05 Nov 2013

The UK economy is on course for its strongest growth since 2007 next year despite a growth blip at the end of the year, the CBI have said. more++

PPS MD Shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Technology Award

05 Nov 2013

Kirsty Davies-Chinnock has been short-listed in these inaugural awards which take place on the 28th November at the stylish Hotel La Tour in Birmingham. more++

BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course - Congratulations to John Kelly of Kensington Traders Ltd

22 Oct 2013

John has sucessfully completed the BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course Intermediate Certificate - Well done to you! more++

UK on Road to Recovery

17 Oct 2013

The economy has performed more strongly in the second quarter of 2013 than we expected back in May and recent indicators point to robust growth in the third quarter. more++

Ancon Building Products joins the Stainless Steel centenary celebrations

16 Sep 2013

Sheffield-based Ancon Building Products joins the Stainless Steel centenary celebrations and explains what makes this material ideal for structural applications. more++

Management Buy Out at Anopol

10 Sep 2013

Anopol Limited, with premises in Birmingham and Bordon Hampshire, has new owners following a successful in-house MBO. more++

M-Tec, a Division Of WEC Group, are Exporting Public Art

06 Sep 2013

M-tec are fabricating a 316 grade, 5 metre diameter globe for Uyo Nigeria. more++

ANCON leads the way with CE Marking of brick support systems and windposts

05 Sep 2013

ANCON has achieved all the necessary welding and factory production control certification to CE-mark its structural steel components, including masonry support systems and windposts, under the EU Construction Products Regulation. more++

PPS Shortlisted for a Birmingham Post Business Award

29 Aug 2013

PPS are shortlisted in the Manufacturing category for the Birmingham Post Business Awards. more++

A Hundred Years Ago Today

20 Aug 2013

Today is the actual anniversary of the first cast of stainless steel made by Harry Brearley. Here is a short tribute based on a well known song more++

Brearley Centenary on Radio Sheffield

14 Aug 2013

In August 1913, Harry Brearley supervised the first cast of martensitic stainless steel. Radio Sheffield marked this with a special programme from one of the factories that first used stainless steel for cutlery more++

Centenary Photo Gallery

13 Aug 2013

As part of the Centenary of Stainless Steel, Euroinox have set up a photographic gallery on their website. Individuals can share their stainless steel-related photographs with their colleagues in the industry across the world. more++

BSSA Online Shop is Now Open

09 Aug 2013

You can now order your publications online. more++

Ancon launches a new App which makes choosing wall ties simple

07 Aug 2013

Structural fixings specialist, Ancon, has launched a new Cavity Wall Tie Product Selector App in response to the growing use of smartphones and tablets in the construction industry. more++

Stainless Steel in Swimming Pools

02 Aug 2013

Stainless steel has been successfully used in swimming pools for many years due to its combination of corrosion resistance and strength. Grade 1.4401 (316) with a mirror polish is the default selection for components immersed in the pool and at the poolside, where regular maintenance is possible. more++

Celebrating 30 Years of Professional Polishing Svs Ltd

30 Jul 2013

Celebrating thirty years in business, Professional Polishing Services Ltd marked their anniversary by hosting a charity lunch at Carters of Moseley in aid of Help Harry Help Others. more++

ANCON Updates Technical Literature with CE Mark

22 Jul 2013

Stainless steel fixings specialist, Ancon Building Products, has updated its technical literature to highlight the products that now carry CE Marking under the Construction Products Regulation. more++

Stay Bright - A History of Stainless Steels in Britain by David Dulieu

17 Jul 2013

Stay Bright traces the story of the development, production and use of high chromium stainless, corrosion and heat resisting steels in Britain. more++

ANCON completes the CE Marking of its product portfolio

08 Jul 2013

Stainless steel fixings specialist, ANCON, has completed the CE Marking requirements for its full range of brick support systems, windposts, cavity wall ties, bed joint reinforcement, lintels and tension bar systems, confirming legal compliance with the new EU Construction Products Regulation. more++

CIOB Award for Taunton Fabrications

08 Jul 2013

At the recent Chartered Institute of Building South West Built Environment Awards architectural metalwork specialists, Taunton Fabrications, was named as winner of the SME award. more++

Stainless Steel Centenary

11 Jun 2013

The global stainless steel community is marking 100 years since stainless steels were first created, patented and produced. Since then, stainless steel has grown to be an integral part of our modern world. The UK and Sheffield have played a fundamental role in this development as it was in Sheffield where Harry Brearley first discovered stainless steel in 1913 . more++

Wake up and smell the Chelsea Flower Show!

17 May 2013

Barnshaw Section Benders have just supplied a curved pipe that formed the stem of a flower design in the Chelsea Flower Show starting on 21st May. more++

100 Years of Stainless Steel Book

17 May 2013

As part of the centenary celebrations a special edition book has been commissioned by Marketing Sheffield and produced by Sheffield Newspapers. more++

Staying Bright - A Century of Stainless Steel

22 Apr 2013

BBC Radio 3 talks about a century of Stainless Steel featuring our very own Technical Advisor, Alan Harrison. more++

Teknomek interesting facts about the Death Star in Star Wars

11 Apr 2013

One bespoke steel product we could not possible manufacture is the Death Star of Star Wars fame, however we can tell you a few interesting facts about it. more++

UK Steel launches 14th Edition of the Steel Specifications Book

04 Apr 2013

Steel Specifications is the essential reference tool for engineers, architects, designers and material scientists. With 64 of the principal standards updated and 32 new standards added since the last edition was published it contains the information you need for specifying, procuring or supplying steel. more++

New Managing Director for the BSSA

13 Mar 2013

Paul Barker is appointed as the BSSA's Managing Director more++

BS Stainless Ltd have Moved Location!

22 Feb 2013

BS Stainless have chosen to relocate their premises allowing them to provide a better service to their customers. Extra space will allow for new research and development opportunities whilst their manufacturing processes will be extended, providing the ultimate in choice for their clients. more++

Popular Mosque in Sheffield Shaped by Barnshaws Expert Benders

19 Feb 2013

Barnshaw Section Benders were awarded the Al Emaan Mosque bending work this January. The job contracted by company App Steel Structures involved Barnshaws experts forming the main frame ribs and curving the support steelwork in 2 planes (canted). more++

Beautifully Bent Architectural Decoration for St. Elizabeth Primary School in London

19 Feb 2013

Shelmar Engineering approached Barnshaws benders with the job earlier this year, as the customer required the bends very quickly and without any deformation. more++

Barnshaws Continue to Improve Childrens Playground Experience

19 Feb 2013

Barnshaws latest and many years repeat project- cantilever swings produced to company Safe and Sound Playgrounds, which are later sold to councils and enjoyed by children all over the UK. more++

Ancon Invests in Responsive Web Technology

06 Feb 2013

Structural fixing specialist, Ancon, has redeveloped its popular website, www.ancon.co.uk to make it fully accessible to the growing number of mobile users now accessing the site via Smartphone, iPad, netbook and similar devices. more++

Castle Metals Create an Infographic to Celebrate the Stainless Steel Centenary

06 Feb 2013

Castle Metals Create an Infographic to Celebrate the Stainless Steel Centenary more++

BSSA YouTube Page

05 Feb 2013

BSSA have a new YouTube page! more++

Barnshaws Mitred Pipe Bends Utilised for Camp Basra Tensile Canopies

23 Jan 2013

Barnshaw Section Benders have supplied the company Adey Steel with quality steel bends, which were used for the Phase One Camp Basra tensile canopies. Barnshaws were evidently chosen by the sub-contractor due to the competitive pricing and fast lead time. more++

Induction Bent Pipes for Ricoh Arena

23 Jan 2013

Barnshaws has yet again proven to be specialists in structural bends as the company worked alongside M&D Welding to provide quality induction bent pipes to Ricoh Arena in Coventry. more++

BSSA Managing Director

11 Jan 2013

The British Stainless Steel Association is seeking a new Managing Director to replace Nigel Ward who is to take up a post at the Nickel Institute more++

Castle Metals are Highly Commended for Outstanding Export Achievement Award

11 Jan 2013

Castle Metals aim to have strong local links as well as global success and are pleased to have this recognised at the International Trade Club Awards, which recognises the work of exporters and importers. more++

Video Release from PPS

07 Jan 2013

Video Release from PPS more++

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