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FR Scott is Unlocking Engineering Excellence in Hull

11 March 2024

FR Scott is unlocking engineering excellence in Hull by supporting and investing in young engineering students at Wilberforce Sixth Form College.

FR Scott are pleased to announce we have sponsored the Metalwork Engineering Room within the new engineering hub at Wilberforce College.


Engineering is the backbone of innovation, shaping the world we live in today and building the foundations for tomorrow’s advancements. At the heart of engineering in Hull lies FR Scott Ltd.

FR Scott or ‘Scotts’ as we are affectionately known, is name synonymous with trust, reliability, and service.

FR Scott has an unwavering commitment to supplying the tools and fixings that drive engineering enterprises forward.

With a rich history spanning many decades, FR Scott has been the cornerstone of engineering excellence, serving businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire since 1945.

Generations of engineers have grown up with FR Scott, relying on us to supply the bolts and nuts needed to get things done.

Regardless of role, from visits to our trade counter in Canning Street as apprentices, right through to owning their own successful engineering businesses, our customers can utilise numerous, innovative ways to access our extensive product ranges.

Over the years we have prided ourselves on being a business that gives back to the local communities we serve and one that supports local engineering talent.


FR Scott supports Engineering at Wilberforce College


Our commitment to nurturing engineering talent and fostering industry-academic partnerships is evident by our sponsorship of the new FR Scott Metalwork Engineering Room.

The FR Scott Metalwork Engineering Room is one of the refurbished rooms within Wilberforce College’s new Engineering Hub and allow students to get used to using hand tools and fixings.

This new two million pound facility at Wilberforce College, on Salthouse Road, was opened in November by the Deputy Lord Mayor.  The special event was attended by students, staff, alumni, along with selected industry partners including the leadership team at FR Scott.

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A plaque in place, recognising FR Scott support above the FR Scott Metalwork Room

The newly completed Engineering Hub, a testament to Wilberforce College’s commitment to excellence, stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring engineers. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and industry leading equipment, the hub provides students with an immersive learning environment tailored to meet the demands of modern engineering practices.

Principal Colin Peaks aptly encapsulates the significance of this investment, stating, “These new facilities will ensure that our students have access to equipment that mirrors the standards achieved in industry every single day.”

It’s a sentiment echoed by FR Scott’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Tony Rands, who emphasises the importance of the relationship between industry and academia in shaping the future of engineering.

“Our partnership with Wilberforce makes sense. Many of our current engineering customers have undertaken their engineering qualifications at Wilberforce. For the last year we have sponsored the Engineering Student of the Month award recognising individual hard work and talent. It was a natural progression to have one of the new rooms in the amazing facility named after FR Scott”


Investing in Engineering Excellence


At FR Scott, this is about investing in the potential of young engineers, empowering them to realise their aspirations and contribute meaningfully to the engineering landscape in our area.

Our contribution will play a part in ensuring the students have the best possible equipment available to them at all times.

We are proud to lend our name to the FR Scott Metalwork Engineering Room along with adorning the walls with our iconic squirrel branding and motivational engineering quotes.

Our dedication to providing high-quality fixings, fasteners, tools, and ironmongery has been instrumental in the success of countless construction & engineering projects around Hull. Just look at any of the exciting projects going on around Hull now – it’s highly likely that our fixings are being used.

With a vast product range that covers quality fixings specific to all types of engineering. From Civil to Manufacturing, From Mechanical and Electrical to Automotive Engineering, businesses know they can rely on FR Scott.

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of engineering, one thing remains constant: the indispensable role played by suppliers like us at FR Scott in driving progress and fostering a culture of excellence. With our steadfast dedication to quality, service, and innovation, FR Scott continues to be the trusted partner of choice for engineering businesses, not just in Hull but across the UK via our online brand Fix and Fast.

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Our Head of Sales and Marketing Tony Rands with Engineering tutor Sean Edwards and Engineering students in the new FR Scott Metalwork Room

Need Engineering Fixings? Get in touch with FR Scott


We know that with our support we are adding value to Wilberforce College and its teaching team as well as fuelling the flames of innovation, inspiring the next generation of engineering pioneers, building a brighter future for us all.

If you are interested in accessing engineering courses at Wilberforce College click here

If you would like us to add value to your business and are looking for a reliable & trusted supplier of fixings, fasteners, tools and ironmongery get in touch with us today.

Call 01482 324731 to speak to one of our experienced team.

Alternatively email us

To open an FR Scott account complete your business details here

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Some of the motivational engineering quotes on the walls of the FR Scott Metalwork Room at Wilberforce College

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