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John Tainton is the specialist supplier of fully flattened steel sheets and plates, capable of distributing in excess of 100,000 tonnes per annum.

With over 40 years experience of steel stockholding John Tainton processes and distributes only the highest quality steel throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, offering a delivery service second to none. Our success has been achieved through attention to quality, service and reliability of supply time after time.

Ongoing capital investment programmes backed up by our policy of sourcing steel directly through the world's leading suppliers has enabled John Tainton to remain at the forefront of the steel stockholding industry.

John Tainton is proud to offer our QUICKSTOCK® service to meet the requirements of our customers for same day/next day delivery.

“The Hall family are proud of their long association with the steel industry, a history dating back to 1812. In 1996 Hallco 1812 Limited was formed under the Chairmanship of Richard Hall and John Tainton continued as a trading division of this newly formed company, reaffirming its relationship with the Hall family. The Company continues to hold its high market position as the leading supplier of fully flattened steel sheets. The importance of good customer relationships is paramount and our customers continue to benefit from our reliability of service and quality of product.”

Matthew Hall - Managing Director of John Tainton.

Founded in 1972 in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, John Tainton has specialised in the supply of superior quality steel sheet and plate to those manufacturers of products where a high degree of flatness and quality surface finish are required. In 1979, the company was acquired by Hall Engineering (Holdings) plc and shortly afterwards began a major investment program, totalling around £2 million. This involved the construction of purpose built premises totalling 90,000 sq ft on the Hoo Farm Industrial Estate in Kidderminster, where the headquarters of the company is still situated.

Since John Tainton commissioned their first 17-roll precision decoil line in 1978, the company have continued to invest in state of the art cut to length line technology which has ensured the company maintains their position of market leader within the industry. 2001 saw the introduction of the industry changing initiative of QUICKSTOCK® which enabled John Tainton to react to the same day/next day delivery requirements of their customers.

In addition to the Kidderminster site, John Tainton currently has a sales presence in the North West, South East and South Wales, and began supplying steel in to the Irish market in 2007.

John Tainton prides itself on reliability of quality product coupled with a highly regarded delivery service.

John Tainton (A Division of Hall & Pickles 1812 Limited)

Company Registered Office address: -

  • HALLCO 1812 Ltd, Second Avenue,
  • Poynton Industrial Estate, London Road, Poynton,
  • Stockport, Cheshire SK12 1NB

Company's Registration Number and Country of Registration - 3162309 UK -

E-mail address:

Company VAT Number 628 702 141

Sales Trainee

Role: Sales Trainee

Location: Kidderminster

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Industry: Steel Stockholding

Salary: to be negotiated and dependent upon experience

The successful candidate will be expected to fully support the sales team, primarily communicating with customers and also other internal departments. As the role develops there will be an expectation to seek out and develop new business.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Good communication skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to prioritise, plan & organise their own work effectively in order to achieve the required level of support for the department.
  • Good time management

Applications / CV via e-mail to:


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