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This firm holds almost 35,000 tons of steel at two sites: Kentford in Suffolk and Henstridge, Somerset. Its 24-hour processing and finishing operations include computer-controlled drilling and plasma cutting. These continued during lockdown with enhanced safety measures, while office staff worked remotely. Its steelwork has been used to create structures ranging from a sake brewery in Cambridgeshire to Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and the Tate Modern. The business is run by Alan, 54, and Neil Boyden, 50: sons of co-founder John Boyden. Profits grew 63% to £8.1m this year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank191
CompanyAJN Steelstock
ActivitySteel stockholder
LocationSuffolk
Sales £m131.8*
Operating profit £m8.1*
Main shareholdersBoyden Family (100%)
Staff375
Founded1961
Websitewww.ajnsteelstock.co.uk

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda