Succession is plane sailing for family joinery firm

A Redditch-based family business has streamlined its operation as it prepares to hand over to the next generation.

Redditch Joinery owner Mick O’Callaghan is retiring, with son Wayne and his business partner Stuart Dyson gradually taking over during the course of the next year.

And as part of the switch the firm has moved to new premises in the town with the help of Redditch commercial property agent John Truslove.

Established in 1984, Redditch Joinery has a well deserved reputation for quality, using both traditional and modern techniques. It specialises in windows, doors, fitted bedrooms, kitchens, gates, shop fitting, and office furniture, covering both the domestic and commercial sectors, but its skilled tradesmen can turn their hand to more or less any requirement.

Wayne said: “The majority of our work is ‘one off’ bespoke design – not mass produced.

“We have a wealth of experience which has enabled us to expand our customer base beyond the local area working for private individuals, architects, designers and building contractors.”

The firm has moved from Weights Lane to a 3,354 sq ft factory/warehouse at 14 Thornhill Road, North Moons Moat on a five year lease.

Wayne said: “We are very happy with the way trade is progressing but decided, given the wider economic climate, we needed to be as competitive as we could possibly be.

“The plan is still to grow the business but these are actually slightly smaller premises and means we can trim our overheads accordingly.”

John Truslove said: “This is a long-established local company – the bedrock of the community. “They are gearing themselves up for the future and we were very pleased to help them restructure.”

Mr Truslove said the deal had been expedited by landlord Willowbrite’s willingness to offer flexible and competitive terms.