Buying and turning around British steel processors has boosted sales for this Dorset firm, which was founded by industry veterans Chris Hutton-Penman, 72, and Peter Davies, 69, in 2004. Export markets include the US, Holland and Germany and, despite falling steel prices, it plans to target Australia and Russia. Exports reached £11.5m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank19
CompanyOriginal Steel Services
ActivityForgings and steel processing
LocationDorset
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa115.73
International sales £000s11,467
Total sales £000s23,420
Staff188
Founded2004
Websitewww.ossl.biz

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