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Steel Charter

Cotswold Steel has taken the lead by becoming the first steel stockholder to join the esteemed UK Steel Charter. This remarkable commitment reflects our dedication to supporting the British steel sector and advancing sustainable steel practices. With over four decades of experience in the industry, our aim is to set a powerful example for others to follow.

A Pioneer in Steel Fabrication

Cotswold Steel has long been a prominent player in the steel industry, specialising in fabricated structural steelwork. With over 40 years of experience, we have built a reputation for excellence, reliability and quality in the Southwest region. Now, by joining the UK Steel Charter, we are trying to solidify our position as a leader committed to the growth and sustainability of the UK steel sector.

The Significance of the UK Steel Charter

The UK Steel Charter is a collaborative initiative that unites key stakeholders from various sectors, including government bodies and industry leaders. Its primary objective is to promote and support sustainable steel production practices in the United Kingdom. We feel our decision to join speaks volumes about our alignment with the charter’s values and aspirations.

Joining Industry Leaders

Cotswold Steel’s commitment to the UK Steel Charter means they are joining prominent existing signatories. The UK Steel Charter signatories currently include over 30 leaders in major British infrastructure projects, from governmental bodies such as the Scottish and Welsh governments, and significant industry players like Sizewell C.

Tom Hall-Wilson, Director of Cotswold Steel, expressed the company’s alignment with the charter’s mission: “When we found out about the UK Steel Charter and what it stood for, we found ourselves as a company aligned with everything it was trying to achieve.”

Promoting British-Made Steel

Steel stockholders play a vital role in supply chains across the UK. Our commitment to using UK-made steel to supply major construction and infrastructure projects underscores its dedication to supporting the UK steel industry. By promoting British-made steel in this way, the entire sector stands to benefit.

Fostering Growth & Investment in British Steel

The UK steel sector is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy. It produces approximately 6 million tonnes of crude steel annually, meeting around 70% of the UK’s demand of 8.9 million tonnes. This sector employs nearly 40,000 individuals directly and supports an additional 50,000 jobs in supply chains. Our decision to sign the UK Steel Charter is a direct investment in the growth and sustainability of British-made steel, further supporting jobs and encouraging future investment.

Cotswold Steel’s pioneering move to become the first steel stockholder to join the UK Steel Charter is a testament to its unwavering commitment to the values and principles that underpin the charter’s mission. This historic step sets a precedent for the entire industry, demonstrating that dedication to profitability and sustainability can go hand in hand when guided by shared values and a united vision.

This pioneering spirit will undoubtedly inspire others to follow suit, accelerating the transformation towards a greener and more sustainable steel industry in the United Kingdom.

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