January 2017 Update (a little late)
Since beginning just under a year ago things have evolved quickly… Last year was spent raising our profile and establishing ourselves, we have done this relatively well with appearances on Salvage Hunters with Drew Pritchard on quest and Antiques Road Trip came to us on the BBC.
We’ve also had mentions and articles in several publications – Reclaim magazine, Antiques Trade Gazette, Macclesfield Express,
BBC @ The Sawmill
Catherine Southern @ The Sawmill
We now find ourselves having a global client base that includes household celebrity names and leading retail brands that buy from us because a lot of the stuff we sell can’t be found anywhere else. In addition to that we are in the workshop where we are upcycling industrial vintage and creating bespoke rustic furniture that takes the breath away. Our designer Patrick J Stuart #patrickjstuart has a long list of creations he wants to make… I can’t wait to see the results
It’s been a big learning curve over the last 10 months getting to grips with all sorts including international shipping, shows, events, organising the workshop, getting the right tools, sourcing the right stock – but like every challenge we embrace it and dive in head first!
Simon at Unity Logistics has been a big help, some of the big exports we have undertaken couldn’t be achieved without Unitys guidance and helpfulness…. He has deservedly been put forward for young shipper of the year and fingers crossed he gets it. It’s so great to see startups by young entrepreneurs moving in the right direction.
So… Http://www.unitylogistics.co.uk for all your shipping needs
Sharon at bentleys fairs has been a big help – we hope she has a good year and http://seriouslygoodsalvage.com really takes off! Some of the bentleys fairs we attended last year had a great turnout and couldn’t have happened without her organisation.
I don’t think I could list everybody who has helped so if I missed you out don’t take it to offence…. All efforts are massively appreciated.
In terms of fairs we will be attending this year we will play it by ear but we want to be at as many as possible – keep your eyes on our Facebook page for updates of where you can find us as we go up and down the country, a cheeky buying trip to the continent is in our minds aswell at some point soon.
We have also had to change the opening house – due to our location most of our business is online, bespoke furniture commissions for home and retail, and home & salvage shows. Because of this we are only opening the showroom on Saturdays 10-4; the rest of the time will be by appointment only – please ring and book in to avoid disappointment.
We wish you all a successful 2017 and when I get time I’ll try to give news updates at least every other month