COVID19 Support: Latham's Steel Doors


Latham’s Steel Doors originally joined Black Country Growth Hub on board the double decker bus which toured Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton in November 2019.

The company is based in Oldbury, they have been trading for 11 years and are the UK’s leading supplier of steel security doors.

The BCGH team has met with Managing Director, Alex Latham, to discuss growth and development opportunities.


COVID-19 - impact

Alex got in touch with BCGH again in February, using the fully operational business line, to discuss the risks the business could face due to COVID-19.

At this point Latham’s were referred to the Mentoring for Growth programme via Be the Business. They were matched with a mentor to support them through any new challenges they may face.

Their mentor will also help them use the Coronavirus slowdown to manage the fast growth the company was experiencing previously.


COVID-19 - response

Latham’s have previously supplied steel doors to hospitals and supermarkets and continue to support the sectors who need them most.

The company has furloughed some of its staff but is still operating on a skeleton crew. Staff are following Government guidance regarding social distancing and hygiene.

Measures include: encouraging contactless payments, routine hand-washing at least every 2 hours, daily cleaning of their showroom, restricting movement between buildings, designated pickup points, additional measures for delivery drivers and more.