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Winning new customers in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors is the key to this steel stockholder’s strategy for continued growth. In January, managing director James Barrett, 59, launched a new division to specifically target the global energy markets, which – along with a facility in Houston, Texas, bought by Barrett in 2011 – helped international sales expand to reach £30.7m in 2013. The Yorkshire company stocks more than 80,000 tons of steel in 28 depots across Britain.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank87
CompanyBarrett Steel
ActivitySteel stockholder
LocationBradford
2-yr av intl sales growth pa44.85%
International sales £000s30,749
Total sales £000s273,296
Staff1,034
Founded1866
Websitewww.barrettsteel.com

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