Since 1988 we’ve run a family business out of the Bathurst Estate, on the outskirts of Cirencester.

Our team of Gilders, Conservators and Technicians ensure that each frame is manufactured to the highest quality to display and protect your artwork for years to come.

Chris Smith gcf

Managing Director & Gild Commended Framer

After completing my apprenticeship in furniture restoration and picture framing, with Ponsfords of Cirencester, I set up my own family business in 1988.
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Josh Smith


I joined the business in 2017 after working in IT for ten years. Learning how the business operates and creating new leads is something I really enjoy.
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Edward Coxwell-Rogers gcf

Shop Manager & Gild Commended Framer

After 3 years running my own framing business, I joined Chris and his team in 2007. Being creative every day and learning new skills thrills me.
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paul spence gcf

Workshop Manager & Gild Commended Framer

Having worked for framing companies in England and Scotland and with a background in large scale manufacture, Paul has headed up the workshop team since 1995.

sophie england

Gilder & Colourist

Sophie joined us in 2019 after completing her studies in Surface Design and Printed Textiles at University of Northampton. She produces our hand-finished range of mouldings as well as water-gilding and frame restoration.

leonardo boscolo

Frame Technician

Leo joined us in 2017 after gaining experience working in furniture manufacture. His role is split between cutting and making the frames and assembling the finished pieces. He is currently working towards getting his GCF level exam.

Laurie pearce


Laurie takes care of our Tax and Payroll and joins us with a background in the print industry. He is a keen birder and football fan and loves to travel to India and Costa Rica.