Pair from C&G Help out at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The delicate work of conservation at the world famous Victoria & Albert Museum in London is benefiting from the skills of training company C&G Services.
The V&A has brought the Stonehouse based company in to train its expert conservation staff in woodworking and metalworking skills they need to repair and restore valuable old furniture and other artefacts.
''The conservation team has academic backgrounds and needed to acquire more practical skills to carry out many aspects of their work'' said trainer Phil Cartwright, who has been leading the training programme with Roger Simpkins.
''They asked us if we could help and so we have trained them to get the best from their machinery such as circular and cross-saws, routers, planners and sanders.
On the metalwork side, we have also helped them with training in brazing, welding,hot-wire bending and forming; so far we have done this with about 30 people.''
Phil and Roger have also advised the museum on how to select the best cutting and welding equipment giving added value to the customer.
C&G Services have had a very successful working relationship with the Victoria & Albert Museum for 10 years and look forward to continuing that relationship into the future.
''We're very pleased to have been able to make a contribution to the important work of the museum,'' said managing director Bob Oldmeadow.
''It's gratifying that our training skils have been recognised by such an important institution.''
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