Walkersteel

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Walkersteel
Private
Industry Steel processing and distribution
Headquarters Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Key people
Jack Walker
Website www.walkersteel.com

Walkersteel is a major steel processing company based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The firm was originally established by Charles Walker before his son Jack Walker turned the business into a major company.

The company was sold to British Steel plc in 1989 for a fee in excess of £300million[citation needed] - which helped fund Jack Walker's takeover of Blackburn Rovers in early 1991.[citation needed] By this time, the steel company was achieving profits worth close to £50million a year, though the onset of the recession saw the steel market suffer a major slump.[citation needed]

The brand was revived following Jack Walker's death but is linked in name only.[citation needed]

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