- Published on 22 September 2015
Britain’s festival of boating drew to a close after welcoming everyone from sailing legends to pop stars
As the 2015 Southampton Boat Show closed on Sunday 20 September, over 110,000 people had enjoyed a taste of Britain’s biggest boating festival. The Show saw 23 boats make their world debut and over 330 of the world's leading sailboats and high-performance powerboats on the water.
Strong sales have been reported throughout the duration of the Show, with many companies reporting an increase on last year’s figures including multi-million pound deals. Some serious marine business has been conducted with contracts between the marine divisions of companies such as Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker International being signed.
The Show kicked off in style with F1 presenter, Suzi Perry opening the Sunseeker stand with Britain’s Got Talent winners, Collabro. The Red Arrows provided visitors with a show-stopping display over the purpose-built marina on the first weekend, with sailing legends Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Olympian, Annie Lush all making appearances during the ten day event.
- Published on 02 September 2015
The Chesterfield Company has expanded its operation by opening a new factory in Blackburn.The new premises covers almost 2000 square metres and has further room for expansion, allowing the company to increase the number of quality, handmade Chesterfield Sofas as well as various other items of furniture including beanbags, footstools, arm chairs, sofa beds and much more.
- Published on 09 August 2015
“HISTORIC” is a collection of fine jewellery inspired by the remarkable work of William Burges, (1827-1881) was one of the most imaginative architect designers of the Victorian era. The collection was created by Neil Rayment, an Award winning goldsmith, and a renowned British designer with more than 20 years of experience in the jewellery and silverware industry.
- Published on 30 July 2015
The world leading Southampton Boat Show is getting ready to return this September and will include one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas. Now in its 47th year, the festival of boating will showcase the very best that the international marine industry has to offer. With a host of fantastic attractions as well as thousands of boats, brands and equipment to see and try first-hand, there will be something for everyone.
The British Marine Industry makes a huge contribution the the UK economy and the Southampton Boatshow is an important showcase for UK boatbuilders and supporting manufacturers
- Published on 02 June 2015
Lincolnshire based specialist leather company introduce the Abreption School of leather work.
Whether it’s the warming scent or the soft, supple feel, there is something special about leather that deeply appeals to the senses. This summer, the Abreption School will be opening its doors in Grantham, inviting interested crafters to learn more about the ancient trade of leather working.
- Published on 28 March 2015
Most people don't give a second thought to their shoelaces - unless they come undone of course. Maldon firm, The Original Laces Company, has shown how manufacturing in Britain can still be viable if you have a unique enough product and service.
Nothing new about laces that's for sure, but when they're bespoke, branded and made-to-measure using coloured waxed cotton and other materials - laces become a fashion accessory worthy of the most creative tastes. The laces are tipped with embossed metal aglets which gives a quality finish and then gift packed in clear tubes with cork stoppers.