About Us

50 Years'of Manufacturing in Metal

Discover the advantages of working with us, the unique quality of our production methods and the skills of our team.

Since the founding of our company in 1968, Raydon has built an enviable reputation of high quality workmanship at competitive prices. We specialise in sheet metal and light fabrication work and we offer a flexible and resourceful approach to one-off bespoke projects and special contract work in all ferrous and non ferrous metals. Our highly skilled workforce is adept at precision sheet metal work utilising CNC equipment, complimented by a wide range of conventional sheet metal working, machining and welding apparatus. We have fabricated and manufactured stainless steel components for the medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, telecommunications, brewing and food industries as well as undertaking specialist commission work for the architectural and design professions. Our client list includes organisations such as:

  • The Royal Albert Hall
  • Kew Gardens
  • The Southbank Centre
  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator
  • The British Film Institute and
  • Laing O’Rourke

We pride ourselves on giving the same attention to detail to our smallest client as we do to our largest, no matter what size your requirement. Our quality manufacturing and finishing service is supported by design and technical expertise and backed by the highest standards of customer service.

Meet the Team

At Raydon we’re very proud to say that we have a friendly, highly-skilled workforce that strive to meet the highest standards in sheet metal production and service each and every day. Take a look at who we are.

Roy Ranson

Operations Manager

Roy Ranson

Roy's been at Raydon since 1975 and remembers the days before the internet, e-mail and even computers. He's worked in every company position going from sheet metal worker to manager; and if somebody has a problem that needs solving, Roy is the man with a solution. His ability to make an amazing cup of tea is also legendary.

Trevor Lee

Business Manager

Trevor Lee

Talk-aholic Trev has enjoyed every minute of his 40-year career in engineering and he's been a massive part of the Raydon team since 2015. Over the years he's worked with other engineers, designers and architects on just about every type of project going and loves putting his vast experience into action. However, his personal crowning glory was winning a gold trophy in a talent competition at Butlins by dancing Chubby Checker's 'The Twist'. Seriously.

Alan Harris

Workshop Manager

Alan Harris

Alan joined Raydon 17 years ago as a workshop engineer and has been a fabricator, site fixer and is now the workshop manager. He's a real sorter and fixer, and is like the company's very own Tasmanian Devil due to his inability to work at anything less than 110%. Because of Alan's constant rushing around his latest office chair has yet to be sat in despite it nearing its third birthday.

Nicky Peskett

Administrator

Nicky Peskett

Nicky joined the Raydon team in 2016 and despite being a closet Westlife fan (she's seen them more than 10 times) we couldn't be without her. Nicky's ability to answer the phone before anyone else means she will be the first person you speak to here, but don't get her onto the subject of her appearance in the audience on Top Of The Tops when she was 15 (she doesn't like to talk about it...).

Billy Ridgwell

CAD Designer

Billy Ridgwell

Petrolhead Billy is Raydon's newest recruit and he brought with him so many qualifications he could barely fit them in his office. After working as an apprentice in the aerospace industry, Billy moved into manufacturing where he learnt how to weld and got involved with CAD drawing and programming. If you come to Raydon with an idea Billy is the man who can turn your thoughts into a 3D precision drawing.

 

Our History

Half a century of service to the sheet metal industry

1968

Company Founded

Raydon Sheet Metal Services sprang into life following a chat between friends in a garden shed. The company was the brain child of Ray Cooper and Don Weatherfield and was a part-time enterprise offering general sheet metal work. Raydon later became full time, operating from new premises in Pickford Lane,…

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1970

Invested Interests

Raydon was going from strength to strength and attracted some welcome investment from a man named Len Bolton, who became a director alongside Ray and Don. The company could afford to move into brand new units in Hayley Road, Erith. 

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1972

Business Grew

Business was booming and Raydon invested in a second unit next door in Hayley Road.

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1975

Swelling the Ranks

Albert Goody joined as a director and partner from Route Organisation.

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1988

New Beginnings

Dave Nightingale became the new owner of Raydon Sheet Metal Services.

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1990

Expansion Plans

Raydon bought a new 1.5-acre site at Birch Walk in Erith.

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1991

Big Plans

A brand new 8,000 square foot factory is built on the Birch Walk site, where the company still resides now. Raydon invested in the very latest CNC machinery.

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1991

Sigma Security Devices

Raydon teamed up with brand new sister company Sigma to produce the world-renowned Enforcer door breaching tool. The production line for this famous bit of kit is still in force at Raydon today. 

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1995

New Arrival

As business expanded, Raydon invested in yet more state of the art CNC machinery to keep up with demand.

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2014

New Faces

Dave Nightingale’s three children – Trevor, Peter and Claire – were welcomed on to the Raydon board of directors.

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2015

Under New Management

We welcomed Trev Lee as our brand new Business Manager.

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2016

Everything In Order

Nicky Peskett arrives in her role of Administrator and gets to work keeping Raydon organised.

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