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Birtley Group Has Expanded Its Team with Three New Appointments

Birtley Group Has Expanded Its Team with Three New Appointments

Ben Chipping, Nicola Elms and Russell Hill join Birtley Group as the newest Windpost Design Engineer, Assistant Door Estimator and Warranty Administrator.

Ben joins Birtley Group with over 6 years’ experience working within the manufacturing and engineering sector has taken on the new role as Design Engineer for Birtley Lintels.

“I’m really interested in construction and property. I am also really looking forward to the idea of working within “proper engineering” again (big bits of metal etc.)

“I’m from a Product Design background, so I look at problems differently to Mechanical or Structural Engineers. I am looking forward to using this perspective to deliver some innovative product solutions to our customers.”

As an additional key member of the Birtley Lintels team, Ben is predominantly responsible for designing bespoke Windposts and Masonry Support for projects across the UK.   You can submit your windpost design quote requests to Ben here

Nicola joins our team as Assistant Estimator for Bowater by Birtley with over 19 years’ experience working within manufacturing. Her previous roles have mainly focused on providing customers with accurate and efficient quotes.   As part of the Bowater sales team, she will bring this knowledge and experience to further enhance the service to all of our customers.

Russell is the latest member to join the Birtley Group family as Warranty Administrator for Bowater by Birtley.

With over 20 year’s customer service and administration experience, he brings a confident approach to benefit our customer’s needs.  He will be a point of contact for all warranty related queries regarding our composite door product range, including our flood protection and fire variations.

“Birtley Group has long been established as the leader in its field. I was drawn to this as I felt it was an opportunity to join a very secure and established organisation. I feel that my role at Birtley Group will offer me the opportunity to develop my career and learn new skills.”

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Following another year of substantial growth, Birtley Group are now recruiting for the following roles:

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Part of the Birtley Group

Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the area’s mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development.

In 1889, the British Metal Expansion Company was established in Hartlepool. It had sole European rights for the manufacture of expanded metal mesh, mainly for use as reinforcement and lath in the rapidly expanding sector of concrete construction. The business that grew from these early days later changed its name to Expamet.


Acquired by Birtley Group in 2015, Bowater Doors is a nationally-known name synonymous with top quality and imaginative composite residential door design and manufacture.

The product portfolio offers exclusive ranges for trade installers and a retail range providing doors direct to consumer and social housing organisations.

Birtley Galvanizing boasts one of the most impressive galvanizing plants in Europe. The plant achieves the finest quality hot-dip galvanized zinc protective coatings to BS EN ISO 1461. Using state-of-the-art technology the plant processes steel products using a computer controlled, automated handling system, enabling Birtley Galvanizing to provide full project solutions to many industries.