Paul Wrightson, AP Furniture Solutions, Newcastle
In 1995 my Father opened up the Cabinet Company Ltd based at Team Valley Trading Estate constructing bespoke kitchen and bathroom furniture. Still at school at the time, at the age of 15, I would work every weekend until finally in 1996 I was given the massive opportunity of starting an Apprenticeship in Cabinet Making & Bench Hand Joinery.
Up until I was 23 I worked with some of the greatest craftsman I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, including my Father, four cabinet makers and a French polisher. I gained 4 City & Guilds NVQ Qualifications and above all my 7 year Apprenticeship.
By the time I was 27, I continued to gain more experience with cabinet making and also gained qualifications in French polishing. In 2007 my Father retired and chose to sell the company to a new owner. This opened a new door for me as I became the manager and gained more experience of running a business.
I continued to run DJ Cabinets Ltd until the recession hit in 2011 which led me to new opportunities and meeting Kevin and Sam from Doors & Floors Direct Ltd.
This photograph is of me with my beautiful family on my Wedding Day, my wife, Amanda, and my three children, my oldest daughter, Paige, who is now 16, and my sons, Jamie (13) and Aidan (10).
Take a look at some of my recent work and I look forward to providing you with an excellent service.