O L D Engineering is an international engineering solutions manufacturer based in Burbage, Leicestershire.  Established in 1971, the business has survived two recessions to then significantly grow, with its premises extending to 22,000 square feet in 1984 and more recently, further doubling in size with the acquisition of another factory.

A family business, O L D is owned by Mary Topp whose father passed it down to her and with Mary’s son and daughter soon to come on board, the family tradition looks set to continue into a third generation.  Today, O L D specialises in small to medium batch work and has a self-contained unit for one-offs and prototypes, which are distributed within the UK and internationally.

Speaking about why having had a trusted legal advisor has been of benefit to her and to the business; Mary Topp describes why she chooses to use the services of Tim Gladdle, Senior Partner at Bray & Bray:

“What we first liked (and still like) about Tim is that he makes serious situations feel lighter.  Meetings with Tim are almost fun; he always manages to bring a touch of humour, whilst instilling confidence; you know his mind is fully on the matter at hand.  Overall, I’d say Tim is very pleasant to do business with and I know that he will always do a good job.”

Commenting on the types of services that she has needed a solicitor for, Mary says:

“We’ve used Bray & Bray for things like HR services, credit control issues and all sorts of business matters.

“Tim sorted the shares out when the business was handed over to us by my father and when my brother died he was there to help with splitting up parts of the business.  My other brother recently retired from the business and Tim sorted the shares out then, too.  He doesn’t get flustered – that’s how he is.  He makes sure you have all the facts so that you can make the right decisions.”

When asked whether she would class Tim as her trusted legal advisor, Mary said that she definitely would and went on to comment about Bray & Bray as a whole:

“At the stage we’re at and because of the size of our business, we couldn’t get away with using just anyone for our business issues, and we wouldn’t want to.

“The way that Tim has helped us over the years has made us want to use Bray & Bray for other things, like  obtaining leases for the business as well as personal matters like buying and selling houses and making Wills.  In my experience, it’s much better to have these sorts of things all under one roof, as when running a business, things can sometimes be all over the place! 

“With Bray & Bray you know exactly where you are.  Everyone I have dealt with within their specialist departments has always been really friendly and easy to get along with and I certainly wouldn’t ever consider changing.”


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For more information about O L D Engineering, visit the website: http://www.oldengineering.co.uk/