Our base is Hexham in Northumberland. It's been our home for 14 years. In that time we have built up a well established group of clients across the UK and from time to time we also apply our trade oversees. Our projects can be found in Trinidad, Ghana and Saudi Arabia. We use the very best software and technology, but it's our engineering judgement and expertise that clients value above all else.
We are a team of multi-skilled engineers dedicated to success and professional integrity. Our knowledge is in the civil and structural realm, but we're comfortable in a multi-disciplinary environment too. We are led by Brian Bell who set up the practice and continues in his role as Director. Stephen Ward who has worked with Brian for many years acts as our second in command. Supporting both Brian and Stephen, we have a team of engineers and technicians. Our staff come from a range of backgrounds and many of them have vast experience in the industry.
BT Bell operate a BSI certified Integrated Management System (IMS). This system incorperates Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental management systems. This system has been certified for compliance with OHS 18001/ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management), ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management).
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Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations is important towards our objective of ensuring that we are at the forefront of the industry. As part of this commitment, we have individual staff or overall company memberships/associations with the following:
We recognise the importance of sustainability in modern life. We are dedicated to making our footprint on the world a positive one. So we issue plans and reports digitally as a matter of course and we print to paper only on request. Our policy is to walk to meetings and share cars amongst ourselves where possible. We encourage our partner organisations and clients to share transport with us when they can for environmental reasons and social ones too! We are committed to our local community - we enjoy being part of Young Designer of the Year for high schools in Northumberland and we chair the industrial panel at Newcastle university.
We consider health and safety to be an integral part of what we do. In our technical, project-based work it's the first thing we consider and the same is true of our own workplace and business practices. We will always comply with all the appropriate requirements of health, safety and welfare legislation and we review all our policies regularly as part of our on-going monitoring. We have a strong health and safety culture which is why we are CHAS accredited and members of the Association for Project Safety.
BIM is a hot topic in the industry, and here at BT Bell we are striving to be at the cutting edge of the industry in this area. Software is an important component of modern engineering to provide analysis of complex projects - which is why we invest heavily in our software and hardware, so we are using the best there is.Find out more about BIM and our software
We appreciate that the engineers of tomorrow are incredibly important for the industry's future. Our Director Brian was the chair of the industrial advisory panel for the school of civil engineering at Newcastle University ; supporting, guiding and providing assistance to both staff and students. We also maintain strong links with local schools and also have a local apprentice working with us.