Galvanizing and metal finishing services

Birtley Group welcomes two new appointments to enhance customer support

Birtley Group welcomes two new appointments to enhance customer support

Birtley Group have expanded its team with two new appointments in it’s finance department and bespoke windpost and masonry support service.

Scott Mackrell, a university graduate with over six years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, has taken on the role of Design Engineer at Birtley Lintels.

As a key member of the team, Scott has joined the team responsible for designing bespoke windposts and masonry support for projects across the UK.

Laura Carter joins Birtley Group’s as a Credit Control Assistant after 12 years of working for Nike’s finance department. She brings to the role a wealth of experience working in customer accounts and will initially be responsible for Bowater’s Door Sales Ledgers

Both appointments will support the Group as it continues to grow and further improve customer service levels, whilst increasing efficiencies across all group brands.

“Having gained experience in a number of leading manufacturing companies, I was keen to secure a role that would allow me to develop the skills I acquired at university and put them into practice.  Birtley Group offer an innovative and exciting environment to work in and I am learning every day,” said Scott Mackrell. “As a leading name within the industry, I could immediately see that Birtley Group takes an uncompromising approach to quality and customer service. I am extremely pleased to be a part of the company and work alongside a fantastic team of professionals.”

Laura adds: “I am very excited to be taking on this new role and joining a company that has a reputation for excellence. I look forward to using the knowledge and expertise I have gained over years to support Bowater by Birtley’s customers”

Graeme Miller, Managing Director at Birtley Group, comments: “We would like to offer a warm welcome to Scott and Laura. As we continue to invest in our brands and the Group as a whole it is important that we bring in key team members, like Scott and Laura, that have the skills and expertise to support our growth and help us carry on championing UK manufacturing.”

Birtley Group is home to Birtley Lintels, Bowater Doors, Birtley Galvanizing and Expamet. All four brands work side-by-side within the group, each continuing to develop and market its own well established range of products.

The overall Group structure brings widespread business efficiencies that allow the company to deliver even higher levels of customer service and market-leading value for money.

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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.