Supporting our customers to create safe working environments

At MGF, we provide excavation safety solutions to the construction industry, including shoring, trench sheet piles, safety equipment and pipe stoppers.


We are proud to design, develop and manufacture our entire range of shoring equipment in-house. It allows us to provide in-depth product knowledge, flexibility to meet demand and the ability to undertake bespoke manufacture to meet the most complex of requirements.


Ben Achieves IEng Status

Congratulations to Design Engineer Ben Gorrill on his recent achievement of IEng status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Achieving an Incorporate Engineer status (IEng) gives experienced engineers recognition for their expertise and hard work, a fantastic achievement and career stepping stone.       Lee Womersley, MGF Design Manager commented: ‘This is a huge milestone in Ben's career that showcases his competence and experience in the industry. Ben can now use the letters IEng MICE after his name, all the hard work has paid off!’ Ben began his career in Engineering after graduating from the University of Manchester in 2012 when he was employed ...


MGF Win RoSPA Gold Medal Award

MGF are thrilled to have achieved a Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. For MGF this is an impressive award in recognition of our practices and achievements in helping our staff and customers get home safely at the ...


MGF Sponsor Tour De Manc 2018 #allforcharity

MGF are delighted to be sponsoring the Tour De Manc cycling event for the 2nd year running on Sunday 6th May 2018. Tour De Manc is a non-profit brand and raises incredible funds for registered charities, as well as encouraging cycling inclusivity (enabling para-cyclists, women, and children). This year, the headline charities are The Haematology and Transplant Support Charity (HATS), Forever Manchester and The Booth Centre. See the full list of supporting charities. The charity has no employees and all the hard work is organised on a voluntary basis, deducting only necessary costs (such as event insurance and marketing ...


Steve Hesketh Receives FICE

Part of the ICE membership, becoming a fellow demonstrates the peak of an engineer’s profession. Fellowship recognises senior level of knowledge, ability, experience and contribution to the engineering community. The prestigious accreditation can demand other values, including expertise in niche technical subjects, engaging in engineering education and training, or playing a part in changing policy for the sector. Steve is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 33 years’ experience in Civil Engineering Design and Construction gained with major contractors including Amec, Kvaerner and Bechtel. He has been the Engineering Director at MGF since 2005, responsible for all matters technical ...


New College Durham Student Joins MGF

After taking on an apprentice from New College Durham back in 2015, MGF invited students from the college for an open day in January of 2018. The four students, who all studied Fabrication and Welding Level 2 or Level 3, were hosted by the yard foreman Ger Hallahan and other staff members at MGF’s Durham depot. The day began with an overview of MGF before changing into PPE and being introduced to the workshop. Experienced welder, Richard Hall, had prepared welding equipment and demonstrated real damage repairs, with an emphasis on how safety critical the work they carry out is. They ...


Latest News

MGF Launch T700 Brace

MGF is delighted to introduce the industry’s strongest modular hydraulic bracing system – the T700 Brace.
To improve our current product offering and to enable larger, clear spans than previously achievable, our Research and Development team and our Major Projects team worked together to develop a new stronger bracing system. As tanks are getting bigger and excavations getting deeper, the requirement for such a system was increasing.
The new T700 Brace System is fully compatible with existing MGF heavy ...

On: 11 Mar, 2019 By: MGF

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, the annual celebration of the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.
To ‘make great futures’ happen, we need a talented team of people who are aligned through our shared values and our shared aspiration to build long term relationships with our customers and engage them fully in order to meet and exceed their expectations.
To celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals we asked a few of our apprentices what their ...

On: 7 Mar, 2019 By: MGF

MGF Score 100% in Achilles Audit

MGF are delighted to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, we have achieved 100% in all categories of the Achilles Verify Audit.
The UVDB Verify Audit provides high level, pre-qualification assurance for buyers in the utility sector to assess supply chains before the tender process. It demonstrates a company’s capabilities, credibility and recognition in the marketplace – a ‘passport to trade’ within the sector.
Management Systems Coordinator, Niall Rooney, commented:
“Congratulations and thanks to all involved in continually ...

On: 25 Jan, 2019 By: MGF

Top Service for 650 House-Build Development

One of the largest new housing developments in Crewe prepared for the construction of the storm water wet well, penstock chamber and associated pipework, requiring a trusted supplier for the temporary works.
The developers’ site required a 11m x 7.6m excavation to a depth of 9m to provide a safe working environment to facilitate the construction of the permanent works.
Despite being up against a competitor, MGF were the preferred supplier for McPhillips and secured the work based on quality ...

On: 9 Jan, 2019 By: MGF

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(MGF GRiPSHORE™) is a simple but widely applicable solution that will radically improve health and safety in shallower trench excavations. It will potentially instigate a culture change, especially with SME’s and utility operatives. Effective use of lightweight materials and basic analysis of soil mechanics provides a quick to install and versatile sustainable low cost solution that reduces CO2 emissions and negates the need for plant

- Award Panel, BCIA Awards 2015


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