— About us —

The voice for the UK cast metals industry

CMF Members come from every part of the industry and produce around 85% of all castings produced in the UK.  With over 120 foundries, ranging from global foundry groups to small jobbing foundries, our members supply precision finished parts and assemblies in a range of sizes, metals and process to the UK and global markets, an output valued at over 2 billion pounds.  A strong casting sector requires a successful supply chain for equipment, consumables and services, over 40 of whom are an important part of CMF’s membership.

As the single voice for the UK foundry industry, CMF promotes the UK castings industry as a whole, influencing discussions with government bodies, negotiating and consulting on UK and European legislation that affects us all.

For manufacturers across the world seeking the ‘Best of British Casting’ the CMF provides a single point of contact, whether for sourcing castings for every application and market sector or general information on the activities of the UK Foundry Industry.

As a Member of the European Foundry Association (CAEF) and the Metals Forum, we are well placed to inform and influence.

Based in the heart of the West Midlands and operating from the National Metalforming Centre, our small but dedicated team ensure that the needs of both UK foundries, foundry suppliers and castings buyers are met.


What we achieve every year




Million pounds sterling sales


Kilotonnes of castings



We represent the UK cast metals industry everywhere and serve the following sectors:


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Meet the CMF team

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Mike Naylor is the owner and director of Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd.
Along with the parent company, C Butcher and Co Ltd, Durham Foundry is a jobbing iron foundry based in Sheffield, UK. it is over a hundred years old and still owned and managed by the same family.
The company produces castings in grey, ductile, high chrome wear resistant, high nickel heat and corrosion resistant, compacted graphite and austempered ductile cast irons.

Mike Naylor

CMF Chairman of Council - (Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd

Dr Pamela Murrell has spent her entire working life in the metals and foundry industry. She leads a small but dedicated and professional team who provide the high level of service that both members and key stakeholders have come to expect from CMF.

Pam Murrell FICME

Chief Executive

Wendy Bennett is the Chief Executive Officer of Lost Wax Development Ltd, a premium investment casting company serving the oil & gas, rail, aerospace and marine industries. The company also has fine art foundry producing works in stainless steel.

Wendy Bennett

Immediate Past Chair (Lost Wax Development Ltd)

Richard’s primary role is that of Health, Safety and Environment Officer and administrator of the sector’s safety initiative.

Richard Heath

Health, Safety and Environment Officer

Angela's primary role is to run the office on a day to day basic and co-ordinate the activities of the CMF to provide members with the exceptional service they appreciate.

Angela Mason

Office Manager
Abigail Southall

Abigail provides support, information and assistance to other staff with administrative tasks, and with preparing reports and information to member companies, responding as necessary to third party enquiries.

Abigail Southall

Office Administrator

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