Tony Graham and Andrew Brown

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Crafted & Co To The Rescue

Bespoke joinery company Crafted & Co, recently came to the rescue of the Northumberland-based wedding venue, Newton Hall, creating a unique bar for a wedding in less than 72 hours.

Newton Hall had recently extended its event space, but with no bar facility and a last minute wedding booking, the hotel knew it was time to call in the experts. The Crafted & Co team, led by Managing Director, Ken Smith, and Operations Director, Tony Graham, quickly set to work and 100 man hours later had created an eight foot beautiful bespoke bar, to serve the thirsty wedding guests.

Made from solid oak and with an ash counter top, the skilfully carved bar was the work of four experienced craftsmen who not only delivered the project in time, but to the high standards for which Crafted & Co is renowned.

Andrew Brown, Interior Designer at The Apartment Group, owners of Newton Hall, said: “We have worked with Crafted & Co for a number of years now, so when we needed someone to step in at short notice we knew exactly who to call. Timings were very tight with the wedding booked in for Saturday, but the team at Crafted & Co were able to deliver a beautiful bespoke bar, in budget and on deadline. The happy couple’s day went really well and needless to say their guests made good use of our new facilities!”

Ken Smith commented: “Although the timescale was tight, Tony and I knew that our team had the expertise and skills to deliver the project, so we got to work straightaway. As always, the team rose to the challenge and produced a fantastic piece of craftsmanship in the nick of time - it really was Crafted & Co to the rescue!”

Crafted & Co already has a strong client base of national bar and restaurant chains for whom they have created a range of handmade furniture and woodwork. These include, Nandos and Inventive Leisure Ltd with its bar chain Revolution.

The company, formerly known as Contract Joinery plans to expand further into the leisure, retail, commercial and residential markets, where premium bespoke joinery is increasingly sought after. To support its recent rebrand, Crafted & Co has undergone a complete rebrand and has also launched a new website where case studies of past projects are showcased. Find out more at

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Turn Key .

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