‘Red Dog’ Retires!!!

GOOD LUCK RED DOG – Pete ‘Red Dog’ Redfern retires from Glapwell after 31 years on the shop floor.

Birthday Celebrations at Glapwell

BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS – Happy 60th Birthday to our Inspector Pete Wetton.

Happy days ahead for Alan Green – Enjoy!!!

Alan Green shopfloor employee is retiring at the end of the month after 13 years with Glapwell. We all wish Alan good luck and thank you for all your hard work over the past 13 years.

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IMPORTANT Update: Richard Whymans year of Marathon / Triathlon Challenges

Update on Richard Whymans year of Challenges ~ ½ way through mega marathon/triathlon challenge year so far he has raised £1000 – keep it up Richard we are all here cheering you on – fantastic effort so far.

Glapwell appoint a new Quality Manager

Glapwell welcome their new Quality Manager, Dominic Hirst. Dominic is an former employee of Glapwell and is enjoying his new role and responsibilities.

Big welcome to our latest client from Singapore

Large order from new client in Singapore for Process Vessels for a North Sea Project for delivery end of the year.

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A Year of Giving Back to the Local Community for One Glapwell Employee

Our very own Richard Whyman, shopfloor employee from Glapwell Contracting Services, will be giving a Super human effort to complete several grueling challenges for Bluebell Wood Hospice this year.

Just thinking about attempting one of these runs is tiring enough, so we hope as many of you out there will be as generous as you can in sponsoring Richard in this year long challenge.

Marathon Timetable
1. Retford Half Marathon – 13th March 2016
2. Clumber Park Durathon – 19th March 2016
3. Sheffield Half Marathon – 10th April 2016
4. Southwell Triathlon – 17th April 2016
5. Nottingham Sprint Triathlon – 28th May 2016
6. Rother Valley Triathlon – 4th June 2016
7. Three Lake Classic at Rother Valley – 18th June 2016
8. Worksop Blue Lagoon Triathlon – 9th July 2016
9. Worksop Half Marathon – October 2016
10. Chesterfield Half Marathon  – 2nd October 2016
11. Clowne Half Marathon – 20th November 2016

I’m sure you’ll join us in saying a big GOOD LUCK shout to Richard.
You can also sponsor Richard by visiting the website below.


2016 Gets Off to a Great Start!!

2016 off to a promising start with 3 new orders in the first week.
Welcome news for Glapwell Contracting Services after a slow last quarter of 2015.

Qualifications Retained for Kuwait Oil

We have regained our Qualification for the supply of Pig/Scraper Traps and Pressure Vessels for Kuwait Oil Company (K.O.C.).
Obtained until September 2020.

Glapwell Contracting Services is becoming a superb training ground for producing UK Engineering Talent

Triple success, well done to Matthew Harris on winning Apprentice of the Year.


Congratulations to Matthew Harris who has been named the 2015 recipient of Chesterfield College’s Advanced Apprentice of the Year award.

Sponsored by Lincoln Electric, the award acknowledges the high standard of work Matthew has produced and distinction grades he has achieved in all of his ABC Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding units.

Matthew is an advanced apprentice at Glapwell Contracting Services, Chesterfield; who specialize in the design, manufacture and supply of pipeline launching and receiving pig traps, pressure vessels, bespoke fabrication and nuclear auxiliary systems.
Speaking of his success Matthew has said, “It was a marvellous surprise to win the award as I know I was up against some good quality welders and fabricators within my group. It was an even bigger surprise to be awarded a fantastic auto darkening welding helmet from Lincoln Electric UK. I use their consumables and equipment at work and college and I now have a state of the art welding helmet which will only improve my welding skills and techniques”.

Matthew joins previous winners for Glapwell, Jack Doxey and Matt Alcock making this the third year in a row Glapwell’s apprentices have won this coveted award

Chesterfield College’s Fabrication & Welding department has been awarded Showcase status by the Awarding Body Consortium (ABC); a leading national awarding body which develops diverse, high-quality vocational qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14.

The College have a long standing relationship with Lincoln Electric. Staff and students alike have been liaising with the company over many years, including numerous visits to Lincoln’s showroom and workshop in Aston, Sheffield to view and discuss the latest advancements in welding technology. Lincoln’s popular VRTEX welding simulator was also on show at the ABC Showcase Centre presentation event earlier this year.

Deputy Head of Learning Advanced Technologies at Chesterfield, Ray Peet has added, “We are the only welding Showcase Centre in the country and have been for 2 years running. We choose Lincoln Electric because we believe them to be the leading manufacturer of arc welding and cutting equipment, continually introducing new products, technology, and innovations. Furthermore, Lincoln have kindly supported our apprentices by sponsoring awards for the last 3 years”.

For more information about Chesterfield College visit https://www.chesterfield.ac.uk/
Information about the Awarding Body Consortium can be found via http://www.abcawards.co.uk/