A BARNSLEY business that has traded all over the world is celebrating its 20th year in business.

Subbit Structural Detailing in Barnsley was set up by friends Wayne Thackray and Nick Pepper in 1999 after they both worked at fabrication company, Billington Structures.

Subbit use a detailing package ‘Tekla’ to model steel buildings and then produce fabrication drawings for steel fabricators. They have worked on contracts worldwide including Hong Kong, Australia and Chile.

Wayne, director, said: “We wanted to run our own business to see if we could take what we had learned at Billington’s and work for ourselves. We do everything from the conception to the construction of the building.”

During their 20 years in business, Subbit has worked with many clients and even created advertising sign structures for the London 2012 Olympic Village.

“We are quite proud really,” added fellow director Nick. “Twenty years is a long time and we’ve managed to get through the recession which hit us quite hard.

“We had to diversify and learn new things and do things we never thought we could do and we had to completely retrain in 2012 when the technology we were using became obsolete.”

Subbit now employ nine employees and are training an apprentice from Barnsley College.

“We got our start doing an apprenticeship and we have built up a team of nine employees who are all friends so it’s a nice work atmosphere. It’s great to work amongst friends. We’ve made it to 20 years, here’s to making it to 40 years.”