15th April 2024

Birtley Group has further strengthened its operations with the appointment of Keith Baxter and Olivia McCourt. Keith has joined the business in a dynamic new position of Senior Design Engineer within the Technical team where he is supporting new product development and the re-engineering of existing products. Keith also provides specialist mechanical and structural engineering […]

14th March 2024

Birtley Group is delighted to announce three changes within the operations management team at the Gateshead site. Rob Stonebanks has been promoted to Head of Operations – Structural Steel (Lintels and Galvanising). Rob, who joined the business in July 2021, was performing a dual role the previous six months when he oversaw operations for both […]

16th February 2024

The robust health and safety procedures that we have in our workplace are of paramount importance at Birtley Group. When Lisa Ramos and her husband Dave presented a talk to staff about her accident at work in 2006, they reiterated how safety at work can never be treat with complacency. Lisa lost a foot in […]

6th February 2024

At Birtley Group, we are delighted to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, 5th – 11th February, by shining a light on our own exceptional apprentices and the positive impact that they bring to the business. The company launched a new apprenticeship scheme in 2022, as part of our long-term commitment to investing in young people and […]

2nd February 2024

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Neil Mason as Managing Director of Birtley Group. Neil’s appointment follows the progression of former Managing Director, Jason Anderson, into a new role within Hill & Smith PLC. Hill & Smith PLC’s US-based Group President, Denise Beachy, visited the business to express her personal thanks to Jason […]

20th November 2023

It’s a double celebration at Bowater Doors following the completion of two audits conducted by BM TRADA, at the Birtley site in Gateshead. No non-conformances were reported during the businesses’ annual FireShield FD30S composite fire door audit. And, no non-conformances arose during a sampling audit, conducted every three years, where a fire door is manufactured under witness conditions. […]

14th November 2023

Our final despatch dates for 2023, seasonal closure and 2024 re-opening dates are set out below.  If your business is closed on these dates and unable to accept deliveries, please contact us directly or email We wish you, your colleagues, families & friends best wishes for the Season, from all at Birtley Group.   […]

29th November 2022

We recently caught up with Simon Hogg, our QHSE Manager, to discuss all the steps Birtley Group is taking to work towards a more sustainable future. We’ll discuss impactful internal processes, innovative and efficient products, big shake-ups, and how all the steps taken by Birtley Group will contribute to reaching Net Zero.     Why […]

28th November 2022

We recently caught up with Rebecca to hear all about her role at Birtley Group. From her background to her hobbies, see below to learn more about our Commercial Director.         What does your role entail? I deliver and develop the sales and marketing channel strategy across multiple business units of Birtley […]

13th December 2021

Gemma Smith, Emma Taylor and Chris Tubman

Employees at Birtley Group have raised £433 to help fund an event for the homeless on Christmas Eve. Each year, Central Station in Newcastle opens its doors to the homeless to provide a warm meal and an evening of companionship and entertainment. Emma Taylor, Accounts Assistant and Gemma Smith, Marketing Manager at Birtley Group decided […]

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