Why Hillfoot?

Established in 1923, we’ve built our business on a commitment to excellent customer service and outstanding technical expertise, coupled with a 21st century approach to sustainability.


Founded in 1923, we're one of the oldest and most established engineering steel suppliers, with clients across the UK and around the globe.

During this time we've not only established our own reputation for excellence but made a wider contribution to the development of an industry that we're immensely proud to be a part of.

Our passion for steel has seen us become one of the largest steel stockholders in the UK, and establish long-term relationships as the steel supplier of choice to major companies.

It has also awarded us a reputation for providing reliable technical expertise and innovative solutions.

Hillfoot - one of the oldest and most established engineering steel suppliers, with clients within the UK and around the globe.


Hillfoot - providing the best quality steel materials


We strive for the highest standards in everything we do, from delivering the best quality materials and services to customers to constantly seeking improvements in the way we work.

Hillfoot - building a strong, inclusive work community


Hillfoot is an inclusive, enjoyable and rewarding place to work, with strong bonds between colleagues helping to drive the business forward to achieve its collective goals.

Hillfoot - treating colleagues with respect and consideration


We treat colleagues with respect, listen to their concerns and show them consideration, both in person and in ensuring we all benefit from a safe, clean working environment.

Hillfoot - Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

We recognise that Hillfoot’s responsibilities to the wider community extend beyond legal requirements and always aim to be a considerate and environmentally-friendly contributor to society.

Hillfoot - Proud of our long history in the steel industry


We are proud of Hillfoot’s long history in the steel industry and should always work at the high standards required to maintain and build on our renowned brand name.

Accountability is a key element of Hillfoot's success


Accountability is a key element of our success and we aim to create an environment in which expectations for both individual and business performance are clear.

Hillfoot is an open and honest environment


Hillfoot is an open and honest environment, where expectations are clear, information is shared and communication is actively encouraged between team members of all levels.

Integrity is crucial in everything Hillfoot do - open and honest approach


Integrity is crucial in everything we do, with our open and honest approach helping to maintain our reputation and forge strong relationships with our customers and suppliers that is built on much more than price.

Hillfoot is a forward-thinking and adaptable steel business


Hillfoot is a forward-thinking and adaptable business, with a culture of continuous improvement driven by the creative ideas of our innovative team members.

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Environmental & Social Governance

A proud heritage. A sustainable future.

Steel has an incredible industrial heritage and it’s a material that plays a fundamental role in all our lives. Which is why we’re constantly looking at what we do, and how we do it, with a 21st century approach to sustainability.  

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Hillfoot - Environmental Responsibility
Hillfoot - committed to acting ethically in their steel business dealings

Ethical. Responsible. Accountable.

Ethical business is good business. It’s as simple as that, which is why we’re fully transparent in our business dealings, with a rigorous approach to ensuring that our products are ethically sourced and free from conflict materials. 

We also have systems in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking part within our supply chain.

Hillfoot in the community

As well as running our business as ethically and environmentally friendly as possible, we're committed to supporting our local community through both charitable work such as the Bluebell Wood Hospice and commercial sponsorship of the Sheffield Steelers. 

At Hillfoot we're a community of people who not only come to work to do a great job, but to reach out to causes and interests that inspire us.

The drivers behind all this are people at all levels within Hillfoot.  It's a shared, company-wide expression that is steered by Hillfoot employees rather than led by senior management.

Hillfoot - committed to supporting the local community
Hillfoot - social governance

Social Governance

Whilst our primary aim is to run a profitable, sustainable business, we’re also conscious of our wider responsibilities to the environment, the people who work for us, and the local community in which we operate. Our business decisions and investments are always made, and reviewed, with each of these in mind.

Senior People

Craig James - Hillfoot Managing Director

Craig James

Managing Director

“I want to inspire everyone to make Hillfoot an agile and sustainable business, delivering the best products and the best customer service experience possible.”

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Barry Akers - Hillfoot Commercial Director

Barry Akers

Commercial Director

“I want our customers to stay with us for the journey, to evolve, to grow and to succeed in their chosen market sectors.” 

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Ben Martin - Hillfoot Finance Director

Ben Martin

Financial Director

“I want us to bring added value to every area of our business - value that translates into great customer experience and a sustainable 21st century business.”

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Made of steel. Built by people.

Without doubt, our largest single continuous investment is our people. It’s what makes Hillfoot the unique and distinctive business that we’ve become.

By joining Hillfoot, you’ll be working for a company that works together as a family committed to doing the very best for each other, and our customers.  

Everything we do is built upon our values of respect, community, integrity and innovation in an organisation where we want everyone to have a role that is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.

It comes as no surprise then that we place a high value on training and development.  We’re in an industry that never stands still, and we’re constantly moving forward.  Which is why every job at Hillfoot works, in some way or another, towards our shared objectives.

So if you want to grow, grow with us. Take a look at our current vacancies below.

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Careers at leading specialist engineering supplier Hillfoot