Team

In the company of craftsmen
Whatever the scale or complexity of your project, you can rely on the skilled metalworkers, project managers and administrators at Topp & Co. to provide the highest-quality products, delivered on schedule and on budget.

Jerome Peycher

As Managing Director, Jerome’s vision is the driving force behind our mission to improve the quality, variety and ingenuity of our architectural metalwork. Jerome served his apprenticeship with the Compagnons du Devoir and was elected ‘Provincial’ (UK President) in 2013.

Jerome Peycher

Chris Topp

Working with historic materials has been a lifelong passion for Chris. He founded Chris Topp & Co. in 1982, and quickly established it as one of the most respected workshops in the country. Chris is a master of the traditional […]

Chris Topp

Ian Kaye

Ian, our Operations Director has more than 30 years’ experience of management in engineering, manufacturing and production industries. He relishes the challenge of getting the best out of every available resource – ensuring our clients get the best-quality products on […]

Ian Kaye

Jeremy Bowman

Jeremy has a wealth of experience, having spent ten years at a York Architectural practice dealing with restoration work for large country estates, and project managing contracts for high-street clients. He now heads up our estimating department.

Jeremy Bowman

Jon Hill

Jon is our head of sales and brings a wealth of experience covering most engineering disciplines. Previously, he worked as a mechanical engineer, with the last 30 years spent in manufacturing companies allied to the construction industry.

Jon Hill

Barry Drinkhill

Barry is a highly skilled blacksmith with more than 16 years’ experience in all aspects of our work. He previously worked in the building trade on domestic, commercial and civil engineering projects. Barry has completed the highly regarded forge work […]

Barry Drinkhill

Philip Beckwith

Philip is a highly trained and valued member of our team. He started his engineering career with an apprenticeship at ABB carriageworks in York and has amassed a wide range of specialist skills, including construction site supervision, welding and fabrication.

Philip Beckwith

Ryan Thornhill

Ryan is a mechanical design engineer & CAD technician, with eight years industrial experience designing precision fabricated steelwork for a wide range of industries. Excellent three dimensional & two dimensional computer aided design skills in SolidWorks and Autodesk packages.

Ryan Thornhill

Eammon Kenward

Site supervisor, blacksmith and highly skilled all-round metalworker, Eammon has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry. Based in London, Eammon is IOSH and SSSTS trained, and teaches traditional blacksmithing skills in his spare time.

Eammon Kenward

William Lowe

For William, blacksmithing started as a hobby which turned into a career. He has a great ability to analyse and solve problems.

William Lowe

Dawn Walmsley

Dawn joined the office team in February 2017, having previously worked for a local Architects practice in York. She has a wide range of administrative skills, as well as a keen interest in photography.

Dawn Walmsley

Baptiste Deleau

Baptiste joined in September 2000, having completed an apprenticeship with Les Compagnons du Devoir. He has been awarded the Bronze Medal – Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, which means he is officially recognised as a Master Blacksmith.

Baptiste Deleau

Douglas Hill

Having worked for six years at various engineering companies, gaining valuable experience in welding and fabrication, Douglas developed an interest in architectural metal. He went on to take a three-year degree course in Artist Blacksmithing at Hereford College of Arts.

Douglas Hill

Maxence Huckert

Maxence is an experienced Metalworker and fabricator who joined us in 2018.

Maxence Huckert

Shaun Drinkhill

Shaun is a skilled plant driver and fitter with experience in all aspects of construction and site work.

Shaun Drinkhill

Stuart Carradice

Stuart has a broad set of skills and experience, gained during a 30-year career serving in the Royal Air Force.

Stuart Carradice

Simon Horne

Simon trained as a design and development engineer and has worked with us for more than 20 years. A skilled engineer with a BA Hons in Industrial Design, Simon has experience of working across all areas of our business.

Simon Horne

Louis Sturt

Louis Sturt joined our team as a blacksmith / metalworker after attending The Hereford and Ludlow College, where he studied for his level 3 Diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalwork.

Louis Sturt

Corentin Aurelien Taillefer

Corentin is currently working with us as part of his apprenticeship with the French Craftsman’s Guild ‘Compagnon Du Devoir’.

Corentin Aurelien Taillefer

Zoe Labbe

Zoe is currently working with us as part of her apprenticeship with the French Craftsman’s Guild ‘Compagnon Du Devoir’.

Zoe Labbe

Andrew Whitehead

Andy has been with us since 2000 and is usually found around the rolling mill or helping with the marketing

Andrew Whitehead

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The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London.

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