• Are you creative?

• Would you like to win a £10,000 commission to produce a significant sculpture?

• This competition is open to artists/fabricators/blacksmiths and anyone working with metals

To celebrate our 130th anniversary and the opening of our new distribution centre, we would like to commission a sculpture for the reception area. During the last 130 years, F.H. Brundle has developed a passion for the industry and we are constantly amazed at the talents of our customers. So, we would like to offer someone the opportunity to produce a permanent reminder to our distribution centre visitors, of what is possible to create with our products.

The sculpture will be dedicated to the memory of Richard Brundle MBE who started working for the family business in 1956 and helped guide and grow the company into the modern era. Not only an astute businessman, Richard always wore a smile and was liked and respected by customers and staff alike.

This is a great opportunity for someone to create an original piece of work, from the many thousands of products we sell. Key to winning this commission will be your imagination, creativity and skill using our products in your design.

The Brief

To design and install an internal freestanding sculpture for the main reception area. Your choice of materials from our range will be supplied free of charge up to a maximum of £1000 in value.

Size: maximum dimensions are to be: 3000mm high x 2000mm wide x 1200mm deep.

Materials: the sculpture is to be constructed from your choice of materials available from F.H. Brundle.

Access: maximum opening via double glass doors: 2150mm high x 1800mm wide.

Finish: the sculpture will be indoors and must be finished accordingly, depending on the materials and design to provide a long lasting, low maintenance finish.

Outline Proposal: all submissions must be received by 15th March 2019.

Shortlist: a shortlist of candidates will be selected by 29th March 2019.

Detailed Designs: shortlisted candidates must submit their detailed designs by 3rd May 2019.

Winner: the winner will be announced by 3rd June 2019 and will be decided by Michael Brundle and his management team. The winner will receive a commission to produce and install the sculpture, whilst the runners up will each receive £1,000.

Installation: to be agreed with the winner of the competition. We may wish to visit the winner whilst the sculpture is being produced.

How to Apply

At the proposal stage, drawings or models outlining your ideas is fine. Please include pictures of previous work you have done. From our shortlist we may wish to speak to you in more detail. Your submission of ideas must be submitted either electronically or in writing as hard copy to:

F.H. Brundle Design Office
Empire Business Centre
Empire Way
BB12 6HH

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01282 834 547

Please include a little information about yourself and your full contact details.


The location of the sculpture will be in the reception area of:

F.H. Brundle
Wellington Road
Burton Upon Trent
DE14 2AA

Office Door Open
Office Entrance

N.B. Good Health and Safety practices must be followed and the reception area must be protected during installation.