Tanfield Group PLC
11 January 2005

For immediate release

                               TANFIELD GROUP PLC

         Shareholding in Tanfield Group Plc ("Tanfield" "the Company")

The Company was on 22 December 2004 notified by Strathclyde Pension fund that on
3 December 2004 it purchased 7,000,000 ordinary shares, resulting in a holding
of 7,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company which represents 5.22 per cent of
the issued share capital. These shares are registered in the name Nortrust
Nominees, Account GCC02.


Roy Stanley, Chief Executive,
Tanfield Group Plc                                    Tel. 01207 521111

Ruari McGirr or Sebastian Wykeham,
Daniel Stewart                                        Tel. 020 7374 6789

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