Abbey forges ahead

Family run company, Abbey Forged Products based in Sheffield at the heart of the stainless steel industry in the UK, have enjoyed a very successful time in the last year. The company ranked number 47 in Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs, they were also cited in the Sunday Time fast track 100 at #89 and international track 200 at #97 of UK companies. Not content with this, however, Abbey were included in the UK’s top 1000 inspirational companies on the London Stock Exchange. As if this was not enough, Managing Director Jacqueline Neal won the Shorts Accountants Business Person of the Year Award organised by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The Star newspaper. But the icing on the cake had to be the Queens Award for International Trade after the company’s exports rose by a staggering 234% in 3 years. The award was presented at Abbey’s Sheffield facility by the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody, with the employees of the company in attendance.

Howard Freeman, Shorts, with Jackie Neal

Abbey is one of the country’s fastest growing, privately owned manufacturers. Over the last year international trade has grown by £5 million. Directors Stephen & Jacqueline Neal are passionate about Sheffield stainless steel and aim to keep the city at the forefront of the industry, investing heavily in Sheffield rather than in cheaper overseas manufacturing facilities. Products include bars, flats, blinds, rings and flanges in a range of materials including carbon and stainless steels, nickel alloys, duplex and super duplex. A range of services including heat treatment, sawing, testing and NDT are also carried out in-house.

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