Dorset steel spans Atlantic

A landmark government building designed and made in Dorset has opened in the capital of Belize in Central America. Structural steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) manufactured steel sections in Christchurch before shipping them 5,000 miles across the Atlantic to Belmopan. They were used to construct the Government of Belize’s new headquarters for its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, … Read More

Manufacturing wheels keep turning

A Hampshire manufacturing firm has welcomed the results of an industry survey as it pushes through the latest lockdown. Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems Ltd is keeping the production lines rolling, including construction of components for life-saving fire suppression systems. Managing director Tony Barnett backed the findings of the latest executive survey from industry trade body Make UK and accountancy giant PwC. … Read More

Engineering art

A small engineering company that specialises in profiling and fabrication is becoming the go-to business for artists, sculptors and designers. Accujet Ltd, based in Upton, near Poole in Dorset, has created art installations and sculptures that are on prominent display around the country.

Barnbrook races ahead with relay

A Hampshire engineering firm is set to launch an innovative relay switch to target new business growth. Award-winning Barnbrook Systems Ltd has developed the one inch cube relay to expand one of its core product lines. The Fareham-based firm is also upgrading its market leading fire suppression actuators, which are used on extinguishers, cylinders and sprinkler systems. Managing director Tony … Read More

Business Innovation South expo proving popular

Businesses across the central south region are signing up to exhibit at the first ever Business Innovation South expo on September 12, 2019. The event, which will be held at Chilworth Manor Hotel near Southampton, is proving popular with businesses across a broad range of sectors. The brainchild of businesswoman, Lara Bull, the expo will bring together established companies from the … Read More

Barnbrook on track for debut at Railtex 2019

A Fareham company which helps makes Britain’s trains and rolling stock safer is on track to attend the UK’s leading rail exhibition for the first time. Barnbrook Systems Ltd will be showcasing products – including its award-winning brake controller – at Railtex 2019. The 40-strong business will be attending the biennial trade fair on May 14 to 16 at the … Read More

Shane blazes apprenticeship trail at Barnbrook Systems

  Young engineer Shane Hutton is leading the way for a new wave of apprentices at a Hampshire manufacturing firm. He has become the first trainee from Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems Ltd to attend the Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST). Fareham College runs the purpose-built facility in the Solent Enterprise Zone at the Daedalus airfield, … Read More