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

Ian Kaye

Ian, our Operations Director has over 30 years’ experience of management in engineering, manufacturing and production industries.

Ian Kaye

Chris Topp

Working with historic materials has been a lifelong passion for Chris. He founded Chris Topp & Co. in 1982. Chris has now retired, with Jerome Peycher carrying on Chris’ work.

Chris Topp

Jon Hill

Jon has a wealth of experience covering most engineering disciplines. Before joining Topp & Co., he worked as a mechanical engineer, having spent 30 years in manufacturing companies allied to the construction industry.

Jon Hill

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

Joe Foxton

Joe started his engineering career as a CNC Machinist programming and operating CNC Mills, Lathes and Saws.   He is now a part of our design team using SolidWorks and turns our clients’ ideas into reality.

Joe Foxton

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

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

William Lowe

For William, blacksmithing started as a hobby which turned into a career. He has a great ability to analyse and solve problems. He has now taken a full-time position in our estimating team.

William Lowe

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

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

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

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

Keith Coning

Keith Coning

Keith is an experienced Engineer who has worked locally throughout his working life.  He joined Topp & Co in September 2021 and is proving a valuable member of our team.

Keith Coning

Jan Janiurek

Jan Janiurek

Jan joined us in August 2021 for a 5 year apprenticeship with the company.  Having previously studied Industrial design and technology at Brunel University and learning basic blacksmithing skills, he is keen to learn and expand his knowledge of metalworking.

Jan Janiurek

Danny Piper Topp&Co team member

Danny Piper

With a background in agricultural engineering and a keen interest in making decorative ironwork, Danny is an experienced blacksmith who joined the team in November 2021.

Danny Piper

Kerry Barker

Kerry started with us in 2023, having previously worked in her family’s agricultural engineering business gaining valuable experience in welding and fabrication.  She is now a hard-working essential part of our team, willing to take on any task.

Kerry Barker

James Tuck

Having previously trained in Blacksmithing at Hereford and Ludlow College, James started with us in June 2023.  Now an integral part of the team, competent, enthusiastic, and always completing work to the highest of standards.  

James Tuck

Matthias Van Leijen

Matt joined Topp & Co in January 2024 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in metalworking and woodworking. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and makes exceptional surf boards.

Matthias Van Leijen

The Latest News

Craftsmanship brought home.

Topp & Co. has for decades been established as a leading design and metalwork company, creating bespoke architectural metalwork for prestigious and challenging projects. Opulental is a sister company of Topp & Co. and was created by Jerome Peycher the […]

The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London.

We were commissioned by Stone Edge Conservation to repair and restore the decorative wrought iron balustrading mounted on two floors across the entire facade of the building. Including the replacement of a large proportion of the wrought iron rails, the […]