An independent British company

Meet the Team

Welcome to South West Upholstery, the home of high-quality Bristol Upholsters. Our family-run business started out 18 years ago in a small garden shed in Bristol. Since then we have steadily grown to become the most recognised upholstery business in Bristol for quality and service. Our Bristol upholsters expertise has enabled us to offer a wide range of upholstery, re-upholstery and soft furnishings services. We are very proud of Our Story, why not visit our dedicated page to find out more?

We offer a wide range of upholstery and re-upholstery services for every project, from small armchair upholstery to upholstery of three-piece suites, to the creation of bespoke furniture. Our Bristol Upholsters really can do it all. We also provide upholstery services for contract customers including pubs, clubs, hotels, and restaurants, as well as reupholstery for motorhomes, caravans and boats, foam replacement, gym pad upholstery, furniture spraying or French polishing, and so much more!

We are your one-stop-shop for all your upholstery needs regardless of where you are in the UK and look forward to hearing from you. Get in touch to speak with our team of friendly Bristol upholsters!

Meet the Team

  • Ryan Ball
    Managing Director
  • Andy Ball
  • Andrew
    Business Development
  • Ruth
  • Abi
    Marketing & Sales
  • Abbie
  • Alan
    Workshop Supervisor
  • Robert
  • Pawel
  • Geoff UpholstererGeoff
  • Eddy
  • Amy
    Sales Manager
  • Sam
    Collection and Delivery Team
  • Buddy
    Company Mascot
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A short summary of where we came from and how the business has grown over the past 20 years.

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stitch in 1999
A large workshop is built in John's back garden then our upholstery business is born. Offering full seating refurbishments and repairs for small minibuses as well as dining chairs, pads, and so on for the public.
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stitch in 2003
Ryan dropeed out of collge to focus on the business, sending out leaflets and making phone calls to promote our upholstery services. He works closely with his Grandad to learn the trade.
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stitch in 2006
John left his regular job and joined the business full time. We moved to new larger premises, offering more services and a yard to take in larger orders for upholstery on vehicles.
stitch in 2008
We moved to a large manufacturing unit which allows us to increase our output. We tailored our operation to the re-covering of single or double deck bus seating in one day as well as working with anumber of pubs and restaurants.
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stitch in 2013
We acquired 'Bobbie Burns Upholstery', a well-known upholstery brand and after a major refurbishment of the building, we open up our first shop to the public.
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stitch in 2015
We opened a second shop in Bristol, expanding our high street presence and offering upholstery services and brand new furniture to our customers with a showroom experience.
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stitch in 2016
We purchase our North Street shop and workshop, rooting solid foundations on the high street in BS3 and begin a major overhaul of the building.
stitch in 2018
We outgrew our workshop, so we purchased a 11,000 sq. foot unit for our upholstery operation. After some TLC, our team was thrilled with the extra space and better set up to serve our customers across the UK.