Norfolk steelwork contractor gets local MP endorsement
Highlighting its benefits to the local economy, George Freeman, MP for Mid Norfolk has been shown around steelwork contractor H Young Structures’ headquarters.
H Young Structures specialises in the design, fabrication, priming and erection of structural steelwork, while its sister company Hi-Span, are experts in cold rolled, light gauge steel products.
The companies said they work extensively to ensure that jobs and opportunities at their headquarters, benefit local people.
During the visit, concerns were raised over the lack of procurement of steelwork for government funded projects from UK steel contractors.
British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) Strategic Marketing Manager Zoe Williams, informed Mr Freeman that fewer than 60 per cent of the steelwork contracts for the government’s flagship HS2 project, have been awarded to UK companies.
Barry Tipple, Commercial Director of H Young Structures, said: “We were pleased to show our local MP and his team our facilities. They showed an interest in local procurement and had knowledge of the carbon conversation involving the steelwork sector, where Green Steel (the manufacturing of steel without the use of fossil fuels) is being promoted to lower embodied carbon in new buildings.”
George Freeman, MP, said: “Part of the world-class engineering cluster located on Wymondham’s Ayton Road industrial estate, H Young Structures and Hi-Span are at the forefront of progress in the high-quality steelwork and precision engineering sectors.
“It was a pleasure to visit these two fantastic local companies, which provide highly skilled jobs and opportunities to dozens of local people. They are wonderful examples of Norfolk’s already thriving ‘Innovation Economy’ and I look forward to supporting them as they continue to go from strength to strength in the months and years ahead.”