2015 Annual General Meeting

At noon today Severfield plc held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Aldwark Manor Hotel, YO61 1UF.

A copy of the AGM Trading Update can be found here and for a copy of the Presentation please click here.

AGM severfield Annual Report


The Romanby Roadies Ride Coast to Coast For Charity

The Romanby Roadies will be taking part in a gruelling cycle challenge in France starting on 5 September. 3 of the riders, Chris Smith (Maintenance), Andrew Sidgwick (Machine Operator) and Martin Derbyshire (Shot Blast Operator). are employed by Severfield at their Dalton site.

Severfield has supported the ride by providing a staff minibus to take the cyclists to and from the airport. Severfield has also arranged for a support vehicle to transport all of the bikes and cycle equipment for the total 5.5 days cycling in France.

The Coast to Coast ride is approximately 580 miles, starting in Biarritz (Atlantic Coast) and finishing in Argeles-sur-Mer (Mediterranean Coast). The chosen route crosses the Pyrenees Mountains, with the longest ascent at 23km long, and overall a height of 41,000ft will be climbed, including the most iconic climbs (Tourmalet, Aubisque and Aspin).

The riders decided that whilst taking part they would like to raise money for a charity, this was also something they had done previously.

It was agreed that they would raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA). A  local charity some of them have had a previous involvement with. Severfield also has a continuous involvement with this charity.

Ahead of their trip the riders answered a few questions:

What drives you? – What are the reasons for taking part?
When you agree to take part in something like this you think it sounds really interesting and that it will be really good. However, when it gets closer, (I think most of the other riders will agree), you start to feel a little apprehensive – as it’s going to hurt both mentally and physically. So, to do this for a charity adds that little bit more encouragement as there are people you know who are sponsoring and supporting you. 

Are you expecting one rider in particular to be the ‘King of the mountain’?
Well if you look at some of the more athletic cyclists…perhaps one of those…?

Who is the ‘Speed Queen’ of the group?
When going downhill it’s undoubtedly every man for himself!

With Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Helen Gowans, Regional Fundraiser at Yorkshire Air Ambulance pictured here with The Romanby Roadies


Due to an increase in the amount of rescues (20% increase on last year), the YAA now needs £12,000 per day to keep providing their invaluable rescue services to Yorkshire. Dealing with severe injuries they take patients to the nearest major trauma centres (these provide 24/7 consultant-led care) and provide patients with the best chance of survival/recovery.

To support this Coast to Coast ride please visit the Romanby Roadies JustGiving page. JustGiving sends your donation straight to the YAA Charity.

You can also donate/sponsor by sending a text message to 70070 with the code: PYAA50 followed by your chosen amount.

Severfield wishes The Romanby Roadies a safe and successful trip. 

2015 Cycle Challenge

Following the huge success of the 2014 ‘Fisher Cycle Challenge’, Severfield (NI) had the task of raising even more money in order to beat their £7,800 raised last year.

NI-Cycle-0039Cycle Brian KeysSeverfield Cyclists












The 2015 bike ride took part on Monday 25 May, with 196 cyclists taking part, many of whom travelled various distances in order to be at the event to either support or take part.

This year’s ‘Fisher Cycle Challenge’ managed to raise an impressive £10,000! This was split across three local charities that were nominated by Severfiedl (NI) staff; TinyLife, Nothern Ireland Hospice and the Regional NeoNatal Unit at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast.

We would like to thank all of those who helped organise the event, the cyclists that took part and also those who kindly made a donation to these amazing charities.

For more information about these charities please see links below:





Severfield wins at Structural Steel Design Awards

Severfield is delighted to announce that it has received the following top award at the Structural Steel Design Awards.

For the project – Moorgate Exchange, London

Structural Steel Design Awards, Moorgate Exchange, london, office






The design of the building was affected by certain aspects, for example avoiding conflict with Crossrail tunnelling which partially overlaps the site’s footprint and also height restrictions due to St Paul’s viewing corridor.

The remit was to provide a dynamic and high quality commercial office with as much letting area as possible. In order to enable this the construction of the steel frame was essential, providing large column-free spans, increasing the floor space and the number of storeys.

The benefit of using steel rather than concrete on this project made the construction much quicker and the lightweight superstructure frame allowed for a raft foundation to be used.

The judges commented that the project was ‘A commercial success thanks to intelligent steelwork’.

The building achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and the highly skilled Severfield construction team worked efficiently, safely and on programme.

Severfield also received the following commendation:

Terminal 2B, Heathrow Airport

Structural steel design awards, Terminal 2B, Heathrow Airport, award, steel award







The use of structural steel was essential to delivering the satellite pier to the client’s programme. Using steel plunge columns allowed excavation of the basement by top-down construction while the pier’s structural frame was erected above.

The judges commented that the project was ‘A success for steelwork in a challenging flagship project’.

Severfield, Dalton, raises £635.00 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity (YAA)

Yorkshire Air AmbulanceSeverfield, the UK’s market leading structural steel company has recently raised £635.00 in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The monies have been donated following an initiative by Severfield to provide their workforce at the Dalton site with Severfield branded jackets. The option was then given for recipients of the jackets to make a donation to the YAA.

Commenting on the donation, Gary Wintersgill, Managing Director at Severfield (UK) Ltd said:

“We are delighted with the support and recognition from our workforce at Dalton. The amount raised clearly shows that they understand the fantastic work carried out by the YAA and that it provides a vital service to Yorkshire.”

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.

In fact, as a Charity they only receive help via the secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air they need to raise £9990 per day.

Helen Gowans, North Yorkshire Regional Fundraising Manager said, “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this cheque from Severfield, who are regular supporters of ours, particularly in view of the fact that the company is based very close to our Topcliffe base. We must fregularly fly over them on the way to incidents.”

Notice of Final Results

Final Results

Severfield plc, the market-leading structural steel group, will announce its Final Results for the period ended 31 March 2015 on Wednesday 17 June 2015.

A briefing for analysts will be held at 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday 17 June at Bell Pottinger’s offices, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QD.

Severfield signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Nottingham Trent University

Gary Wintersgill MOU Signing

Severfield, the UK’s market leading structural steel company has signed a MOU with Nottingham Trent University. The MOU provides a platform for learning and development for Severfield staff and students at the University. It also offers the opportunity for both parties to work collaboratively on Research and Development projects and will give University students the chance of work placements and long-term careers with Severfield.

Commenting on the initiative, Ian Lawson, Chief Executive Officer at Severfield said, “We are delighted to have this new understanding with Nottingham Trent University. Several members of our senior management team are Alumni and working with the University will undoubtedly be mutually beneficial.”

Peter Westland, Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, said “Our close collaboration with Severfield will lead to mutually beneficial opportunities to support our students and future professionals in the construction industry and lead to innovation through joint research projects – this is an exciting development.”

The visit also involved Severfield staff meeting with lecturers to discuss projects and a tour of the Built Environment department.

Anfield Redevelopment

Steel structure starting to be assembled at the Anfield redevelopment site, behind the existing Main Stand:

Anfield first steel on site

Notice of Capital Markets Event

Severfield plc, the market leading structural steel group, announces that it is today hosting a Capital Markets Event for analysts and investors in London. A site visit to showcase the Group’s current work at the Nova, Victoria development will be undertaken. There will also be a presentation by Severfield client, Mace, given by Mace Chief Executive Mark Reynolds, as well as presentations, chaired by Ian Lawson, Chief Executive Officer, which will illustrate Severfield’s differentiated position within its market, key sectors of focus for the Group and its approach to the complexities of its design and build projects.

The Company will not be providing any new material information. Presentation materials will be available on the Company’s website following the event.