The Iron Age Forge was established in 2000. James Crossman, the founder of the company, was trained at Hereford College where he received the achievement award for his work from the British Decorative Ironwork Foundation in 2003.
He was later awarded a Certificate of Merit from The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, in 2006 a Diploma of Merit, and in 2017 James was awarded his Bronze medal.
In 2005 James won National Reserve Champion, and in 2010 he was the National Champion. In 2017 he was joint Reserve National Champion.