Charlotte Metcalf is the Editor of Great British Brands and the co-presenter of Break Out Culture, a weekly podcast with former Minister of Culture, Lord Vaizey. She is also a film-maker, author and journalist. She reports regularly for Thomas Lyte on cultural events, exhibitions, fairs and publications that are of interest to the communities of craftsmen we represent and celebrate, with a particular focus on goldsmiths and silversmiths.
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Showcasing a year of craftsmanship, culture, and innovation with Thomas Lyte, journey through 2023’s most memorable moments.
Thomas Lyte already has a firm reputation as Britain’s leading goldsmiths and silversmiths and a leading light in British manufacturing, with its emphasis on combining new technologies with superb craftsmanship. 2023 saw the brand emerge as a leading influence in the cultural sphere, with its passion for its passionate focus on drawing attention to the evolution of its craft and its proud place in a long, rich history of gold and silversmithing.
The Jubilee Processional Cross, exquisitely crafted by Thomas Lyte in 2022, and presented in person to Her Majesty at Windsor Castle by the Royal Warrant Holders Association and Kevin Baker, was centre stage at Britain’s most important ceremonies during 2023, including Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph. This fully established Thomas Lyte’s role as one of Britain’s most trusted suppliers to the Royal Family.