Studley Engineering set to
officially open new factory
A Merseyside engineering company which
has gone from strength to strength over the past 32 years is celebrating its
Studley Engineering, who are 1 of the region's leading mechanical and electrical
engineering companies, will celebrate the official opening of its new factory on
Knowlsey Industrial Park, on Friday, 20 March 2015, when local MP George Howarth
and the Mayor of Knowsley Cllr Frank Walsh, will help the 200 strong business
look:- "back to the future".
Apprentices have been a growing part of Studley since 1983 and current ones will
be working with some of the company's key suppliers in giving demonstrations of
the company's work in M&E projects and maintenance and shutdown services in the
petro chemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, nuclear, food and drink, paper
and utilities sectors.
At 60,000ft2, the new factory is three times the size of the company's former
premises on Liverpool's Vulcan Street and a far cry from the barn in which the
company was founded by its current management, including technical director Neil
Brierton, himself a former apprentice.
The engineering business was further enhanced with an established electrical
company more than 3 years ago, which provides electrical, control,
instrumentation and maintenance services to the industrial, utilities,
infrastructure, environmental, commercial and health sectors.
Some of the company's staff will show Mr Howarth, Cllr Walsh and customers
around the site, demonstrating training and safety with the help of several
exhibitors. A "Back to the future" DeLorean car, which was coming
to the end of its journey at about the same time as Studley Engineering was just
beginning theirs, will also be on show.
John Hyland, managing director, said:- "We are delighted to be celebrating
this landmark occasion together with our customers and the apprentices who have
helped to make all this possible. This new site will enable the company to
continue to move forward and provide further expansion for all parts of our
ready for the Freshfield Animal Rescue Easter Bunny Bonanza!
ON 6 April 2015, from 12pm to 4pm, the
local animal rescue charity will be holding a Bank Holiday Fun Day, entitled:-
"Easter Bunny Bonanza." The event will take place at the Rescue
Centre, on East Lane, Ince Blundell, Merseyside, L29 3EA. Admission is £1 for
adults and 50p per child. at the event you will find kids games, stalls, face
painting, crafts, an:- 'Easter Egg Hunt' along with the chance to
meet the animals at the centre. Cakes will be on sale and a raffle will also be
held. But for the kids, a "Special Guest Appearance, by the Easter Bunny"
will also take place. More information about this and the charity can be found
Missing or had tools stolen?
Detectives seek rightful owners of power tools seized in St Helens raid
HUNDREDS of stolen tools belonging to
tradesmen working across the North West remain unclaimed; despite an appeal by
Police in St Helens last month. The expensive drills, jig saws, chop saws and
whizzers were seized by officers carrying out a warrant at a house in the Town
Centre in December 2014. A 51 year old man was arrested on suspicion of handling
stolen goods and is currently on Police Bail until next month.
organised an Aladdin's Cave public open day in which people whose homes, sheds,
garages or vehicles had been broken into could go along and see if their
belongings were among those found during the raid. But despite a positive
response with things like:- laptops, games consoles, sat navs and even a BMX or
2 having been claimed, tools belonging to tradesmen who may have fallen victim
to a burglar or thief years ago have been left behind. Detective Constable Jeff
Huxley, who has already reunited an Apple Mac with its rightful owner in
Liverpool and some electrical testing kit with a utilities company in Berkshire,
said the task had been a laborious one.
"This really has been a difficult
task due to the sheer number of items we have found at this one house in St
Helens. The officers who searched the property found tool boxes and equipment
everywhere and spent seven hours documenting everything. The investigating was
passed to CID and I have spent the past few months painstakingly trying to
identify who each item originally belonged to. We have had some successes where
things have been security marked, which is something we always advise you do,
and the open day was worthwhile. But there are still many people out there,
largely tradesmen, who have yet to come forward. Although the goods were seized
in St Helens, they may have been stolen from elsewhere in the North west. I
suspect that most of them will belong to electrician and plumbers but could in
theory belong to a whole range of tradesmen. My message to them is that if you
have had things stolen from a works van in the months leading up to last
December in St Helens or the surrounding area,
me with information about any distinctive features or markings and we will look
to get them back to you." he said.
Information you should look to provide as proof of ownership:-
► Details of any crime reference number or incident
log number given to you by the Police when you reported the original crime,
regardless of which force you made the report to.
► Any proof of purchase or ownership.
► Details about any identifying marks that may be on
the item being claimed as well as a description of it.
► Anyone who is able to positively identify an item as
belonging to them will be required to give a statement to the Police as part of
the evidential process.