Blyth & Co. Ltd. (Formerly TLB Services) is a small, customer-focused business, which is based around traditional and time proven methods, along with a mindfulness to seek development, and betterment in the bell hanging trade.
We started trading in 2013, although we have not been established for long, within our workforce we have over 70 years’ worth of experience working within the church bell industry.
Proprietor: Tom Blyth
Tom started to learn how to ring church bells at the age of ten. By the age of fifteen he had become very interested in all aspects of joinery, engineering and restoration work, and helped repair and replace components within the tower of St Peter at Gouts church in Lincoln to help bring the bells back into working order.
He was then offered a work experience placement by Hayward Mills Bellfounders and Bellhangers in Nottingham and was offered full-time employment immediately after leaving school.
In his time at Hayward Mills, Tom learnt about many aspects of the bell hanging trade, ranging from the basics of fabrication to frame design and bell hanging composition.
Eventually Hayward Mills moved to the John Taylors Bell foundry site in Loughborough in 2009. It was at this time; Tom was entered into a woodworking apprenticeship picking back up his previous love for wood. After the completion apprenticeship, he decided to leave Taylors and set up his own business.
Works Manager:Tracy Hall
Tracy worked in management and manufacturing for a number of years before working in the bell industry.
Workshop Assistant: Jo Blyth
Jo works part time undertaking many tasks in the workshop ranging from cutting out base components in the wood department to finishing off products before they are sent to site.
Registered Company: TL Blyth & Co Ltd Trading as Blyth & Co. Ltd. Company Number: 12398244