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From the Clerk to Freemen and Friends :

News from the Tinsley Bridge Group (posted 26.10.16)

ATC Supplier Performance Award

Displaying ATC, a joint venture company between Alstom, TSO and Costain, has awarded Tinsley Bridge their blue category rating for suppliers performing to the best possible standard. Tinsley Bridge’s contract is to supply Duplex stainless steel fabricated assemblies used in rail infrastructure, manufactured to exacting technical and quality standards of BS EN 1090 execution class 3.

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Tubular Stabiliser Bars Reduce Carbon Emissions

Tinsley Bridge has completed a new €1m investment in an automated robotic manufacturing line to produce tubular stabiliser bars and anti roll bars for Truck, Rail and Defence vehicles. Tubular bar weight savings are typically greater than 40%, reducing carbon emissions and increasing payloads for heavy duty commercial vehicles.  

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Tyzack Slideways to Increase Jaguar Production


Tyzack Machine Knives have recently completed an order to supply precision ground slideways that will support the UK’s growing prestige car industry.

The Tyzack slideways are used in very large industrial machine tools to achieve extreme machining precision. The parts have been produced for German machine tool builder Niles Simmons and are part of new machinery that will be used to grind engine crankshafts at Jaguar’s UK manufacturing plants.

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Supermarket Trials Innovative SOMI


The latest refrigerated version of the SOMI trailer has been trialled by the national logistics provider to a major supermarket.

The space-enhancing articulated trailers significantly reduce the cost of road transport as they carry an extra 30% more pallets, removing trucks from congested city roads and lowering carbon emissions by reducing four journeys to three.

Tinsley Bridge are the engineering and development partner for SOMI trailers which can load onto standard docking bays and require no modification to warehouse or depot infrastructure – a major advantage over current trailer designs.

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New Freeman joins the Company of Cutlers  (posted 10.10.16)

.One of the Master Cutler’s final tasks of his year in office was to welcome four new Freemen to the Cutlers’ Company. Among them was Footprint Tools director, Tim Jewitt, the fourth-generation of his family join the Company.

His great-grandfather joined in the early 1900s, followed by his grandfather, John, in 1950s.  His father, Christopher, who attended the ceremony, was Master Cutler in 1994, and his brother Richard became a Freeman since 2008. But the connection does not end there.  His maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Neill – a family which has also had a long association with the Cutlers’ Company.

Other new Freemen included Paul Hayes; Ian Jones of Metal Tek International ; and Steven Wainwright of Naylor Industries.

In welcoming the new Freemen, the Master Cutler, Craig McKay said: “The purpose of the Cutlers’ Company is to support and promote the manufacturing industries of the Sheffield City Region. We have some 360 Freemen, all of whom are vital to the company.”

 He explained the history of the company and encouraged them all to use the Hall for business meetings and events. “So, welcome to the Company of Cutlers which in one way is like any club or organisation – the more you put in the more you get out.”

Freemen in attendance included past Master Paul Tear and chair of the Freeman’s committee, Chris Hudson.



Ever wondered what a Master Cutler does? (posted 3.2.2015)

Each year, the Company's public face is the Master Cutler who represent the Company and Sheffield manufacturing.  The weekly diary sheets show how busy this can be, however, it is very rare to have an insight into the Master's experiences.  The Company was recently given some personal papers of the late Norman Hanlon, Master Cutler in 1975 and among them was a talk he gave to Sheffield Probus describing his year of office.  This is only the second such information, the other is the from Charles Belk's year in 1885.

Download a brief summary of Norman Hanlon's year.



Catering is now in 'In House'

The Cutlers' Company has  taken catering “In House”. The Chef and Front of House Team remain unchanged but they have more freedom and have used it to produce exceptional service and food.

For more information on using this prestigious venue for your business or social event, please contact the team - James or Chloe - on 0114 2768149 or email

To arrange for tours or visits to the Hall, please contact the Admin team
on 0114 272 8456

Meeting Room in the Hall  -
Available for Freemen and Friends

.In response to a request by the Freemen’s Committee,  a room in the Cutlers’ Hall has been set aside for use by Freemen and Friends.  This is  the Scholey Room, a small room in the Hallamshire Suite on the 2nd Floor near to the Company Offices.

Tea and Coffee is available as is the wireless internet.



If you find yourself in Sheffield or have somebody you wish to meet in town, why not come to the Cutlers’ Hall rather than a coffee shop.  When you come into the Hall, tell the Beadle that you are a Freeman or Friend,  then take the lift to the second floor.


It would be appreciated if you would ‘drop’ into the Company Office, just to say that you are using the facility. 

* The Scholey Room is one of three rooms which make up the Hallamshire Suite and are named after benefactors to the Company.  The Scholey Room is named after Sir Robert Scholey; the other two being named after Sir John Osborne and Sir Stuart Goodwin.

Latest News

21-Gun Salute.  65th Anniversary of HM The Queen's Accession to the throne.

.The Master Cutler, Richard Edwards, was Inspecting Officer at the ceremony in the Museum Gardens' York on Monday 6 February, 2017.



British Army Press Release download


Some Useful Links


The Manufacturing Forum

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

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