Tanfield Group PLC
04 January 2006

                Tanfield Group plc ("Tanfield" or "the Company")

                              Holdings in Company

Tanfield Group Plc was on 03 January 2006 notified by Octopus Asset Management
Limited that it holds a total of 13,009,100 ordinary shares in the Company
representing 6.82% of the Company's issued share capital.

Octopus Asset Management Limited hold these shares in funds managed or advised
by them.


Roy Stanley, Group Executive
Tanfield Group plc                 Tel: 01207 521111

Ruari McGirr
Daniel Stewart & Co plc            Tel: 020 7776 6550

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