SWR Rebrands - First Time in 34 Years
Our services and product ranges have evolved since we first launched over 30 years ago. As a result, we felt the old look no longer reflected our identity.Read Full Article
We’ve Joined Forces With DENS
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with DENS – a local charity that specialises in providing support for the most vulnerable in the community.Read Full Article
SWR Partners Up With Brain Injury Charity
SWR is proud to take part in Headway’s “Pay For A Day” – a scheme that funds the running costs of Headway’s helpline.Read Full Article
New Production Machinery
We’re always looking for new ways to improve our production process.Read Full Article
SWR Go On Safari
After months of hard work, the SWR Team got to treat themselves a little bit at their company event!Read Full Article
Charlie Becomes Permanent Part of SWR
Well done to Charlie for becoming a permanent member of the team!Read Full Article
Rory Hits Another Milestone
A huge congratulations to Rory Fookes on achieving his Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship.Read Full Article
Meet Our Mental Health First Aiders
Well done to this lot for getting their certificates in Mental Health First Aid Training.Read Full Article
We Help Out with Online Learning
With students unable to visit businesses due to lockdown, local companies got together for a new online learning initiative arranged by Hertfordshire County Council.Read Full Article
Student at SWR Wins Award!
We’re delighted to announce that Jake Ashpole, a pupil from Astley Cooper School who spent the last few months at SWR doing work experience, has won Student of The Year at the recent Work Based Learning Awards.Read Full Article
New Head of Business Development
Mark Lee’s wealth of experience working in International Markets meant he was the perfect match for SWR’s new position as Head of Business Development. Find out a bit more about his role and background below.Read Full Article
We’re Sponsoring a Football Team!
SWR are proud to announce we now sponsor Herts Girls FC Under 10’S-the only all girls football team in Hemel Hempstead. Check out the pics above for a good look at their brand-new away kit, complete with the company logo. We couldn’t ask for a better way to advertise SWR!Read Full Article
The Dacorum Schools Careers Fair
Recently, over 1200 students visited the Dacorum Schools Careers Fair at Shendish Manor in Hemel Hempstead. The event attracted a lot of localRead Full Article
Students Learn About Health & Safety
We take health and safety very seriously at SWR. Which is why it’s important to us that young people (some of which could very well be theRead Full Article
SWR Take On Tough Mudder
They came, they saw and then got completely caked in mud for a very good cause. On 22nd September a brave team from SWR put aside their fearsRead Full Article
Why Lubricating Rope is Important
Like all products used for industrial applications, wire rope needs maintenance to ensure an optimum life cycle. This includes lubricating the cable for it to function properlyRead Full Article
Use of Wire Rope in Garden Trellis
Thought wire rope was just for heavy industrial use? Think again! It’s a highly versatile product with countless applications across multiple sectors. A lesser known use of wire rope is in the construction of trellis for gardens. But do you know what a trellis is? Find out belowRead Full Article
The Best Wire Rope for Zip Lines
If you’ve fortunate enough to have a large back garden then the thought of building a zip line might have crossed your mind. Especially if you have children who can’t wait to have a goRead Full Article
Gamba Whipblocks - Safety Evolved
Members of the SWR Team were delighted to meet up with the British Fluid Power Fluid Association at major construction event Hillhead 2018 to discuss the Whipblock. An innovative new safety device and the end result of a collaboration between SWR and Italian manufacturers Gamba SafetyRead Full Article
Work Based Learner Awards
We were delighted to attend the very first Work-Based Learner Awards at Astley Cooper School on 9th May. And what a night it was! Nathan Hansford, a student who completed his WBL in our Production Team, walked away with the Award for Resilience and Commitment—a testament to his hard work and our dedication to high-quality trainingRead Full Article
We've Won An Environmental Award!
We’re always looking to be greener at SWR. That’s why we signed up for ACM’s Greener Path Programme in an effort to reduce our landfill waste. Well, the hard work has paid off and ACM have recognised our commitment to waste management with an award for ‘exceptional environmental performance’. We now send zero% of our rubbish to landfill sites – opting instead for more eco-friendly Energy Recovery FacilitiesRead Full Article
Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards!
SWR are proud to announce we’ve been shortlisted as a nominee for the Excellence in People Development category at this year’s Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards. This is in recognition of our commitment to putting employees first and building a culture which encourages growth and career progression. At SWR, our mission is to “Build a Company to be proud of by enhancing the lives of our people, customers and the community”Read Full Article
SWR Work-Based Learning
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an innovative programme which helps students into the work place through long term work-experience supported by study around transferable skills at school. It is unique in the South East and is being run by The Astley Cooper and Adeyfield Schools in Hemel Hempstead. It acts as a pre-apprenticeship or traineeship for school leavers giving them the experience and the skills they need to succeed in employment. Through the Careers and Enterprise Company, we could immediately see the benefits of being involved with the programmeRead Full Article
Investors in People Silver Award!
The Investors in People Standard is a framework of best practice, awarded to well-run organisations that meet set criteria in areas including learning and development, leadership skills, as well as recognition and reward.
It’s incredibly rare for a company to obtain an award on their first attempt with Investors in People, so we are extremely proud of our achievement. To achieve the Silver Standard Award, employees of SWR completed an online survey and members of the team were randomly selected for interviews with the assessor, in which they were asked how they felt about working at SWR and the company’s vision and values.
Only 24% of all IIP accredited companies achieve Silver or Gold standard, and most take years to reach this level. This award truly recognises the commitment to our people and dedication in making SWR a great place to work.
Our IIP practitioner Richard Budd, saw the motivation and enthusiasm of SWR shine through saying “Congratulations again on achieving the Silver IIP standard. This is a massive achievement for a company going through the assessment for the first time, and not one many manage to achieve first time around, so the team at SWR should be very proud!”
Jason Lee, our Managing Director was also proud of the award when saying:
“We were delighted to be awarded Silver at the first time of asking which less than a quarter of IIP companies ever achieve. This recognises the hard work and dedication from everyone at SWR over a long period. We seek to create an environment that is challenging and allows our people the freedom to develop and truly influence the business. As a result our people are increasingly driving the business forward, embracing change and contributing to achieving our aim of making SWR a great place to work. We are immensely proud of all of the SWR family for this achievement, and are looking forward to implementing the recommendations to take things to the next level”
Three more of our wire rope rigging team have passed their exams and are now LEEA accredited. LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. In order to become accredited Tom, Filippo and Ethan had to study to pass a notoriously difficult written assessment, which they passed with flying colours.
LEEA pride themselves in promoting high standards, as does SWR group so we are very proud of our team and what they have achieved. For more information on the lifting equipment and services we provide call our sales team on: +44 (0)1442 210749.
Development Team is Growing
Introducing and welcoming Dan Calton and Tracie Heffernan to our business development team. Dan Calton has been with SWR for several years as part of the Technical sales team, so is looking forward to challenges ahead. They are responsible for developing the business through cultivating our commercial relationships and identifying new markets for our products and services. They look forward to speaking with you soon.Read Full Article