Established back in 1951 by Charles and Elizabeth Willock, the company was managed very successfully for 20 years as a provider of high quality electro plating service to the trade. In 1971 ownership of the company was transferred to the very well regarded (late) Mr Ronald Hobbis. Ron had for many years gained his experience in the metal finishing industry working as a Service Chemist for companies such as W M Canning, Silvercrown and IMASA.
In the experienced hands of Ron, C & E’s reputation continued to grow, and soon was regarded as the finisher to go to for a quality finish, particularly for Hard Gold and Bronze finishes, which the company are still renowned for today.
Ron’s youngest son, Stephen, joined the company in the early 1980’s to help manage C & E. Over the following years a wealth of information was passed onto Steve by Ron, and a huge amount of experience was gained whilst running the business. Steve is still proud to be running things today.