Meet Mike Quarry, one of Amalgam’s engineers working on all sorts of projects. He’s been working at Amalgam for over 20 years and there’s a rather blurry line between where his hobby skills stop, and his work skills start. We caught up with him to find out what he gets up to when he’s not at work – mainly building miniature working engineering models in the form of replica steam locomotives.
Here’s another article from our series chatting to the Amalgam makers about their hobbies and interests, and how they interplay with their day job (and vice versa). Meet Paul, one of our Senior Project Managers. In his spare time he customises motorcycle helmets that are imported from Japan. Word on the street is he’s also writing a book, so we caught up with him to find out more…
Introducing Elaine Carr – she’s one of Amalgam’s senior makers. Elaine has a post-grad in Scenic Art but can turn her hand to pretty much anything. She’s worked in almost every department at Amalgam and has a varied portfolio of skills and experience. We talked to her about what she likes to do outside of office hours, especially her passion for creating artwork inspired by her love of geometry, pattern, architecture and big concrete buildings.
Amalgam Modelmaking are delighted to have been accepted into the Made In Britain community of manufacturers, entitling them to use the world recognised and registered collective mark.
Spy in the Wild series two is now available on iPlayer. If you are a fan of wildlife programmes you have probably already seen it, but did you know that some of the amazing animatronics featured in the show were developed and produced by Amalgam? We had to keep the secret for a very long time, but now, John Downer Productions, the company behind the series, have allowed us to tell the world about our involvement in producing some of the spy creatures that were key to capturing a unique view of nature.
Amalgam Modelmaking were delighted to get a visit from Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees this week, who enjoyed an informative tour of the workshop.
Amalgam Modelmaking worked with Adam & Eve DDB for Fosters Lager on a UK viral campaign on male body awareness.
A parody of Michelangelo’s David was created at slightly smaller than full size (the real one is 5.5m, Amalgam’s was 4m). In keeping with the Australian Fosters cultural tradition, he was to be called ‘Daveo’.
Bristol-based Amalgam Modelmaking has once again gained their Cyber Essential Certification. After verification of their self-assessment against the Cyber Essentials Standard, assessors BIP Solutions Ltd confirmed that Amalgam met the standards for the scheme. The certification was hence renewed in August this year.
UK Small Business recently interview Amalgam Modelmaking Director Mike Harvey on the virtues of starting a business in the South West over 35 years ago.