Our Team

Since becoming our Managing Director, Jerome Peycher has encouraged continued development of the services we offer together with an investment in the staff and their training. Jerome believes that “to produce the quality of work our customers expect requires the best craftsmen working with quality tools and equipment in the best possible environment”. With this in mind he has overseen a substantial investment in the workshop that is fully equipped with the specialist equipment needed by one of the leading companies for bespoke metalwork. We are now accredited as working to EN1090 standards which is not something many companies in our field can boast.

All our smiths have or are undertaking the blacksmithing or forge work courses at Hereford (often both), however there is still a large element of gaining on the job experience, particularly in the area of refurbishment which is not covered to any extent by current courses. Here at TOPP & Co, we are generally viewed as experts in this area and regularly receive requests from blacksmiths to spend time at our workshop to learn traditional techniques.

TOPP & Co. take one year secondments of metalworkers from the French Craftsman’s Guild  ‘Compagnon Du Devoir’. The placements from the Compagnon are all experienced and highly skilled metalworkers before their placement with us, undertaking a seven year apprenticeship and they are generally either in their last year of training or have finished their apprenticeship and come here to learn traditional forge work skills which have been largely lost in France.

 

Latest News

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Work on the restoration work for the Natural History Museum in London goes on…and on… and on.

Installation of the first batch of gates. railings and lanterns has now been completed to tie in with the opening of the new Blue Whale exhibit in the main hall. Back to their former glory. Hope … READ MORE

July 2017

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Everything you need to know about our wrought iron is in this new e-brochure

click on this link to visit the new Wrought iron e-brochure READ MORE

May 2017