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One Year Since the Closure of SSI - Our Inspector Steve Potter Looks Back

One Year Since the Closure of SSI - Our Inspector Steve Potter Looks Back

One year ago today, SSI announced it was halting production at its Redcar steel works with immediate effect.

Steve Potter, one of Axiom’s inspectors, was just one of thousands of workers who faced a deeply uncertain future after bosses admitted they did not know if or when production would restart. As we now know, it was, indeed, the end - confirming the worst fears of Steve, who had seen the plant’s demoralising decline in the run-up to the bombshell announcement.

Thankfully Steve, of Normanby, found a new role with Axiom but 365 days on, the memories of SSI’s demise still looms large in his memory.

Read and watch Steve's full interview with the Evening Gazette here.