Congratulations to one of the newest members of the Birtley Group team. Bronya Tubman, Design Engineer at Birtley Group braved the stormy weather yesterday to attend her graduation ceremony in Newcastle. The ceremony was a well-deserved celebration after being forced to finish her Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering degree remotely due to the pandemic.
Starting her journey in 2016, Bronya studied BTEC Level 3 Engineering at New College Durham before moving on to Newcastle College to complete a foundation degree in Engineering. It was here she extended her studies to achieve her full Bachelors of Engineering degree.
Bronya joins our Expamet Construction department as a Design Engineer where she is part of the windpost design team. Bronya comments,
‘The last few years of my studies were permanent distanced learning, which came with its own set of challenges. I am so pleased to have achieved what I set out to do and it was amazing to finally attend my graduation ceremony to formally mark my achievement.’
Nick Murray, Technical Manager at Birtley Group is pleased to have Bronya on board
‘Bronya has settled into the team really well and she is already supplying complex quotes for some of our largest customers and receiving great feedback from them.
Her attention to detail and positive attitude are a real bonus; it’s a pleasure to have her on the team’.
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.