Moreno, Teresa K - (tkmoreno)
It has been a few years since I was in the UK, but your mountmaker colleague would likely find these of use.
Preservation Equipment Ltd.
Conservation by Design Ltd.
4D Model Shop
The Museum Workshop
Plowden and Smith
This one is in the US but does ship internationally.
Benchmark Museum Service
He may also consider contacting people at West Dean College for more references.
Teresa Moreno, M.A., M.A.
Arizona State Museum | University of Arizona
1013 E. University Blvd. | P.O. Box 210026
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0026
tel. (520) 621-6314 | fax (520) 621-2976
I work at the BM – we buy most of our standard tools at the usual places – Screwfix, Axminster etc., and get most specialist materials etc. from PEL. We also scout about for more specialist tools and get them from a range of suppliers as needed. If you want to put me in touch with the mount maker I can advise them directly if that would help?