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Traditional Furniture Making on Show

An innovative small company working in a long-established industry is opening its doors to local businesses to see home furniture being made traditionally by hand.

Incite Interiors, which makes bespoke wooden furniture for bedrooms, dining rooms, lounges and kitchens at its factory in an old listed mill in Draycott, is showing others how its products are crafted from different timbers.

The guided tour is the second event to be held by enterprise agency and Chamber member Erewash Partnership as part of a series under the banner of the Manufacturing and Engineering Erewash initiative.

This follows a successful event last month at the Long Eaton factory of TecQuipment, which makes educational equipment that is exported around the world.

“This is a rare opportunity to see traditional manufacturing skills being utilised by a modern business, meet the owners of Incite and mix with other members of the local business community,” said Partnership Chief Executive Ian Viles.

“We are looking to put on more of these events to celebrate and showcase the wide variety of manufacturing in the borough.”

Incite, based at Draycott Mills, By The Courtyard, is part of a proud and long-standing tradition of furniture making in the Long Eaton area, with some prestigious firms based there.

The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Valerie Clare, and local MP Jessica Lee will attend the event at the company's premises at lunchtime on 25 October. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to network.

Tickets are limited for the event. People wanting to attend should contact the Partnership on 0115 944 3944 by 9.30am on 24 October or book online.