Thursday, 24 January 2013

Berck Limited would like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our staff, customers and suppliers.  New years is all about resolutions and if you are interested mine are simply to remember to write 2013 instead of 2012.  What are yours? Do you have any? Share if you dare on

Employees at Berck’s had fun with ‘Mo-vember’ Spot the real ‘Mo’

Not sure if you are aware but there is now a female version of ‘Mo –vember’ called ‘Fanuary’ but for some reason I couldn’t find any willing candidates to show you!


We would like to welcome and introduce Pradeep Kumar (no he does not live at No. 42) our Design & Projects Engineer.  He is a local lad and is fresh out of university he is currently studying for his doctorate in Product Design and Technical Engineering.  He is obviously the clever clogs of Berck Limited.  He supports Manchester United, enjoys watching superhero/sci-fi/fantasy films and also loves eating sweets (Berck’s Sugar Monster).

Festive Time

Our Christmas Party was well attended and thouroughly enjoyed by Berck employees.  It was our 1st party in over 10 years and fun and games were had by all.  We are already planning our next works event.

Celebrity Visit

Earlier this month we were proud to welcome a famous ex footballer.  Michael Johnson visited Berck Limited with his colleague Hazel Starmer.  ‘Magic’ Johnson was known as a quick clever centre half and scored over 16 goals in his football career.  Michael played for Notts County / Birmingham City and Derby County.   He currently co runs Sports Stadia & Lifestyle with Hazel and ex Aston Villa legend Ian Taylor – if you would like to check out their profile it is -

Friday, 2 November 2012

Welcome to October’s ‘Spooktacular Newsletter’

Its close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark

Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed…….

On October 31st , we celebrate Halloween, its thought to be the one night of the year when ghost, witches, and fairies are especially active.

My top silly three superstitions are:
·        If you hear footsteps behind you on Halloween Night – Don’t look back! It may be the dead following you and if you do turn around it means you will soon join the dead! – Ooooooo.

I say don’t look back anger, it may be Liam Gallagher !

·        If a bat flies around a house three times, it’s a death omen!

Ermm… Its really a ‘Bat out of Hell’’

·        A person born on Halloween can see and talk to spirits!

Providing you drink lots of alcohol and talk to the bottle !

‘The Apprentice’
Berck Limited would like to welcome Rikki Power to the family.  We wish him all the very best in his career.

After a challenging and difficult couple of months we now find ourselves in a position where business seems to be improving albeit very slowly.

Through our persistence and hard work we have been awarded several new contacts from Jaguar Land Rover.  To cope with the technical demands we have invested in a new CAD package which will improve our working relationship with our clients and also increase the chances of additional business being placed our way.

Thank you again for all your ongoing efforts and valuable support.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Welcome to September’s Newsletter

September lavishes us with that Autumnal feeling of rustling crisp crunchy leaves and not wet soggy ones.

We also see the return of ‘X Factor’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ I bet everyone secretly watches one of these two programmes.

 Berck’s have been extremely busy over the last 6 weeks quoting numerous new projects for new and existing customers.  We have had some very positive feedback following several recent visits.  As always please be rest assured that you will be kept up to date with any breaking news.

One of our Directors mentioning no names (DARREN YATES) will be performing with his old band ROCK$TAR next month.  They will be playing a farewell gig at the Roadhouse in Stirchley on October the 13th if you fancy a laff ! J

Finally, the kids are back to school…Yay! Expect to see school children everywhere either covering their exercise books in the kitchen wallpaper or the artistic route of simply scribbling graffiti over the front and back.  The latter was my preferred option.

Monday, 3 September 2012

August Newsletter 2012

Welcome to our August Newsletter

Quality Manager

It gives us great pleasure to inform you all that as of 1st August Steve Bettridge has been appointed Quality Manager.  Steve has worked with us for 15 years and the experience and expertise he has acquired will benefit our company for the new future challenges ahead.

Silly Awards

Berck Limited had a Silly Awards Ceremony – Here are the results. 

The Iron Lady (For the fittest woman at Berck’s) – Carol Hutchins

The AA Award (For the person who likes a good drink) – Jim Beardsmore

The Smile Award (Most Smiley Person) – Dave Perry

The Mouse Award (The Quietest Person at Berck’s) – Tony Riley

The Foot and Mouth Award (Self Explanatory) – Scott Baggott

The Oscar Award (Most Dramatic Person) – Danny Riley

2012/2013 Football Season
Im sure you will agree that its exciting to have the new football season  upon us.  From what our records indicate Berck Limited support the following teams (some are more popular than others)

West Bromwich Albion
Birmingham City
Manchester United

We thought it would be fun to forecast where ‘Your’ team will finish.  Please write on the sheets provided the finishing position for each of our 5 supported teams.  We can then calculate the average and see how good our predictions are next May.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Welcome to our July Newsletter 
‘What a Scorcher’ NOT! I trust that everyone’s swimming techniques have improved over the last few weeks. 

I haven’t decided if its the fin Im growing or the webbed toes Im sprouting will help me to achieve gold in the Olympic Swimming event.  We would like to wish Team GB all the very best in this historic event.  If I had to choose an event to compete in, it would be Badminton.

Berck Limited would like to welcome Jim Beardsmore as our Project Manager.  Jim will be looking after our New Project Introduction activity and we wish him all the best. As you can see he is already knackered!

Berck Limited visited Farnborough Airshow in July, the display was fantastic!

 Last Months ‘Who said that’ answers are:
‘Spiffo’ – Was our one and only Ray Jones.
‘Watch Ya Mate’ – Was one of the Bosses – Darren Yates.

Coming up next month…………
The Silly Awards!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Jubilee June Newsletter

Welcome to our Jubbly June Newsletter, we hope you have enjoyed the Jubilee Celebrations.

Berck Limited was pleased to hear of the return of 6 a side football.  Following last year’s performance and results we decided to add a competitive ‘edge’ to our ageing willing squad.  This yielded 3 on the trot consecutive wins including one against the hosts Daines Accountancy.

Unfortunately you can’t make a cake without breaking a few eggs and although no eggs were damaged a break did occur one of the Company Directors ankles – very ouch indeed!

Well done to all that attended and a special thanks to our small but very enthusiastic crowd.

New Recruit

Berck Limited would like to Welcome back Neil Tolley.  Neil is a highly skilled Quality Technician and we have been lucky enough to secure his skills to serve well in the Quality Control Department.  We wish Neil all the very best of luck and we look forward to working alongside of him.




Dave Killarney

A Huge ‘Congratulations’ to Dave after completing 25 years of service at Berck Limited.  Dave is a very valuable member of the team having honed his skills with complicated Multi-slide presses.  He is also a huge ‘Blue Nose’ and shares his love of Birmingham City Football Club with 2 other of our employees.  He has recently taken up fishing as a hobby and is proud to have landed 10lb Carp!  Wonder how successful the Blues will be in finding a Win next Season?

Did you know ………..
That it is impossible to lick your elbow – Bet you are trying it all now!!!

Only for Berck Employees - Who Said that………..
‘Watch Ya mate’

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Berck's Band of Gold !

Berck Limited Meets Urgent Deadline for Top Customer !

Bercks very own 'Band of Gold' used to create gold inlayed components named 'Kontakfeders'. Used exclusively in complex Mechatronic Automotive Modules.