The Waldron Timeline

Businesses love change, it creates opportunities.  Once Brexit has settled we are sure that UK businesses can exploit these opportunities and flourish.

We are already ahead of the game planning for the future, focusing on low impact, environmentally friendly, compliant, contract fabrics and cost-effective repairs.

Include Waldron Refurbishment and Reuse as part of your recovery plan (no pun intended) and future furniture strategy.

1996

Air Mail vs Email

Remember when orders were received by air mail, in this case, a little too enthusiastically.

Thankfully, we can be now reached by email on waldron@waldronfurniture.co.uk or telephone on 0118 945 5500

No need to go to this extreme to attract our attention!

2000

Expert healthcare upholsterers

With major changes to healthcare, we were increasingly bought in as upholstery experts to interpret the mandatory, but ambiguous, seating hygiene requirements and standards compliance.

We have developed a range of cost-effective contract quality healthcare fabrics and vinyl specifically for use in every healthcare area.

2003

Pulling together and success

Due to a potential take-over, which would have seen the business relocated out of the area, our dedicated staff and management pulled together to not let this happen.

By sticking together, working hard (often giving 120%) and with pride in their work, the take-over was seen off and the business stayed local.

Thanks to the dedicated staff, both then and now, we are still here today.

 

2008

Banking Crisis

For some reason, we noticed a dramatic increase in repairs for chairs with 'chewed' arm pads from financial institutions.

As with most economic downturns, businesses froze their capital spend and the world stopped, waiting to see what would happen next.

Many furniture manufacturers and dealers didn't make it.

Seating refurbishment and reuse comes from the maintenance budget, so we survived!

2010

Royalty leads the way

This was the time of austerity with significant cutbacks in the public purse.

Even royal establishments were cutting back by providing us with their refurbishment and repair work.

Businesses and the public sector went into shock and many employees paid with their jobs.

We were finding organisations now had more chairs than people

2012

Hide and seek

While carrying out a Chesterfield sofa we were stopped by a large well-armed policeman who wanted to inspect the sofa to make sure we were not hiding Assange in it.

The police were not interested in the sofa when we took it back, but the Ambassador and his wife were very pleased.

2015

Hustle and Bustle

In Victorian times the fashion for large 'bustles' meant that sofas were re-designed with extremely deep seats.

One hundred years later we were priviledged enough to be asked to fully rebuild, recover and gold gesso the frame of an extremely opulent sofa.

If you are lucky enough to take a tour of Lancaster House, London, you will see it in its full glory in the Grand hall.

2016

Entent Cordiale

Over the years our working relationship has changed with Europe, better in some areas, worse in others.

We have recovered and repaired hundreds of chairs sent from mainland Europe by Eurotunnel, but for some reason this migration has slowed down.

Either we have renovated all Europe's office chairs or they have heard of a rumour called Brexit.  What is it? Does anyone know?

2019

Brexit TBA

The rumour was right and Brexit is almost upon us.

In preparation for Brexit, we have built up stocks of chair components and upholstery sundries so that we can continue to offer an uninterrupted refurbishment service - no matter what happens.

Contact us with your stock requirements so we can build them into our planning.

Planning for the future

Business love change, it creates opportunities.

Once rexit has settled we are sure that UK businesses can exploit these opportunities and flourish.

We are already ahead of the game planning for the future focusing on low impact, environmentally friendly, compliant, contract fabrics and cost-effective repairs.

Include Waldron Refurbishment and Reuse as part of your recovery plan (no pun intended) and future furniture strategy

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