About Us

Stronger structures. Stronger relationships.

At Taziker our great strength is using innovation to solve problems. We challenge ourselves continuously to improve and set the standards within the industry.

Though we work with new and old structures alike, we always set our sights firmly on the future, using innovative techniques to deliver projects that have long-term benefits and stand the test of time. That’s why our clients always look to us to make their projects 100% safe and reliable.

Since the original foundations for Taziker were laid in 1969, we’ve nurtured our staff, grown our services and won long-term clients in all sorts of sectors. We know that at heart this is a people business, which is why our team of over 550 specialists work so hard on great service, rock solid reliability and a personable, human approach.

It’s our strength of experience and expertise that have made us so successful. Talk to us about your next project and see how our next generation thinking can work for you.

Our History

In the Beginning

Taziker began life in 1960’s Bolton, where our founder and Group Chairman, Tom Taziker, created T. Taziker & Co a commercial painting company undertaking decorative work to the regions superstores, airports and hospitals. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s the company would diversify, taking on more industrial projects; notably the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle, the Menai & Britannia Bridges in North Wales and Jodrell Bank Telescope in Cheshire.

Industrial Revolution

In 1994 Taziker Industrial was established, new premises were sought, and the company began to expand, offering our core services of surface preparation and painting nationwide upon landmark structures, bridges and industrial complexes; delivered through our newly formed division, TI Protective Coatings. The expansion continued throughout the 90’s, completing works on behalf of the Highways Agency, Railtrack and numerous Local Authorities.

Expansion Plans

At the turn of the century, the existing premises in the centre of Bolton were quickly beginning to restrict growth. Offices were on one side of St Georges Road, with the depot on the other; there was no room for further expansion, so a move to the countryside was in order.

Land was purchased for a new out of town facility and construction began in earnest; in 2001 our new Head Office in Horwich was opened, consisting of office spaces, warehouse, plant storage and training facilities. It’s been our home ever since, although it’s undergone quite a few changes itself.

The Railway Age

Following a comprehensive assurance process, Taziker was awarded a licence to work directly for Network Rail in July 2006; we began our first project, Oykel Viaduct, in January 2007 for Network Rail Scotland and since that day we have been continuously engaged by Network Rail across all territories.

This would see the greatest shift in the company’s direction since its inception; the success of our specialist services saw our Rail income encompass nearly 90% of our annual turnover. As a result, the board began to look at ways to expand our service offering, developing new relationships and opportunities across a broader range of markets.

The Complete Package

Through work with Network Rail, the company were now operating continuously as Principal Contractor, and as such were sub-letting packages of work on a routine basis to scaffolders and steelwork repair companies. In 2007 the decision was made to focus on the multi-disciplinary structural refurbishment offering of Taziker.

With this decision, we began the process of expanding our services; we acquired two specialist scaffolding contractors in Network Scaffolding and Project Scaffolding and founded an internal steelwork fabrication and repair division. Land was acquired close to Head Office to aid collaboration between the teams.

Landmark Challenge

2011 was an exciting time for Taziker. We were awarded the structural refurbishment of the Royal Albert Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel on behalf of Network Rail. This was followed by the award of Phases 3 and 4 of the Tay Rail Bridge for a combined £41,000,000 and numerous Safety, Environmental and Historic Infrastructure awards.

With Network Rail’s 5 year CP4 spend period drawing to a close in 2014, there was a push to secure places upon the forthcoming CP5 framework. We were successfully awarded places upon the Scotland and North East frameworks, delivering £30,000,000 worth of structural refurbishment work within the first 3 years.

This provided the company with the platform needed to invest; allowing us to open further offices in Plymouth, Glasgow and York and expand our teams through regional support.

Looking to the Future

Our aim since the foundation of Taziker has been to become our client’s first choice wherever structural refurbishment is required. We will continue with this drive, opening up new markets both within the UK and internationally; developing our people and our services to meet the demands of tomorrow.


We work in an industrial world, but it’s people that drive us.

Since 1969, we’ve made our name in strengthening and structural refurbishment. However, in truth, relationships have always been at the heart of our business.

We’ve nurtured our staff, grown our services and worked hard to give rock solid reliability and a personable, human approach. That’s how we’ve won long-term clients and grown our team to one of over 550 specialists.

With such a wide range of expertise in-house, we‘re always looking for talented individuals that can bring something new to our team. If you feel you’ve something to offer us, please submit your CV and an introductory email to careers@taziker.com.

Individual applications will be passed to the most relevant Director. Agencies will not be considered. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.


  • NHSS - Scheme 19A - Corrosion Protection of Ferrous Materials by Industrial Coatings
  • NHSS - Scheme 20 - Execution of Steelwork in Transportation Infrastructure Assets
  • ISO 9001 -  Quality Management
  • ISO 14001 -  Environmental Management
  • ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety
  • BS 1090 EXC 3 -  Structural Components for Steel Structures
  • CHAS - Certificate of Accreditation
  • Constructionline Gold - Certificate of Membership
  • RISQS - Certificate of Audit
  • Network Rail - Principal Contractor Licence
  • UVDB - Certificate of Registration
  • FORS Bronze
  • Cyber Essentials
  • ISO 3834 - Welding Quality Management
  • FPAL

Professional Memberships

  • British Safety Council Membership
  • BSI Membership
  • BCSA RQSC - British Constructional Steelwork Association
  • ICORR - Institute of Corrosion
  • CECA - Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • Water Jetting Association
  • ECIA - Engineering Construction Industry Association