Samantha Benbow

Samantha Benbow is a Director of Benbow Steels, an independent Colour Coated Steel Stockholder servicing the UK and Ireland with its focus on consistently high quality, dependable service.

Sam began her career with Corus (now Tata Steel) in Redcar, Teesside in Concast on the Engineering Graduate Scheme after completing a BEng Manufacturing Engineering. After gaining experience from a number of different steel mills, business sectors and operational units within Corus, she moved away from traditional engineering and into Business Processes Reengineering, focussing on developing and implementing IT systems.

She moved to the Midlands to join Corus UK Distribution where she was responsible for the IT Processes of the Strip Steel, Hot Rolled and Building Systems Businesses. It was here that she really developed a deeper understanding of developing and implementing processes that were effective for both business performance and the end user.

She has since worked with Atos Consulting with clients such as Arup Consulting and Vosa, then with Rexel UK and Sanctuary Housing expanding her knowledge of the service sector.

She came onboard with Benbow Steels full time in 2018 to design, develop and implement a new end to end Customer Order Handling System and support the expansion project which saw the company double in turnover size from £12m to £24m by 2022. This makes it now one of the largest independent colour coated steel stockholders in the country.

As any Director of an SME knows, the responsibilities can vary daily but she has specific responsibility for all things Technology, Systems, Marketing, Environmental and Welfare.

Samantha Benbow will be speaking at the following session(s):

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