Making a Mark in sectors old and new

Making a Mark in sectors old and new

​We have been helping a renowned Sheffield heavy engineering specialist make a name for itself in a developing sector.

DavyMarkham underlined its ambitions in the nuclear sector by securing a £20m contract with sister company Amber Precast to assist with the safe decommissioning of nuclear facilities – and our announcement helped the profile of the company based at Prince of Wales Road, in Darnall.

Up to 50 jobs are being created at the historic firm as part of a four-year joint venture with Alfreton-based Amber Precast to design, test and construct six cubic metre reinforced steel and concrete containers.

The contract with Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for managing 12 nuclear sites in the UK, underlines DavyMarkham’s commitment to engage with the nuclear industry.

The news about DavyMarkham, whose history can be traced back 186 years, was featured across the local and regional print, online and broadcast media and also received coverage from the national specialist media.

Little more than a week later we were helping the company publicise another success after DavyMarkham won a multimillion-pound contract as part of a four-year mine expansion project in Canada.

Strengthening its work in traditional engineering sectors, DavyMarkham is supplying two mine hoists for an operation to extract nickel ore at the Copper Cliff Mine in Ontario.

Engineers will design and manufacture the equipment at the company's city headquarters in Prince of Wales Road, before installation in Ontario in the second quarter of 2018, in a deal which secures 40 existing jobs and represents another boost for DavyMarkham.