Greybull boss to address centenary steel event in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 2 Mar 2018

British Steel owner Marc Meyohas will be the principal guest at Lincolnshire Iron and Steel Institute’s annual dinner next month, as the organisation’s centenary is celebrated.

The senior partner at Greybull Capital, who headed up the buy-out of the Long Products arm of Tata Steel nearly two years ago, will be on the top table at The Baths Hall, alongside president Chris Vaughan. 

Heading up the private family investment company, he famously declared that the thousands of Scunthorpe workers had “earned the right” to be at the start line when the ‘new’ company launched on June 1, 2016

His take on the performance two years on will undoubtedly prove to be a major draw.

Interest from Greybull was first revealed in mid-December 2015, with the London-based team going public a week later. Discussions ramped up in the new year and spring of 2016, ahead of the momentous day with the £1 purchase and £400 million investment plan safeguarding 4,800 jobs.

Within the first 100 days the business was back in the black, with installed executive chairman Roland Junck, revealing how it closed 2016 in profit. It is still early days though, with deputy chief executive Paul Martin last month telling a major conference on Teesside how it was not yet sustainable. 

The 85th annual dinner takes place on Friday, April 20, from 7pm.

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Entertainment will be provided by popular South Yorkshire poet Ian McMillan ‘the Bard of Barnsley,’ well known from extensive radio and television appearances such as BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile and The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes.

It won’t be the first northern Lincolnshire milestone he has played a role in either, having helped Singleton Birch celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2015.

Tickets must be booked by April 4. For more information visit the LISI website.

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