Sweetnam & Bradley Sheet Metalwork Specialists

01666 823491

Over 60 Years of Sweetnam & Bradley LTD

July 2024

Matthew Parham our new Quality Manager joins us at S&B!

Matt has over 25 years experience in manufacturing, he is a qualified ISO14001/AS9100 Auditor, six sigma green belt and has gained IOSH Managing safely accreditation.

As Quality Manager Matt is here to assist the Quality Team in assuring that our products are of the highest standard and to maintain our commitment to our ISO9001 certified quality management system.

May 2024

Welcome to Sweetnam and Bradley Ltd.

If you’ve not been or would like to visit us here at Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd, we would love to have you over!

We pride ourselves with our factory and the services we offer, therefore we encourage you to pop in for a friendly cuppa and a tour of our facility. Although you wouldn’t be kept long in the reception area, we have given it afresh new look.

Please do get in touch if you would like to visit S&B to discuss your upcoming sheet metal projects!

April 2024

We Welcome Helder Lopes as Group Financial Controller

Helder is an experienced economist and qualified accountant professional with over 15 years of knowledge in the UK and abroad.

Focused on accounting functions and financial reporting and being part of the senior management team, Helder plays an important role in the financial and commercial future of the group.

We wish Helder all the success and happiness inhis new role and welcome him as part of the team.

February 2024

We Exhibit for the First Time at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics

We had a fantastic experience exhibiting at the show, with a wonderful outcome for potential new business. Again, it was a great team effort from everyone here at S&B. Well-done team S&B on a successful exhibition!

January 2024

Sweetnam and Bradley Launch the Manhole Guardian

We have developed alongside our customer the Manhole Gaurdian.

The Manhole Guardian protects open manholes, whilst still allowing access for the workforce.

This new product from S&B is really a revolution for infrastructure safety and security maintenance.

November 2023

We had Some Special Guests Visit S&B This Month!

This month we had the Chelsea Pensioners, the Mayor of Malmesbury and Malmesbury Primary School visit us to unveil our Defibrillator Cabinet and Chimp sculptures by Gille & Marc. Our defibrillator has been installed outside our offices for use by the community in case of emergency. We believe it is vital to support the community and give back where possible. The Defib Cabinet itself is manufactured by S&B for our long-standing customer.

We also had the pleasure of hosting a long-standing customer, Siemens Mobility Limited. The team at Siemens chose S&B as the supplier to visit with their Chief Procurement Officer from Germany. They were able to see first hand how S&B work hand in hand with our customers and seethe ‘one-stop-shop’ capabilities that drives down on lead time and cost for our customers. Customer Photo (Left to Right) Mariya Weisser (Siemens), Roger Garmson (S&B), Steve Dando (Siemens), and Andrew Metcalf (S&B). 

October 2023

ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

ISO 9001:2015 Recertification 
We have successfully passed our 2-day on-site recertification audit by LRQA. Please click this link to see a printable version of our certificate which is valid for 3 years.  

About ISO 9001 
ISO 9001 is the most widely recognized quality management standard in the world with more than a million organisations certified to it globally. It is used by organisations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer requirements and to prove their commitment to continuous improvement.

September 2023

New Apprentice Joins the S&B Team.

The end of September sees a new Apprentice joining S&B. Welcome to Peter Elliot-Howell. Peter will be working towards achieving an Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship (NVQ Level 3) qualification over the next four years.

Peter will be rotated throughout all of the S&B processes and learn all of the key sheet metal and finishing disciplines.

Pad and automated screen-printer
August 2023

New Printing Capabilities come to S&BScreen and Pad Printing

Over the years we have developed our printing department and perfected the art of screen printing onto customers parts.

We have now further expanded and improved our printing offerings. Introducing our new Pad and Automated Screen-printing capabilities, we are now able to increase capacity and capabilities for our customers.

Pad and automated screen-printer
July 2023

We Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day - 2023!

We have a great team of women working at S&B and without them - we wouldn't be who we are! It's always great to recognise people for all the hard work, commitment and pride that they put into producing S&B components and assemblies. In the picture below our Production Operative Ros is hand finishing a welded assembly. Ros is an essential part of the team in this department and without her, we couldn't achieve the amazing paint finishes time and time again.

May 2023

Latest Additions!

As we celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, we also unveil the two newest additions to the S&B family. Both ‘Anissa and Cassie’ and ‘Adisa’. Have been in the City of London for the past year sited on Queens Walk and they’re now home at S&B Malmesbury.

The sculptures commemorate the current plight of our closest ancestors, the wild chimp and support the incredible charity WWF. They were made by the world famous artist duo Gillie and Marc and we are all so proud of them.

They’re causing quite a stir in the town - everyone can’t help but smile as they walk past!

 Stephen Reynolds joins Sweetnam & Bradley
March 2023

Stephen Reynolds Joins Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd

Super excited to welcome Stephen Reynolds as Lead Quality Assurance Engineer.

Stephen joined the S&B team at the beginning of March. Stephen is an accomplished individual with a solid background in both the quality and design aspect of engineering. Stephen’s methodical approach, organisational skills and understanding of quality will drive the company’s continued growth and performance.

Quality is not what happens when what you do matches your intentions. It is what happens when what you do matches your customers' expectations

 Stephen Reynolds joins Sweetnam & Bradley
February 2023

Andrew Metcalf Joins Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd

We are very pleased and excited to welcome Andrew Metcalf as Commercial Manager.

Andrew joined the S&B team at the beginning of February. Andrew is a multi-skilled individual with a solid background in sales and management as well as being very technically minded. With the ability, drive and determination required, Andrew will be leading Sweetnam & Bradley to even more success as our customers preferred sheet metal fabrication & finishing provider.

Andrew’s motto – ‘’It’s all about the customers journey’’

January 2023

Siemen Mobility and Sweetnam & Bradley Synergy

As an essential and long standing supplier to Siemens Mobility, Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd were asked to take part in a video showcasing our processes, talents and how we support their supply chain from start to finish.

It's great that our customers want to show us off and it solidifies the effort and time taken to offer a great service and customer journey. Through the development of relationships and the quality of our product, Siemen Mobility have leapt into place of top customer. Thanks everyone at S&B and to Siemens for all the support and for making this happen.

November 2022

Lest We Forget

It’s been busy here at Sweetnam & Bradley. October was our busiest month on record, it was also the end of our financial year increasing our turnover by more than 1/3rd compared to the year before. As we stop and reflect on the year that’s gone and think about the challenges the new year will bring, we also stop and reflect on all those have done before us. Out of respect we produced and displayed the below memorial for remembrance day. Over the couple of weeks we had these up we received some lovely feedback from the local community and from people passing by and popping in to let us know their positive thoughts.

Again we thank the whole team at S&B for all their work and skill that goes into producing the products we do, we couldn’t do it without them. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month we all remembered with the 2 minutes silence of respect for those who fought and died. Lest we forget.

Sweetnam and Bradley Investing in people
October 2022

Continuingly Investing in People

It’s no secret that the key to our success is our greatest asset – our people. We’re always looking for ways to bring in new talent and up skill our current team whether that be through onsite training, apprenticeships or off site training courses.

With that being said, we’re so proud to announce that S&B Welding Apprentice Ben Wilcox has now completed his General Welder Apprenticeship (Arc Processes) Level Two. Here S&B Factory Manager Roger Garmson congratulates Ben on this fantastic achievement. Well Done Ben from everyone at S&B.

It’s also fantastic to be able to give a member of Malmesbury Secondary School’s Sixth form a week’s work experience at S&B. William Baker expressed his desire to pursue a career in engineering so he spent a week working his way around a range of departments throughout S&B giving him the best possible understanding of a subcontract sheet metal work business.

It’s been fantastic to be able to give Will a fully rounded idea of what goes on in a One-Stop-Shop Metal fabrication and finishing business. Good luck in the future Will.

It’s really important for us to connect to with the next generation of engineers, so if you know of anyone who is looking for some work experience or wanting to get into the sheet metal fabrication industry then please do get in contact with us.

Left to Right: Roger Garmson, Ben Wilcox, Will Baker, Tom Baxter
September 2022


On Friday 23rd September Megasteel Ltd (our parent company) were pleased to announce the planned reverse takeover (RTO) of a London Stock Market listed company, More Acquisitions PLC.

Nigel Roberts, CEO of Megasteel, said “This has been the result of a lot of hard work by all involved and comes about 33 years after I left my job at Allied Steel and Wire to start my own business. I am very proud of everything we have achieved as a business.”

Trading in More Acquisitions PLC (TMOR) was suspended at 7.30am on the 23rd of September 2022 - The Proposed Acquisition remains subject, amongst other things, to completion of customary due diligence and so there is no certainty that the Proposed Acquisition will proceed.

If the Proposed Acquisition is completed it will constitute a reverse takeover under the Listing Rules. More Acquisitions intends, as soon as practicable, to publish a prospectus and to make an application for the Company, as enlarged by the Proposed Acquisition, to have its Ordinary Shares admitted to the Official List and to trading on the Main Market for listed securities on the London Stock Exchange.

Roderick McIllree, Executive Director of More Acquisitions, commented:

"We have reviewed a large number of assets and businesses in many different sectors during the last six months as possible acquisitions for More Acquisitions. After undertaking intensive due diligence, we believe that Megasteel stands out as a high-value, profitable investment for our shareholders. Megasteel is well-established and a leading player in its sector, with a long history of profitability and industry excellence and we believe that it has the potential to deliver long term value to More Acquisitions and its shareholders."

Nigel Roberts added:

“This is not the end of the journey but the start of an exciting new one! We are actively pursuing a number of acquisition opportunities which we hope to complete soon after we re-list More on the LSE -assuming the deal goes through of course! I would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers who have supported us over the last 33 years!”

“The important thing to recognise is that this is a REVERSE TAKOEVER under the listing rules and, when completed, the current share holders of Megasteel Ltd will own 85-90% of More Acquisitions PLC. For the Megasteel business nothing will change except that we will be a public limited company with a listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, which will bring lots of opportunities for our business in the future. The interests of the directors and existing shareholders of Megasteel will be fully aligned with the investors in More Acquisitions PLC and we look forward to the future with excitement and pride!”

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August 2022

Richard Paginton – 25 Years of Service!

Whilst we’ve been investing in the new machinery and apprentice schemes it’s always important to remember the long standing loyal team members we have here. Richard Paginton joined us in July 1997, as a member of our production team Richard always has a smile on his face and is always willing to offer up advice, help and share his vast knowledge. In his speech to the rest of the S&B team he said he wishes to inspire the next generation (and the one after that) and prove that employee/employer loyalty is important and still absolutely relevant.

Here’s to Richard Paginton!

Photo of Richard with Nick
July 2022

Sweetnam & Bradley are Continuing to Invest

You’ll have seen from our previous news updates that we’ve invested in our people. As a part of our continuous improvements we’ve also just invested in a brand new hydraulic press, automated deburring machine and more energy efficient stoving oven.

  • The 60T Dimakin Hydraulic press replaces our old 55T Rhodes Power press giving us a safer working environment as well as opening up more capabilities.
  • The Timesaver 22-600 WRBW deburring machine makes the deburring process more efficient, saving time. It’s one of the many automation routes we’re investing in, enabling us to free up our skilled employees to utilise their skills in other areas.
  • The Timesaver 22-600 WRBW deburring machine makes the deburring process more efficient, saving time. It’s one of the many automation routes we’re investing in, enabling us to free up our skilled employees to utilise their skills in other areas.
Stay posted for further updates.
Sweetnam & Bradley New Stove Oven
Sweetnam & Bradley New Stove Oven
June 2022

Sweetnam & Bradley Investing in Apprenticeships

On back of the success of our soon to be completed recent apprentice (Ben Wilcox - Welder), from September 2022 we’ll be investing in our future with our new Sheet Metal Worker apprentice scheme. We’ve teamed up with Wiltshire College and are working with Malmesbury Secondary School and the local town to find suitable candidates. We’re offering them the opportunity to be a part of an extremely well-respected sheet metal fabrication company producing sub-contract parts for an extremely diverse range of customers.

Over 42 months our apprentices will learn all aspects of sheet-metal working including laser profiling, using press brakes, welding, grinding, machining, drilling, painting etc. all whilst working towards achieving an ‘Advanced Level 3’, which is equivalent to an A Level.

If you, or you know of anyone who is interested then please follow the link below for more information. https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000059281

Apprentice sheet metal worker
May 2022

IMSM Testimonial Sweetnam & Bradley

Sweetnam & Bradley have been  ISO 9001 approved for many years but recently identified that whilst we were compliant and passing our annual audits with flying colours, the system itself wasn’t delivering value back to the business. IMSM were engaged to assess and re-engineer our Management System, leaving Sweetnam & Bradley with a modern, streamlined Management System that truly reflects our business. Both IMSM and S&B were so impressed with the results that they created a video testimonial so that their clients and S&B’s clients could see for themselves.

April 2022

The End of a Second Busy Quarter

It’s been a great end to our second quarter this year, work has really picked up after the end of Covid-19 restrictions and we’re looking forward to the future. We’ve recently invested in our next phase of continual improvement with the investment of three new ovens improving efficiency in our paint shop, and a deburring and polishing machine which will automate our deburring process meaning we can upskill our workforce.

Media Month!
Sweetnam & Bradly, new deburring machine
Sweetnam & Bradly, new paint ovens
March 2022

Media Month for S&B

This month we’ve had the honour of having film crews in on behalf of Siemens Mobility, IMSM as well as visits from BBC Points West, BBCRadio Wiltshire and the News Quest media group.

We’re really proud of the metalwork fabrication and finishing work we do for many South West and national companies and we’re even prouder of the fact that they want to show us off!

As an essential and long standing supplier to Siemens Mobility Limited we were asked to take part in a video showcasing our processes, talents and how we support their supply chain from start to finish. We’re looking forward to being able to share the photos and videos with you all once they’ve been put together by Zest Communications.

IMSM were similarly looking to show case their work with local companies and S&B have been a recent client, with IMSM helping S&B streamline our IS 9001:2015 QMS. Christian Olejnik (S&B MD) was filmed, alongside the S&B production team by Life Media UK. We’re looking forward to seeing the video!

BBC Points West, BBC Radio Wiltshire  and News Quest came in to talk about our recent success with BakePlate’s MiraclePlate. Thank you to Daniel Wood and Karen Gardner for taking the time to come in. Miracle Plate acts a thermal battery for your oven allowing the temperature to remain stable cooking your food more evenly and quickly - no more soggy bottom pizzas!! Once our Kickstarter campaign comes to an end we will be fulfilling the hundreds of pledges made and will then look to add this to the retail arm of the S&B business.


All in all, certainly a very busy and enjoyable month!

Media Month!
February 2022

Implementation of our own Track and Trace System

We’re at the next stage of implementing our new planning software ‘WorkPlan’. We’ve created 5 work stations on our production floor all fitted with barcode scanners. We’ll be able to scan into each process as parts progress through the production floor, enabling us to see live and up-to-date information at the click of button. It will also help us understand where our bottle necks are and where we have capacity, leading to improved and more accurate lead times for customers, better tracking capabilities and a better understanding of production timings.

What’s that they say about old dogs and new tricks?

Implementation of our own Track and Trace System
January 2022

Sweetnam & Bradley are on the news!!

We’re super excited and proud to announce the launch of Team BakePlate's 'MiraclePlate', which is now live on Kickstarter.

Please follow the link and make a pledge to support us!


January 2022

We're Excited to Announce Two New Appointments to Support S&B's Ongoing Growth

Toni Coelho joins S&B having gained a huge amount of industry and academic experience in Goa India. Toni is an expert in CAD programming and design and once up to speed with our Radan software, will also support our estimating department.

Our second appointment to support the on-going growth of S&B is Vimal Thomas. Vimal, also being from India, learned our Industry in Kerala, before completing his academic studies in the UK. He will be joining us as an Engineering Intern and will learn all our shop floor processes on a part-time basis to begin with.

Merry Christmas Greeting
(Toni Left, Vimal Right)
December 2021

Christmas Holiday Information

Sweetnam & Bradley will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from 12pm Thursday 23rd December 2021 to 8am Tuesday 4th January 2022.

We’d like to thank our customers and colleagues for their contribution and efforts to what has been a difficult but an outstanding year.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the whole S&B team.

Merry Christmas Greeting
November 2021

Internal Audit Training

A big thanks to Patrick McIlwee and the IMSM (ISO Specialists) Team for organising our Internal Auditor training course. As part of Sweetnam & Bradley's continuous improvement programme and on-going growth, we now have a larger Quality Team, represented by all areas of the business.

New Van and big smiles at Sweetnam & Bradley
November 2021

Sweetnam & Bradley's New Van

We thought we share this photo just because it captures the essence of the S&B Team. We grouped a small number of the S&B family together for an impromptu photo shoot, next to the new company van. The result…such amazing smiles!

New Van and big smiles at Sweetnam & Bradley
October 2021

Shirley Jans & Heloisa Groth Join Sweetnam & Bradley

Shirley and Heloisa joined the Sweetnam & Bradley team in October 2021 as Finance Manager and Estimator and Operational Quality Engineer.

Shirley comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial management, working in a range of companies based in several different countries. As well as being our finance manager she’ll also be involved with the management team helping us to ensure that Sweetnam & Bradley continues to develop and push forward whilst being the best company for our customers to deal with.

Heloisa joins us from Brazil where her background is in Civil Engineering, she is vital in making sure our product it checked for any non-conformities as it works its way through our production processes. She’ll also be supporting the sales team with regards to estimating ensuring that our customers’ requirements are captured and understood.

We look forward to working with both of them.

New Employees at Sweetnam & Bradley
September 2021

Welcome Wynand!

It all started on LinkedIn when we were recruiting for a Sheetmetal worker! I’m so proud that S&B has invested the time and resources to enable the sponsorship of Wynand Handford (Sheet Metalworker) and his family to relocate to the UK from South Africa. It has been a hard and frustrating process at times (climbing the mountain of bureaucracy) but it all came together yesterday when Wynand started his first day with S&B. Welcome aboard Wynand! This is just the beginning! 

New Sheetmetal worker Wynand Handford
August 2021

Quality Counts

It’s always important that we listen to feedback our customers provide. On the back of our customer satisfaction survey we’ve already made some important positive changes in our ongoing efforts to make Sweetnam & Bradley the best company to deal with. One thing that makes us proud is we’re always hearing about the high quality of our products. We supply to various industries including high end audio equipment and high end precision measuring equipment where the finish of our product is critical. Thank you to all our customers for their ongoing support and feedback.

Quality diagram from Sweetnam and Bradley
July 2021

Laser Welding

So proud that S&B are now one of the first fabrication and finishing companies in the UK to have laser welding capabilities! It’s a credit to our push for innovation that we continue to invest and learn the very latest manufacturing techniques. This enables us to provide our customers with the very best in ‘one-stop-shop’ manufacturing.

Workplan image from Sweetnam and Bradley
July 2021

Implementation of our new Planning Software and CRM System

We’ve been working with Hexagon over the last 3 months to implement WorkPlan, our new planning software and CRM system. Moving away from a manual paper lead system, WorkPlan will give a better insight to how we can better plan our production ensuring shorter lead times, an increased capacity and better management of our customer information. The introduction of WorkPlan to our sales and estimating department will be our first step forward. We’ll then introduce purchasing, stores and invoicing over the next 6 months. Exciting times to come!


Workplan image from Sweetnam and Bradley
June 2021

New product in development – BakePlate

This summer we have employed a group of local university students to work with us to design and test new products. We thought this would be a great opportunity to engage with young talent in the area offering them work experience as well as inviting new ideas into our business. We are really excited to share details of the first product the team have been working on with us.

BakePlate is a hot plate that uses its own thermal mass to regulate the temperature of your oven, to provide a faster and more even bake. Our prototypes of this product have seen fantastic results so far and we are looking forward to bringing BakePlate to market soon.

We’re looking forward to working more with this team and will bring you updates as they develop.

Bake Plate from Sweetnam and Bradley
June 2021

Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Steel & Ali Price Update

We’ve seen a huge increase in our raw material costs, and with our customers asking where these price increases have come from and why they are happening, we’ve had to have our finger on ‘metal price’ pulse. Explaining it far better than we can, please see links below offering some explanation into these increases. If you have any questions, please do ask.

Stainless Steel


Mild Steel

June 2021


We’re very excited to announce that we’re looking to expand our workforce.

If you are interested in working for a great, market leading sheet metal company based in Malmesbury Wiltshire, or know of anyone who would be, then please contact Christian on 01666 823491 or email christian@sweetnam-bradley.com

sweetnam & bradley are hiring
April 2021

Tom Baxter Joins Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd

We are very pleased and excited to welcome Tom Baxter as Commercial Manager.

Tom joined as Commercial Manager in April 2021 with over 10years’ experience and knowledge in leading sales teams from multiple market-leading stockholders in the multi-metals industry.

He has a wide-ranging brief which will involve him in all aspects of the business. Tom’s most important task will be to make S&B the best company for our customers

(Left to Right: Christian Olejnik, Tom Baxter)
March 2021

25th Anniversary

Greg Avis (Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd Setter/Operator) joined S&B on Monday 26th March 1996...that’s right, 25 years ago!! This is absolutely the best part of my job when we get to recognise the amazing people that make up the S&B team. Greg has been a hardworking, reliable, trustworthy and best of all lovely chap for 25 years and we’d all love to see him at his next anniversary (40 years with the business!). Thank you Greg and here’s to one your favourite pastimes (a tipple of red wine) with this fantastic selection of wines presented by the S&B Team.

Christian Olejnik - Managing Director
25th Anniversary
January 2021

New Release- PeloGadget Mobile & Tablet Holder
for the Peloton Fitness Bike

We are so excited with the release of the PeloGadget and PeloGadget Plus, Mobile phone and tablet holder.

The PeloGadget is a device that can hold your phone or tablet whilst using your Peloton bike. Along with other products in our range, for example the successful KoronaGadget, these are also manufactured from Mild Steel sheet.

Shipping available Worldwide.

Buy Now / Learn more
December 2020



Please note we will be closed for Christmas from
Wednesday 23rd December to Monday 4th January 2021

December 2020

Arthur Bradley

It’s with the deepest sympathy that we mark the passing of one of the founding members of Sweetnam & Bradley Limited, Arthur Bradley. Our thoughts and condolences to all his family and friends.

November 2020

KoronaGadget Hand Sanitisers

The months are flying by here at Sweetnam & Bradley and we’ve been busy as ever working on customer orders. Many of them have included our KoronaGadgets and KoronaGadget Floor Stands. These along with the Desktop version sanitisers have proven so popular! It's great that we can support individuals and companies up and down the country. Every now and then a customer will send us pictures of the Stands once they have them in place and this month we received them from Swift Electrical Wholesalers (S.O.T.) Limited who are based in Stoke-on-Trent. We supplied them with 3 white Floor Stands and here’s the finished products in their Reception, Kitchen and Commercial area.

KoronaGadget Hand Sanitiser by Sweetnam & Bradley
KoronaGadget Hand Sanitiser by Sweetnam & Bradley
KoronaGadget Hand Sanitiser by Sweetnam & Bradley
April 2024

We Welcome Helder Lopes as Group Financial Controller

Helder is an experienced economist and qualified accountant professional with over 15 years of knowledge in the UK and abroad.

Focused on accounting functions and financial reporting and being part of the senior management team, Helder plays an important role in the financial and commercial future of the group.

We wish Helder all the success and happiness inhis new role and welcome him as part of the team.

October 2020

ISO 9001:2015 Audit

We have completed our QAS audit and have the up-to-date certification for another3 years. The guidance and tools helps us to ensure that our products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements and that quality is consistently improved. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure our customers get consistent, good quality products and services.

The new certificate is now on our website. Please click this link to see a printable version of our Certificate.

September 2020

FORS Audit Passed with Flying Colours!

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations, which we’ve been members of since September 2014. FORS helps us measure and monitor performance and improve operations in order to demonstrate best practice.We had our annual FORS audit last month and just received our new certificate confirming that we passed! We’re FORS Bronze accredited for another year

August 2020

Official MizuMi face mask stockists

This month we are so excited to confirm that S&B are now the official stockists of MizuMi face masks!

The MizuMi Premium Bamboo Mask is a unisex face covering manufactured from cotton muslin and bamboo fabric. Bamboo fabric has inherent anti-bacterial properties. The Bamboo fabric inner layer of the face mask is anti-bacterial to reduce skin irritation and odor. The Cotton Muslin outer layer is droplet repellent. The masks are washable (up to 30 times) and have adjustable ear-straps. They also come with a unique removable mask holder. The holder can be buttoned to the ear loops enabling the mask to be removed but still worn around the neck, ready for immediate access as required. The masks come in two colours, black or white.

July 2020

New KoronaGadget Additions!

Much of the success of the KoronaGadget has been down to the amazing help and support of the local community. It has spurred us on to add two new additions to the KoronaGadget family of products. This month we have launched the KoronaGadget Floor Stand and the KoronaGadget Desktop. Both products are infra-red automatic hand sanitisers and are suitable for either floor or desk mounting.

Desk Hand Sanistisers by Sweetnam & Bradley
June 2020


When did you realise the Coronavirus could be a problem for you and your business? 
We knew straightaway that it was going to be a problem and we were very aware that it would impact the whole economy and we began to prepare for what that could mean for our business and our team.  

What has been your plan to continue? 
We decided early on that because many of our customers are in key industries including medical and transport that we needed to adapt, keep abreast of restrictions and changes and carry on as we would need to ensure that they had the necessary equipment we manufacture for them. We also decided it was time to get innovative and we brainstormed some product ideas which we felt would help at this time - and especially as it became clear that while lockdown was imposed quickly, recovery would not be quick. We came up with the idea of the KoronaGadget which enables people to 'be touch free' and reduce the worry of touching multiple hard surfaces on a daily basis as we come out of lockdown. We recognised that fear was going to be a huge issue. 

How have you changed your business as the weeks are passing?  
We have strict health and safety procedures in place anyway so it was not too much of a stretch to implement social distancing, more frequent hand washing and providing any necessary PPE. We've also looked at some of our internal procedures and made some changes there. The KoronaGadget has also made us consider marketing in a way we have not previously. Bringing a prototype to market so quickly is unusual and we needed to spread the word. We've already sold thousands of these gadgets. 

Have you accessed any government support or funding? 
We know there is support out there however, to date, we've not needed to do this and we will only explore that option should it become necessary. There are businesses out there which really do need help at the moment and we've been able to leave that funding for them at this stage.

What have you seen about business which has been positive?  
For our business, we've been lucky and seen an increase in medical sales and we have explored new opportunities – the KoronaGadget. However, we've been thrilled by the support from the local community about our new product and for the way in which the local media have supported us in getting the word out there. It's much appreciated. 

What have you seen about business which has been negative? 
Some companies in different locations (Scotland/Wales) have commented on social media that it is not fair that different areas have been given different guidance. So that has been confusing I think. Otherwise we have a positive ethos and are trying to stay positive. 

What can we do to help each other? 
That's easy - be understanding and kind in business and in life generally. 

Your parting thought? 
We will get through this.

May 2020

Helping Posties!

So happy that we can help our favourite local postie Julie, to 'Be Touch Free' with KoronaGadget! www.koronagadget.com

KoronaGadget by Sweetnam & Bradley
May 2020


The New KoronaGadget promotion video has just dropped with even more uses. Please visit our shop for more details and purchasing

May 2020

Made in Britian

We’re very proud and excited to announce that we are now ‘Made in Britain’ registered! We got the confirmation on Monday and couldn’t wait to start getting the logo out there!!

Sweetnam and Bradley
April 2020

An April Like No Other

The past few weeks have seen many people facing challenges they never thought they would have to face. Everyone wants to do their bit to help in any way they can and for us here at S&B, that has meant continuing work to fulfil customer orders. We manufacture many essential products for sectors including medical, healthcare and utilities. A large amount of the products our customers manufacture are essential in keeping the country operational. We have customers who make ventilators, air cleaning products & London Underground who need to ensure the trains keep running so key workers can commute to and from work.

We’ve been very strict in assuring everyone adheres to government guidelines (social distancing & hand washing etc.) as the health & well being of our staff, customers and community is our main priority.

It’s testament to our amazing workforce that they have adapted to the current requirements effortlessly and continue to work every day to do their bit to help others.

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(Picture is of an air handling product for hospitals starting to take shape).
March 2020

Amada Visit

S&B this month visited Amada`s UK site to understand the latest technology that could assist current production and future projects. Amada are a world leading manufacturer of comprehensive sheet metal machinery and we already have number of these in service from punching to bending

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March 2020

Our Latest Customer Feedback

‘Thank you for taking the time to come and visit us last week for a business review.  We are starting to pick up in Q/2 2020 and hope to see some of these orders very soon.

With regard to your Quality Levels between 01.02.2019 and 31.01.2020, I am very pleased to pass on to you that out of 9702 parts received in total only 18 pieces were rejected.  This gives you a Quality Rating of 99.82% which is a fantastic achievement.  Could you please pass on our thanks to all of your Staff at Sweetnam & Bradley for their care and attention to detail in their work, this is Excellent Customer Service.

Many thanks
With best regards,
Elaine (Rail Sector)’

February 2020

Job Vacancy - Estimator

Want to be part of an ambitious & ever growing company? If so, we have an opening in our Estimating Department & would welcome your application!

Sweetnam & Bradley Limited are the Premier Sheet Metal Fabricator and Finisher in the South-West of England. We are looking for an Estimator to join our forward thinking team. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our Customer and Supplier relationships and this culture is underpinned by a low turnover of staff within the company. The successful candidate will be pragmatic in their approach and have experience in engineering, ideally in the sheet metal industry. They will report directly to the Business Development Director and will play an instrumental role in the success and growth of the company.

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February 2020

Health & Safety Group

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Over recent weeks, we have been putting together a group who’ll work together to improve current safety measures as well as identify &solve any health and safety issues that may arise here at Sweetnam &Bradley. We have employees from several different areas of the company who all bring unique perspectives to the group. It’s all purely voluntary so we would like to thank all the volunteers.

On site safety of employees and visitors have always been (and will always be) of the upmost importance to us – so we decided to create this group to specifically help facilitate communication of Health & Safety issues and put in place improvements.

Here they are holding their first official meeting – so deep in conversation I’m not sure they realised I was taking the photo!

We’re confident that the group are going to work brilliantly together to ensure a continued safe environment for us all.

January 2020

Graham Miles Passes with Flying Colours!

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The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations,which we have been members of since September 2014. FORS helps us measure and monitor performance and improve operations in order to demonstrate best practice.

Dedicated FORS Professional training equips our managers and drivers with the skills and knowledge to improve their work related road safety and to reduce the risk of collisions with other motor vehicles and, crucially,vulnerable road users. 

Depending on the module, training is either classroom based or online and this month we are proud to say that our driver Graham has successful passed all 3 modules that he took: - Pedestrian Safe, LoCity Driving &Smart Driving. Well done Graham!

January 2020

No Soggy Bottoms Here!

Fresh out the oven! At 200c for 10 minutes....there’s no soggy bottoms on these powder coated shrouds! 

December 2019

A Lovely End to the Working Year

After a busy year here at S&B, we wanted to show all the employees that we appreciate their hard work - so lunch was on us! We had lovely Tapas at the local pub here in Malmesbury and as you can see from this picture, we all had a thoroughly good time! Here’s to a happy and productive 2020!’

November 2019

New Finance Manager

Since Richard Wiltshire (Financial Director) retired at the end of October, the accounting responsibilities have been taken on by the newest member to the team, our Finance Manager Sally Jackson. Sally has fitted into the S&B team effortlessly and brought with her a wealth of knowledge and experience which we fully intend to put to good use!

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Richard Wiltshire (Financial Director) and Sally Jackson (Finance Manager)
October 2019

Richard Wiltshire Retires

After 40 years working at Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd., Richard Wiltshire (Financial Director) retired on the 31st October this year. He started his career with Sweetnam & Bradley in 1979 and in 1989, was part of a management buyout team.

Richard has always been a much loved part of Sweetnam & Bradley and when we learned that he had decided to retire it was hard to imagine the place without him. Hardly a day went by that Richard wasn’t making jokes about one thing or another – often having to explain the funniness of them to us!

One of the things Richard was known for here was his love of music - there was always something playing in his office! We were often intrigued by what he listened to – personally I liked the one which I’m pretty sure was a Bullfrog croaking!

To mark his retirement, we presented Richard with a personalised laser etched stainless steel record, which we designed and manufactured in-house – a one of a kind gift for a one of a kind man!

We’re all going to miss Richard immensely - he was brilliant to work with, learn from and was always willing to help you with anything. Everyone here at Sweetnam & Bradley wishes him the very best for his retirement – we all know he deserves it!

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Richard Wiltshire Receiving his Personalised Etched Stainless Steel Record, Designed & Manufactured Inhouse
July 2019

Welcome to our New Apprentice

We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Ben Wilcox to Sweetnam & Bradley Limited as our new Apprentice. Ben has had previous welding experience at a local company and is looking to build upon his skills for the future. It is so important for us to invest in the next generation of skilled sheet metal workers and we will be working alongside Wiltshire College and Avon Vale Training to ensure Ben gets the best possible practical and academic training possible.

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Ben Wilcox (S&B Apprentice)showing Nigel Roberts (Owner of S&B) a part being prepared in our sprayshop.
April 2019


Megasteel Ltd, the UK's largest prestressing steel stockholder and distributor, has bought Malmesbury-based sheet metal manufacturer Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd.  

Sweetnam & Bradley produces, assembles and finishes sheet metal. Founded in 1958, they have a long and prestigious history in the sub-contract sheet metalwork field. They pride themselves in their ability to offer a complete 'one-stop shop' for metal components and assemblies and are sheet metal work specialists.  

Nigel Roberts, of Megasteel, said “We have bought Sweetnam and Bradley because it’s a great company with great people working in it. I want to keep it that way and to grow the business in the future. Nigel Johnson and Christian Olejnik are not going anywhere - they have built a brilliant business that they love and are proud of.  They will remain in their current roles in the company and I am really excited about the potential. I do believe that there is a ‘little bit of magic’ and a lot of that has to do with the people who work for Sweetnam and Bradley.”  

The acquisition marks a step into production for Megasteel and it will be an exciting phase in the history of our company. 

For more information about Sweetnam and Bradley please see their website http://www.sweetnam-bradley.com/

Megasteel Acquire Sweetnam & Bradley

New Additions to our Production Area

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A ‘Timesaver 2200’ Line Graining machine
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A ‘Timesaver 2200’ Line Graining machine

Machinery commissioned

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Additional Pemserter 4 series
3 Amada HFE M2 5012 CNC Benders
Vixen VM42 'Jetair' Grit and Bead Blaster
Welding accredited to BS4872-1:1982
ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation


London Underground

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Proudly working with London Underground's Bakerloo line refurbishment: 'S&B awarded metal work contracts for Bakerloo Life Extension Project for T9 – T36. These contracts will run through to 2018.'


Machinery commissioned

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Haas VF-4 Vertical Machining Centre commissioned January 2015

2014 - October

Machinery commissioned

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Amada HFE 1003 3i 7 Axis Press Brake Machine commissioned October 2014

2014 - September


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FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Bronze Accreditation September 2014


Fibre Optic Laser Cutting System

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2kW Fibre Optic Laser Cutting System commissioned (Mazak Optiplex 3015)


Renovation & Flooring

Renovation of existing spray shop to provide 'clean room' environment. New Tremco flooring systems laid in Powder and Solvent areas.


CNC mill commissioned

Dedicated CNC milling section added with additional CNC mill commissioned


Management buyout

Nigel Johnson and Christian Olejnik conduct a management buyout. Michael Hannon retires from the company


Certificates obtained

Achieved BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certification

Our Early Story



Old office block completely refurbished and a further 3,500 sq. ft extension added


Premises extended

6,000 sq. ft extension is added to the premises. Achieved BS5750 Part 2 (Now BS EN ISO 9001:2015) certification


First CNC punching machine purchased

Sweetnam & Bradley Sheet Metalwork

We become computerised in both production and administration. Our first CNC punching machine (a Pega 344) is purchased from Amada


Old station site premises

We become the first company to occupy purpose built premises on the old station site, next to the engine shed, which is the one building remaining from the old days of the railway.


Sweetnam & Bradley start business

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Sweetnam & Bradley start their Precision Sheet Metalwork business


Sweetnam & Bradley forms

Arthur Bradley and James Sweetnam form a partnership "Sweetnam & Bradley" working on electrical assemblies at their first official premises at Bristol Road Malmesbury. Both came from an electronics background with Arthur Bradley working for the BBC where he was involved with radio and the early days of television.

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