Richard Thomas has joined BSS Steel Strip - A division of Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

Welcome Richard Thomas

I am please to announce that Richard Thomas  has joined the Fernite team  –  taking up the position of Steel Sales Executive in our BSS Steel Strip division.

Richard joins Fernite having worked at some of the UK’s leading steel manufacturers, including British Steel, Vetchberry Steels and ThyssenKrupp. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the business, with a particular expertise in stainless material.

In his new role, Richard will work closely with our sales, technical and customer service teams to deliver the highest quality materials to a growing customer base.

He can be contacted by calling +44 (0)114 244 0527 or emailing richard.thomas[at]

It’s an exciting time for Richard to join our business. 2018 has been a fantastic year where we have won the prestigious ‘SME of the Year’ prize at the Sheffield Business Awards, expanded our sales, technical and operations teams, invested heavily in new technology and expanded into new global markets. 2019 promises to be even better, as the next phase of our investment programme begins and efficiency improvements continue to bring down leadtimes on a huge range of products.

Richard will also work as a steel specialist across our other divisions – Fernite Machine Knives, A. F. Whiteley Granulator Blades and PrintBlade Doctor Blades.