An awarding winning sculptural and architectural blacksmith is celebrating 25 years at the forge.

Chris Brammall began his business working at an independent forge in Graythwaite before moving to new premises in Ulverston, where he now employs a team of craftsmen.

Now rebranding as CB Arts, the company's work can be seen across the North West.

Chris said: “I’m incredibly proud to say we’ve achieved 25 years in business.

"When I look back to where it all started in a small forge, I see the journey it’s been on.

"Making big decisions on the direction I wanted to go in back then, as a lone blacksmith, always with my eye on expanding, could often be daunting."

Chris' work in Cumbria includes The Glebe Bandstand in Windermere and Staveley Mill Yard footbridge, as well as the bar top in the lounge of Holbeck Ghyll hotel, near Windermere.

Nationally his work can be seen in the the giant yellow Y, which makes up the Yorkshire Gateway sculpture at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

It also features in the Churchill War Rooms in London and the London Stock Exchange War Memorial.

Chris said: "Now, the team and I are looking to the future and our next step as CB Arts – a change that allows me as an artist to really invest in the growth of craftsmanship and blacksmithing skills, and for the business as a whole - allowing us to encompass the multiple elements of what we do - as blacksmiths, as artists, across public realm and private sculpture and architectural metal work all under the umbrella of CB Arts, as we look to create amazing metalwork worldwide”.