Liberty Speciality Steels is the name of a new business launched by Liberty House Group and headed up by ‘prominent international metals industry figures’.

The new business was set up in anticipation of completion of Liberty’s £100 million acquisition of Tata Steel UK Speciality Steels and will be headed up by Jon Bolton as CEO. Bolton, currently CEO of Liberty’s plates and UK steel development jointly chairs the UK Steel Council alongside the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial strategy.

The new company’s chief operations officer, Peter Hogg, joins Liberty from British Steel where he was a director; and the company’s chief financial offer, Chris Kirby, is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of international financial management under his belt.

Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman of the Liberty House Group, said: “Speciality Steels will play a pivotal role in achieving our over-arching GREENSTEEL vision and we are appointing a management team of the highest calibre to lead this crucial operation. The business will provide us with very significant melting capacity and will also make the high-grade steel we need for our advanced engineering operations. We’re very excited to have such talented people at the helm.”