Alan Crook, who was promoted to Managing Director earlier this year, has worked at Cottam for over 21 years. In our recent ‘Meet the Team’ post, Alan talked about some of his highlights of his career with Cottam, his proudest moments, and what his dream job would be (football may feature!) Catch up with Alan here.

Calling all warehouse managers and forklift users!

We’re developing a new product and are looking for your insights and opinions. Interested? Contact us here.

We’ve recently reviewed our wire brush offering to reflect both end users’ and distributors’ needs and expectations of our products.

Offering both a traditional, wooden wire brush, and a modern range of molded plastic brushes, the change to our wire brushes includes brown card sustainable packaging, and smaller outer cartons for safer handling.

The full update can be read here.

If you’ve visited our website lately, you’ll have noticed a few changes! We’ve overhauled the site, bringing together the catalogue and custom parts of our business on one website where our customers can learn more about Cottam, our innovative brush solutions, and what we can offer as a custom brushmaker.

We also have an easy to use online store selling a range of brushes from brooms and wire brushes to duct brushes and eel passes.

We are expecting a further delivery of broom heads this week. To order your brooms, email

At Cottam we’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet through sustainable brush solutions. Eddie Moon, Process Engineer, demonstrated his traditional brushmaking skills on this belt brush restoration project for a mill in the Dyfi Valley.

Using a hand stitching method, the original leather brush belt (which is over 100 years old) was filled with PBT, an ideal material for brushes where hygiene is essential.

Read more here.

If you have a brush refurbishment project, get in touch with our Custom Brush team who will be happy to discuss options with you.

Congratulations to our colleagues who recently celebrated their anniversaries with Cottam:

21 years with Cottam – Alan Crook, Managing Director
5 years with Cottam – Nick Palfreyman, Head of Product and E-Commerce
1 year with Cottam – Chris Jones, Financial Controller
1 year with Cottam – Rachael Sowerby, Sales and Marketing Assistant

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