Tanfield Group PLC
27 January 2005

                       Tanfield Group Plc ("the Company")

                                 Trading update

The Directors are pleased to announce that as a result of improved overseas
distribution for the Company's products the level of export business has risen
for SEV, its recently acquired Electric Vehicle business. Since the start of the
year the Company has received over £3 million of orders for products to be
exported to North America, Eastern Europe and Australia. The Company expects
further orders and when appropriate further announcements will be made.


Roy Stanley
Tanfield Group Plc Tel. 01207 521111

Ruari McGirr
Daniel Stewart & Co Plc Tel. 020 7374 6789

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