Meet Mr live with wood.
In the beginning.
As time goes by.
As the years went by Michael came more and more confident with his trade, and ventured into all types of woodwork. Including doors, windows, furniture, wood buildings, flooring, etc, but out of all the woodwork projects he completed furniture was his favourite passion. Little did he know this would serve him well with what was about to come..
The birth of a brand.
In 2007 Michael's father Lionel decided to retire and sell the business to a local businessman. Michael had decided he wanted to explore a new venture, and in a garage at his father home a little furniture business was born called live with wood.
Over the years this business grew very quickly, moving from premises to premises, and recruiting staff to cope with the demand.
The company featured on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and several radio stations as it got recognised across the UK, with over 100K followers across social media.
Then in March 2020 Live with wood moved into its brand new premises at Unit 6 Ace Business Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. We now have a fully equipped workshop, offices, and soon to be completed mezzanine with showroom and display area.
So what next?
Thats a very interesting question. We have so many ideas in the pipeline, including: opening the new showroom in the workshop, expanding the product range with some great new products, growing our social media following with tips, ideas, and inspiration for your homes, and even woodwork lessons to find the next Michael Mellors-Pursglove.
And finally a message from Mick.
I always had a passion for woodwork, and even though I know times have changed, there will be a young boy or girl out there just looking for some inspiration and encouragement from someone to make them believe in themselves enough to do something with their passion or skill.
Whether it be woodwork, metalwork, plumbing, electrics or building, we need to encourage young people to do things with their hands and create amazing things..x