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Welcome to Shawston

Shawston International Ltd. is recognised as one of the UK’s largest and leading, employee owned distributors of mechanical services and fire protection products.

Distributing market leading steel tube, bracketry, fittings, valves and pipe support systems into these ever-growing market sectors. Operating via 5 nationwide depots with more than 50 years experience, our history is steeped in tradition.

From humble origins.

Shawston was founded in the 1970’s. Ever since it’s foundation, it has been heavily influenced by the behaviour of the hard-working Mancunians during the industrial revolution & leading the way in new forms of mass production. The worker bee symbol of Manchester strongly correlates with our own company values; grow, innovate, evolve, invest.
Today, Shawston is a large national business, it’s heritage and work ethic are hugely influential in the London market. And the same can be said for our Birmingham, Shawston Steel Tube and Glasgow depots.

Because this is the place where we stand strong together. *

In 2001, Shawston was the subject of an MBI by the current management team. It had a total of 10 employees with sales of £750k. At that time an equity participating management team joined to run the business; fast forward to 2018 and Shawston is a 120 strong employee owned company with sales approaching £25m.

The innovative thinking and strategy set by the Shawston management team have allowed Shawston to mature and take stock of the pathway to success. Making strategic business decisions to benefit customers first; when they are happy, Shawston is happy, creating a spiralling effect providing benefits to the company, the employee shareholders and the suppliers. A customer centric focus via the individuals that are responsible for its success.

 

The employee ownership status means our employees think more like business owners.

It is well documented that Employee Owned businesses benefit from higher levels of customer service, productivity, more engaged employees, increased growth and market resilience. Each member of the Shawston workforce has a vested interested in the success of Shawston, striving to propel it forward at every opportunity.

80% Employee Owned Businesses employees experience a sense of achievement from their jobs.

Our company ethos stems for the belief that 120 people are far cleverer than eight, nine or ten. With supply chains with manufacturers across the world, we can supply endless products through our 5 nationwide depots. Timed deliveries are hugely important to us and our customers; our vehicle fleet delivers a customer order every 90 seconds.

“Our customers work to tight timescales: an order placed at 16.00 might be needed on site in London by 08.00 the next morning.” Matt Busby, London Commercial Manager.

*Tony Walsh’s Poem “This is the Place” Read in full here

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Our Products

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    Residential Sprinkler Valve Sets

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    Thin Wall 70 Bar Riser Tube

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    Wet Riser

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    Pipe Supports and Bracketry

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    Steel Tube

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    Valves

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    Malleable Iron & Mild Steel Fittings

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    Victaulic Mechanical

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    Victaulic Fire

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    Passive Fire & Acoustic Protection

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    Dry Riser

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    Copper Tube and Fittings

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    Weld Fittings & Flanges

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    Rooftop Supports and Frames

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    Thermal Expansion and Antivibration

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    Consumables

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    Rapidrop Flexible Sprinkler Connections

Our Vision

“To be a great place to work with a passionate and committed team providing unrivalled customer service, delivering a quality product enabling us to be the Market Leader in our industry”

Testimonials

Shawston have been a valuable member of our supply chain on the £35m Leeds Heat Network. They recently supplied materials for the risers and laterals in over 20 blocks of housing located in Leeds. This included their Part 2 tube, fittings, pipe supports and bracketry.

All Part 2 tube was fabricated and cut to lengths in-house at Shawston and we are pleased with the work. We choose our partners based on a range of factors which include price, quality and reliability and we are delighted with the way Shawston have integrated into the project.

Rob Falcon, Project Director, Vital Energi

Company Expansion News

Wet Riser Valves

10.09.2018

Reducing the Pressure to Comply

Ever lost time revisiting projects to solve leaky valve issues? Ever spent more time than necessary eliminating the risk of...

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10.09.2018

Rise Up to the Lighter Alternative!

 Are you looking for a practical, user friendly and lighter solution? Then look no further! Shawston, the UK’s multi depot...

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Shawston

Shawston London

Units G & H, Hillbottom Road, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4HS

  • Tel: 01494 460 910
  • Fax: 01494 522 573

Shawston Birmingham

Bay 1, Block D, The Bescot Estate, Woden Road West, Wednesbury
West Midlands WS10 7SG

  • Tel: 0121 556 3400
  • Fax: 0121  506 4669

Shawston Manchester

Great Norbury Street, Hyde,
Cheshire SK14 1BW

  • Tel: 0161 368 4545
  • Fax: 0161 367 8114

Shawston Glasgow

Block 1 Unit 4, Annick Industrial Estate, 31 Sandilands Street, Shettleston, Glasgow G32 OHT

  • Tel: 0141 778 6975
  • Fax: 0141 778 6264

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