London & Brighton Plating Company

We were given a tour of London & Brighton’s facility by Keith Button whose Grandfather Ernest founded the company in 1946. In the 1960s and 70s precision Silversmithing and Silver Plating accounted for much of their business, until the collapse of the silver bullion market in the early 1980s. Keith told us how he and his brother Kevin worked together throughout the 1990s to restructure and ultimately rebuilt the company after their Father had so nearly been forced to close its doors for good. Today the company specialise in multiple metal finishing techniques including Chrome, Copper, Gold, Nickel, Silver, Tin and Zinc Plating, Aluminium Anodising as well as Metal Polishing.

Keith’s story is testament to his passion for the service he provides and British manufacturing in general. As we wandered around we were shown sample after sample of expertly finished products by people who were really proud of the work they do.