The BS Steels-sponsored kit of Chichester High School boys’ hockey team took a trip out to Hurstpierpoint on 23rd January, for the Boys’ County Cup. A quick summary follows; for a full write-up, please visit Chichester High School website.

Chichester High School at U16 County CupFirst up was 4-0 defeat against a dominant Eastbourne team, despite stout defence and some excellent goal keeping from Luke Denyer.

A different formation was trialled against Sackville, which allowed Sackville to score an early goal. The boys didn’t lose their composure and a well-deserved equaliser was scored by Cameron Smith. In the second half, a firm strike inside the left post by Josh Parker gave Chichester the lead. Unfortunately, the momentum was lost briefly and Sackville snuck in an equaliser that wasn’t really deserved and the game ended 2-2.

The final game was against a very well organised Hurst team. After an even start to the game, Hurst managed to break the deadlock, and two more were added in the second half. The Hurst coaches commented on how well the boys had played and given a good account of themselves.

BS Steels is proud to be kit sponsor for Chichester High School boys’ hockey team.

Kerry Eames, their teacher/coach, has worked amazingly hard with them and we have even had an England player (Alex Pendle) in our shirt.

Chichester High School hockey kit sponsored by BS Steels

The match report from CHS’s 4-1 victory on 6th December gives a flavour of the enthusiasm, character and hard work of the team. Congratulations to all!

CHS 4 – Bishop Luffa 1

CHS showed determination from the opening whistle and came close to scoring in the opening minute. Not long after the start Alex Halfacree thought he had opened the scoring, but his goal was disallowed as it was deemed to have been at a dangerous height. The CHS team kept up their pressure with the centre combination of Alex Pendle, Callum Peyman and Alex Halfacree combined well and dominated the game. Their dominance was rewarded when an attacking move caused confusion in the Bishop Luffa defence and they put the ball into the back of their own net. Freddie White worked hard up front alongside Ollie Summerill and they kept the ball in the danger areas, forcing Luffa onto the back foot. As the game progressed, Luffa played themselves into the game and put together some good attacking moves. They came close to scoring, but Luke Denyer was on hand to deny them their equailser and some solid defensive play from Josh Parker, Callum Ayling and Jack Jones saw the first half end with CHS maintaining a slender lead.

The second half started at the same frenetic pace with the play fluctuating between both sides. Alex Pendle stepped up the pace and went on an attacking run fairly early on in the second half. He broke through Luffa’s resilient defence and unleashed a reverse stick strike into the roof of the net, giving CHS a 2-0 lead. Luffa bounced back from this and went on the attack themselves. Denyer made a couple of fine saves, but a flick into the back of the net after a goal mouth scramble gave them a deserved goal. CHS sensed this was the time to step up their game and Pendle’s penetrating run gave Theo Batchelor the ball in front of goal. His first time strike beat the approaching keeper and CHS extended their lead once again. Their fourth goal came fairly quickly after another penetrating run from Alex Pendle saw him strike the ball firmly into the bottom corner. Bishop Luffa were in disarray and struggled to string together any meaningful attacks. At 4-1, CHS played around with different formations and Oscar Hanson came close to scoring on his debut for the team.

This was an excellent performance from the team, beating an opposition, that on paper, were stronger and the more likely to win the encounter as they boast a vast number of club players. Our team played as a team and their hard work at training paid off.

Team: Luke Denyer, Josh Parker, Callum Ayling, Callum Peyman, Jack Jones, Alex Pendle, Freddie White, Ollie Summerill, Alex Halfacree, Theo Batchelor, Juste Balkyte, Cameron Smith, Harvey Henson, Oscar Henson, Jared Burgess and Cameron McManus

BS Steels recently completed a project to fabricate and install a new steel structure, incorporating steps, ramps and railings, in Clarence Park, St Albans.

After a routine inspection to the previous wooden structure uncovered areas of concern, St Albans District Council (SADC) closed the Hatfield Road entrance, a popular cut-through for commuters using St Albans City Station.

The new steel ramps and steps will serve the community and commuters for many years to come!

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BS Steels is very pleased to announce, following audit, that it has achieved certification for two very important Quality Management measures:

ISO 2001:2015 logoNHSS logo
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and Processes

National Highways Sector Scheme 20 for Quality Management in Highways Works – ‘THE EXECUTION OF STEELWORK IN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS’.

These complement BS Steels’s certification up to and including Execution Class EXC3, under CE legislation.

Achievement of these two important certifications has involved extensive audit, covering finance, estimating, contract awards, procurement, and management of projects, production and sites. Lloyds Register LRQA performed these audits, and will work with BS Steels on future audit and maintenance of compliance.

Clients can therefore be sure that processes and systems at all levels throughout the organisation are being actively controlled, documented and audited. BS Steels congratulates all its managers and operatives on their hard work to this end.

ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system, constructed around seven quality management principles: customer focus; leadership; engagement of people; process approach; improvement; evidence-based decision making; and relationship management.

National Highways Sector Schemes, together with BS EN ISO 9001, are designed to:

  • Provide an industry benchmark
  • Ensure that all processes are planned
  • Provide a basis for continuous improvement
  • Focus on quality as an objective
  • Reduce costs for Client and contractor
  • Provide and maintain a properly trained and competent workforce
  • Involve all sides of industry in scheme ownership within a partnership framework
  • Provide the basis for the technical knowledge and experience that Certification Body auditors will use in the sector concerned
  • Promote confidence in quality management systems through provision of a robust transparent
    system

(Source: National Highway Sector Schemes for Quality Management in Highway Works 20 THE EXECUTION OF STEELWORK IN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS, published by Sector Scheme Advisory Committee for the Execution of Steelwork)

Working with Foran Construction Ltd, BS Steels was very pleased to provide ramps, gates, railings and other access steelwork for the redevelopment of the Emerald GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Grounds in Ruislip, London.

This prestigious project aims to take forward the grounds of the London County Board of the GAA, to provide facilities of a comparable standard to those in Ireland and thereby encourage Irish sports to flourish. It is hoped also that the Ruislip site can become an inspiration for other GAA groups outside Ireland.

The main feature was the construction of a 1,950-seater stadium, with extensive facilities. BS Steels provided crowd barriers along the length of the field, a run of 100 metres, as well as gates, ramps and other access steelwork.

BS Steels designs, manufactures and installs steel staircases, barriers, balustrades, gates, railing and other access steelwork for numerous purposes, across many industries. From functional designs, such as those at GAA, or in our highways and railways activities, to elegant and beautiful staircases, BS Steels can assist with whatever specification or design your project needs.

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BS Steels is proud to be kit sponsor of Centurions Hockey Club. a ladies' team competing in Sussex ladies Division 1.