This Midlands firm, with offices in Rotterdam, Dubai, Singapore and Perth, supplies steel to the oil, mining, construction and power-generating industries. Its customers include Shell, BP and Amec. The company was founded by the father of current chairman Julian Robbins in 1965, and says it supplies 100,000 tons of steel a year. Rising demand and higher steel prices have helped profits at Steel Plate & Sections grow 80% a year from £637,000 in 2001 to £3.7m in 2004.
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