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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 - Founder, Director and Master Blacksmith
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
Karen Ring Karen founded the business with Ian in 1980. She looked after the company’s finances, credit control and monitoring admin. She was also majorly involved with our marketing and advertising. Until 2018 when Karen left the day-to-day running 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 manages all of our live projects, working closely with the whole team to deliver projects on time and on budget.


Lee Drage - Workshop Manager/ Lead Blacksmith
Lee Drage Lee is a Master Blacksmith with over 30 years of experience in the craft. Previously he ran his own forge for 15 years and joined us in 2013 to head the workshop team. His ability to problem solve is a major asset for some of our more challenging projects. Lees ability to visualise and design complex and decorative metalwork is often commented on by our customers as he helps to bring to life their vision and expectations for their project. He has also taught blacksmithing at local colleges. 


Janis Dalders - Estimator

Janis Dalders  ​ Janis came to the UK from Latvia in 2012 to join Newton Forge as a blacksmith. Since then he was promoted to estimator in 2017 due to his expertise in the blacksmith field. Janis works closely with Ian, Jodie and our suppliers to produce estimates for clients using his hands-on experience to accurately assess the work required and the correct methods to use.

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 - Workshop Supervisor 
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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