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British Steel Limited in liquidation: information for customers, suppliers and employees

On 22 May 2019 the High Court ordered British Steel Limited into compulsory liquidation. The Official Receiver was appointed as liquidator.


Statement from the Official Receiver

We are continuing to work with interested parties to explore how to preserve the company as a going concern.

The company is continuing to trade and supply its customers who are showing good support for its products.

  • British Steel Limited was wound-up in the High Court on 22 May 2019
  • As these are commercial in confidence discussions no further information on the sales process is able to be released at this time
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Special Managers

The Court has appointed Hunter Kelly, Sam Woodward and Alan Hudson of EY to act as Special Managers to assist the Official Receiver with his duties as liquidator.

Information for customers

British Steel in liquidation is continuing to trade and supply its customers. The Special Managers keeping the company’s customers informed about the progress of the liquidation.

Information for employees

British Steel in liquidation is continuing to trade, staff will continue to be employed.

The Special Managers are engaging with employee representatives to keep staff informed about the progress of the liquidation. An employee helpline has been established to answer any questions you may have. You can contact us by email or phone on 0161 333 2666.

If there is any change to your employment status the Special Managers will be in contact with you about this.

Information for suppliers

Advice is available for businesses who face challenges arising from British Steel’s liquidation.

Information for potential buyers

Please email the Special Managers for any enquiries relating to the sale of the business.

Other enquiries

If you have a general enquiry about British Steel you can email us.

Published 22 May 2019
Last updated 13 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated from the Official Receiver and link to advice for suppliers provided by Make UK and the government's British Steel Support Group added.
  2. Updated statement from the Official Receiver and contact details for potential buyers added.
  3. First published.