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Dear Mr Putin


Dear Mr Putin, The employees of the Barclay & Mathieson Group, and our families address you now, without political agenda, without religious bias, without geographic borders or geo-political boundaries. We address you as human beings. We are the same, we are the people of the world. We are Russian, Ukrainian, and everything in-between.

Mr Putin, there is no doubt that you are a...

Ukraine Crisis


Dear Valued Customer,

In view of the current crisis in Ukraine our thoughts are with the entire population, and we wish them safe passage through what is possibly the worst experience imaginable. The complexity of this conflict and potential impact on the steel supply chain will be far-reaching and therefore we believe it is important to inform you of the following:


Energy Surcharge Customer Update


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Just One Tree


IMS are proud to announce we have partnered with Just One Tree.

Just One Tree is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere through Global reforestation.

For each £1 IMS donate 1 tree will be planted anywhere across 4 continents. 

So why are we planting trees? "Trees are carbon sinks, absorbing the pollutants we humans put into the ...

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Brexit & Covid-19 Update


Monday, 19th October 2020

Our Brexit Preparations

Dear Stakeholder,

At B&M/IMS & Avon Steel we have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to prepare, for any and every, possible Brexit or Coronavirus...

Letter from Secretary of State Alok Sharma MP To those working in manufacturing and industry in the uk


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COVID-19 Update - Temporary Closure


Coronavirus Update
Dear Valued Partner
The wellbeing of our employees has always been our highest priority, no more so than during the unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All staff across our entire group have behaved and responded in an incredibly positive manner to events as they’ve unf...

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COVID-19 Update


18th March 2020

Coronavirus Update

As a direct result of developments surrounding the spread of Covid-19, we would like to inform you of our contingency plans at this time.

IMS place the health and well-being of our employees above all other.

For us to continue to our business and deliver ...

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Our Brexit Preperations


Monday, 9th September 2019

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British Steel


British Steel has been forced into administration placing around 5000 UK jobs at risk. The effects of this will cascade throughout the steel market within Europe.  Read more

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Preparing for our new drilling line


IMS making preparations for the new Ficep Endevor drilling line due to be installed early July. If you outsource any drilling work, give IMS a call today and ask for more details on how we can help you.

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Another Happy IMS Customer


Another happy IMS customer who’s made a short clip for us.

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Steel Price Update


World steel prices continue to rise with steel mills increasing prices yet again, making prices approximately £150 per tonne more expensive than they were in July.
Prices will be inevitably higher in January and further increases are being predicted in 2018.

Rest assured that we at IMS will do everything we can to keep your prices as competitive as...

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Update On Smart Technology for Our Vehicle Fleet


In our recent move to utilise newer technology, Maxoptra, a route planning and scheduling solution, has allowed us savings of £250,000 per year.

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Customer Service Kaizen Event


In October, IMS held a week long Kaizen Event on customer service.

We had employees on the event from all areas of the business contributing to discuss and implement an improved service for our customers. 
The team together discussed areas of improvement within the business to ensure our customers receive the best customer service from IMS.
Mel Latham who has rec...

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New IMS website makes ordering easier


IMS has today launched its brand new website.  The new site has been totally redeveloped to make it easier to access the company's range of structural steel products and processing services.

The new site has a quote builder service built into it that enables customers to easily select exact products from the catalogue and add them to their basket.  The team at IM...

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New IMS Customer App launched


New Customer App launched

Phase 1 of our new easy-to-use customer app has been launched.  Available to download free of charge for both Apple and android devices, our app is specially designed to make it easy to access our product catalogue from your phone or tablet.

With the app installed, you can access our most popular products and easily get a quote, wherever you...

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Smart technology for vehicle fleet to provide accurate delivery timing


IMS has successfuly installed phase 1 of a smart technology programme on its 60 strong vehicle fleet; the first step of an exciting initiative that will improve the accuracy of delivery times and speed up deliveries.  

When complete, the initiative will include smart routing for deliveries to avoid congestion and speed up deliveries and  provide r...

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