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Founded in 1866, this family-owned firm stocks more than 100,000 tons of steel at 27 locations, counting merchant bars, handrails and carbon steels among its products. Under group managing director James Barrett, 64, the Bradford business has recently expanded operations into Scotland, investing £3m in a new warehouse and two additional sites.

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Company details
CompanyBarrett Steel
ActivitySteel stockholder
Sales £m317.7
Operating profit £m9.1
Main shareholdersBarrett family (83%), management and others (17%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda