Celebrating ten years of apprenticeships

At Brown & Carroll we have always felt passionately about providing high class training for the next generation of tradesmen and women, so are delighted to be joining the National Apprentice Service in celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship …

An extraordinary fit out for an extraordinary client

Google needs no introduction. Renowned for its originality, the technology giant’s new headquarters were going to be anything but ‘ordinary’. Spanning 11 storeys, 6 St Pancras Square now offers a remarkable home for Google engineers (aka Googlers), complete with a …

Wood gets the royal seal of approval

With a name like Luke Wood, it seems carpentry was his destiny and our bench joiner has certainly excelled in his profession. He recently attended Buckingham Palace to be presented with a prize by HRH the Princess Royal, the current …

Our boys hang tough

A team of 8 courageous B&C staff recently survived the gruelling 12.9km Nuclear ‘Tough Mudder’ race, to raise money for a rare debilitating condition suffered by the wife of a close friend and colleague. Over three brutally cold hours, they …

Lest we forget

In July Brown & Carroll Commercial Manager, Iain Brooks, visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, to donate a new park bench to 7006 (VR) Sqn Royal Air Force Reserves. This followed an appeal from Squadron Leader Andy Fennel, for an …

Better safe than sorry

We are very proud of our Health & Safety record at Brown & Carroll and regularly conduct training with staff to ensure they are aware of equipment best practices and safety procedures. Recently our eight strong, Bush House fit out …

Driving Force

With the order books as busy as ever, the Brown & Carroll transport department are constantly ferrying joinery and materials to and from our warehouses and various iconic London addresses. To meet these needs, we recently took delivery of two …

Sustainability Update

We are now in the third year of our sustainability partnership with Time4Trees. As the next batch of over 6,000 tree and hedge whips are delivered to community projects across Essex and the South East, we take a look at …

The impossible realised

These two highly unusual reception seating units, more works of art than furniture, were recently created for a commercial project in Finsbury Circus. At 6.5 metres long each, the metal framework needed to support these beauties weighed in at 133kgs. Previously, …

Leathersellers’ 7th heaven

The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers’ is one of the City’s oldest and most respected Livery Companies. Nestled in the shadow of the defiantly modern Gherkin, by contrast St Helen’s Place is home to centuries of tradition, hosting social and ceremonial …

A star in our midst

Congratulations to our Site Supervisor Darren Rossiter, who was recently awarded ‘Superstar of the Month’ by Overbury, for going above and beyond on the Microsoft Head Office fit out in Paddington. During the course of the project Darren supervised a …

STEMNET – inspiring the next generation

STEM is a network designed to inspire young people and create opportunities for learning, around the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Our very own Mike Pearson, volunteers as a STEMNET ambassador in local school James Hornsby at their afterschool club, …

Pedal power

At Brown & Carroll, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff is our main concern and many of our clients feel the same responsibility. One recent initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of yourself, was ISG’s Men’s Health Week. …

Our Living Legacy continues

Every year as part of our Living Legacy policy, Brown & Carroll commit to planting several thousand trees and bushes. In addition to our quota of 6,000, over the last few months we have helped various individual projects, schools and …

Size matters

With numerous projects on the go requiring a constant stream of materials, storage can become an issue. So we are certainly making the most of the additional space now afforded by our new processing plant in Laindon, which has already proved useful on the …

2016 craft competition

Congratulations to our 3rd year apprentice, David Guiton, who on 7th May, beat 24 candidates to win the 2016 Craft Competition held by The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers at Stratford College. This prestigious event promotes excellence and for the …

Safe in the City

In 2013 the issue of safety on London’s roads hit the headlines when six cyclists died in just three weeks, after horrific collisions with heavy goods lorries. Thirteen cyclists were fatally injured in 2014 and by June this year the …

Breathe Freely

Construction workers are at high risk of contracting lung disease from the work that they do and the respiratory health risks from breathing in wood dust when cutting timber (and in particular MDF) are high. Breathe Freely is a recently …

Doing good with wood

As part of our ongoing commitment to doing business sustainably, we have recently sponsored another 6,000 tree, hedgerow and bush plantings. 3,000 of these are being planted at the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Abberton Reservoir Reserve, with the rest distributed into …

A landmark achievement

It stands 224 metres tall. Its shape is unmistakeable. With 18,000 tonnes of steel, 300 miles of cable and the fastest panoramic lifts in Europe, the Leadenhall Building in EC3 – or the “Cheesegrater” as it’s fondly called – is …