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A Statement from Mark Smith

 

A Statement from Mark Smith

Compared to many Billington employees, I am still relatively green, having joined the company back in 2015 as COO, before taking the Managing Directorship from Steve Fareham following his retirement the following year.

I have always believed that a company is only as good as the staff it employs. We have so many employees who have started with us as trainees or apprentices fresh from school or college who have stayed with us over the years and worked their way up the ladder, starting off as Fabricators on the shop floor and progressing into Estimating, Draughtsmen, Purchasing roles, the list goes on.

If you look at the service records within the company, we have a number of employees who have well surpassed the 25 years’ service milestone, and it is these constants that truly make a company work.

Ever since its inception 70 years ago, Billington has been a local business offering people of the community employment and opportunities. As a company we aim to nurture the talent within and encourage our staff to progress. In my relatively short time here, I have found that the folk of Yorkshire take great pride in their towns and villages, and I think this pride shines through in the work produced. And I think that is a huge part of Billington’s success.

Over recent years the company has expanded, most notably with the acquisition of what is now Shafton Steel Services in Barnsley, and we are happily able to continue to provide employment. We fully intend to keep driving the business forward and we are optimistic for the future.

Mark Smith
Managing Director
Billington Structures Ltd

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