Gordon furniture maker Ross Purves and his partner David Lightly have been helped by Business Gateway to set up their own bespoke business.
With a passion for woodwork Ross and David take pride in creating unique pieces of sculptural furniture, designing and making high quality bespoke chairs, tables, cabinets, chests of drawers and bookshelves.
“It’s a labour of love for us both,” said Ross. “Between us we have 38 years of experience in furniture design. David worked with the late Tim Stead, the renowned sculptor and wood artist, and we have each been influenced by his work.
“After Tim’s death his partner, Maggy, took over the business but when she made the decision to retire we purchased the existing equipment and are currently leasing the premises. You could say The Wood Neuk has grown out of that and while Tim’s influences remain we continue to develop new designs.”
“As humble carpenters with no experience of setting up in business we are very grateful for Business Gateway’s advice and support,” said Ross. “They have an excellent range of business related workshops and so far we’ve both attended the Business Start-Up finance and Mmrketing sessions. We’re also signed up for the social media course which will play an important part in marketing our product.”