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Expamet Supports Local Hartlepool Charity

Expamet Supports Local Hartlepool Charity

Expamet have recently donated £130 to local charity Alice House Hospice as part of their 130th Anniversary.

To mark the occasion of turning 130, we are hosting a series of monthly Facebook competitions, with the chance of our followers to win £130 worth of prizes.

We launched the competition on Facebook last month, three charities in Hartlepool were chosen at random and a vote as to who should receive the donation was opened to the public.  After receiving over 200 votes in total, Alice House Hospice was announced as the winner of a £130 cash donation.

Based in Hartlepool, Alice House Hospice exists to ensure people affected by a life-limiting illness or the death of a loved one have care, comfort and support they need. As the only adult hospice in the Hartlepool and East Durham areas of the UK, their unique range of services makes a vital difference to the lives of thousands of families each year.

Greg Hildreth, Corporate Events & Social Media at Alice House Hospice is grateful for the donation, he comments:

 “It’s fantastic that Expamet chose to commemorate their anniversary with a charity donation and wonderful that their followers chose Alice House Hospice as the recipient. It was great to meet and show them around the Hospice to show just how valuable this type of support is. As with all donations we receive, this will be used to fund the care we provide to local people and families who are affected by incurable illnesses. On behalf of everyone at Alice House Hospice, I would like to thank Expamet and congratulate them on this milestone, as well as sending our appreciation to all the people who took the time to vote in the poll”

Graeme Miller, Managing Director at Birtley Group comments:

 “We are thrilled to be supporting Alice House Hospice; they are a fantastic charity at the heart of our local community. It was inspiring to hear first-hand where our cash donation will be used in order to help sustain the vital care and work throughout the hospice.”

“130 years is a huge milestone, which could not have been achieved without the continued support and loyalty of our customers. As a way of thanks, we are offering all our customers current and future, the chance to win a £130 prize each month for the rest of the year, including tools, merchant vouchers and Expamet products.”


Part of the Birtley Group

Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the area’s mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development.

In 1889, the British Metal Expansion Company was established in Hartlepool. It had sole European rights for the manufacture of expanded metal mesh, mainly for use as reinforcement and lath in the rapidly expanding sector of concrete construction. The business that grew from these early days later changed its name to Expamet.

Acquired by Birtley Group in 2015, Bowater Doors is a nationally-known name synonymous with top quality and imaginative composite residential door design and manufacture.

The product portfolio offers exclusive ranges for trade installers and a retail range providing doors direct to consumer and social housing organisations.

Birtley Galvanizing boasts one of the most impressive galvanizing plants in Europe. The plant achieves the finest quality hot-dip galvanized zinc protective coatings to BS EN ISO 1461. Using state-of-the-art technology the plant processes steel products using a computer controlled, automated handling system, enabling Birtley Galvanizing to provide full project solutions to many industries.