After seven years together, Ben Wright and Jonathan Carter of Gloucestershire-based Carter Wright Fine & Interesting Clocks have decided to go their separate ways after an amicable split.

"In the recent past we are extremely proud of our achievement to have published Thomas Tompion 300 Years together with our co-author and friend Jeremy Evans; and it is on that high note that we thought it the right time to part ways," said the duo.

Individually, they will continue to deal in clocks, as Ben Wright Ltd in Tetbury (07814 757742, and Carter Marsh & Co in Winchester (07968 267528,