News & Features

Keep up to date with OpenWorks Engineering's progress and see what excites us in the world of engineering.

Please take the time to read our news reports. If you want to know more about anything you read, don't hesitate to contact one of the team.

Merry Christmas from all at OpenWorks

OpenWorks Xmas


Having opened for business earlier this year OpenWorks Engineering Ltd has established itself as an innovative and dynamic engineering firm in the North East. Christmas offers an opportunity to reflect on six months of exciting engineering!

While progress of its in-house security product continues apace, with further details being made public early next year, the company is engaged in developing products and processes for other organisations; delivering dynamic engineered solutions in compressed timescales. OpenWorks is currently working on a variety of projects for established companies such as Rotary Power of British Engines, Abtus Ltd, Bance R & Co Ltd and Silvermoor Ltd.

The team’s background in designing world-leading combat engineering equipment, innovative rail surveying products and sub-sea distribution systems stems from a passion for engineering. OpenWorks’ engineers can apply their broad range of experience and exceptional capabilities through limited hours contract projects or complete turn-key solutions.

OpenWorks believes that successful product development is encouraged by enabling small, flexible and above all talented groups of ambitious people. This focus allows intelligently engineered products to be developed rapidly, reducing both time and expense.

OpenWorks’ key talent lies in integrating many independent technologies into a single comprehensive package.


If you would like any further information or to discuss your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.

OpenWorks Engineering Encourages the Engineers of Tomorrow


Usama Al-Naimi has spent his summer vacation working with the team at OpenWorks on everything from engineering technology development to creating marketing materials and branding concepts. Usama studies at Gosforth Academy in Newcastle upon Tyne, and is entering his final year this month. He has been a high achiever throughout his school life and now focusses on his love of product design and the sciences.

James Cross, OpenWorks’ Marketing Director explained “I mentored Usama through an Engineering Education Scheme Project during his last academic year, when he approached me looking for summer placement opportunities I knew we had to get him involved here. He’s incredibly creative and helped us explore new ideas during the development of our SkyWall concept. He threw himself into any challenge we presented and added real value to the team during our prototype testing. We wish him well for his final year at Sixth Form and have no doubt that he will succeed in whatever engineering path he chooses.”

Usama is particularly interested in bridging the gap between art and the sciences, working to create effective and innovative solutions to real-life problems.

“Spending the summer with the OpenWorks team has been an incredibly valuable experience, cementing my passion for engineering, design and innovation. The diverse skillset within the company has created an interesting learning environment for me to look forward to each day. The team exposed me to a vast range of creative and technical problem solving techniques, always taking time to explain the theory behind their ideas. I was truly honoured to be a part of the journey. I'm excited to follow their progress with the SkyWall project, and look forward to seeing what the future holds for OpenWorks. I see no limit to what they can achieve”.

The OpenWorks engineering team have supported local schools and universities throughout their careers and believe it is vital that students are exposed to real world engineering challenges.

The OpenWorks team talk to the Hexham Courant

 Hexham Courant Article

The Hexham Courant recently spoke to the OpenWorks team to discover what this exciting new engineering company was focused on. Civil drone defence systems, to provide protection from the threats posed by cheap drones, or UAVs, will see OpenWorks join the growing counter drone industry.


The Tynedale area has a rich tradition in North East engineering and OpenWorks intends to follow the example set by others.


Please click on the link below and see the story:

Hexham Courant Report - Riding Mill firm guards against peril of drones