Colter Steels are proud to support AquAid

We at Colter Steels are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day.

As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid.

 

Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ – a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

Our organisation’s name will be proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding some photos and letters of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.

To date AquAid have built over 5,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia; and have donated in excess of £10 million to charity.

Steel manufacturer strikes property deal

Established in 1981 and with a headcount of 11, the cold rolling steel manufacturer services the automotive sector, lock industry and press workers − exporting 20 per cent of sales to customers in Europe and Asia.

Having outgrown 7,000 sq ft rented premises and looking to increase staff numbers, commercial director Steve Smallman approached NatWest to secure the financial backing. The deal has enabled the business to purchase a new 14,000 sq ft unit on Ashmore Business Park, remodelling the layout to increase production capacity.

Colter Steel’s commercial director Steve Smallman, who took over the business in 2008 with operations director Colin Giles, said: “We had reached a point where we were literally bursting at the seams, with no room to grow the business as we wanted to. Buying our own property was always an important part of our longer-term plans and now gives us the scope to develop new products and provide a better service to our existing customers, and potentially increase our share of the UK market as well as increasing exports. We’re also looking to take on three staff within the next year, which will make a huge difference.

“Getting to this point would not have been possible without the support of David and the team at NatWest, our suppliers and a loyal customer base.”

NatWest senior relationship manager David Roberts added: “It’s a real pleasure to have supported the Colter team and to enable them to reach a pivotal moment in the history of the business. We look forward to supporting the company with their future plans for growth.”

Proud sponsors of Old Hall Eagles (U18’s)

Old Hall Eagles (U17’s) are sponsored by Colter Steels Ltd. They currently play in the Bilston Youth Partnership -Under 18’s Autumn Premier Division.

Colter Steels are also in negotiation to sponsor the entire league for the 2016/2017 season.