Alex Brown – Class of September 2012
Alex studied Design and Technology at university, worked abroad for several years and ran an internet business. He joined the Boat Building Academy to get back into working ‘hands-on’. Immediately after the course he joined a boat builder in Exeter where, among other jobs, they made the masts and spars for Warner Brothers film ‘In the Heart of the Sea’, to be released December 2015. Alex was offered a job at Fairlie but, because of his wife’s job, was unable to take it and relocated to Wells, Somerset. Alex joined Bridger & Buss making bespoke furniture and also turned his hand to design work. He says ‘I’ve learnt a great deal there and just about gained enough experience to get through the door at Longpré. They are considered the best cabinet makers in the country, if not the world, so it’s going to be challenging! They do a lot of interesting projects all over the world for people from royalty to the rich and famous’.