A period of growth sets Newburgh Precision up for the future

Following recent investment in the Rotherham facility, Newburgh Precision has won its first contract direct with the MOD.

Newburgh Precision’s commitment and determination to grow in the Defence sector is highlighted by the recent installation of a new £500k CNC gantry machining centre. The Kafo KMC-4140 double column gantry was purchased to meet the demand of a defence contract awarded in the first quarter of 2017.


Lee Townsend, Sales Director said “The machine strengthens our already extensive capacity, although the machine was purchased with one contract in mind we have had the opportunity to utilise spare pockets of capacity to prove out new work which has led to orders being placed with Newburgh.”



David Greenan, who has been Managing Director for the last 5 years and has 43 years with the business, takes up the position of Vice Chairman, taking over Chairman, Vince Middleton’s duties whilst he focuses on other projects. David has also become a Director of Sizer Ltd, pelleting solutions manufacturer, who have recently moved into new premises after being based within the Newburgh Precision factory in Rotherham.

Danny Gibbons, Operations Director has after 15 years with the business taken up the role of Managing Director.

Lee Townsend, Sales Director and Matthew Jewitt, Business Systems Director remain in their current roles. To continue to support the current business growth Jack Pickford, CNC Programmer has become Sales Engineer.

Newburgh Precision are currently recruiting a number of CNC Horizontal Borer/Milling Machinists and a CNC Vertical Borer vacancy to help meet the growth in the defence and aerospace sectors.

International Trade Forum strengthens its Board of Directors

Craig McKay, CEO of The Evenort Ltd Group and former Master Cutler has been appointed as a Director of the International Trade Forum (ITF)

Evenort Ltd is an award-winning business, specialising in the manufacture of flanges and flanged products and are certified ‘Fit for Nuclear’ with 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas sector.

Craig’s appointment is a welcomed addition to the expertise we already have on the ITF Board to further strengthen the Forum in its determination to see more exports in this region and beyond.

William Beckett, ITF Chairman, commented: “The ITF is acknowledged to be the leading independent business led forum in our region, sharing expertise, best practice and knowledge in international trade for its member companies and the only private led organisation in the region organising trade visits overseas.

Craig in his former role has already led one of our annual trade visits overseas. Before being installed as the new Master Cutler in October 2015, Craig McKay had already expressed a desire to increase the connection between Alberta and the Sheffield City Region with a focus on the respective skills in the oil & gas sector. As such he has promoted the importance of taking a trade mission to Alberta in 2016 to coincide with the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary.

Craig said: “I was delighted to accept the invitation to join the ITF Board of Directors, because of its activities in the region, its ethos to share information and knowledge in international trade and to help companies grew through exports.

Exports are vital to stay competitive. I look forward to sharing my expertise in International Trade to ITF members and the wider business community for the benefit of this region and beyond.”

Craig, in his new role at the ITF has already committed to support business support organisation Creative Sheffield in the delivery of their forthcoming Sheffield China Business Seminars, where he will be sharing his expertise in Negotiating Payment Terms in China.

For further information on the International Trade Forum’s activities and events please contact Renate Halton on 07794 280 492 or email r.halton@intradeforum.co.uk