Budget day March 18th BBC Radio4

On Budget day March 18th BBC Radio4 Today programme broadcasted live from Bion’s works in Reading. Presenter Mishal Husain interviewed M.D Nick Bion about the future of manufacturing in the U.K and the impact investment in education would have in this sector and what he hoped to see in the budget released later that day. […]

Enlightening, Excellent, Fantastic (eef)

National Judging 10th March 2015 This is the third year running I have been privileged to be involved in both the regional and national awards run by EEF. The standard of entries gets better each year and it is truly inspiring to hear what some companies are achieving. Despite the fact that it is hard […]

Entrepreneurial, Energising Fun (aka eef)

11th March 2015, an interesting day at the flagship training centre developed by eef to showcase their Technology and Training Centre based in Birmingham for the National Apprentice Programme. Having visited local colleges and their facilities for engineering the investment that eef have made is clear to see. Their aim is to offer a complete […]

Make it Britain: Manufacturing a renaissance.

Nick Bion and Jim Bass attended the EEF 2015 conference on February 26th. Pictured here with Steph McGovern, broadcaster, previous National Apprentice of the Year winner and compere for the day having attended presentations and panel discussions covering a variety of manufacturing and political strategies to ensure the UK manufacturing sector builds on a positive […]

Student Work Experience

Last week Bion took two students from BCOT for work experience.  Perforating metal and plastic is a highly specialised industry and it would be unlikely for these students to have experienced this type of manufacturing in other companies within our area.  Although other fabricators might have given them experience of punching metal and punch presses, […]

Bion welcome Charlie and Ryan

Bion welcome Charlie and Ryan from Basingstoke College doing work experience for the half term as part of their engineering course This is good experience for them and helps them understand more about the practicalities of manufacturing.  In particular they will learn how the material changes due to the perforating process and the variables in […]

Bion welcome to the team David Olivero

David is doing a Master’s level degree in mechanical engineering degree at Enise in France and using the period from now until July as part of the requirements of his degree course. David will be employed as a Project Engineer looking at some of the many challenges that arise from perforating metal. In order for […]

Bion – looking forward to the Perforating challenges of 2015

After what seems like a very long shut down period for Christmas, employees at Bion re-commenced fresh faced and  up for the challenges of Making it in Britain during 2015 Enquiries are buoyant for the time of year specifically within the bespoke fabricated metal industry where perforated metal for projects is green as well as […]

Hazel Eastlake – New Sales Team Member

Robert Bion & Co Ltd are pleased to welcome Hazel Eastlake to the Sales team.  Hazel has a BH (Hons) in Marketing and has spent the last 18 years as a member of the senior management team with a specialised packaging company.  Having experience of working for a bespoke manufacturer she is finding the cross […]

Work Experience Placement at Bion

Robert Bion & Co recently offered a work experience placement to a Manufacturing Engineering student from BCoT. Here is what Connor has to say about his time working with Bion: “I am currently at BCoT studying a BTEC lvl 3 extended diploma in manufacturing engineering. It is a two year course and I am currently […]