Memories needed to help Chatteris firm celebrate anniversary

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A Chatteris manufacturer is calling for people to share their memories of the firm, as it prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its apprenticeship scheme.

Stainless Metalcraft, based at Chatteris Industrial Estate, was founded in the early 1890s as Chatteris Engineering Works, with its first intake of apprentices joining the business in 1916.

Today, the company employs 143 people, including 16 apprentices, and manufactures equipment for some of the world’s most hazardous environments including power generation, medical, big science, nuclear energy, oil and gas and petrochemical industries.

Austen Adams, managing director of Stainless Metalcraft, said: “We’re excited to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of our apprenticeship scheme this summer and will be joining the festivities at Chatteris’ Midsummer Festival and holding a special open evening on June 29 to mark this achievement.

“As part of the celebrations, we are working with Chatteris Museum to prepare a history of the company and we’d love to hear from anyone who worked at, or knew people who worked at, the site so we can make sure we include their memories and stories and invite former employees to join the celebrations.”

The open evening will be held at Stainless Metalcraft’s offices at 7pm on June 29. All members of the community are invited to join the celebrations and find out more about the company’s history and current apprenticeship and training opportunities.

For more information or to share your memories of the company, contact 01354 692391 or email j.buttriss@metalcraft.co.uk