Reading company takes Gold at prestigious regional business awards

R Bion & Co, a Reading-based manufacturer of perforated metal and plastic products, has won regional recognition at this year’s prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. R Bion & Co, which employs 30 staff won the Partnerships Award. This award is given to the company that has made the biggest strides in promoting engineering and manufacturing […]

Bion celebrated the retirement

28 years in the company is an impressive track record and is part of our culture at Bion. The average length of service is 12 years. Of course, we do have a problem recruiting younger people to our team. In recognition of the problems facing our sector in terms of skills gaps, we have for […]

Are you an #EngineerOnAMission?

This year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week shines a light on engineers on a mission to make the world a better place… For more information, click here.

Year of Engineering 2018

2018 will be the Year of Engineering, a year-long government campaign to support the engineering profession in recruiting the next generation of engineers. It seeks to help tackle the engineer shortage, increase parent knowledge and improve diversity within engineering.

Education Business Partnership

Hi Jane This is just a brief letter to say ‘thank you’ for offering or considering offering work experience during this last academic year. Work experience really helps young people to develop those skills necessary for life in general and improves their work readiness for the future. However, we do recognise the time and effort […]

Student of the Year Award

EDT – Highly commended in Student of the Year Award. This award is for the student who has gained the most both personally and professionally from their Year in Industry Placement – Bion are pleased to announce that Dee was awarded Highly Commended for her entry, Her submission spoke about her development from learning how […]

Big Bang Careers Day

Big Bang Careers Day 4th July 2017 Leighton Park School During the year Bion and others have worked in collaboration with Leighton Park School to assist them in achieving their STEM goals. Earlier in the year we took part in a STEM day aimed at Primary schools within the surrounding areas. The event on the […]

Reducing our Carbon Footprint by 30%

During 2016 the Company took a long hard look at how we could make the factory a more comfortable environment during the coming winter months, as well as reduce our heating bill and as a result reduce our footprint. We took over the current premises in 2004 and although we had the heating regularly serviced […]

Big Bang Event Leighton Park School

STEM FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS – BIG BANG EVENT LEIGHTON PARK SCHOOL 7/3/2017 Thanks to the ambitions of Karen Gracie Langrick and her team at Leighton Park, an event was hosted today that saw 11 primary schools within the Reading area take part in a Big Bang. Each school came with up to 16 children and […]

Supporting STEM

During the summer of 2016 we had been approached by a student at Reading School with a view to doing some work experience to get a feel for engineering.  He wanted to get an understanding of engineering from a hands on point of view, before making a decision as to whether or not he should […]