Lindleywood was created by Simon and Helen Lindley. They have been together for over 27 years and design, handmake and hand-paint a variety of wooden products for your home and garden from their workshop in Lincolnshire. Everything they create is Made In Britain and they use only British suppliers for their raw materials
Simon originally dealt in furniture repair and customer service for over 17 years. He has also been model-making for over 35 years. Helen, who adores painting, has had a varied career from working for charities to hand-finishing pine furniture but she also has lots of experience in many aspects of IT, customer service and business management. Lindleywood has grown from strength to strength over the years and has even been chosen by Theo Paphitis (of Dragon's Den fame) as one of his Small Business Sunday (#SBS) winners. In 2013 Helen was honoured to win the covetted Community Ambassador Award as part of the Not on the High Street Make Awards, something she was also shortlisted for in 2012.
Every product is carefully handmade from high-grade sustainable pine and then handpainted with hardwearing and non-toxic water-based wood paints. Products have been seen in a wide variety of national magazines and newspapers. In 2013 one of their purple caravan bird boxes was made for ITV's Love Your Garden programme and in 2014 Helen also appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show with a selection of bird boxes
Either way, their products are built to last, will enhance any home or garden, make fabulous gifts, and are sure to provide a talking point too.