About Us

About Us

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.

Meet The Team

Founder and director - 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 Gowts 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.

Director and project manager -Tracy Blyth

Tracy oversees projects from start to finish whilst overseeing the woodwork department. Tracy has worked in management and manufacturing for a number of years before working in the bell industry.

Office Manager Jo Blyth

Jo ensures that all telephone and email enquires are attended to whilst organising all inspections and site visits. Jo has previous experience of working in different office environments. Alongside this has also worked within the NHS and in retail.

Head of Engineering - Chris Webb

Chris is a lifelong skilled engineer, with experience working with clocks, large steam engines and medical equipment. Chris oversees everything in our engineering department.

Engineering, site and web operative - Lucas Blyth

Lucas started working in the family business in 2022 and has continued to grow expertise in all aspects of the trade. Lucas has a background in computer science.

Sky - Team Therapy Dog

Sky has been with us nearly 3 years and likes to push the boundaries of human attention and treat consumption.