British Steel Producers' Conference (BSPC)

Scope and Content

This collection contains: papers concerning the formation, constitution and structure of the conference, 1945-1969; signed minutes of ordinary meetings, 1945-1970, finance committee and trustees, 1946-1970, supplies committee, 1946-1964, standing committee, 1945-1970; balance sheets and annual accounts, 1946-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Steel Producers' Conference (also known as Number 2 Conference) was formed as a full member of the British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) in 1945, and was made up of constituent product associations. Previously these associations had enjoyed full membership of the Federation having become affiliated to it soon after it was established in 1934. The BSPC remained in being following the dissolution of the BISF in 1967 and the nationalisation of the steel industry but was dissolved in March 1970.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

These records were among a series of deposits made by British Steel plc between 1995 and 1999.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The deposits made in the Centre by British Steel plc also include records of the British Heavy Steel Association and its predecessors and the National Billet Association, both members of the BSPC. The largest part of the deposits is formed by the records of the British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) and its predecessor, the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers. The deposits also include records of a number of regional and sectional iron and steel employers' organisations associated with the BISF, the statutory Iron and Steel Board and the nationalised British Steel Corporation.