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92: Independent Forgings and Alloys

Andy McGuiness, managing director, describes Independent Forgings & Alloys as “the world’s biggest blacksmith”. In simple terms, the business makes components out of metal and supplies its widgets to customers in the oil and gas, defence and aerospace industries.

The business broke the £20m mark in sales last year and plans to build on that total.

McGuiness is proud of the business’s independent status. He says it can respond to customers quickly and make speedy decisions. It makes the business more accessible to customers and suppliers, too. Flexible working practices, environmental awareness and quality products are the secrets of the business’s success, he adds.


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