- April 3, 2019
- Posted by: Lesley Griffiths AM
- Category: Latest News
A world-leading, Wrexham-based business is well on its way to achieving its vision of becoming the most inspiring furniture brand of the 21st century.
Silverlining Furniture designs, produces and creates luxurious, bespoke furniture for illustrious clients all over the world and Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths invited the Welsh Government’s Economy Minister, Ken Skates AM to visit the company’s HQ on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Since moving to Wrexham from Cheshire in 2013, Silverlining has gone from strength to strength. After initially employing 13 people, the company now employs 76 members of staff, with the business seeing a 50 percent increase in staffing levels in the period between December 2016 – 2018.
The company’s reputation is growing considerably, with 98 percent of products being exported and word of mouth and repeat business substantially contributing to their development. Last year, the company won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category.
Silverlining has ambitious, long-term plans to expand further to 130 employees and establish an academy to support their craft and train future staff from across the world.
Lesley Griffiths AM said: “Silverlining is a world class business. The craftsmanship, design and innovation is phenomenal and their bespoke products are amongst the most sought after in the world.”
“It is another example of a company flourishing in Wrexham after moving from over the border and their global appeal and high quality products help raise the profile of the town and nation. As well as being a hugely successful business, it was pleasing to hear how the company are keen to leave a legacy by setting up an academy to help train the next generation of talented furniture makers.”
“In spite of the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit, I will work to ensure the Welsh Government continues to support pioneering businesses such as Silverlining.”