BMC Engineering


Name: BMC Engineering
Location: Bellaghy, Magherafelt
County: Londonderry
Total Cost: £ 35,800.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SWARD


The purchase of equipment and enhancement of marketing to expand the product range and services of a local engineering works.


BMC Engineering was established in 1999 and is owned and managed by partners Barry and Pauline McCann.  The current main markets are;

  • Commercial – working with some of the largest and most successful building contractors in NI providing railings, balconies, stair rails, structural steelwork and other architectural iron and stainless steel work.
  • Security – manufacturing and fitting security slide or swing gates in wrought iron.
  • Domestic consumer – manufacturing and fitting ornate gates, railings and balconies.

The current equipment within the business is for wrought iron manufacture and some stainless steel.  However, to manufacture aluminium gates requires a completely different type of equipment.


Funded under Axis 3, through SWARD, the project involved the purchase of a guillotine and pulse welders allowing the business to manufacture aluminium gates.  A marketing resource was also part of the funded project which involved the development of a marketing plan and updating of their website to enhance online business and provide online quotations. 


The project has enhanced sustainability of the business and 3 full time jobs have been created.