Meet the Team

About Us

With over 35 years of experience in Steel Stockholding and Trading, No. 9 Steels Ltd has the commercial knowledge to be able to 'SOURCE and SUPPLY' all of your general steel requirements. 

We pride ourselves on maintaining good and long term relationships with our customers and strive to satisfy their needs by continuing to provide an excellent service.

Please note, WE BUY SURPLUS STEEL (From 5 to  5000 tonnes.) 


Whilst we provide full prime material with CE markings and Mill test certs we also, through years of experience, deal with “surplus Steel Parcels” in all products when available.

Please check our offers page to view these parcels. Information and pictures are updated on a regular basis.




Paul Riordan started his first job in steel at GKN Steelstock in Leeds at the age of 17. In the following years, he worked for four other steel stockholders; Fleet Steel Services Cleckheaton, GCS Steels Leeds, United Steels Leeds and Gainsborough Steels. It was in March 2009 when he eventually started his own company No.9 Steels Ltd.
Customers still continue to enquire about the origin of the company name which is actually a combination of his 'centre forward' No. 9 football shirt and also an infamous joke he told on a Steel Golf Day in Portugal in 2005, which was called 'Number 9".

A semi professional MC, Paul compares all Dinners and Sporting events for NEASS (North Eastern Association of Steel Stockholders).




Paul Riordan, Adrian Morley & Barry McDermott


Paul Riordan & Dean Windass

Paul is proud to have introduced many well known sporting celebrities and comedians.

The list below highlights a few:

Chirs Kamara, Billy Bremmer, Tommy Docherty, Johnny Giles, Steve Kindon, Ron Atkinson, Peter Lorimer, Steve Claridge, Kevin Lynch, Eddie Gray, Dave Bassett, Kevin Ratcliffe, Dean Windass, Alex Murphy,Paul Sculthorpe, Duncan McKenzie, Barrie McDermott, John Charles, Paul Merson, Phil Thompson, Wilf McGuinnes, Adrian Morley, Bruce Grobbelaar, Ronnie Whelan, Dr. Kevin Jones, Steve Daley, John Bentley, Geoff Miller, John Stiles, Dave Watson, John Berresford, Nobby Stiles.

Paul Riordan with Paul Merson & Mike Farrell

Paul Riordan