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Sean Kelly, Founder of Richard Austin Alloys

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sean Kelly, founder of Richard Austin Alloys and one of the UK stainless steel industries pioneers. Sean passed away at home on Sunday 9th May aged 75.

Richard Austin Alloys originated in Glasgow with Sean and his 2 business partners in 1981. Although both partners left the business over time, Richard Austin Alloys continued to grow organically into one of the largest Independent stainless steel and aluminium stockholders across the UK.

Sean was larger than life character, greatly loved and admired by many. He was an engaging character with a rasping sense of humour!

Sean will be missed immensely within the industry by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

We send our condolences to his family, friends and all his colleagues at RAA.