About Us

Stainless Steel Fixings (SSF) Ltd was established in 1984 by Eric Dowe after he acquired decades of experience working for one of the UK's biggest fixing manufacturers. The company is now run by his three sons, Simon, Jonathan and Clive, who have over 60 years’ experience between them.


Simon Dowe - Director

Simon is one of the three company directors and his key responsibilities include sales, estimating and purchasing. He joined Stainless Steel Fixings in 1987, following ten years service in the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards of the British Army.

Simon supports some of the company’s biggest customers on a wide variety of projects. Highlights include the Westfield Shopping Centre (W12) in 2007, the Curtis Green Building (SW1) in 2016 and The Glebe (SW3) in 2017.

Outside work he enjoys fly fishing and camping.

Email Simon: info@ssfl.co.uk


Jonathan Dowe - Director

Jonathan has worked at Stainless Steel Fixings since 2001 and he is one of the three company directors. Before joining the company, he worked in the offshore banking division of Lloyds Bank for 10 years.

With his strong financial background, Jonathan’s duties include managing the financial and regulatory aspects of the business. This has involved leading the company’s drive to achieve BS EN 1090 EXC 2 certification and working with both auditors and external consultants to ensure quality standards are consistently maintained.

Over the years, Jonathan has been involved with several major projects including Whitechapel Station in the Government’s £15bn Crossrail scheme.

He is a trained Community First Responder for both South Central Ambulance Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service and he volunteers for both organisations on the weekends.

Email Jonathan: info@ssfl.co.uk


Clive Dowe - Director

Clive has worked at Stainless Steel Fixings since 1986 and is one of the three company directors.  After achieving his degree in Chemistry, he worked in the chemical industry before travelling  extensively, then on his return he joined his father Eric, at Stainless Steel Fixings Ltd, which was at the time, a fledgling business.

Clive’s years of experience in the construction industry are put to good use in the areas of estimating, sales and general management. Projects he has worked on include; 25 Canon Street (completed 2006), the £550m Bloomberg Building, both in the City, and the 28 storey curving Tower, One Bank Street in Canary Wharf.

When he’s not working, Clive enjoys riding motorbikes and recently went to the MotoGP in Italy.

Email Clive: info@ssfl.co.uk


Sarah-Jane Dowe - Office Administrator

Since joining the family business in 2014, Sarah-Jane has taken responsibility for logistics and regulatory compliance. This includes on-going audits for EN1090 and health and safety. In 2015 she took the leading role to achieve FORS Silver for the company’s delivery vehicles.

Before joining Stainless Steel Fixings, Sarah-Jane gained several years’ office management experience working for a civil and structural engineering consultant and a Formula 1 simulation centre. This experience has proved invaluable for her on-going administrative duties. She also provides additional cover for the sales and purchasing processes.

In her time away from the office, Sarah-Jane enjoys horse riding and spending time with family and friends.

Email Sarah-Jane: accounts@ssfl.co.uk