Power Station Contract Shows Responsive Engineering is Fit for Nuclear

October 15, 2017

Responsive Engineering has been awarded Fit For Nuclear (F4N) status, enhancing its credibility as a supplier to the nuclear sector. The recognition follows the firm’s appointment by a leading UK construction and civil engineering company to support the building of the steelwork for a temporary jetty in the Bristol Channel as part of EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station development. The temporary jetty will enable 80 per cent of the aggregates needed to build the power station to …

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Oktoberfest 2017

September 28, 2017

We are attending Oktoberfest 2017 in Durham, on the 19th October 2017. Our team will be on stand H17, where attendees can learn more about our capabilities and our wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.

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Fast Track to the Future

August 21, 2017

Responsive Engineering is celebrating a successful entry into the booming rail industry with a contract to manufacture ground-breaking products for the London Crossrail development. By combining the skills of teams across the business, the firm was awarded a £2m contract with a key supplier to the £14.8bn project, which aims to transform travel for passengers in the city. The expertise of the workforce played a crucial role in delivering the products due to their complex technical requirements. The customer was …

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Robot Wars Star Teams-Up With Responsive Engineering to Bolster Black and White Fighting Machine

April 21, 2017

A fearsome fighting robot created by a Tyneside teen became the star of the show when it appeared on TV’s Robot Wars. Alex Brown was amongst the elite competitors selected to take part in the relaunch of the cult TV programme with his fighting robot TR2, strong enough to flip a one-tonne car. He also appeared in the Christmas special “Battle of the Stars” when presenter Dara O’Briain took TR2 – (short for Toon Raider 2 and wearing the number …

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Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2017

March 16, 2017

We are attending the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics exhibition 2017, at FIVE, Farnborough, on the 21st – 23rd March 2017. Our team will be on stand R61, where attendees can learn more about our capabilities and our wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.  

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Responsive Engineering Teams Up with Newcastle College to Create Unique Degree

March 14, 2017

Responsive Engineering has teamed up with Newcastle College to help employees gain a head start in their careers. The Foundation Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (FdEng), specially tailored for Responsive, will equip participants with a wide-range of industry skills. The two-year course has been designed to meet the needs of modern industry and training and will take place both in Newcastle College’s multi-million-pound engineering facilities and at the firm’s base in the Armstrong Works on Scotswood Road. As part of …

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Energy, A Balanced Future event

January 23, 2017

We are attending the NOF – Energy, A Balanced Future event, on the 7th and 8th March at The Sage, Gateshead. Our team will be on stand 20, where attendees can find out more about our capabilities and our wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.  

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Subsea Expo 2017

January 23, 2017

We are attending Subsea Expo 2017, the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference, on the 1st-3rd February at Aberdeen AECC. Our team will be on stand 26, where attendees can find out details on our capabilities and wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.

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Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers

December 20, 2016

Engineering was brought to life for students when they spent the day inside the Armstrong Works. Organised by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), the three-day Routes into STEM programme aims to shine a light on to the wide range of rewarding careers that studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can lead to. Following sessions on apprenticeships at TyneMet College and graduate courses at Northumbria University, the Y10 pupils spent their final day seeing engineering in action at Reece Group. …

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The Chairman’s Innovation Challenge

November 7, 2016

Young minds from across the Armstrong Works will be working together as they tackle the Chairman’s Innovation Challenge. September saw the launch of the group’s first Early Careers Programme as part of its investment in the long-term future of the business. Six new recruits join five existing employees from across the group’s companies, who are still in the early stages of their careers. During the two-year programme, they will gain a wide range of experience and take part in a …

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Partnership with Engineers Helps Grassroots Club Score with World’s Biggest Football Club

October 18, 2016

Real Madrid swapped the Bernabéu for Benwell when their coaches put young talent through their paces. Top coaching staff from the Spanish giants arrived on Monday for a week of masterclasses at Newcastle City Juniors. The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic gives boys and girls, aged from seven to 14, the chance to train like some of the greatest players in the world, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale. Newcastle City Juniors, which includes Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong amongst …

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Attending ADS Defence & Aerospace Technology Roadshow

September 7, 2016

Responsive Engineering will be exhibiting at the 2016 ADS Defence & Aerospace Technology Roadshow from 12th – 30th September. Following on from successfully achieving AS 9100 accreditation, Responsive Engineering are excited to be entering the aerospace sector that will complement our current manufacturing capabilities. Our team would like to welcome current and new customers to our stand and if you would like to meet up during the course of the event get in touch.  

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Responsive Engineering Makes Airshow Debut

July 13, 2016

Responsive Engineering will showcase its expertise and world-class facilities at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) after being awarded the AS 9100 aerospace accreditation. The internationally recognised quality management standard is the firm’s ticket to enter the global aerospace market, which anticipates over 38,000 aircraft, valued at more than $5.6 trillion, to be needed over the next 20 years. The previous FIA generated a record of more than £140 billion in sales, with more than 1,500 exhibitors from 39 countries attending, …

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First Time At Farnborough Airshow 2016

July 5, 2016

Responsive Engineering will be exhibiting at the Farnborough Airshow from 11th – 17th July. Following on from successfully achieving AS 9100 accreditation, Responsive Engineering are excited to be entering the aerospace sector that will complement our current manufacturing capabilities. Find our team in Hall 1 Stand A86A part of the ADS pavillion where we would welcome current and new customers. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event get in touch.

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Defence Minister Praises World-Class Armstrong Works

June 24, 2016

Defence Minister, Philip Dunne MP, praised the unique manufacturing facilities at the Armstrong Works during his visit to the North East. The Minister, accompanied by Hexham MP, Guy Opperman, also highlighted the vital role of innovative SMEs in the MoD supply chain. Responsive Engineering retains the UK’s only remaining full capability to manufacture both steel and aluminium armoured structures. The Armstrong Works’ facilities, which include 50-tonne crane capacity, make the firm uniquely positioned to support Armed Forces suppliers worldwide. Pearson …

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Subcon 2016

May 27, 2016

We’re attending Subcon, the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show, on the 7th – 9th June at the Birmingham NEC. Our team will be on stand D45, where you can find out more details on our capabilities and wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you’d like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.

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Students’ Signs Take Pride of Place in Villages

May 17, 2016

Visitors to two Gateshead villages will receive a special welcome thanks to new road signs designed by local students. Young engineers from Thorp Academy in Ryton teamed up with Tyneside firm Responsive Engineering to develop their own unique creations that prove their pride in where they live. After designing the signs in school, the students went along to the Armstrong Works, Newcastle, where they saw their plans take shape on the water cutting machines. The signs have been made out …

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Geordie Symphony School Injects Some STEAM into STEM

April 24, 2016

Talented young musicians visited the Armstrong Works to highlight the vital role of creativity in science. Children from the famous BBC programme ‘The Geordie Symphony School’ joined staff for a rare chance to see one of the world’s oldest working traction engines in action. Mary Margaret, built in 1889, is on loan to the factory from Michael Davison, a keen enthusiast introduced by Beamish museum. During their visit the youngsters performed their latest composition, ‘Tuba Train.’ They then found out …

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Northern Powerhouse Minister Visits Responsive Engineering

March 18, 2016

Northern Powerhouse Minister, James Wharton MP, visited Responsive Engineering to find out more about the business and its world-class manufacturing facilities. The MP for Stockton enjoyed a tour of the 33,300m2 workspace, gaining an insight into the diverse range of products manufactured for the oil & gas, defence, energy, subsea, medical and aerospace sectors. The Minister also met with employees and a number of the firm’s apprentices, who make up 15% of the workforce. Northern Powerhouse Minister, James Wharton, said: …

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ENERGY – A BALANCED FUTURE 2016

February 26, 2016

We are attending the NOF Energy National Conference & Exhibition, on the 9th of March at The Sage, Gateshead. Our team will be on stand 37, where attendees can find out details on our capabilities and wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.

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Subsea Expo 2016

January 15, 2016

We are attending Subsea Expo 2016, Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, on the 3rd- 5th February at Aberdeen AECC. Our team will be on stand 28, where attendees can find out details on our capabilities and wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you would like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.

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Talent in the Pipeline: Workshop of the World Inspires the Next Generation of North East Engineers

November 18, 2015

STUDENTS were shown a window on the world of innovative engineering when they spent the day inside an iconic Tyneside factory. North East family firm Reece Group teamed up with UK charity the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) to give 30 engineers of the future the chance to see for themselves the wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) careers available. The EDT brings educators and industries together to give young people inspiring hands on experience of engineering and build …

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Move to Iconic £20m Facility Creates One-Stop-Shop Service for Leading Engineering Firm

September 29, 2015

Globally renowned firm Responsive Engineering can now offer a high quality one-stop-shop service for clients thanks to a move to its new home  – the iconic Armstrong Works in Newcastle. Once dubbed the Workshop of the World, the vast 33,300m2 facility on the banks of the Tyne founded by the great industrialist Lord Armstrong, was officially opened earlier this month by Newcastle and England fooballer Alan Shearer OBE following £20m investment by holding company Reece Group. Responsive Engineering has over …

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Offshore Europe 2015

August 24, 2015

Come and visit us at our stand 3E120 at SPE Offshore Europe. If you would like to schedule an appointment please click here.    

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Minister of State for Skills visits Armstrong Works

April 9, 2015

Reece Group was delighted to receive a visit from Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities accompanied by Guy Opperman MP for Hexham. The Minister was interested in how the business was addressing its requirement for skilled employees. During the tour of Responsive Engineering the Minister met a number of the 50 apprentices employed within the business, located at Armstrong Works, Newcastle upon Tyne. John Reece, Chairman of Reece Group outlined the group’s approach to developing skills …

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website

February 10, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website, which has a fresh new design including photography following our relocation to the Armstrong Works. The website features dedicated sections on our entire service offering, and the sectors that we work in, plus our latest News and Careers opportunities. It is also designed to deliver the very best user experience, whether you view on a desktop, tablet or mobile. We’re planning further updates to the website as part of …

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Subsea Expo 2015

February 10, 2015

We’re attending Subsea Expo 2015, Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, on the 11th-13th February at Aberdeen AECC. Our team will be on stand 20, near the East Entrance and main registration point, with more details on our capabilities and wide range of expertise and experience in this sector. If you’d like to meet up during the course of the event, then please get in touch.

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Responsive Engineering welcomes Royal visitor at Armstrong Works

October 24, 2014

Armstrong Works, Newcastle’s iconic engineering site and home to Reece Group’s portfolio of innovative engineering companies including Responsive Engineering was given royal approval yesterday (23rd October) by the HRH The Duke of Kent. His Royal Highness was welcomed by John Reece, chairman of the Reece Group who updated The Duke on the recent history of Armstrong Works, purchased by the Reece Group in 2012. The property is now undergoing a £10m redevelopment program which over the next two years will …

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Responsive Engineering starts its move into Armstrong Works

August 28, 2014

Following the Reece Group’s acquisition of Armstrong Works in 2012, the first of its pioneering engineering companies has started its move into the iconic Scotswood Road site, marking a new era for engineering on the banks of the River Tyne. Responsive Engineering – formed by a merger of two Reece Group companies, Pearson Engineering Services and Responsive Engineering Group – has now relocated its machining operations at Team Valley along with its 80 strong workforce into the newly refurbished premises. …

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Upcoming Events

February 4, 2014

We’re attending a number of events over the coming weeks,  be sure to come and say hello if you’re attending! Subsea Expo Stand 21, Aberdeen AEC 5th – 7th February 2014 Southern Manufacturing Stand R49, Five, Farnborough 12th-13th February, 2014 Oceanology International London Excel 11th-13th March 2014

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