Stocking 80,000 tonnes of steel in 26 depots across Britain, Barrett supplies industries from construction and transport to aerospace. The Bradford firm opened a division in Texas last year to serve the oil-and-gas sector in the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil. Founded in 1866, it is led by managing director, James Barrett, a descendant of the company’s founder.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank155
CompanyBarrett Steel
ActivitySteel stockholder
LocationBradford
Sales £m244.2
Operating profit £m9.4
Main shareholdersBarrett family (65%), management and others (35%)
Staff910
Founded1866
Websitewww.barrettsteel.com

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