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Hooton Engineering awarded
ISO 1090 for structural steel

Hooton Engineering were delighted to be the first Company ever given the award with zero recomendations for improvement by ISOQAR. That’s what our customers have driven us to achieve.

When we started the journey towards this accreditation back in July 2014 we were told to expect that there would be changes needed to reach the levels required, as that was normal for all applicants. We were very pleased to hear that we had been awarded this standard, and that we were already working to the required levels.  It proves that our staff training is paying off as standards are very high, and that's what our customers have come to expect.

Hooton Engineering is a privately owned UK & international engineering company, offering bespoke engineering solutions. The company has vast experience of installation in plant not only our own, but as mainline installation engineers for several overseas manufacturers, as well as carrying out factory maintenance for a number of blue chip companies.

Our Capabilities

  • 12,000 Sq Ft of Machine & Fabrication Shops
  • ISO 1090 for CE marked structural steel
  • ISO 9001 for Quality Control
  • Precision Waterjet Cutting
  • Mirror polishing of Stainless Steel
  • 170 Tonne Guillotine
  • 200 Tonne Brake Press
  • Bead Blasting Facilities
  • Large Stock Holding
  • Prototyping Service
  • Design Service
  • Installation Services
  • Maintenance Services

Where we Work

  • Recycling Industry
  • Food Processing
  • Materials Handling
  • Agricultural
  • Water Treatment Industry
  • Schools & Colleges
  • Universities
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Architectural Work
  • Retail Displays

How we work

We have access to a comprehensive range of quality equipment from both the USA and Europe. The company has in-house production facilities for fabrication, sheet metal work, its own 12,000 sq ft  machine / fabrication shop and bead blasting facility.
Hooton Engineering Ltd can assist you in the design of equipment or the layout of processing lines within factories and warehouses, with a combined experience of over 100 years in the field, having acted as consultants for many major international blue-chip companies. Whether you are looking for a complete factory move or the manufacture of a single component part we can offer the solution.

Precision Waterjet Cutting

We are also Lincolnshire’s Premier Waterjet Cutting and Profiling specialists.  Employing the best systems available from Flow, we are able to offer our clients highly detailed and accurately machined components cut from virtually any material with precision held to extremely high tolerances.
As well as the Waterjet Cutter the workshop has a 170T Guillotine, 200T brake press, bead blasting facilities and over £100,000 of stock on site to enable the company to respond quickly to urgent maintenance requests. 

Full Service Provision

Whatever your needs, from a one-off prototype to full production runs, Hooton Engineering has the in-house skills to deliver on time and on budget. We support our clients with the knowledge, experience, fair pricing and quality workmanship that our clients have come to expect from us and for which we are distinguished.
All our engineers and tradesman are CSCS card holders and work closely with many of Lincolnshire’s main contractors. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that someone else’s problem is our “Bread and Butter”.
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Certificate Number 0513
BS EN 1090, ISO 9001

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Latest News

Following a very Successful first quarter working in Dundee,  Hooton Engineering have now started a further major project in Eyemouth. Hooton Engineering have been key to the re-design of  materials flow re-work of a major food processor. Hooton have been contracted to supply new Conveyors as well as gantries and access platforms following their successful renewal of the BS EN 1090 Structural Steel Certification.

Simon Barrett the Engineered Solutions Director said “This work will enable Hooton Engineering to build on the excellent start to the year. Turnover is up 10% this year to date and orders for the next few months are greater than we have seen for 10 years”

Richard Marshall MD added – “The increased orders have created an opportunity of recruiting again and it is good to see that there remains a quality workforce in and around Gainsborough who are  motivated and hardworking. We must continue to invest in the youngsters leaving school now who will be our apprentices of the future, and the next generation of Hooton’s progress to provide ‘Excellence in Engineering’ for years to come".

Hooton Engineering are continuing to recruit good Welder Fabricators and welcome the cv’s of anyone interested in working with a growth company with an excellent reputation. Please send cv’s to

Aluminium floor edging at the Gadet Show Live UK

Following completion of the successful contract for the 'Gadget Show Live' Hooton have been awarded their largest contract for flooring edging.

The new contract is for the Drupa Dusseldorf Fuji International Show

Expo Flooring the main flooring contractor for the show confirm they have chosen Hooton to supply the flooring edging for this show due to their excellent Quality, Service and attention to detail.

Hooton Engineering hosted a visit on from local MP Sir Edward Leigh

Hooton Engineering hosted a visit on 29th January 2016 from local MP Sir Edward Leigh, former Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, who visited to discuss the future development of Engineering in Gainsborough specifically regarding training and apprenticeships.

Pictured with Sir Edward is Richard Marshall, Managing Director of Hooton Engineering and Mark Care, Director of Employer provision at Lincoln College. WLDC were also represented by Councillor Jessie Milne,  Marina Di Salvatore, Joanna Walker and Amanda Boutell. All agreed they were committed to the development of Gainsborough youth into Engineering.

Richard said, “Gainsborough has had a great reputation for Engineering over the years and we need to continue that through the next generations of keen, bright students that both of our local schools are producing.”

The group intends to meet again to discuss the exciting prospect of Engineering Apprentices being once again based at Gainsborough College from September 2016

Following another excellent trading year for Lindsey Engineering (Hooton) Ltd it has been decided for all the shareholding to be bought and absorbed into the Hooton Engineering Group.

With effect from 1st January 2016 the precision arm of Hooton  will trade as Hooton Engineering Ltd trading as Lindsey Engineering -  Peter Chapman will continue to undertake the role of Customer Service Manager to continue to give the same levels of Excellent Service to both Hooton and Lindsey customers.

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Gainsborough Careers Fair Challenge Winners Jan 2016

Hooton Engineering were involved in the Careers Fair at The Gainsborough Academy during the morning on 20th January 2016

Hooton Apprentice Craig Thompson and Purchasing Manager Kerry Piper went along to set an "Engineering Challenge" with students from age 12 to 15 who were looking to see if they would be interested in a career in engineering.

Craig and Kerry set the students the challenge of 'How high can you build a Spaghetti & Pasta tower' to hold an "egg"  The winner achieved 363mm - quite a success.

Gainsborough engineering company and member of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Hooton Engineering Ltd hosted an open day on Tuesday 8th December, welcoming visitors from across the area to view their premises and operations.

The company offers bespoke engineering solutions, working predominantly with steel and since early 2015, have been certified to undertake Structural Steel projects in both Mild and Stainless steel.

Managing Director, Richard Marshall said " We wanted to open up for the day to give visitors an insight into what we do here at Hooton. We've recently grown the business by investing in new machinery and expanding our offices and workshops and therefore it was a great opportunity to showcase the business. The business has been running for 55 years but on the day, many still remarked 'I didn't know you did that.' so we were delighted that so many people came to visit us and went away with more knowledge about what we can do. "

Kerry Piper, Purchasing Manager, said "For the business to be able to show guests around the working workshop takes away the mysteries. Many customers and suppliers looked around and had good fun seeing the variety of work we are capable of and this is of course a huge benefit to Hooton."

Hooton Engineering were the first recipients of the Greater Lincolnshire Business Capital Growth Fund which enabled them to purchase new property and machinery whilst creating five new jobs. The Greater Lincolnshire Business Capital Growth Fund was launched in October 2014 with £2million allocated by the Regional Growth Fund. Hooton Engineering applied to the scheme and were successful in receiving a grant of £20,671  - 19.68% of the total expected cost of the project.

"The investment has allowed us to grow our business and position ourselves in a place for further expansions. Our market share is increasing and we can now also look to develop into new markets, whilst serving our customers better, which in turn benefits their businesses." said Richard.

Mel Wain,  Engineering Manager at EcoPlastics Recycling, one of Europe's largest and most sophisticated recycling plants, said "it is comfort to know that a great local business like Hooton Engineering  is available for the times when we need emergency support to get the plant running. They are also able to support us with larger projects and work well within our scheduled shutdown periods"

Gainsborough Town Manager, Samantha Mellows said "It is brilliant to see such a great engineering company doing so well in Gainsborough. Richard is a real champion for manufacturing within the town and his enthusiasm for the company and Gainsborough as a whole is clear to see. Hooton Engineering is an asset to the town and I look forward to seeing its continual growth." 

For more information about Hooton Engineering or to arrange a tour, please contact Richard Marshall MD on 01427 617889.

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