PSP Group hits a quarter of a century
PSP Group, which has designed and manufactured bespoke cladding for some of the most prominent commercial and public sector buildings across the UK, is proud to be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Founded in 1998, Pressed Steel Products was established by Heath Hindmarch who started his career as a sheet metal worker before climbing the ranks working as a QA Manager and Commercial and Technical Manager. This experience inspired Heath to set up the company to meet the needs of the expanding and complex construction market.
Since then, the company has grown into one of the UK’s top rainscreen cladding and fabricating firms, employing over 100 staff across its factories in Shildon, County Durham, and design service in Cramlington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Heath Hindmarch, PSP Group Chairman, said:
“Having founded the company before the Millennium, it’s very special to see it go from strength to strength over the past 25 years and be where we are today.
“I am proud that PSP Group is now one of the UK’s leading providers of rainscreen cladding, metal fabrications and bespoke full envelope solutions – and we are still going strong despite going through some challenging climates over the years.
“Our company wouldn’t be anywhere without the staff, and I want to say a big thank you to them for their hard work and dedication over the years – some employees have been with us from the very beginning”.
PSP Group specialises in the design and manufacturer of panels and decorative cladding from fire rated materials, eye-catching metal fabrications, and striking external facades for a range of residential, commercial and retail developments and public-sector projects including hospitals, schools and universities.
Notable projects include Leeds University, the award-winning regeneration project Caxton Works in Canning Town, former BBC Television headquarters in Wood Lane, London, Pump Tower in Royal Victoria Docks, Soho Place Theatre which is the first new theatre to be built in the West End of London in over 40 years.
Alongside external facades, PSP Group also specialise in manufacturing bespoke metal products for interior fit-outs in commercial projects including shopping centres like Victoria Gate in Leeds and Westgate Shopping Centre, residential towers and airports.
In 2014, PSP Group broadened its manufacturing capabilities with the addition of PSP Aluminium and a second facility in Shildon covering 25,000ft2.
This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and technical equipment, enabling PSP Aluminium to specialise in the production of top-quality rain screen cladding, curtain walling, windows, and doors resulting in a string of prestigious projects across the country in collaboration with some of the world’s leading architects, contractors, and partners.
Having both facilities side by side enables PSP specialists to design and manufacture products for fully-integrated façade systems for the external envelope of any building.
PSP Group further expanded in 2016, with the launch of PSP Design allowing the company to deliver a complete full-service solution. This single point of procurement brings complete synergy throughout the supply chain.
Despite operating through some turbulent times throughout its 25-year history, the company has continued to grow and innovate. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it made a significant investment in some state-of-the-art machinery, allowing for a fully-automated production line, and is a proud trailblazer of the 4-day working week introduced 7 years ago to prioritise employees’ work-life balance.
PSP’s commitment to excellence and innovation is reflected in every aspect of its operations, including the implementation of one of the most advanced ERP systems available. This system provides full traceability and up-to-date information on all orders, ensuring seamless and efficient processes throughout the company.
The company has an exciting year ahead, not only celebrating its quarter of a century in business, but also continuing to work on some high-profile projects including the new London neighbourhood, Canada Water.