About South West Upholstery, Bristol

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We offer a reliable and trustworthy upholstery service with friendly communication and free quotations. With our team of highly skilled craftspeople and quality materials we are able to provide first class quality upholstery in the South West and beyond.

We are a recognised specialist upholstery company and cover a wide range of areas including household upholstery & soft furnishings, caravan, boat & campervan upholstery, specialist seating and commercial upholstery. Even though we are primarily a Bristol upholstery service we do cover local towns and cities in and around the south west of England.

South West Upholstery continues to grow, invest in future development and maintain the same high standards across all business activities.

Meet the Team

We have a specialised team of highly skilled craftsmen & craftswomen.

Ryan – Managing Director

Ryan has a sought after reputation for delivering projects on time and within budget. He has undertaken varying projects, from refurbishing 200 buses and coaches per year to fitting out new venues with fixed seating, all within strict timescales across the UK. Ryan’s passion is for the business and ensuring his staff and customers alike are happy. Outside of work Ryan enjoys spending quality time with his family, taking holidays (when time permits!), eating out and being outdoors.

Andy – Operations Director

Andy is responsible for running the workshop; overseeing all jobs, ensuring materials and staff alike are available as well as ensuring targets are achieved. He enjoys constantly having to adapt workloads and troubleshooting to accommodate customers’ needs. He has vast experience in the upholstery sector from large projects to small complex jobs. When he’s not working Andy is often found on a golf course or fishing. He also enjoys spending time with the family and going away on holidays.

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John – Commercial Trimmer

John started working in the trade at the age of 15 for Joseph Briant’s making tents and canopies.He moved on to become Head Trimmer in charge of refurbishing bus & coach seating over a number of years. There isn’t a bus or coach he hasn’t seen or couldn’t re-trim. He likes to be challenged and never gives up; making sure each piece is trimmed to perfection. Outside of work John enjoys spending time with his family and keeping busy.

Abigail – General Manager

Abi is part of our sales & admin team, and aims to provide a high quality service for the customer. She takes the time to get to know the customer to ensure they receive the outstanding product they deserve. Abi loves to continue to develop her knowledge of the upholstery business and enjoys taking on a new challenge. Outside of work Abi can be found playing music, running, or knitting with friends.

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Alan – Workshop Supervisor

Like John, Alan also started out at Joseph Briants, joining them in 1974, making tents and progressing to a supervisory role of line runner. He has also made items for the MOD such as jackets, aircraft gators and drove sleeves. All his working life since then has been involved in cutting rooms and upholstery, giving him vast knowledge and experience. Alan enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and meandering around antique fairs when he isn’t working.

Robert – Upholsterer

Robert has vast experience within the upholstery trade able to work in leather, cloth or vinyl his workmanship is truly outstanding. He is able to work in modern and traditional upholstery techniques and enjoys seeing pieces of furniture restored to their former glory. A team player, Robert can be found pushing boundaries to ensure a job is complete and working as part the team when the going gets tough. When out of work Robert will be found playing in his much loved brass band with his son and spending time with his family.

Pawel – Upholsterer

Pawel is an experienced upholsterer, having been in the business for years. He takes pride in his work so the customer can rest assured that their furniture is in safe hands. Using both modern and traditional techniques Pawel is able to lovingly restore furniture to its very best. Outside of work, Pawel enjoys cycling and spending time with friends and family.

Hayley – Upholsterer

Hayley is the newest member of our team and already shares our love for Bristol, even though she hasn’t lived here for long. With a background in bespoke furniture and upholstering interiors for luxury yachts and the like, she has a fantastic eye for design. In her spare time, Hayley loves watching documentaries and enjoys spending time reading.

Abbie – Sales & Admin

Abbie is part of our sales & admin team and loves getting to know her customers. With a passion for providing excellent service and always going above and beyond, she is an asset to the team. Abbie enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family outside of work.

Ruth – Finance

Ruth is our book-keeper and oversees the financial aspects of the business. With years of experience, she is an essential member of the team. When time allows, Ruth loves to travel and is great at scouting out the best holiday spots.