“Back to business” for growing 316 Engineering
We are 316 Engineering.
Our Peterborough-based stainless steel engineering specialist company is happy to report that sales are currently back to their pre-pandemic levels!
We employ 40 skilled engineers and can provide design fabrication and finishing services across the UK, from our headquarters on Roundhouse Close.
With a full sales pipeline, we are expecting to make a headcount increase of another 20% and also have plans for further investment in our apprenticeship training programme.
In February 2021, we were acquired by Go2 Engineering Group, a Northampton based Engineering group, which is led by managing director Peter Dodd – himself a qualified mechanical engineer. This privately funded deal marked the eighth acquisition of the group in recent years.
This acquisition led to our new management team arriving. We are led initially by Michael Donachie, who is also a general manager at Go2 Engineering Group’s Gateshead-based steel fit-out specialist firm Tech Projects, alongside Clyde Stratton, who has rejoined the team.
Clyde is now our operations manager, having overseen a major phase of investment in training and quality management (ISO9001) at the business and also having undertaken professional development of his own with Small Business Leadership Programme.
Throughout the pandemic and Brexit, much of the UK’s engineering and manufacturing sector struggled massively. However, 316 Engineering has continued to perform well, with our stainless steel services to the food processing industry driving growth.
Clyde Stratton comments:
"It has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone in business but we have emerged relatively unscathed and with a very strong pipeline and a great deal of that comes down to looking after and developing our people.
‘We’ve been able to allocate time and resources to staff training, (including myself) and improving our systems. The result is a very positive forecast for the year ahead and this will mean we will be hiring again. Right now, we have immediate vacancies for fully skilled fabricator/welders and skilled metal polishers. To apply, please do visit our website’s career page."