As one of Cumbria's most creative companies we like nothing more than to recognise in-house talent.

Now, two of our long serving employees have been given the opportunity to develop their skills for the future, having demonstrated a substantial level of commitment and enthusiasm to their work.

Jamie Lawson 34, and 38 year-old John Hartley have worked with us here at Chris Brammall for almost a decade, having joined as labourers in 2006. Now, their talent, passion and dedication is set to take on new heights as they embark upon a two-year fabrication and welding apprenticeship at Furness College.


Apprentices Jamie Lawson (Left) and John Hartley (Right). Apprentices Jamie Lawson (Left) and John Hartley (Right).

Chris comments "Recognising in-house talent and rewarding commitment, hard work and dedication by investing in the long term future of our employees is vital to our ongoing growth and success. John and Jamie's skill set has naturally grown during their time as labourers in the business, and forms a solid ground on which to progress to study for a qualified trade."

The pair will spend four days a week in the workshop here at Low Mill Business Park with mentor and workshop manager Andy John, and attend college in Barrow in Furness on a weekly basis.

Father of one Jamie, whose partner runs a bistro in Ulverston and John who lives in Dalton, were part of a 8-strong team responsible for the recent manufacture and installation of one our largest pieces - an 18m sculpture at Derby Innovation Centre. They have also worked on numerous projects within the county including The Lake District National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole and White Moss Bridge, Rydal.