The company was established 1988. Originating from a Stonemasonry family business spanning over 3 generations, we have worked on many prestigious projects; Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Brentwood Cathedral, to name just a few.
In the mid to late 80's people were tiring of the 70's style Crazy Paving and we were invited to lay a new product called Block Paving. From our first completed driveway that people could see and a small sign board, we went on to lay several more in the same street.
Forest Drives have built up an expert and specialised team of people with decades of experience, providing extremely high standards of workmanship. At Forest Drives we pride ourselves upon our reputation and dedication to care, efficiency, precision and keeping works to the least disruption possible for the homeowner.
Since our first contract over 30 years back we have gone on to lay several thousand driveways and patios. Many of these projects are available for you to view in our portfolio.
We personally run each project from start to completion, ensuring all your requirements are met.
Forest Drives provide a free and competitive quotation for a wide range of works, including driveways, walling, brickwork, patios, paths, landscaping, turfing, fencing and gate automation.
Butler & Stag is owned and run by Neil Leahy & Michael Woolley. Both come from similar working class backgrounds, and they met and became friends at Chingford Rugby Club, which to this day they still frequent, instead now it's for a drink and a catch up with old friends, as the playing days are well and truly over.
Currently with three branches in Shoreditch, Bow & Theydon Bois covering East London and West Essex, we specialise in residential and commercial sales, lettings, property management, land and new homes. Our highly experienced team of expert consultants boast an intimate understanding of the fast changing property industry and local markets. We understand the complex dynamics of selling and letting property as well as the specific demands of each client. This specialist knowledge enables us to make informed decisions and advise our clients correctly.
Due to our success, Butler & Stag are expanding rapidly and our aggressive business strategy will see further branches opening soon allowing us to extend our coverage of London & Essex.
Butler & Stag are delighted partner Chingford Rugby Club and give something back as the club has certainly influenced Neil & Michael’s life and successes!
Phone: 01992 667 666
Besso has a long and distinguished pedigree that gives it a respected position in the global insurance marketplace.
With a London-based staff of just over 200, Besso is a medium-sized business that combines the traditional values of an established and trusted broker with an innovative and personal touch that differentiates it from many larger competitors. Moreover, because Besso is an independent Lloyd’s broking group, predominantly owned by the senior management team, it offers an alternative and fresh perspective.
Besso has expanded and diversified greatly over the years. Growing from a largely North American business, it now operates worldwide through nine divisions: Aviation, Energy, Marine, International, Property, Casualty, Reinsurance, Besso UK, Besso Re, and Professional and Financial Risks. Besso also provides risk transfer services for reinsurance and capital markets through a subsidiary called Optex.
Highly regarded for the quality and experience of its specialist teams, Besso works primarily with overseas brokers and intermediaries, and is particularly noted for handling complex and unusual risks. Much of the business is placed under binding authorities with Lloyd’s syndicates.
Besso’s growth has been characterised by the consistency and reliability of its face-to-face broking skills coupled with an innovative and creative approach that draws strength from the company’s independence and commitment to bespoke solutions.