Assets of Yorkshire heavy engineering business to be sold

An auction of engineering equipment, tooling and support assets from Halifax-based manufacturing firm Valvetek Machining UK Ltd that ceased trading in early August is attracting interest from around the world. Walker Singleton, multi-disciplined chartered surveyors, has been appointed by Huddersfield-based business rescue and insolvency specialist Poppleton and Appleby, the proposed liquidators to disperse the assets. There will be more than … Read More

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

FAC conference – be there for take off

The 20th annual conference of the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) could be the most important yet. Speakers from Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Gulfstream, Reaction Engines and other leading businesses will address delegates at the day-long event on January 30.

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

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

Power of three boosts Fareham firm

A Fareham manufacturing firm has invested in the future by appointing three talented graduates to help drive innovation. Barnbrook Systems Ltd recruited James Allpress, Joel Hedges and Maria Vaquerizo to work on new projects and bring fresh ideas. They bring the total number of people at the family-owned business in Fareham Park Road to 45 – its highest headcount to … Read More

Show time for FAC

The Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) said its members took away leads from the recent Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show that could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds