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Metal Decking and Stud Welding NVQ

NSD are proud to announce that we have registered the first 10 candidates onto the much awaited NVQ for metal decking and stud welding secured by the endeavours of the UKMDA.

This is the 1st time in 24 months that a qualification has been available to our trade and NSD are equally proud that they have been part of the driving force working with CITB to get this available to the industry

http://www.ukmda.org.uk/news-alert/new-qualification-route-metal-decking

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10 Year Club

NSD are delighted to announce that Operations Director Nick Bull has today joined the ‘10 year club’.

Joining back in 2006 as Senior Draughtsman Nick, has continued to show hard work and loyalty to NSD. He became Drawing Office Manager in 2013 before being asked join the board of Directors at the company earlier this year.

Nick is a credit to the company and we wish him many congratulations on his achievement of 10 years continuous employment at Northern Steel Decking Ltd…… we look forward to another 10!

He joins the growing list of people in the ‘10 year club’:

  • Jack Fulton
  • Jane Henshaw
  • Neil Beatson
  • Paul Robson
  • Carl Baxter
  • David Fulton
  • Mark Roxburgh
  • Matthew Leonard
  • David Robson
  • Craig Walker
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NSD Supporting Local Club

NSD are proud to have been part of the process in helping build a raised platform area for disabled supporters on the Main Stand at the Paisley 2021 Stadium, home of St Mirren FC.

Having supported St Mirren FC for many years it is a privilege to be able to help with the build of this platform.

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Sales and Estimating Director

Northern Steel Decking are pleased to announce that Daniel Fulton has been promoted to the position of Sales and Estimating Director. Daniels enthusiasm and talent is paramount to the success of NSD and we are delighted to welcome him onto the Board.

NSD’s future is in safe hands!

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Operations Director

Northern Steel Decking are pleased to announce that Nick Bull has been promoted to the position of Operations Director. Nick has been with NSD for 10 years and for the last 3 years as Drawing Office Manager.

NSD recognise the invaluable skills that he brings to the table and we are delighted that he has accepted our offer

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NSD Loyalty Reward Scheme

It is with great pleasure to announce the new NSD Reward Scheme. With over 25% of our staff continuously employed by NSD for over 10 years. We felt it was only fair to reward the loyalty and commitment shown by these staff members.

The 10 year award will mean a bonus payment, 2 days additional holiday per year and a certificate of acknowledgement for this fantastic achievement. There will also be a similar reward after 20 years service.

Managing Director – Jack Fulton had this to say about the award “NSD are only as good as the staff we have and regardless of how many contracts are won, we rely on our staff experience and skills to take a new contract through all the various stages to Final Account. With free movement of labour we expect to have some department losses, however, we seem to have a core of dedicated staff that are accruing many years of service.  For this, you have my sincere thanks and I hope you will see fit to continue with your employment at NSD for many years to come.”

Congratulations to all those involved!

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Commercial Director

The Directors at Northern Steel Decking are pleased to announce that our Commercial Manager, Lee Walmsley, has been invited to join the Board of Directors. Lee has been our Commercial Manager for 8 years and his dedication and hard work has been rightfully acknowledged.

We appreciate all that Lee has done for NSD and look forward to his continued support as Commercial Director.

 

 

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Net Rescue Course

Earlier this month some of our Site Operatives took part in the Net Rescue Course ran by 3 Education Ltd which was organised specifically for Northern Steel Decking.

The day was successful with Jack Heron, Liam Robson, Michael Powel, Robert Foster and Stephen Day all completing the course.

The group was the first of many to take part in the course as Northern Steel Decking are currently making sure that all site operatives and management are able to conduct and control a rescue from a net in the event of a fall. In addition to this, all NSD operatives will carry a net rescue park to help aid a successful rescue.

Well done those who took part and thank you to 3 Education Ltd for the workshop they ran.

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Jason Baxter Wins Monthly Award


Northern Steel Decking would like to congratulate Jason Baxter on his recent Employee of the Month award, given by McLaren Construction on the Chancery Lane job in London.

We are currently on site working with Severfield (NI) Limited on the 13,000m2 job in central London.

Following a recent audit on the site Northern Steel Decking, and Jason Baxter in particular, received high praise for their enthusiasm on site and general knowledge of the task in hand.

The following statement was sent to Northern Steel Decking:

On Chancery Lane Tuesday 24th Nov McLaren Construction had a BSI Audit and I have had positive feedback from them regarding the Northern Steel Decking Stud Welders onsite. The Auditors chose the stud welding operations onsite as a package in which they wished to include in their site Audit. Having gone through the Northern Steel Decking Method Statement and Risk Assessments the auditors proceeded onto site to watch the stud welders in operation. They were very happy with the way that the guys were following their Method Statement and Risk Assessments. They asked Jason Baxter (Stud welder) quite a few questions related to their works and also related to site in general. They were very happy with Jason’s responses and impressed that he knew in detail on what he was actually doing. On that note the Auditor who is neutral to site put Jason’s name forward as site employee for the month of November. McLaren Construction agreed with the Auditor and felt that also Jason does show a great enthusiasm onsite. Jason will receive a gift voucher when he returns to site as a reward for his attitude and hard work.

Congratulations Jason and keep up the good work!

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Million Metres Day Out

In recognition of the fantastic achievement at CMF of manufacturing One Million Metres Square of Decking during the calendar year of 2014 and NSD’s significant contribution towards gaining that phenomenal accolade, the office staff and site staff came together to celebrate with a go karting team bonding day out. The event was a huge success and was followed by lunch and a night out in Sheffield watching the Ice Hockey match in the Motorpoint Arena. A huge thanks goes to all the staff who helped make this event possible and with the continued professional excellence of our dedicated team, we look forward to future success.

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CE Marking Achieved

“We are delighted to announce that our manufacturing facility has been awarded the CE mark for our 3 decking profiles – before deadline day. As you will be aware, the 1st of July 2014 was established as the date from which all products must be marked with this stamp. CMF’s Managing Director told us that “our CE marking achievement and in conjunction with our ISO 9001 status, now confirms our decking profiles are guaranteed quality as well as the best performing.”

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Stratford City, London (Olympic Shopping Centre) – 400,000m2

Westfield Stratford City is part of one of the largest urban regeneration projects ever undertaken in the UK. Built along side the 2012 Olympic park, Stratford city is the largest urban shopping and leisure mall in Europe.

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Kings Avenue Mall, Cyprus – 103,000m2

The Kings Avenue Mall is the new, full concept, under development shopping mall of Paphos. This state of the art commercial building is developed by a joint venture with Athiari Commercial Ltd (Paphos) and is one of the largest commercial developments on the island of Cyprus. The total investment will exceed the amount of €100 million and will serve as the ultimate shopping experience.

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