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Who we are

Collectively the company has over 120 years hands on experience of working with metal in different forms. The key staff of Newton Forge are as follows:

Ian Ring - Master Blacksmith, Founder, Director
Ian Ring Ian is the founder of Newton Forge and a Master Blacksmith of some 40 years experience. He originally trained as a Master’s apprentice at a local Dorset Forge. Over the years Ian has won many local and national awards for his creations in iron. Ian works closely with Janis, estimating for our projects, and is also involved in the day to day running of the business.

Karen Ring - Founder, Finance Director
Karen Ring Karen founded the business with Ian in 1980, spending the last 30 + years looking after the company’s finances, credit control and keeping the administration running smoothly. She is also majorly involved with our marketing and advertising as well as all her family commitments away from the business.

Sara Moseley - Contracts and Projects Manager

Sara joined Newton Forge in April 2017 to take up the role of Contracts and Projects Manager. Sara has a wealth of experience in project management, tele-communications and has previously served in the Armed Forces. She will be managing all of our live projects, working closely with the whole team.

Stephanie McKenna - Reception, Sales and Marketing
Stephanie joined Newton Forge in April 2017, becoming the day to day contact for our clients, whilst also working closely with the Estimators, assisting our Contracts and Projects Manager, and also managing our Social Media. Stephanie has a lot of experience working in a busy office, with her experience being in sales and marketing.

Lee Drage - Workshop Manager/Lead Blacksmith
Lee Drage Lee is a Master Blacksmith with over 30 years experience of the Craft. Previously running his own Forge for 15 years he joined us in 2013 to head up the workshop team. His ability to problem solve is a major asset for some of our more challenging projects. He has also taught blacksmithing at local colleges.

Sorel Townley - CAD Designer
Sorel Sorel has been with the company since July 2015, previously working in the Construction Industry as a Site Supervisor and AutoCAD draughtsperson. Sorel is our CAD designer, and works with our clients to create fabrication drawings and understand overall design. She also deals with all of our suppliers through purchasing.

Janis Dalders - Estimator

Janis Dalders  ​ Janis came to the UK from Latvia in 2012 to join Newton Forge as a blacksmith. Since then Janis was promoted to Estimator in 2017 due to his expertise in the Blacksmith field. Janis works closely with Ian, and also with our suppliers, putting together our estimates for clients.

Miro Slovinec - Blacksmith
Miro Slovinec Miro started at Newton Forge in 2009, coming to the UK from his native Slovakia to continue his career in metalworking. Miro has worked on all of our projects that involve traditional techniques as well as those using modern techniques since joining the business. He has 10 years hands on experience of blacksmithing.

Andy Reed - Fabricator
Andy Reed Andy worked for a local fabrication company before coming to join us at the start of 2013. We utilise his 18 years experience of modern fabrication techniques on our less traditional work packages.

Jay Phelps - Fabricator/Driver
Jay Phelps Joining the company in late 2014, Jay brings experience from the metal finishing industry along with his fabrication skills. He also has experience of the building trade which is very useful for our installation work. Jay also looks after our deliveries to customers across the UK. He has over 5 years experience in the metalwork industry.


Newton Forge Limited, Hillside, Manston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. DT10 1EY
Company Reg: 04707489

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