Rob and Richard Abiss - i can send you their number. They are third generation farriers very experienced, horsemen and up-to-date with modern techniques. They cover your area. There's always one for backup cover as well, if one is off;
Thanks all for the recommendations. Unfortunately they're all completely different people to who had been recommended by the vets so I'm even more stumped now - the vets are more towards central Shropshire so that could be why. I think I'm just going to have to be brave and pick one.