Staff Appreciation Day 6: Meet the Metal Workers

18th July 2016

Today we will be talking about our team of Metal Workers who have made the Metal Workshop a hub of bespoke structural spectaculars!

The Team

Our Metal Workshop team includes loyal full-timers and trusted freelancers that have worked here at Setsquare for many years. Together they create a strong and reliable team of professional tradesmen, who are able to create bespoke structures and metal installations for the luxury retail and live events industries –  including experiential marketing events and brand launches. Moreover involved in the production of temporary and permanent installations within the corporate and automotive industries, as well as the installation of staging solutions and scenic elements across Europe.

Creative: Coach / Production SSQ / Photography: Melvin Vincent
Creative: Coach / Production SSQ / Photography: Melvin Vincent

The Three Musketeers!

Mickey Morgan

Mickie Morgan
Head of Metal Workshop: Mickey Morgan

Mickey has been working with Setsquare as Head of the Metal Workshop, since 2011. He is the leader of the ship and always makes sure things run smoothly and on time. Mickey is available to help and give advice on the build of the metal frames and is not shy to go the extra mile. This is reflected across the team and it makes us very proud!

The Metal Workshop might look dark and challenging, but our team of metal workers are actually one of the most kind-hearted people you will meet.

Mickey Morgan with Guildford College Students
Mickey Morgan with Guildford College Students

An example of this was when Setsquare hosted a day for students from Guildford College to attend the premises and witness a true work environment. A total of eight students and four staff members arrived in March to visit all of our workshops and departments:

Once they arrived at the Metal Workshop, Mickey guided the students and informed them about his role and the role of the Metal Workshop at Setsquare. He then supervised the students as they took part in welding.

Feedback from the day:

Thank you so much for welcoming our students yesterday, they really enjoyed their visit.

Thanks to all at Setsquare who took time out of their day, making them feel so welcome and getting them to perform tasks they may not have had the chance to do elsewhere (welding!).

Clive Lambert – Learning Support Assistant at Guildford College.

Jon Heart

Jon Heart
Jon Heart

Jon has worked for #TeamSetsquare for nearly 10 years. His colleagues would describe him as the “nice guy”, always with a smile, trustworthy and a true hard worker with great knowledge of the industry, he is a true asset to the company.

Luke Vine

Luke Vine
Luke Vine

Our white rabbit has transitioned to a black dragon. Luke joined Setsquare as an Apprentice Metal Worker in 2013 at the tender age of 17. This year, he was offered a full-time role due to his hardworking nature as a Junior Metal Worker.

Projects

Here are two examples of recent and previous projects our Metal Workshop team have worked on over the many years they have worked with us.

Airbnb OpenAir Paris 2015

Airbnb OpenAir Paris 2015
Airbnb OpenAir Paris 2015

Airbnb requested a build of a giant logo for the Airbnb Open in Paris. They required a structure that would make an impact and create an interactive experience for visitors.

The Metal Workshop collaborated with the Paint Workshop and Carpentry Workshop to develop metal frames which were fabricated with a timber treatment and painted using silver and pink polyurethane spray paint. You can read more about our participation with Airbnb in our case study.

MTV Europe Music Awards 2011

The 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards (also known as the MTV EMAs) were held in Belfast at the Odyssey Arena, on Sunday, 6 November.

MTV EMA 2011 Stage

Client testimonial

Managing curves in production world is harder – and there is not a straight line on stage. We brought in Setsquare to build the set about four weeks out from the show – and they delivered the set brilliantly. The precision of build was vital as it had to come in and be bolted together in the air. They came to us to get the rigging points we’d plotted, fabricated it in their Mitcham base, shipped eight trucks of set and their Project Director Matt Clemitson, has overseen the build inside the arena in three days, and it all went together on site brilliantly.

Kevin Monks – Blackout Director.