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Tuesday 18 July, 2000

Wescol Group PLC

Subsid's Re Change to Board of Directors

Wescol Group PLC
18 July 2000



 APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF
                       WESCOL GLOSFORD


Wescol Group plc ('the Company') is pleased to announce  the
appointment  of Mike Newton (52) as an executive  member  of
the  Board  and  Managing Director of Wescol  Glosford,  the
Company's structural steel works subsidiary.

Mike Newton was previously Managing Director of Watson Steel
Limited,  a subsidiary of Amec plc, for three years.   Prior
to  this,  he  was Managing Director for 15 years  of  Booth
Steelwork Limited, a division of Booth Industries  plc,  the
Lancashire  based  steel fabricators, of  which  he  was  an
Executive   Director.    Mike  is  a   qualified   chartered
structural engineer.

Today's  appointment  completes the  reorganisation  of  the
Company  announced  on 6 July, 2000.  The reorganisation  of
Wescol  Glosford into two divisions, specialising in clearly
defined  sectors of the structural steel market,  came  into
operation on 1 July, 2000.  Wescol Glosford contributes  80%
of the Company's total turnover.

Richard Hill, Group Chief Executive, Wescol Group plc, said:

'I  am  delighted that someone of Mike's calibre is  joining
Wescol.   His  wealth  of management experience  within  the
steel  industry will be a great asset to the Company.   With
the reorganisation of Wescol Glosford completed, we all look
forward to benefiting from his contribution.'



Enquiries:

Steven Brown, Finance Director          Tel: 01422 319500
Wescol Group plc

Mark Way, Associate Director            Tel: 020 7353 9203
Bell Pottinger Financial



                                                                                
                                  

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