A LONGSTANDING Hereford firm has big plans for the future, with expansion on the cards.

Hereford-based steel fabricator, Painter Brothers, recently played host to Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, to discuss industry concerns and plans for future growth.

Founded in 1920 and recognised as a UK leader in structural steel fabricating, Painter Brothers, in recent years, has annually produced more than 8,000 tonnes of steel, specialising in steelwork for the rail industry, and the infrastructure for telecommunication masts and towers.

During his visit, Mr Norman was given a tour of the 14-acre facility, where he met with the team at Painter Brothers to discuss expansion plans, investment in new machinery and possibilities for hiring more personnel.


Zoe Williams from the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), the trade body representing Painter Brothers, also attended the visit, providing valuable perspectives on the broader industry challenges.

Mr Norman said: "Painter Brothers is a leading Herefordshire engineering business with an illustrious history. It was really good to meet the team and learn all about their very exciting plans for future growth and great new jobs in our city."

Martin Barnfield, head of manufacturing at Painter Brothers, said it was a pleasure to welcome the MP to the site and showcase their expertise and proud history in steel fabrication.

“During the visit, we highlighted the important role the steel industry has to play in driving both regional and national economic growth, as we build skills in the local community and help the UK Government achieve its Net Zero by 2050 commitment,” he said.