Small Business EVERYDAY

American Express, Small Business Saturday

American Express, Small Business Saturday

Saturday the 7th December is the day that American Express has marked “Small Business Saturday“.   It’s basically a campaign to help promote small businesses across the UK by encouraging their cardmembers to use their American Express card at participating shops.

We do accept American Express cards at Advance Upholstery, so we’re all up for Small Business Saturday, but how about promoting “Small Business EVERYDAY”?

Each time we need to buy something, are we even considering buying our goods from independent small businesses?   Do we just always pop over to our local superstore in the hope that it stocks what we seek?  Thing is, it probably does.  It’s no surprise why people think “superstore” first; they sell pretty much everything under one roof these days; from groceries, right through to furniture, widescreen TVs, and legal advice packages.  It’s becoming more obvious that small businesses may not get a look in before too long.

Wouldn’t it be great if every time we needed to go shopping, at least one of our products was purchased from a small business, either locally or on the internet?   So, let’s use American Express’ initiative to support small businesses regularly, not just next Saturday.

“Small business” is not necessarily synonymous with “expensive”, so it’d be a shame not to consider them without trying to find out more about these shops.

As a small, family-run business ourselves, we offer very competitive prices, and sincerely value the support from people like you.

Please do check our homepage for the range of products we make for your home, caravan, boat, club, bar or restaurant.  But while we have you here, allow us to show you just a few examples of the kind of things we offer:

An image showing an upholsterer making a bed settee into a solid base settee.  Made by Advance Upholstery, Bispham, Blackpool.

We can convert your old furniture into something new.  So, don’t throw it away, get it re-upholstered instead! Here’s Kev making a bed settee into a solid base settee.

An image showing an unpholsterer using a hand-held cutting to sut out fabric.

Want to use a pattern on your furniture?  We manually cut out all our fabrics to ensure all your cushion patterns align to give that flawless, continuous finish throughout your furnishings.

An image showing patterns in line on curtains

An example of our in-line matching for fabric patterns.  This is a curtain made from Laura Ashley fabric.

An image showing an upholsterer unpicking a conservatory suite cushion

We take great care preparing your old furniture for re-upholstery.  Here’s me unpicking a conservatory suite cushion.

An image showing a caravan bedroom with curtains made from bedding material, An image showing caravan upholstery, curtains, scatter cushions made by Advance Upholstery, Bispham, Blackpool

We enjoy using our imagination to create things from almost anything, like these caravan bedroom curtains made from bedding material.

An image showing caravan upholstery, curtains, scatter cushions made by Advance Upholstery, Bispham, Blackpool

We make all furnishings for your caravan (and home), either from scratch or re-upholstery.

An image showing a small caravan dining chair, reupholstered, An image showing caravan upholstery, curtains, scatter cushions made by Advance Upholstery, Bispham, Blackpool

We can smarten or jazz up those petite caravan dining chairs, any shape suits us!

Owls and the Pussy Cats

We have a great stock of home accessories, like these Owls and Pussy Cats.  Click this image to browse through more of our homeware and gift ideas.

Flowers

We have some lovely colourful vases and artificial flowers to brighten up any room.

Range of fabrics

We have a huge range of fabrics in store or available to order.  We’re also happy for you to bring your own fabric to us as well.  Click this image to browse through some of our collections.

Laura Ashley Loose Covers

We offer a loose-cover service for those of you who prefer not to commit to a permanent change.  Click the image to see our blogpost about this particular Laura Ashley loose cover project.

If you would like to use any of our services, do pop in to see us at 159 Red Bank Road, Bispham.  If you’d prefer, you can call us on (01253) 500105, or email us at advanceupholstery@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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