Frank Henry Lambert established the
company that bears his initials in 1963.
In the 50 years since, F.H.Lambert has
grown into a world-renowned specialist
in decorative metal plating.
Born and raised in Watford, Hertfordshire,
UK, Lambert started out making jewellery
at home. He completed an apprenticeship with
Roy King – a manufacturer and designer of
jewellery – and later bought the company,
incorporating it into his own business,
As well as designing and making jewellery,
at this time Lambert was also producing up
to 2,000 watches a week for companies
including Bulova, Favre-Leuba, IWC
Schaffhausen, Longines, Omega and Tissot. In
1986, when he felt that the tide of market
demand was turning to cheaper digital
watches, Lambert made the decision to
specialise in electroplating instead.
The company most recently adapted its
current facility to its requirements in 2011.
The large site has a wide array of precious
metal plating tanks, enabling it to specialise in
many variations of gold, silver, rhodium,
chrome, nickel, copper, antique-look and
lacquer coatings. F.H.Lambert’s work has
featured in some of the finest aircraft interiors
– on types ranging in size from the Hawker
125 to the A380.
Throughout its 50-year history,
F.H.Lambert has remained a family-run
business. Today it is led by Lambert’s wife,
Sandy, and their three sons, Jamie, Daniel and
Paul, although Lambert remains very actively
involved as chairman.