Jon Bolton, one of the most prominent figures in the British and international steel industry, has been appointed chief executive of the enlarged UK steel division of global metals and industrials group, Liberty House.
Mr Gupta, Executive Chairman of the GFG Alliance, was awarded “Business Leader of the Year” at the British Asian Achievers Awards 2017, attended by leaders who have been brought together to celebrate achievement and excellence amongst the British Asian community.
Moves by vehicle manufacturers to buy more parts in the UK could generate thousands of additional skilled jobs in the West Midlands
International metals and industrial entrepreneur, Sanjeev Gupta, told the workers at the newly-renamed Liberty Steel Scunthorpe that their skills would play a pivotal role in the continued growth of the Liberty House Group, which now employs more than 5,500 people in the UK and 6,000 overseas.
During a visit to formally inaugurate the two mills, which his Liberty House group bought in August, he promised to create new jobs and steadily restore production levels which were badly hit during last year’s steel crisis.
Global metals and industrials business Liberty, which completed the deal this weekend, intends to expand Shand’s manufacturing capacity at Livingston, West Lothian, while also using the engineering expertise of its Midlands vehicle technology teams to support both Shand and Trillion to grow by developing innovative products.
Liberty, part of the global GFG Alliance, will today officially re-activate the ‘small bloom’ caster at the Aldwarke works, Rotherham, more than 18 months after it was mothballed by previous owners during the steel crisis.