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Alexander Comley has signed a partnership agreement with Hydra Offshore, an indigenous oilfield services company, in developing products for Ghana’s oil sector.


A further Management Buy Out of Alexander Comley Limited by its existing management team.


LCP acquired by Ward White Group PLC, the parent company of Halfords, Payless DIY and AG Stanley. The following year Alexander Comley Limited, together with its stainless steel division, was purchased by its management team through a Management Buy Out.


Acquired Smith & Hallett Engineering, a business which similar to Alexander Comley Limited, was one of the pioneers of stainless steel manufacturing.


Alexander Comley became part of the Lunt, Comley and Pitt Group (LCP), and amalgamation of the business interests of Lunt Bros, Alexander Comley Limited and Pitt, Leeson and Co. Soon thereafter the business started trading in stainless steel.


Traded as a coal merchant and established retail coal depots at Windsor Street, Highgate, Monument Lane and Harborne in Birmingham.


Records of 25 12-ton coal wagons registered to Alexander Comley through HG Lewis and Company of Cardiff, from the Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. Ltd.


Company incorporated, initially as a coal factor, operating from offices in Birmingham, UK.