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Wales Office Minister visits Stagecraft Display Ltd “A true success story”

Stagecraft Display Ltd were pleased to welcome the Under Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb MP to their site in Newtown following an invitation in the House of Commons from Glyn Davies MP who stated: “I know Stagecraft Display Ltd as a company which is a wonderful example of a Mid Wales born business. I asked the Minister in the House of Commons to visit them in Mid Wales to understand their company and what it has to offer” Stephen [...]

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Fire-hit Powys factory in rise from the flames

Stagecraft, which makes display units for shops and businesses across the country, was left without a premises when the blaze tore through its factory in Llaithddu, near Newtown last year. But since then the company has won its biggest ever contract from supermarket giant Waitrose and Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones opened the new factory on the Vastre Enterprise Park yesterday. Mr Jones paid tribute to the company for its rise from the ashes. He said: “I am delighted to be able [...]

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Stagecraft gears up to face market challenges

Leading shopfit and garden centre design business, Stagecraft has signalled the launch of a major expansion programme by relocating to its new 32,000 square foot site – twice the size of their previous premises that was destroyed by a fire earlier in the year. Since moving from their temporary premises, the company has made a significant investment in state-of-the-art machinery, including a CNC router and saw, as well as employing several new members of staff. Commercial Manager, Andrew Evans anticipates 2014 will provide [...]

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Stagecraft complete Waitrose roll-out

The completion of a major order for Waitrose is a signal that leading design and shopfit business Stagecraft is back in full production after a disastrous fire gutted their factory in March. The Waitrose contract, to provide 20 horticultural retail pods for displaying their range of plants outside the entrance of their stores, was ready for delivery when the fire struck, levelling the company’s factory and offices at Llaithddu, near Newtown in Mid-Wales. Managing director Tom Davis said:” Work fitting out [...]

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Stagecraft shows softer side

Leading garden centre design and shopfit business Stagecraft moved away from their garden centre roots during their latest development – the Archerfield Walled Garden in East Lothian. Part of the Archerfield Estate, a new building, which contains a gift shop, farm deli, microbrewery and café / restaurant, sits within the walls of an enclosed Victorian kitchen garden, alongside the Firth of Forth, some 18 miles from Edinburgh. Whilst Stagecraft have manufactured quality shopfittings for many years, they were also asked to [...]

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Stagecraft supports Plunkett Foundations efforts

The Plunkett Foundation’s aims of helping rural communities to set up shops in the face of a decline in village services, is being supported by leading shopfit business Stagecraft. The foundation supports communities to set up a range of co-operative and community initiatives, from pubs to land-based enterprises and fishing co-operatives to farming enterprises. To date, the foundation has helped open 311 community-owned shops: this against a background of 70 per cent of villages having no shop with an estimated 400 [...]

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Stagecraft back in business

Leading shopfitting company, Stagecraft is back in business following a fire that gutted its factory. The business has re-located to a factory in nearby Newtown, Mid-Wales, where new machinery has been delivered to replace the destroyed equipment. The company is currently talking to customers in a bid to fulfil orders as quickly as possible but anticipate there is likely to be delays of a week to ten days on some orders. Managing director, Tom Davis confirmed that, while the fire which [...]

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Stagecraft gets world-wide interest

Despite the current economic climate having an impact on attendance at the recent Spoga+ Gafa Show in Cologne, Germany, Stagecraft enjoyed considerable worldwide interest on their stand. Stagecraft managing director Tom Davis said: “It was clear numbers were down and other stands reported slow business but we were extremely busy with positive enquires from Japan, the Far East and surprisingly from German garden centres.” That interest could well have been generated by two recently completed projects in Italy, with one winning [...]

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Stagecraft proud of Westonbirt work

Stagecraft’s Managing Director, Tom Davis, has never been more satisfied with a contract than the one his company has just completed at The National Arboretum at Westonbirt. Thirty years ago, Tom’s interest in wood prompted him to launch Stagecraft, which has now developed into one of the leading suppliers and fitters of display material to garden centres and farmshops. But working for The Garden Centre Group, who took over the gift shop and plant centre at the iconic Westonbirt earlier this [...]

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Stagecraft pass on Christmas savings

Stagecraft has launched its Christmas brochure “Prepare for Christmas” which includes 16 new products, and offers up to a 40 per cent reduction on their 2011 prices. The introduction of new technology has enabled them to reduce prices, particularly on machine panel products. Managing director Tom Davis said “The installation of new machinery means that we are able to work more efficiently and where possible, savings will be passed on to our customers.” “We see a huge amount of potential in the [...]

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