Cottam Brush are a long-established family business based in Hebburn, South Tyneside and are a leading name in brush design and manufacturer.
Originally founded in 1858, to produce and supply brushes for the ship building and coal mining industries in North East England and throughout the generations, Cottam Brush have not only continued to adapt their business to current market requirements but are recognised across the globe as a trusted and innovative brand for custom and catalogue brushes.
Managing Director Ben Cottam, originally contacted the BIPC North East, when the family business was looking to develop a new product.
Listen to Ben’s journey as to how the BIPC team developed a snapshot on what was out there in terms of existing Intellectual Property rights which helped to identify a lapsed patent enabling to support the development of the new product, eliminate customer complaints and help to elevate sales.

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