Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Dawn Butler showed support for her local builders’ merchant on a visit to London Reclaimed Brick Merchants last week.

Butler, who is also MP for Brent Central, met with Manager Sophie Wilbraham, her sister Aimee and other office staff to discuss LRBM’s work as a family business in the reclaimed brick and building supplies industry.

LRBM invited her to visit in her capacity as its local MP.

Butler praised the two sisters for having taken over the day-to-day running of the company from their father, CEO Stuart Wilbraham, and took a liking to the main office’s reclaimed Mixed Stock feature wall.

She also spoke with staff about the process of brick reclamation, LRBM’s delivery service and the increasing popularity of “industrial chic” feature walls in cafes, restaurants, homes and workplaces.

“Wonderful fun visit to [London Reclaimed Brick Merchants] so impressed with the sisters who have taken over their father’s business. Plus the office was so cool. If you want a feature wall you know where to come. #Brent #womeninconstruction,” she tweeted shortly after the visit.

Pictured (L-R) are Edward Rowe (LRBM Marketing), Dawn Butler MP, Sophie Wilbraham (LRBM Manager) and Aimee Wilbraham (LRBM Sales).