INTRODUCING ARTISTEEL LTD
Our Story So Far
We are a family run company and are passionate about our business.
Etienne started his training in Strasbourg France. He was accepted into the prestigious school Association Des Compangnons Du Devoir where he did his apprenticeship.
Clare was a registered manager in social care for Cambridgeshire county council.
Des Compangnons Du Devoir is a French Organization of craftsmen and artisans dating back from the Middle Ages. Their traditional, technical education techniques include taking their Tour De France and being the apprentice of competent masters all around the world.
Following the completion of his tour, which included, Reims, Tours, Chartres, England, Marseille, and Muzion which is the international French school for blacksmiths. Etienne moved to Lille and taught apprentice blacksmiths for 2 years. Etienne moved to Cambridge to continue to grow the forging side of his employer’s business, resulting in a large commission for one of the Cambridge Colleges.
In January 2013, Etienne broke his neck in a car accident and then 14 months later, together we started Artisteel Ltd. We believe this shows a little of his determination to forge ahead in all aspects of his life.
In August 2018 we expanded, buying out our friends company Andrew Klose engineering, making our business even more flexible to a broader range of clients.
Etienne has had the best training in the world and is extremely passionate about what he does, a perfectionist and a master craftsman you can be assured of the highest quality in everything that we create.
This means we can now provide other services some of which include, supply of steel work for new builds or extensions, general fabrication, for instance hundreds of tree guards to large farming estates right down to repairing a wheel barrow and anything in between.
We carry out on site welding, emergency repairs to keep your business running. Our agricultural side supports our farming community with ram repairs and the supply of new hydraulic hoses, to keep farming moving. , (we do not do repairs to old/damaged hoses) we can come to you in the middle of a field if necessary.
Master Blacksmith and Director
Etienne's specializes in supporting clients with design ideas, problem solving and highly skilled and intricate hand forging. He's supportive and driven to ensure our clients end up with a perfect finish.
He starts and finishes all sites
PA to the Directors / Administration
PA to Directors, Helen has been with us since September 2018.
Helen"s background with the NFU brings experience in rural life, and running an office, she is very efficient, and often the voice our clients will first hear.
Barry worked with Andrew at Andrew Klose Engineering for 17 years, he transferred over to us when we bought the business in 2018. He knows all our farming clients and specializes in all thing’s hydraulics, machining, engineering and welding.
Fabricator and Blacksmith
Felix worked with us in 2016 for a year, during his time in Les Compagnons Du Devoir and left to go travelling, He liked it so much returned in March 2019. Felix does lots of site work in London with Etienne, he runs sites in London and works on large commissions in the workshop.
Welder and Fabricator
Constant started with us in September 2020 as a Welder fabricator, he has a strong background in mechanical engineering, he brings with him experience in agricultural engineering, fabrication and is an excellent welder.
Trainee Welder and Fabricator
Our youngest member of the team, turned up one day asked for a job, showed us how keen he was, so we gave him a shot. Leon has been with us since August 2020 and is learning the ropes from everyone in the workshop and is coming on in leaps and bounds.