The history of Sheffield Gauge Plate

Originally trading under the name of Barworth Flockton Ltd, the family-run business as it then existed was sold to the Firth Rixon group in December 1997. Trading under the name Firth Rixon Special Steels Ltd until the buyout of the Ground Flat Stock division in June 2003. So, although Sheffield Gauge Plate is a relatively new company Ground Flat Stock has been produced on our premises for over 40 years!

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we regularly undertake hire work projects

We’re very proud of our hire work capabilities here at Sheffield Gauge Plate. We offer services for sawing, levelling, surface grinding and more. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, combined with our large quantities of steel in stock makes us your go-to steel supplier in the UK.

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We ship and deliver to the UK and over 22 countries worldwide

We are known for a prompt and reliable delivery service across the whole of the UK and worldwide. Our extensive knowledge of shipping worldwide allows us to provide you with favourable quotes using the most cost-effective way of shipping your goods.

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A Team Of Experts

Nigel Southern

Nigel Southern


Nigel has worked in the Ground Flat Stock industry for over 40 years, starting as a maintenance fitter he worked his way up and was instrumental in the 2003 acquisition from Firth Rixson.

Daryll Salmons

Darryl Salmons


It is a rag to riches tale for Darryl, starting on the shop floor he was part of the buyout in 2003. From then on Darryl has covered every base which involves running Sheffield Gauge Plate.

John Grayson

John Grayson

Sales Office Manager

John has been in the steel industry from a young age, with 18 years in his previous role selling Tool Steels he has plenty of experience covering a multitude of different grades.

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Paul Muscroft

Sales Engineer

Paul is our industrial knife and recycling specialist, with over 40 years of experience selling Industrial Machine Knife, he has a wealth of knowledge in the industry through varying different posts.