BIRFA Press Release 15th November 2017 BIRFA has raised concerns over an article released on WalesOnline regarding the use of imported reinforcing bar on a Network Rail project in Cardiff. In the article, the use of imported steel was described by south Wales MPs Stephen Doughty and Stephen Kinnock as “an insult to British steelworkers”

The British Independent Reinforcement Fabricators Association (BIRFA) is a new organisation, set up to represent the views of the reinforcement fabricators within the UK who are not owned by, or tied to, a steel producer.  Its aim is to provide a voice to those companies who supply reinforcing products to the British construction industry, free


Lee Brankley has been appointed CEO of CARES by the Board of CARES. He has been Acting Chief Executive Officer of CARES since January 2015. He takes up the permanent role with immediate effect following the recent resignation of Ben Bowsher due to ill health. “Lee Brankley brings innovative thinking and a wealth of experience


The UK government has endorsed CARES for its conduct in addressing complaints by the UK steel industry about the quality of imports of Chinese reinforcing bars over the last 18 months. In a letter dated 20 April 2015, Dr. Vince Cable, the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills said “It is unfortunate