The Metal Guys Talk Business

Season 2 kicks off with a visit to FC Laser: the fastest-growing laser cutting company in the UK.

Show Notes

In this episode we were joined by CEO Danny Fantom and Managing Director Daryl Lowe to talk about:

* All things laser
* The meteoric rise of their business since 2011
* The outlook for laser in the UK
* And the business becoming an employee-owned business in 2020

This podcast was recorded in May 2021, so the business has moved on apace since we were first on site. Danny and Daryl spoke about growing a start-up business in the UK Manufacturing sector from scratch.

Featured in the podcast are subjects including buying the best equipment you can afford, slices of luck along the way, doing every job in the business, COVID, building a strong and reliable team, the future outlook for the laser industry in the UK, and becoming an owner-managed business in 2020.

Visit the FC Laser website to find out more about their products and services:

Cheers to Danny and Daryl of FC Laser, and to Matt Tipper for jumping in as a guest host.


SEASON TWO of The Metal Guys Talk Business is sponsored by:

The UK Metals Expo - 14th-15th September 2022, NEC Birmingham -

Anglo Stainless - Supplier of stainless steel pipes, fittings and flanges -

Amron Architectural - Specialists in metal meshes and architectural finishes -


The Metal Guys Talk Business is created and produced by Comton Group. Comton Group are a Metal and Engineering Agency supplying Temporary, Permanent and Contract Staff and Media and Marketing services. Comton Group also publish a digital publication 'The Metal Magazine', which features the latest news and information from across the Metal and Engineering sectors.

Contact us on our social media channels to discuss the podcast, recruitment and our marketing solutions for your business.

Creators & Guests

Mike Bolton
Co-founder of Comton Group
Peter Comerford
Co-founder of Comton Group

What is The Metal Guys Talk Business?

Peter Comerford and Mike Bolton are The Metal Guys! They have worked in the metal sector for over 10 years, a huge global industry that produces more than a billion tonnes of material annually and affects all other industries and walks of life.

They now run a successful recruitment and marketing company servicing the metal and engineering sectors, making them ideally placed to provide impartial, independent insight into the industry, sitting outside the hierarchy of the various stages of the industry from raw material to finished product.

Under the moniker of The Metal Guys, the pair continue to gain insights from - and ask the difficult questions to - the decision makers and technical experts that you won't hear on any other podcast.

If you produce, work with or supply metal, then tune in and join the conversation.