This family-owned business holds more than 90,000 tons of steel and operates from 32 locations across Britain, Ireland and America. Profits rose 70% to £10.9m in 2014, boosted by improved demand from the automotive and transport sectors and by a strong performance from its Texas division. Managing director James Barrett, 60, heads the Bradford-based company.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank73
CompanyBarrett Steel
ActivitySteel stockholder
LocationBradford
Sales £m311.6
Operating profit £m10.9
Main shareholdersBarrett family (70%), management and others (30%)
Staff1,202
Founded1866
Websitewww.barrettsteel.com

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