Hawthorn Trading began life as a steel stockholding and shearing company based in the West Midlands. This background and experience gives us invaluable knowledge in purchasing and working with steel. To compliment this HTC has invested in Steel Processing facilities and developed a successuful Manufacturing and Temporary Fencing division. Together they allow us to take total control of our supply chain, ensuring quality control, and give us the purchasing power to make us extremely competitive on price. 

Our Story 

HTC was formed in 1988 as a steel stockholder operating out of Wednesbury, in the heart of the West Midlands.

In 1998 HTC began manufacturing temporary steel hoarding systems, which became an instant success. 

In 2003 HTC purchased a purpose built 50,000 sq ft factory in Smethwick. With the Sales, Development and Production processes now under one roof and with space for further expansion, the company embarked on a comprehensive investment program.

Investment in research and product development led to HTC becoming the first manufacturer of pre-galvanised steel pedestrian barriers. By overhauling the old style pedestrian barrier HTC increased the durability and desirability of this product, which now lies at the heart of our temporary fencing product range and is a core product for the construction and event industries. 

HTC has continued to go from strength to strength, adding decoling, auto-shearing and narrow slitting services to the steel stockholding and processing division in recent years. The Manufacturing division has also continued to expand its temporary fencing product range. Most recently we introduced a new "no sharps" range of mesh temporary fencing products that focus on improving the safety of mesh perimeter fencing at no additional cost. 

Centrally located, HTC now operates out of three sites and is supported by its own fleet of six delivery vehicles. HTC can provide a truly nationwide service, one dedicated to deliver quality products on time. 


Our Accreditations include: 

  • National Business Standards ISO 9001:2008 Registered 
  • Bureau Veritas Certification ISO 9001
  • Construction Line Reg No. 77991