We are very pleased to welcome Jenks and Cattell Engineering into membership of the Aluminium Federation


Jenks and Cattell Engineering was formed in 1886 and is one of the longest established metal stamping, laser fabrication and welding companies in the UK, with a skilled workforce of over 100 people.

They have a wealth of manufacturing expertise, with a reputation for consistently producing high quality general and technical metal pressing, welded assembly and laser cut metal parts and fabrications from our 10,000 sqm large UK manufacturing base in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

A complete sheet metal manufacturing service is provided, from laser cutting prototypes for development, right through to production of a complete fabrication or metal assembly, including any surface finishing requirements.

To reduce their customers manufacturing miles, they offer all services required for a sheet metal manufacturing from just one site, including extra accessories including mechanical functions, pipe clips, springs, plastic components, barcodes, laser etching and surface finishing.


The Aluminium Federation joins The Manufacturing Trade Remedies Alliance

The Aluminium Federation has joined The Manufacturing Trade Remedies Alliance (MTRA), which is a coalition of several trade associations and trade unions with an interest in UK manufacturing. The MTRA members believe that making things in the UK is good for our economy and society. On a level playing field our manufacturers are able to compete internationally and succeed.  MTRA’s objective is to ensure that the UK’s trade policy enables that level playing field and that this should include a robust and efficient trade remedies regime.

The ALFED CEO, Tom Jones, commented: ‘We are actively involved in various policy areas, representing the interests of the aluminium industry as we work with government and other organisations. It is great news that we are now members of the MTRA. As the voice of the UK aluminium industry this will make our voice even stronger.’

Export licences and certificates from 1 January 2021

Licences, certificates and special rules for taking goods out of the UK from 1 January 2021.

You’ll need to get a licence or certificate to export some types of goods from the UK.

Read more: Export licences and certificates from 1 January 2021

E-Learning LinkedIn Programme

7 Week Programme – this course can be taken at anytime during the year.

Do you have a spare hour or so a week?  Do you need to update your LinkedIn skills?  If so this is the course for you.

LinkedIn is a powerful marketing and lead-generation tool. Our expert trainer Vic Williams  will help you develop the skills you need to generate leads and grow your business or help you develop your organisation’s processes for better LinkedIn management.

What you will learn

An overview of LinkedIn and the next 7 weeks; appraisal of your existing presence; maximum impact strategy & network development; design and setup of lead-generation campaign; 7 pillars of social selling; training and advanced features; standing out in a crowd;  How to use the LinkedIn influencing system and much more.

Our 7 week LinkedIn programme is delivered online via interactive lessons.

Cost: ALFED members £250+vat/person – non members £350+vat/person. We offer a discount for bookings of three or more on this course.

Registration / Enquiries: Please contact Kathy Romback: k_romback@alfed.org.uk.