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Are Machines Taking Over?

Working in manufacturing I often hear the following remarks “It’s a shame that machines are taking over” or “how do people feel about their jobs with the increased usage of machinery?” when I speak about our new CNC machine. Initially, CNC machines were expensive and only large companies were able to afford them. They were…

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British cabinetmaker

A British Craftsman

When I started my business in 1984, the idea that I was entrepreneurial never occurred to me and I am pretty confident that it didn’t occur to anyone who knew me either. I certainly did not feel creative, passionate or adventurous, words often used to describe entrepreneurs. How did I feel? Poor for a start,…

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Bespoke furniture

The Beauty Of Bespoke

In today’s prime residential market, owning a bespoke piece of furniture is increasingly in demand from discerning buyers and collectors. Mass production of furniture feels at saturation point, so many buyers are looking for something more meaningful and simpler in origin than a bulk produced item from a factory production line. Clients want something that…

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Bespoke furniture

Specifying the Right Wood for Bespoke Furniture

Which wood works best If you’re commissioning a piece of furniture, specifying is certainly an exciting process and gives the client the chance to push the boundaries of the norm and work with the designer to create something truly unique. It is therefore vital to ensure that the journey is well planned with clear directions….

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NEJ Team

The Essence of Responsibility

I have now been running a business for 35 years, from being a sole trader in a garage, to a limited company in a purpose-built workshops with 40 staff. So, I have a good understanding of the trials and tribulations of succeeding in an ever-changing world. Is there something special about us that has allowed…

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