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                Vacancy: Managing Director of the BSSA

                11 Mar 2020

                Business Need/Purpose of Role: The Managing Director is accountable for the strategic delivery of the Vision and Primary Objectives for the British Stainless Steel Association. more++

                Kloeckner Metals UK is Fit For Nuclear

                10 Mar 2020

                Kloeckner Metals UK have been certified with Fit 4 Nuclear status (F4N) by Nuclear AMRC. more++

                Transparent Protective Film Revolutionises Fibre Laser Cutting

                05 Feb 2020

                POLIFILM PROTECTION is expanding its laser film range with a unique solution: PF34C; the transparent protection film for fibre laser cutting. For the first time a protection film enables a thorough visual quality inspection whilst the laser cutting process is in operation. more++

                Kloeckner Metals UK is now BES 6001 Certified

                17 Jan 2020

                Kloeckner Metals UK are pleased to announce that our Leeds, Westok, London and Dudley sites have obtained BES 6001 certification for Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products. more++

                John Desmond are Recruiting - Sales and Marketing Director for Stainless Steel Sheet Stockists

                14 Jan 2020

                John Desmond are looking to recruit a sales and marketing director for stainless steel sheet stockists. more++

                Great Ormond Street Hospital build new lab with help from DSM Industrial Engineering

                03 Dec 2019

                East Midlands Stainless Steel company aid in the advancement of research into children's diseases. more++

                UKF Stainless Ltd Attending Tube Dusseldorf 2020

                03 Dec 2019

                UKF Stainless Ltd are delighted to announce that they will, once again, be exhibiting at Tube Dusseldorf 2020. Together with its group companies The Joint Perforating Co Ltd, Ferrari Stainless & Alloys Ltd and Stainless Metals & Alloys Ltd they will be exhibiting in hall 3 stand number A19. more++

                Kloeckner Introduce NobelClad Bi-metallic Plates

                12 Nov 2019

                Kloeckner Metals UK have recently formed an exciting new partnership with NobelClad, the world leader in dissimilar metal bonding. more++

                See a Rainbow of Colour Stainless Steel

                23 Oct 2019

                Kloeckner Metals UK is proud to introduce Colour Stainless Steel, a solution that is not only durable and reliable but a true demonstration of high-end style and elegance. more++

                Make UK/BDO Manufacturing Outlook Q3 2019

                06 Sep 2019

                A perfect storm of factors points to harsh outlook ahead. more++

                Funding Opportunity - Women's Leadership Development

                02 Sep 2019

                A pool of scholarship funding is currently available to women working in the metal sector to assist participation in one of two leadership development courses. more++

                CBI Brexit Survey

                29 Aug 2019

                The CBI would like to invite you to take part in an urgent snap survey on how businesses are preparing for Brexit. more++

                It is the 10th Anniversary of Stainless Band

                20 Aug 2019

                s the 10th anniversary of Stainless Band. Looking back over the years, Stainless Band has transformed itself from a relatively small supplier of stainless steel banding selling into the UK and Europe, to a global supplier with a wide range of sizes, grades and finishes. We asked Jonathan Hanson Stainless Band MD the secret to Stainless Bands success. more++

                New BSSA Managing Director Appointed

                15 Aug 2019

                The Chairman of the BSSA is delighted to announce that John Rowe will take over the role of Managing Director of the BSSA from the 1st October 2019. more++

                New Directors Appointed at Professional Polishing Services

                09 Jul 2019

                PPS announce that Paul Bashford, Production Manager, and Richard Chinnock, Works Manager have been appointed as Directors of Professional Polishing Services Ltd. more++

                Investment is a winning way for Professional Polishing Services

                02 Jul 2019

                Professional Polishing Services is looking to a bright future thanks to its ongoing investment strategy. The latest phase of investment has been concluded with the arrival of two Autopulit automatic reciprocating polishing machines from Ellesco. more++

                Outokumpu Moves Forward with Digital Manufacturing

                25 Jun 2019

                Outokumpu is aiming to fully digitalize its biggest factory in Tornio, Finland, transforming it into the most digitalized and most competitive stainless steel operation in the industry by 2020. more++

                West Special Fasteners Locks Down Growth With HSBC UK Backing

                18 Jun 2019

                West Special Fasteners is on the road to rapid expansion following a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK. more++

                Joe Johnson of KR Saws completes 2 running challenges with more to come!

                18 Jun 2019

                KR Saws Applications Engineer Joe Johnson, completed his first 2 of his 4 running challenges raising money for Meningitis Now. more++

                Simple Orientation Mark Enhances Classic Ancon Serrated Washer Design

                04 Jun 2019

                Ancon has made a simple improvement to one of its smallest, but most utilised, stainless steel building components to benefit installers of its masonry support systems. more++

                Two Gold Awards for Outokumpu

                29 May 2019

                Outokumpu have won two gold awards in the categories New Technology and New Development at the International Stainless Steel Forum 23rd conference (ISSF-23) which was held Chicago. more++

                29 May 2019


                Bronze Award for Aperam

                29 May 2019

                Aperam have won a bronze award in the category New Development at the International Stainless Steel Forum 23rd conference (ISSF-23) which was held Chicago. more++

                Hebrides 4 Hearts And Minds - Daily Update

                24 Apr 2019

                Mike Lewus, our Technical Advisor, is to cycle the entire length of the Outer Hebrides island string from Port of Ness to Vatersay and back again, a total of 350 miles for charity. more++

                Metstok Awarded The Queens Award for International Trade

                24 Apr 2019

                Metstok have been awarded The Queen's Award for International Trade. more++

                KR Saws: It is Productivity Not Pricing that Cuts Costs!

                18 Apr 2019

                It's natural that one of the first things we're asked is how much our product costs and this is often seen as the main focus for a lot of companies and there lies the problem. more++

                MACH 2020 - 20-24 APRIL

                12 Apr 2019

                Taking place 20-24 April 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham, MACH is the UK's premier showcase for the engineering and manufacturing sector. more++

                Royal Unveiling for Sousse and Bardo Memorial

                04 Apr 2019

                Erected in the memory of the 31 British Nationals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks in Sousse in June 2015 and the Bardo museum attack in March 2015, the 'Infinite Wave'sculpture was unveiled by Prince Harry in a ceremony in Birmingham's Cannon Park on Monday 4th March. more++

                Stalatube - New Stainless Steel Production Facility in Poland is Preparing for Ramp-up

                03 Apr 2019

                Stalatube's new best-in-class production facility manufacturing stainless steel tubes in special dimensions and further processed stainless steel products, is moving into ramp-up phase. more++

                Behringer HBM Series Machines. Designed for high production cutting of high tensile materials

                27 Mar 2019

                BEHRINGER HBM series high-performance automatic bandsawing machines offer an impressive package of benefits. From Non Ferrous metals and aluminium through steel to inconel or titanium. more++

                Welcoming IG Masonry Support Systems Ltd into BSSA Membership!

                27 Mar 2019

                We are delighted to welcome IG Masonry Support Systems into membership! more++

                Welding & Fabrication Apprentice from WEC Group to represent the UK at WorldSkills Kazan 2019

                21 Mar 2019

                Tyler Atkinson, the "welding superstar" from Darwen based WEC Group Ltd, has officially been announced to represent the United Kingdom in Construction Metal Work at the 'Skills Olympics' held later this year in Kazan, Russia. more++

                Funding of up to 1k for Women Working in the Metal Sector

                19 Feb 2019

                Women and Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK's metal sector. more++

                Bion: Our brand new online shop is now open!

                13 Feb 2019

                We are offering a wide range of perforated stock sheets online with next-day delivery nationwide more++

                Professional Polishing Services - Shortlisted for the 2019 West Midlands Business Masters

                24 Jan 2019

                Professional Polishing Services, have been shortlisted for the 2019 West Midlands Business Masters where a wide range of businesses in the West Midlands area will be recognised for their achievements. more++


                23 Jan 2019

                We love to promote your company news on our website! more++

                Peter McDermott appointed as Ancon Group Managing Director

                02 Jan 2019

                Ancon is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter McDermott as Group Managing Director, effective 1st January 2019 following the retirement of Stuart Maxwell. more++

                Materials Processing Institute CEO to become Chair of leading UK industry body

                18 Dec 2018

                Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute, has been elected to a significant position that will play a crucial role in the future of the UK's metals sector. more++

                Kloeckner Metals UK First UK Stockholder and Distributor to Obtain ISO 45001:2018

                12 Dec 2018

                Kloeckner Metals UK is the first UK stockholder and distributor to obtain this new standard with Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS). more++

                Ancon further enhances its Shearfix stud-rail calculation program

                01 Nov 2018

                Ancon has released an enhanced version of its popular Shearfix design software that enables engineers to maintain a flat concrete slab at column heads by reinforcing the area against punching shear with a CARES-approved, prefabricated, stud-rail system. more++

                Further investments in latest fibre laser cutting technology at MTL Advanced

                26 Sep 2018

                Rotherham based contract manufacturing specialists MTL Advanced have recently commissioned a new 4 x 2m fibre laser cutting machine with fully automated loading. more++

                A Message from the Chairman - Position of Managing Director at the BSSA

                27 Jul 2018

                The BSSA is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Managing Director at the BSSA, a post which is full-time and based in Sheffield. It will become vacant on the 1st April 2019 upon the departure of the current MD, Paul Barker. more++

                Kloeckner Metals UK Steels itself for Export Drive as Global Demand Rises for British Products

                20 Jul 2018

                A global export drive is being launched by the UK's largest independent steel stockholder and processor, Kloeckner Metals UK. more++

                Ancon launches improved IHR Head Restraint to accommodate 75mm gaps

                19 Jul 2018

                ANCON, winner of the 2018 Queen's Award for Innovation, has re-engineered its IHR internal head restraint to accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm. more++

                European Commission - Provisional Safeguard Measures

                19 Jul 2018

                The European Commission have announced provisional safeguard measures on imports of a number of steel products. more++

                Ancon honoured at third Buckingham Palace Royal Reception

                10 Jul 2018

                Construction fittings manufacturer, Ancon, has been honoured at a Royal reception to celebrate its success in the 2018 Queen's Award for Enterprise - the third Queen's Award for the company. more++

                Stainless Steel Melt Shop Production up 9.5 percent

                10 Jul 2018

                The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first three months of 2018 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 9.5 percent year on year to 12.8 million metric tons. more++

                Graepels join the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)

                04 Jul 2018

                Earlier this year, Graepels became members of the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)... more++

                First UK factory for PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coloured stainless steel sheet opens in London

                28 Jun 2018

                John Desmond Ltd have recently set up a dedicated factory in Wimbledon to create Double Stone Steel PVD coloured stainless steel. This is the first production-unit to colour large-format stainless steel in the UK and colours sizes up to 3 metres by 1.7 metres. more++

                3D-printed stainless bridge a success

                20 Jun 2018

                In April a ground-breaking stainless steel 3D printing project reached a major milestone with the successful completion of the bridge span section of a fully functional 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. more++

                Major Offshore Manufacturing Approval given to West Special Fasteners

                14 Jun 2018

                West Special Fasteners are proud to announce that they have gained certification for the production of hot forged and bar turned special fasteners (hex bolts, setscrews, socket capscrews, nuts, studbolts) in Super Duplex materials (UNS S32750/UNS S32760) in accordance with the requirements of NORSOK M-650 / M-630 MDSD60. more++

                Buxton Special Alloys Ltd announce the opening of their new sales office in the Midlands

                07 Jun 2018

                BSSA Member, Buxton Special Alloys Ltd are proud to announce the opening of their new sales office in the Midlands. more++

                HSE Training Summer Series: August 2018

                01 Jun 2018

                For the first time, HSE Training have expanded their training delivery to include courses and workshops running in the month of August at both our purpose built Laboratory in Buxton, Derbyshire and venues in London. more++

                Industrial Strategy Bulletin from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

                29 May 2018

                This is a special edition of the Industrial Strategy Bulletin to highlight the announcements made by Prime Minister Theresa May in a wide-ranging speech on the 21st May. more++

                BS Stainless Launch New Website

                03 May 2018

                BS Stainless have launched a new website as part of their 20th year anniversary. more++

                HM The Queen honours Ancon with third Award

                30 Apr 2018

                Ancon has won a 2018 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for a third time. more++

                BS Stainless Wolf Standing Proud at the Wire Expo in Dusseldorf

                16 Apr 2018

                The BS stainless steel wire wolf is currently guarding their stand at the Wire Expo in Dusseldorf. more++

                The Wire and the Wolf: BS Stainless Commission New Artwork

                06 Apr 2018

                Stainless steel is, by and large, an industrial component. It's therefore easy to forget that the metal, aside from being extremely strong and durable, is extraordinarily malleable, relatively light and capable of taking exceptionally delicate forms. All of these qualities come seamlessly and beautifully together in the work of award-winning artist Candice Bees. more++

                WEC CCTV Expands Range with Bespoke Telescopic Camera Pole

                29 Mar 2018

                WEC CCTV has built up almost 40 years of expertise in the Highways industry and is a world class manufacturer of camera poles, towers, brackets and associated camera mounting products. more++

                New Stainless Steel Website Launched

                20 Mar 2018

                The website www.steel-stainless.org/designmanual has now been launched as a multi-lingual web site (10 languages) with all the deliverables from the PUREST project. more++

                ISSF has Released Figures for 2017 Stainless Steel Production

                15 Mar 2018

                The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the full year 2017 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 5.8% year-on-year to 48.1 million metric tons. more++

                Moore Stephens Offer Advice in Claiming R&D Tax Relief

                08 Mar 2018

                Could your business benefit from a reduced tax bill or cash refund from the government? more++

                Pland Help Reduce Plastic Waste

                08 Mar 2018

                Water UK, is encouraging a national network of water refill stations that allow the public to top-up water bottles for free. So Pland Stainless are promoting their range of UK made stainless steel drinking fountains at a discounted price to encourage take up of the scheme. more++

                TIMco Extends Their SHIELD Range To Meet Customer Demand

                27 Feb 2018

                TIMco has extended their offering of site protection products in the SHIELD range due to high customer demand and to strengthen their positions a 'one stop shop' for builder's merchants. more++

                Bromsgrove Steel Business Secures Head Office With Funding Support

                26 Feb 2018

                A Bromsgrove stainless steel business has secured its head office site and purchased new machinery, with support of a 1.8million pound funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. more++

                Kloeckner Metals UK is the first ever company to achieve NHSS3B certification

                01 Feb 2018

                Kloeckner Metals UK are pleased to announce they have become the first company in the UK to achieve the National Highways Sector Scheme 3B (NHSS3B) certification, awarded by the accreditation body the Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS (021)). more++

                Kloeckner cuts through with a new LT14 Jumbo laser

                31 Jan 2018

                Kloeckner Metals UK, one of the leading processing providers in the UK, is set to grow its capacilty with the addition of new Adige LT14 Jumbo laser to its already extensive laser cutting portfolio. more++

                A period of rapid growth for Stainless Band

                31 Jan 2018

                As a supplier to manufacturing companies for the production of various fasteners and fixings, Stainless Band is in a period of rapid growth. more++

                Happy Birthday to BS Stainless

                30 Jan 2018

                BS Stainless are celebrating their 20th year in business. It seems hard to believe that they are leaving their teenage years behind and moving into their third decade but that time is rapidly approaching. more++

                New year - new boost to local economy!

                22 Jan 2018

                A Bromsgrove business has announced plans to save Coventry Jobs by taking over a pipe bending business and preventing the loss of employment. more++

                MTL Advanced Increases Laser Cutting Capacity with new 6m x 2.5m Fibre Laser

                22 Jan 2018

                Rotherham-based contract manufacturing specialist, MTL Advanced has invested in a new automated large format fibre laser cutting machine which will be fully operational later this month. more++

                NERO have been appointed the official UK distributor for FD-Lok

                14 Dec 2017

                We are very pleased to announce that NERO have been appointed the official UK distributor for FD-Lok. more++

                Happy Birthday to NERO

                14 Dec 2017

                Nero are proud that they are also going into their 30th year. more++

                Department of Trade (DiT) Growing Exports to China

                13 Dec 2017

                Member companies are encouraged to get in touch if they have aspirations to grow their exports to China. more++

                Outokumpu Introduces Ultra Alloy 825

                12 Dec 2017

                Outokumpu has extended its product portfolio by introducing Ultra Alloy 825. more++

                WEC CCTV gain new Quality Accreditation to Export Camera Poles to Iraq

                07 Dec 2017

                WEC CCTV, a UK-based manufacturer of camera poles, towers and accessories, has successfully qualified to ISO 9606-1:2017 in order to manufacture and supply 11 stainless steel camera poles and 31 brackets/accessories to Basra, Iraq. more++

                Boeing Sheffield Supplier Event

                05 Dec 2017

                Boeing Sheffield will be the first Boeing manufacturing facility in Europe and will manufacture actuation components for a range of commercial aircraft. more++

                m-tec Fabricate Stunning Water Feature for Oman Royal Opera House

                29 Nov 2017

                m-tec, a specialist architectural metalwork fabrication company based in the UK, has manufactured a 12 metre high sculptural water feature which now stands proud in the private gardens adjacent to the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. more++

                Stainless Band in the construction industry

                28 Nov 2017

                As a major supplier of stainless steel strip, coil, blanks and strapping, the diversity in its processing capabilities has enabled Stainless Band to establish its self as a leading supplier in the construction industry. more++

                5750 Components Invests 3 million pounds in new Facility and Machinery to Enhance Laser Cutting Operations

                24 Nov 2017

                Knowsley-based 5750 Components Ltd, a specialist laser cutting division of engineering and fabrication company WEC Group, has moved to a larger facility as the company continues with its ambitious expansion plans. more++

                Darwen Family Business Produces Gold Medal Winner at WorldSkills UK for Third Year in a row

                21 Nov 2017

                Two of WEC Group's Darwen-based Training Academy apprentices have won gold and silvermedals in the WorldSkills UK competition in Construction metalwork, making it the third year in a row the family run company's apprentices have won gold. more++

                Vantage Brings Manufacturing Back In-House

                09 Nov 2017

                Die-Pat Holdings Limited, owner of Vantage Products Limited, has made the first stage of a c 1 million pound investment to bring manufacturing back in-house. more++

                Stainless grade 304: the workhorse of the stainless steel industry

                27 Oct 2017

                Grade 304 was one of the first stainless steel grades developed, it quickly became the workhorse for the stainless steel industry and consumers, and it retains this pre-eminent position to this day. more++

                UKF Stainless Ltd are Celebrating 25 Years!

                06 Oct 2017

                UKF Stainless Ltd are celebrating 25 years of offering the best in productivity and performance for efficient handling of tubes to the industry worldwide. more++

                Aperam gets NORSOK approval on superduplex DX2507

                29 Sep 2017

                Since April 2017, Aperam has received the NORSOK approval (M-650 & M-630) for the superduplex grade DX2507 (EN 1.4410/ASTM S32750) in flat stainless steel products (up to 8mm thick in 1.5m wide for hot-rolled coils and sheets and up to 5.6mm in 1.5m wide for cold-rolled material). more++

                Stainless Steel, A Material of Unparalleled Versatility

                06 Sep 2017

                Everyone knows that stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant in a wide range of environments - as long as the correct grade is selected. Similarly, it offers a wide range of mechanical and physical properties. The correct grade will provide the necessary ductility, toughness, strength, hardness, etc, which is required for the particular application. more++

                UKF Stainless Ltd successfully demonstrate their state of the art equipment in sell out event!

                23 Aug 2017

                UKF Stainless Ltd are delighted have hosted the Made in the Midlands Networking event on Thursday 17th August 2017 - the 'sold out' open day was a resounding success. more++

                WEC Group provides over 100 Coded Welding Qualifications to Employees through TWI Accreditation

                21 Aug 2017

                WEC Group Ltd, one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, has provided over 100 coded welding qualifications to staff since becoming a TWI (The Welding Institute) certified welder training centre earlier this year. more++

                More to Stainless Steel than Meets the Eye

                18 Aug 2017

                If stainless steel is mentioned in the context of building and construction, invariably it is the "iconic" Chrysler Building in New York that will come up sooner or later. more++

                Stainless Band: Continuing to Invest in The Future

                03 Aug 2017

                Despite the economic uncertainty and uncharted waters ahead, the mood at the UK's Stainless Band, whose production is based in Bingley near Bradford in West Yorkshire, remains extremely positive. more++

                Using Stainless Steel in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

                26 Jul 2017

                Using Stainless Steel in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries more++

                WEC Group Engineering Apprentices Shoot for the Stars!

                12 Jul 2017

                WEC Group's engineering apprentices have put their new fabrication and machining skills to the test in order to manufacture major parts for a research space rocket. more++

                New Technical Sales Manager taking the Laser Division to a higher level at UKF Stainless Ltd!

                06 Jul 2017

                UKF Stainless Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Technical Sales Manager. Daniel Humphries will be heading up their state of the art Laser Division and promoting their LT5 Lasertube. more++

                Stainless Band: Proud to be a British exporting success story

                04 Jul 2017

                "Business is good and exports are on the rise, despite the opposite impression given by the media..." more++

                MTL Welding/Fabrication Intermediate wins Rotherham Apprentice of the Year Award

                29 Jun 2017

                Christina Bubb, a welding/fabrication apprentice at MTL Advanced in Rotherham, has won the Intermediate Rotherham Apprentice of the Year Award 2017. more++

                Introducing 3 new BSSA members

                26 Jun 2017

                We are delighted to introduce 3 new BSSA members. more++

                BSSA features in the CPD Showcase from the RIBA CPD Providers Network

                20 Jun 2017

                The BSSA RIBA CPD entitled 'Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications' is currently being showcased. more++

                BS Stainless Engineer Becomes Chartered

                15 Jun 2017

                BS Stainless Limited employee Kashif Mohammad has become a chartered engineer, having been elected as a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Kashif initially worked alongside Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) on a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). more++

                ISSF Announces Winners of New Applications

                14 Jun 2017

                The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has announced the winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in the categories new technology and new development during ISSF-21 more++

                JPC Perforators 'driving forward' in the automotive market - With ISO TS16949 accreditation!

                08 Jun 2017

                JPC have recently received accreditation to ISO TS16949. The technical specification aimed at the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the automotive industry supply chain. more++

                Boosting Economic Growth and Transport Connectivity

                05 Jun 2017

                The Northern Powerhouse is a proposal to boost economic growth in the North of England, particularly in the core cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Newcastle. The proposal aims to reposition the English economy away from London and the South East and involves improvements to transport links, investment in science and innovation, and devolution of powers in so called "City Deals". more++

                WEC Group Achieves EN 15085-2 Accreditation for Welding on Rail Vehicles

                25 May 2017

                WEC Group Ltd has successfully achieved EN 15085-2 accreditation for welding on rail vehicles as part of the company's long term commitment to the UK and European rail sector. more++

                Cutting Edge Laser Services shaping the future at UKF Stainless Ltd!

                23 May 2017

                UKF Stainless Ltd is delighted to broaden its extensive services with state of the art laser cutting facilities. more++

                WEC Group Supply OLE Structures for 100m pounds West Midlands Electrification Project

                15 May 2017

                WEC Group Ltd, one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, has manufactured a range of Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) structures for Network Rail/ABC's 100m pounds Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley railway electrification project. more++

                Changes to Personal Injury Awards

                12 May 2017

                On 27th February 2017, Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss announced a new discount rate of - 0.75 per cent for personal injury awards. This new rate comes into effect 20th March 2017 and was met with enthusiasm by personal injury victims and advocates, but with sharp criticism by insurers. more++

                UKF Stainless purchase a state of the art Lasertube LT5

                08 May 2017

                UKF stainless Ltd - suppliers of high quality stainless steel tubing are excited to announce their purchase of a state of the art Lasertube LT5 - Offering an even more specialist cutting service. more++

                CBI - 3 Year High in New Orders for SME Manufacturers

                05 May 2017

                SME manufacturers reported strong growth in domestic and export orders in the three months to April more++

                PPS on MiM TV

                03 May 2017

                Kirsty Davies-Chinnock of Professional Polishing Services was recently interviewed by Ilona Pitt for Made in the Midlands TV. more++

                WEC Group Invests in Third state-of-the-art Sliding Head Machine

                02 May 2017

                Engineering and fabrication company WEC Group Ltd has invested in a Citizen L32 multi-axis sliding head lathe as it continues to move forward in the Aerospace industry. more++

                Health & Safety Executive. Fees for Intervention

                27 Apr 2017

                The HSE is consulting on a revised and fully independent process for considering disputes in relation to FFI (Fee For Intervention). more++

                BSI recognises Ancon and their Ongoing Commitment to Quality and Environmental Management

                18 Apr 2017

                Ancon Building Products has had its commitment to business excellence further recognised with long tenure awards for two of the industrty's key systems management standards. more++

                TIMco Extends Stainless Steel Range to Meet Demand

                18 Apr 2017

                TIMco has extended its Stainless Steel range to include more than 20 different product styles. more++

                Support the Work of the UK Metals Council with 50x50

                28 Mar 2017

                Support the Work of the UK Metals Council with 50x50. more++

                CBI UK Economic Update

                27 Mar 2017

                No Sign of Imminent Slowdown From CBI Surveys more++

                Meet the Speakers - at the BSSA Spring Forum, AGM & BBQ

                21 Mar 2017

                The forum speakers will be Richard Blackmore, East Midlands Regional Director, CBI and Jim Lennon, Managing Director of Red Door Research. more++

                UK Export Finance

                17 Mar 2017

                UK Export Finance exists to ensure that no viable export fails for lack of finance or insurance. more++

                WEC Group Expands its Operations to Scotland

                13 Mar 2017

                WEC Group Ltd, one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, has opened a brand new office in Glasgow, Scotland to facilitate the company's rapid growth. more++

                Help from BSSA Members Required

                09 Mar 2017

                The Met police have donate 2 Tonne of confiscated knives. The aim is to re-forge these into something positive for community use. Heyne Tillett aim to provide a gym within a London Borough with a high rate of knife crime. more++

                Ancon: Updated brochure shows full Nexus range

                08 Mar 2017

                Specifying modern brick-faced soffits just got easier, with the publication of Ancon's new 16-page Nexus brochure. more++

                Victory Outreach UK Require a Donation of Thirty 8 x 4 Stainless Steel Panels for their Kitchen

                08 Mar 2017

                Victory Outreach UK Require a Donation of Thirty 8 x 4 Stainless Steel Panels for their Kitchen more++

                HTA Group Achieves EN 15085-2 Certification for Rail Welding

                06 Mar 2017

                HTA Group has successfully achieved EN 15085-2 accreditation for welding on rail vehicles as part of the company's long term commitment to the UK and European rail sector. more++

                Sherburn Metalwork Invests in state-of-the-art Shot Blasting Facility

                02 Mar 2017

                Sherburn Metalwork Ltd, part of engineering and fabrication company WEC Group Ltd, has invested in a brand new state-of-the-art shot blasting facility to cater for its ongoing expansion. more++

                HSE - New Health and Work Strategy

                23 Feb 2017

                The BSSA regularly attends H&S related work-groups and can report that the Health & Safety Executive has now published their new Health & Work Strategy which includes sector plans and information on their main focus areas. more++

                "Building Our Industrial Strategy"

                09 Feb 2017

                Prime Minister, Theresa May and Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have announced that the development of a modern industrial strategy is a critical part of the Governments plan for a post-Brexit Britain. more++

                CBI UK Economic Update

                09 Feb 2017

                Bank of England Inflation Report more++

                Advertise With Us and Take Advantage of 2 Million Hits Per Annum

                06 Feb 2017

                Advertise With Us and Take Advantage of 2 Million Hits Per Annum more++

                Metal Supplies: New Year, New Look!

                02 Feb 2017

                BSSA member, Metal Supplies Ltd have a new look website! Check it out! more++

                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++

                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++

                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&reg; 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&reg; 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&reg; Valve

                23 Jul 2015

                Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT&reg; has designed and now manufactures a PurgeGate&reg; 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


                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++

                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


                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++

                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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