Passing on a legacy: New Management to take us into our 100th YearPublished on July 12th, 2021
Founded in the 1920’s at the Queensgate Works site in Wolverhampton by C.W. Goodyear Steelway has a long-standing heritage. Our new owners are keen to build on the established legacy of the Steelway brand.
The future looks bright for us here at Steelway. The new owners are looking to build on the excellent base of long serving staff members and have already begun an employment drive. With a focus on developing existing skill sets they are recruiting new staff including Senior CAD Technician’s and Project managers to service exciting new framework contracts secured in the recent weeks.
Investment is also a core element of the plans moving forward. The first steps have been put into motion to modernise elements of the design process such as investing in a 3D laser scanner. Providing the highest quality service to our loyal customer base is at the heart of the company’s ethos.
The new Leadership Team comprises of Managing Director Paul Sweeting and Commercial Director Paul Noble-Jones.
Paul comes from a background of product design, and production engineering, across various metal fabrication businesses making him a perfect fit for Steelway. For the past 6 years Paul has been working as Group Technical Director for the Bradbury Group. This period was spent combining and overseeing of the Group’s R&D and engineering functions, but increasingly helping drive commercial and strategic business growth across UK markets and abroad.
“The Steelway name and brand is, and always has been synonymous with quality across the market sectors within which it operates, most notably utilities and construction. Personally, I’m extremely excited to build upon this rich heritage and have the opportunity to lead the business towards it’s 100th year. The new team inherits a tremendously well run business, from Dan and Walter, for which they must be commended, not only for that, but the way in which it has been steered successfully and profitably through these most unprecedented last 18months. As we move forwards, with a recovering market, new investment and the fantastic teams across our businesses, the future for all at Steelway is tremendously exciting”
Peter joins Steelway after 20 years of working with Bradbury Group Ltd, growing it from a window grills manufacturer into the largest steel door producer in the UK. Peter’s expertise is in growing revenue and building relationships with new industries and clients.
“The opportunities for Steelway are immense. I have an excellent team, with extraordinary depth of knowledge. The overriding message I receive from clients is how their projects would not have gone so smoothly if Steelway wasn’t involved. The interaction with other suppliers and flexibility to deliver when required is key.
The construction industry, both commercial and residential is booming which plays perfectly in to the hands of our three divisions. Building on this track record and ethos is a dream ticket.