Serving Jewellers & Horologists Since 1947
Celebrating 75 years…
H S Walsh & Sons have been a leading supplier of tools, equipment, clock and watch materials to the jewellery and horological trades for 75 years. Serving clients from individual designer makers and independent retailers to large industry groups such as the Company of Master Jewellers, the Signet Group and Rolex, we are renowned for our excellent customer service.
With branches in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham and Hatton Garden, London we are at the heart of the trade, offering person to person sales, backed up with help, advice and demonstrations from our knowledgeable staff, many with decades of experience.
Our head office in Biggin Hill, Kent, supports our branch structure, handles our ecommerce through our website www.hswalsh.com and manages our corporate partner needs. We not only serve the domestic market but trade world wide, exporting to over 150 countries.
We are proud to work with some key industry brands such as Durston, GRS, Bergeon and Horotec and are UK & Ireland agents for both Witschi Electronic AG horological testing equipment and Sunstone Orion laser and pulse arc welding machines.
Our commercial clock division, Grayson, deals with the design, installation, servicing and restoration of large scale clocks and time management systems for the likes of TFL, Goldman Sachs and…..
The company was founded by Paddy Walsh in 1947 operating from his own home in Beckenham, Kent. By 1951 the company had grown, employing 3 people including Paddy’s son Desmond and took on it’s first premises. The company moved twice more before settling in it’s well known former head office location in Beckenham in 1968.
In 1973 they acquired E Gray & Son, and used it’s prominently placed building on the Clerkenwell Road as the Central London branch for the whole business. In 1988 Walsh opened a branch in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and in 1996 moved their London branch, more centrally into Hatton Garden.
In 2002 Desmond Walsh, now having been Chairman for over 40 years, decided to retire and the company was passed over to the senior management team, including current CEO Patrick Sheehan. In 2010 the decision was made that the company had again, outgrown the capabilities of their Beckenham site and the move was undertaken to shift the head office operations, warehousing and Grayson’s workshops to a unit on Biggin Hill Airport. From here, the company continues to grow it’s customer base, product offering and services. Today you can pop into any of our sites to buy or get the best advice on tools an equipment from the traditional to the cutting edge.