Elland Steel are
experts in structural steel
built on 50 years
of experience.

Our industry recognised expertise, approach and accredited capabilities, make us one of the UK’s leading structural steel companies.

We are one of the few companies that are Execution Class 4 accredited that allows us to deliver some of the most technically demanding projects…meaning we know our stuff! 

We operate nationally across the UK and Channel Islands delivering structural steel projects across numerous sectors that include Commercial, Education, Retail, Energy, Health, Residential, Industry & Infrastructure, Stadia & Leisure and Defence.

Meet the Team


Elland Steel operates from multiple locations in the United Kingdom, with our main office situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire. We also have additional satellite offices in Billingham, Bournemouth and Central London.

Our History

Keith Denham founded Elland Steel Fabrications in a 50m² rented workshop in Elland, West Yorkshire.


Elland Steel Fabrications was incorporated and they moved to a 650 m² workshop where the company starts to undertake sub-contract work for larger steelwork contractors.


Elland Steel Fabrications Ltd changes its name to Elland Steel Structures Ltd and buys its current 9,500 m² site in Halifax.


We worked with Gregory Property Group to deliver Belgrave Court to be the home of HMRC tax office.

The company supplements its drawing office with the 3D detailing system STRUCAD and begins to employ its own in-house designers.


Worked alongside Clugston Construction and Morrison’s to deliver a store refurb and extension in Hunslet.

We open new satellite offices in Billingham to increase our technical capacity.2002

We supplied and installed steelwork for a new aircraft hangar at Exeter Airport that included roof trusses weighing 44 tonnes each.

We are awarded our first £2,000,000 project work.

We provided 1,500 tonnes of structural steelwork as well as metal decking and pre-cast units for two projects on behalf of Newcastle University.

We commence our first work overseas in St Helier, Jersey.


We deliver 420 tonnes of steelwork across the channel to St Helier for a four-storied building with rotunda atrium, on behalf of Dandara.

£3.1million investment in production facilities including new drilling and cutting machines, new warehouse space and treatment facility.

We were awarded our first major framework supplying for 5 new PFI Schools in Leeds comprising of 5,250 tonnes of steelwork and 40,000 m² of metal decking.
We were successfully upgraded to CE mark for Execution Class level 4.2013

We were chosen to work on an innovative new hospital championing sustainability and aesthetics. We provided the steelwork and glulam for this project.

We are awarded our first £5,000,000+ project, working on The Embankment, Manchester.


Built within the confines of the old Exchange Station in Manchester, this project consists of a 3 storey car park with a 10 storey grade A office block above.

Our turnover exceeds £20,000,000.


We were chosen to be part of the MOD’s Primary Build Capacity in Barrow-in-furness, supplying 885+ tonnes of fatigue sensitive steelwork.

Received special commendation at the Structural Steel Design Awards for work on the Central Square Project in Leeds.


We were awarded this development in central Leeds, where we supplied 2,000 tonnes of steelwork.

Managing Director Mark Denham awarded as Elected Fellow of Institute of Structural Engineers and Member of Welding Institute.


We worked on the retail and leisure outlets in ‘The Springs’ Thorpe Park supplying 1,900 tonnes of steelwork.

Mark Denham elected as President of British Constructional Steelwork Association.


We were chosen to deliver multiple projects on the KVF-35 framework at RAF Lakenheath.

Mark Denham


Mob: 07919 167112

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

British Aerospace (BAe), Wescol Structures Ltd

Customers I have worked with

BAM Construction, Skanska, Mace Group, Morgan Sindall, CWC Group, GMI Construction, Lendlease, Eric Wright Group, Marshall CDP, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke, RG Group


Mark is the second generation of Denham’s to lead Elland Steel and is one of the leading authorities in structural steelwork engineering.  He offers a creative and pioneering approach that is unrivalled in the industry and is constantly hungry to further his already profound understanding of the industry.

He is the current President of the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), Member of the ‘Fatigue Group’, Chair of the ‘NSSS’ Member of ‘BIM Group’ and Previous chair of the ‘Process and Technical’ Committee. He is also a Director for ‘Steel Construction Certification Scheme’ as well as a Director in ‘Steel for Life’.

Prior to his involvement in the family business he earned his spurs as a Research Aerodynamicist at BAE Systems and as a Design Estimator at Wescol Structures.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced leader and strategic analyst having led a Medium-Sized Business to grow consistently throughout his tenure.
  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
  • Competency in Welding practices, he is a qualified International Welding Engineer.
  • Member of The Welding Institute.
  • Member of The British Computational Society.

Paul Kitching

Managing Director

Mob: 07717 538848

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Hares of Snape Ltd, Waddington Buildings Ltd

Customers I have worked with

BAM, Lendlease, Wilmott Dixon, Kier, Dandara, GMI, Morgan Sindall, Interserve, MACE, Wates, Canary Wharf Contractors


Paul commenced his career as an apprentice fabricator and welder, he progressed through the fabrication team to earn a supervisory role. Equipped with the hands-on skills of the industry, he decided to extend his knowledge by heading off to study full-time at University in Leeds.

He joined the Elland Steel team as a structural draughtsman, growing his focused expertise of the structural steel industry. He progressed his way through the technical division taking on more responsibility and furthering his skillset. Finally becoming our technical director in 2008.

Throughout his career Paul has been involved in many of our projects both detailing and overseeing their construction. He has experience working in all of our sectors and the expertise to manage even the most specialised of projects. Paul is an expert communicator and devotes his skills to handling exactly what matters most to our clients.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Higher 2nd Class Honours Degree qualified.
  • Highly experienced coordinator of multiple trades.
  • BIM Lead.
  • BCSA Responsible Welding Coordinator qualifications.
  • Strives to improve quality through the company’s systems.
  • Offsite strategic planning of resource and programmes.
  • Focus on compliance and specification.
  • Offering unrivalled service and communication to all our clients.
  • A passion to develop 25 technical staff in the company’s beliefs.

Jeremy Shorrocks

Commercial Director

Mob: 01422 380262

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Wescol Structures Ltd, Elland Steel

Customers I have worked with

BAM, Morgan Sindall, CWC Group, Laing O’Rourke, GMI, Lendlease, Willmott Dixon, Kier, Vinci, Mace, Vermont, Interserve, Wates, ISG, KVF-35, Balfour Beatty


Jeremy is an industry expert having dedicated 30 + years working with structural steelwork in all facets of the business. He has a deeply engrained knowledge of project management both from a commercial and hands-on approach.

His success is down to his ability to adapt and cater to the needs of his clients, helping shape the business to be much more than just steelwork. Jeremy ensures we can deliver a multitude of services that span further than just the structural framework.

As previously working as a senior project manager he understands the work involved in organising and delivering on large scale projects in a variety of sectors and environments.

Jeremy has worked for an abundance of clients in his career but most recently working for ABB, BAM Construction, Vermont and Lendlease.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Securing large scale construction projects with a diverse range of specifications.
  • His flexibility and co-operation with clients.
  • Keen eye for detail and analysis of project requirements.
  • Qualified in Structural Engineering.
  • Proactive and practical Director who delivers under pressure.

Kelly Denham

Company Secretary

Tel: 01422 380262

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Hewitt & Co Solicitors, Cap Gemini UK, Sister Ladieswear

Customers I have worked with

All suppliers


Kelly is an expert people person, handling both the HR role as well as company secretary. Her background is in Business and IT with a degree from Sheffield Hallam University. She has held a variety of roles which has made her a great all-rounder when it comes to the office environment. Whether it be in accounting and finance, IT proficiency or legal expertise.

She joined Elland Steel in 2008 as senior finance officer and office manager, she has progressed to become our Company Secretary. Responsible for staff and company financing adopting a hands-on approach to every responsibility. She has also taken on the responsibility of spearheading our HR department.

Kelly is a highly proficient communicator whether it be internally or externally, she never shies away from getting her hands mucky no matter what the job and we feel she typifies what is so important in this company.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • Currently studying for AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Andrew Sutcliffe

Contracts Director

Mob: 07795 200382

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Elland Steel

Customers I have worked with

BAM, Lendlease, Wilmott Dixon, Kier, Dandara, GMI, Morgan Sindall, Interserve, MACE, Wates, Canary Wharf Contractors


Andrew is truly one of our Construction industry specialists having worked at the business for over 20 years. Throughout his tenure he has been involved in nearly every contract that has we have been involved in.

His straight-talking, can-do attitude has enabled him to develop his skills and role within the business that now sees him overseeing our project management function. His success is due to his hands-on collaborative approach, which enables him to translate his expertise onto every project he handles.

He is dedicated to delivering a safety first and compliant approach to every project, irrelevant of the situation or environment. With a degree in Quantity Surveying and with decades of structural steel experience behind him there isn’t anything he hasn’t seen or problems he hasn’t solved in the industry.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Client focused on detailed pre-construction to identify delivery risks and the safe completion of projects.
  • Developed a strong and robust relationships with supply chain to facilitate achieving a quality product first time.
  • Offers a hands-on director led approach to project management.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of leading and managing project delivery teams.
  • BSC Hons Quantity Surveying
  • IOSH Safety for Directors and Executives
  • CSCS Contracts Manager

Tony Power

HSQE Manager

Mob: 07802 616975

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Farmers, Barrett Steel, Billington Structures Ltd

Customers I have worked with

CWC, BAM Construction, Skanska, Mace Group, Morgan Sindall, GMI Construction, Lendlease, Eric Wright Group, Wilmott Dixon, SRM, Laing O’Rourke, Wates


Tony has worked in the industry for 40+ years, he is an expert when it comes to HSQE in the construction industry, both in a factory and site environment having held various roles incorporating the two.

He chairs the Health and Safety Committee at ‘The British Construction Steelwork Association’ meaning he is at the forefront of innovative thinking in the industry.

Tony’s success is borne from his conscientious character, as well as his vast knowledge of the steelwork industries operational side.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Spearheading H&S on construction sites nationwide.
  • Ensuring high standards of HSQE are upheld on a business level on our factory floor.
  • Held various roles in the industry.
  • Practical, reliable and cooperative when delivering strategies.
  • CMIOSH accredited.

Howard Smith

Head of Design

Mob: 07525 124288

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

PAW Structures Ltd, Wescol Glosford PLC / Wescol Structures Ltd, Caunton Engineering Ltd, George Depledge & Co Ltd

Customers I have worked with

BAM, Bovis, Skanska, Fitzpatrick, Lend Lease, Mace, Morgan, Sindall, Canary Wharf Contractors, Kier, Dandara, ISG, Interserve, Carillion, Galliford Try, GMI, Wates, Willmott, Dixon, Henry Boot, Sir Robert McAlpine


Howard has been involved in the structural steel industry for over 35 years, working entirely with structural steel fabricators. He started his career as a drawing office apprentice and through dedication and hard-work built himself up to be our Chief Designer.

Having been immersed in structural steel most of his career, he typifies our expertise in the industry. Bringing with him not just experience in the industry but skills from various roles, giving him a truly rounded understanding. During his career, he has worked on all-manner of projects both big and small, each with their unique specifications and requirements, so there isn’t a problem he can’t solve.

Now an Incorporated Engineer & Associate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, he brings to the team his industry know-how and vast experience, meaning you can trust him to handle your project, whatever the scope.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Design work across all types of steel structures.
  • Experience includes working on all steelwork codes of practice from BS449, BS5950 & EXC3.
  • Tender and project design work for main frame & secondary steelwork designs and connection designs for consultant designed projects.
  • Estimating
  • Project Management

Chris Heptonstall

Technical Manager

Mob: 07860 272936

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Barrett Steel Buildings, Ultrastore, Balfour Beatty, Mowlem, Kilroe

Customers I have worked with

Lendlease, GMI, Morgan Sindal, BAM, Mace, CWC, Buckingham Group, Sandwell, Kier, Volker Fitzpatrck, Murphy, Costain
Miller, Balfour Beatty and many more.


Chris has over 20 years working in the Steel Industry. He has held various roles during this time which has given him an extensive understanding of the industry. Chris heads our Design and Build, from commercial conception through to completing the design of the main frame, secondary steelwork, connections and temporary design.

He understands the importance of each stage of this process, having worked in both commercial and design teams during his career. Chris relishes the opportunity to run Design and Build projects through various stages as it enables him to use his wide range of skills.

Chris epitomises our flexibility and adaptability. He has expert understanding of the whole construction process, allowing for and managing many complementary sub-trades including- metal decking and concrete floor, precast floors and stairs, edge protection, intumescent paint and cladding.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Delivering large construction projects on time and within budget
  • Steel Design – Estimates, Design and Build Contracts or Connection Only
  • Temporary Design during the construction process
  • Resource Planning
  • Strong commercial awareness.

Simon Jones

Business Development Manager

Mob: 07395 253598

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Bourne Special Projects, SCA Group, Dixon Group

Customers I have worked with

Skanska, ISG, Volker Fitzpatrick, Laing O’Rourke, Murphys, Network Rail, Amey


Simon has been heavily involved in the construction industry for over 30 years holding roles from project management through to sales and business development. Throughout his career he has been championing collaboration in all projects he is involved in, this has made him an expert communicator.

He has expert knowledge and understanding of the specialised construction projects whether it be defence, infrastructure or energy. He has worked alongside countless top 20 main contractors nationwide, which has broadened his skillset to suit any sector.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Working in partnership with main contractors.
  • Communicating the needs of and wants of clients.
  • Identifying business opportunities.
  • Delivering high-specialised construction packages.
  • Client-focused and enthusiastic communicator.

Emma Bowers

Senior Estimator

Tel: 01422 830262

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Elland Steel, Billington Structures

Customers I have worked with

BAM, Lendlease, Wilmott Dixon, Kier, Dandara, GMI, Morgan Sindall, Interserve,  Wates, Canary Wharf Contractors


Emma has been involved in the structural steel industry her whole career. With twenty years’ experience in the commercial branch of construction there aren’t many types of projects she hasn’t been involved in! She truly has budgeted, estimated or consulted on most types of projects in the industry.

Emma predominantly works on engineer-designed schemes but can advise on design and builds. There isn’t many sub-trades she hasn’t worked with during her extensive career, whether it be glulam, pre-cast units, metal decking, hand railing and flooring. Emma can offer you sound advice or budgeting on most types of projects as chances are, she’s handled it previously. 

She is one of our structural steel experts, through her in-depth knowledge of the industry and contracting she can be trusted to handle what matters most to you even when information is limited and time is of the essence.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Working on medium and large sized construction projects in a variety of sectors.
  • Widespread understanding of the structural steel industry
  • Client-focused approach to project management.
  • Highly competent in handling sub-trades.

Gary Roe

Production Manager

Mob: 07802 616976

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Farmer Engineering (Leeds) Ltd, Barrett Steel Buildings Ltd, George Depledge and Co Ltd, Bourne Steel Ltd, William Hare Ltd

Customers I have worked with

British Rail, Foster Wheeler, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, Laing O’Rourke, Carillion, British Gas, National Coal Board


Gary has been involved in the structural steel for over 30 years. Since starting as an apprentice to being Production Manager, he has held various operational roles which has built his expertise.

Through his development in the industry and time as supervisor and inspector, Gary understands the importance of quality control and management. These underpin his operational ethos and ensure that high standards are upheld in our production facility.

Gary champions our safety, continuous improvement and quality initiatives. His profound knowledge and experience of structural steelwork means he has delivered a wide range of fabrication packages across every sector in the industry ….meaning he’s seen it all.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Highly experienced in managing people and processes in the structural steelwork sector
  • Focus on manufacturing to demanding client expectations and specifications
  • Successful in meeting tight lead times and fast paced programmes
  • Focus on Continuous Improvement and team building
  • Ability to adapt and react to changing demands
  • Employee motivation and engagement
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