Craftsman with designs on a bright future

Cabinetmaker Michael Warrington has got his new venture off to a flying start, by snapping-up premises in the heart of Lincoln.

St Modwen, site owner, has leased the final available unit at the Firth Road Business Centre to Michael.

The craftsman, who is from Bardney, specialises in making bespoke kitchens, fitted bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes, libraries and more. He was attracted to the Firth Road complex for several reasons.

“I have set-up under my own name and ploughed twelve years of experience into my business. This was gained working for a private company for several years and through other self-employment,” he said.

“I was attracted to the Firth Road site because of its location at the heart of a fast-growing city and also because it offered me well-serviced accommodation.

“I’m delighted to say that I have five months’ work on my books already and I’m hoping that the growth of my business will allow me to take on an extra pair of hands in the not too distant future,” added Michael.

St Modwen Property Manager Pam Lowe said: “Michael Warrington’s business is a welcome addition to the Firth Road Business Centre and we hope this business thrives in Lincoln.

“Our strategy of providing cost-effective, attractive space, with parking, in a convenient location has enabled us to achieve full occupation.”

Banks Long & Co Surveyor Jag Landa said: “We are very pleased to have acted on behalf of St Modwen in letting the last available unit (measuring 600 sq ft) at its Firth Road Business Centre.

“The business park has proved an attractive location and it is now home to a wide variety of businesses. These include e2v, which expanded its Microwave Division; jeweller John Greed – who also has retail outlets in the city centre – and the children’s fantasy partywear business Fairy Glam.”

St Modwen was represented by Chartered Surveyor Banks Long & Co and WSB Surveyors of Leeds.