Thirty Years and Still Going Strong

In September 1987 Brian Carroll along with his wife Sonia formed BC Metal Finishing. Such was the need at the time to produce a quotation at the request of their first potential customer; this had to be hand written. On the strength of this an order was placed and the company was up and running. Many further orders soon followed the quotes being done on a budget typewriter which was just affordable at the time.

Having been in the finishing industry since leaving school and working at Leigh’s Paints, Donald Macpherson’s and Brent Chemicals (now Chemetall), Brian used his knowledge and contacts to promote the new business. Times were hard but as they say as one door closed, another one opened. It was not easy having a mortgage and two young children but with the assistance of Sonia a trained hairdresser who became Company Secretary they quickly picked up the skills required to operate a business.

All the hard work and long hours paid off and over the years B C Metal Finishing have become established and well respected in the Finishing Industry for the quality of product and service they offer. David, their son joined the business at an early age and is now the main driving force working hard to maintain and take forward the success of the company.

Having come from humble beginnings B C Metal Finishing are supplying very small to very large companies all with the same standard of product and service. The product range is extensive and it can be seen from their web site the range of products and services they offer.

The main source of supply are the pre-treatment process chemicals, however, B C Metal Finishing have always been at the forefront of automatic dosing and control and provide basic simple controllers to the state of the art cutting edge fully automatic systems for multi stage pretreatment plants.

Having joined Pyrene Chemical Services (now Chemetall) at Iver in 1969 with his HNC in Chemistry, Brian is still going strong and has a wealth of knowledge which he is passing onto David who is the future of the company. One could say that as the photographs show, Brian has lost his hair but not his enthusiasm or his sense of humour, being a lifelong Bolton Wanderers supporter and season ticket holder!

Having been involved in the formulation, manufacture, plant design and technical sales in pretreatment and formulation and technical sales of wet paint and powders, Brian is considered to be one of the foremost authorities in this field of Metal Finishing in this country.

B C Metal Finishing would like to thank all those companies who they have been involved with and who have given them their support over the last thirty years as without them they would not has prospered. Long may this continue!

Telephone: 01204 495818