It was whilst working at an Indian Summer Event, held at the Verdant Works in Dundee, that Rhiannon came up with the initial concept for ‘Peacock Penguin’. She wanted to highlight the rich cultural Heritage of the City and it’s trading links with India (the Peacock being its National Bird). The shape of the Penguin reminded her of a Matryoshka or Russian Stacking Doll, and she felt compelled to combine the essence of this with the iridescence of the Peacock feathers and the Indian inspired Decorative motifs which she researched at the V and A in London. Coming full circle back to Dundee with it’s imminent opening here.
I & H Brown is a privately-owned company, with no external stakeholders and with family members working at all levels of the business. From small beginnings more than half a century ago, we have grown into a diverse and successful organisation which has a history of controlled and consistent diversification and growth.
Civil engineering remains the largest part of our company, with four other divisions providing diversity and stability. Civil engineering typically contributes more than 90% of our annual turnover, over a wide variety of activities. As our website shows, we have evolved a great deal from the emphasis on earthworks that many will remember from our early days.