Sheffield born-and-bred construction company reaches 30 years

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Dearneside Fabrications is a Sheffield-based company that specialises in state-of-the-art architectural fabrications, balconies, structural steelworks and balustrades. Working on prestigious sites like Battersea Power Station, Meadowhall and Leeds Arena, this month the award-winning construction experts reach their 30th anniversary – a testament to their staff, management and ambition.

Dearnside’s expertise is often unmatched within the sector, with a skilled workforce offering the highest of standards, combined with scalable nationwide deployment. This combination has earned them the opportunity to work on prestigious projects such as the Battersea Power Station, Meadowhall, Leeds Arena – and even the upcoming Everton Stadium.

With a combined service of over 850 years, Dearneside is extremely proud of their team and pride themselves on the fact this special anniversary wouldn’t be possible without them.

Marco Giove, Dearneside FabricationsMarco Giove, Dearneside Fabrications
Marco Giove, Dearneside Fabrications

“They always give us more than expected here at Dearneside, supporting us through everything like covid, and providing us with the very best technology and access to training. There’s also a real sense of drive here, we’re always busy with new and exciting projects. That kind of ambition is infectious,” said Danny Wainwright, Site Manager at Dearneside Fabrications

Working in the construction industry can be challenging, especially considering the high staff turnover rates of around 20% – much higher than other sectors where the average rate is more like 10%. At Dearneside, however, this isn’t the case.

“I’m not just a number at Dearneside, it’s very inclusive and sociable here – which I think is quite a rarity in the construction sector.

That kind of culture, I believe, is what’s led us to our success,” said Richard Berry, Drawing Office Manager at Dearneside Fabrications.

Lewis Thorpe, Dearneside FabricationsLewis Thorpe, Dearneside Fabrications
Lewis Thorpe, Dearneside Fabrications

This culture of support has led them to build quite the reputation in Sheffield, attracting aspiring construction workers to join their team.

“The people at Dearneside are what I think sets us apart, it’s a real community. I don’t think any other place would support me like they do here, and I can also see where I’m going to end up when I finish my apprenticeship because those who have already are still here to guide me through it,” said Joe Merdith, Apprentice Fabricator and Plater at Dearneside Fabrications

“Based in the heart of Sheffield’s industrial capital, our headquarters in Kelham Island really have stood the true testament of time. In a time where much of the city’s manufacturers have disappeared, Dearneside has been able to witness the revival of Kelham, transforming into a vibrant hub where Sheffield’s history shines brighter than ever.

“When setting up Dearneside back in 1994, I could’ve only dreamed of still being here 30 years on. It’s been incredible to see how our team and our city have grown – I’m extremely proud of the culture we’ve built together here in Sheffield,” said Paul Muldoon, Managing Director at Dearneside Fabrications

You can check out more information about Dearneside here, or read more about their 30 year anniversary here.

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