Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Sheffield scrap metal dealer shuts down after 60 years

Sheffield-based scrap metal dealer Haydn Morris Alloys Limited has gone into administration after more than 60 years in business.

The firm, which was founded in 1952, blamed a lack of demand caused by the 2008 recession for its demise.

Administrators from the P&A Partnership were called in during April and initially tried to find a buyer for the business, but were unsuccessful. By the time the administrators were appointed, only four staff remained at the scrap yard and have since been made redundant.

Haydn Morris Alloys Limited’s remaining assets have now been sold to a “third party competitor”, the administrators said.

Joint administrator Andy Wood said: “It is frustrating to see a long-established local business cease to trade despite the best efforts of the dedicated team of directors and employees.

“Increasing raw material costs, falling selling prices and the slow recovery of the economy have all taken a toll on this business. In the end, these factors have proved too much for this particular company to survive.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.