James & Williams

Ray Williams and Gill Horton Directors, James & Williams

James & Williams background

James and Williams

James & Williams manufacture a wide range of high-quality coffin handles and coffin fittings at their own factory in Herefordshire. This family run business has traded as Decorative Metallisers/James and Williams since 1968 and specialised in vacuum metallising for decorative products and funeral fittings.


Ray Williams and Gill Horton

Directors, James & Williams

“In the early 1970's we started to manufacture our own coffin fittings and have built up a comprehensive range of our own designs and tooling. In September 2017 we were contacted by Pro Enviro, as the Approved Supplier for Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Councils Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP), who offered us a free Business Energy Efficiency Review.  Initially, we were a little cautious about proceeding, as we felt that there must be ‘a catch’!  However, we were soon re-assured, and as a direct result of the free (and comprehensive) Energy Efficiency Review it was identified that James and Williams could achieve annual financial savings of up to £10,892 and 33.9 tonnes of CO2e by implementing the report's recommendations.  There was a significant opportunity to save costs by replacing the four existing PECO injection moulding machines with a single more efficient machine.  Nersi, from Pro Enviro, and Zoe, from WCC, helped make this happen along with sourcing a substantial BEEP grant to support us financially with our new purchase.  The whole process was effortless, as they guided us through every stage, helping to save time by clearly explaining each step and ensuring everything was done correctly.  Between them they made the application and implementation quick and easy, and both Nersi and Zoe were a pleasure to deal with, offering their time, expertise and patience as we moved this project forward.  In addition, the BEEP review identified that we would save money by replacing our old and inefficient lighting with new LED lighting – again Nersi was instrumental in finding a source of financial support (via The Carbon Trust) to help us fund this project.  We would not hesitate to use Pro Enviro in the future and would highly recommend their services to other businesses.”