A WILTSHIRE company launched during the credit crunch in 2009 is celebrating its first decade in business.

Alan Pardoe and Richard Siekiera are both from Melksham. During the redundancy period of the credit crunch they both left Mark Wilkinson Furniture, of Bromham, to start Fitting Tribute Ltd.

The pair started the company to make caskets and coffins for humans and pets but have since branched out into bespoke kitchens and furniture.

Richard said: “We always had customers using us for bespoke kitchens and furniture. Over the years this increased too much to run both so in 2017 we rebranded the company to suit the furniture trade.

“We now employ four staff, one of whom is an apprentice, and have a showroom coming soon in Bradford on Avon.

“Whether it’s something modern, traditional or a simple shaker design you are after, we make everything from scratch.

“This means we can make any cabinet to any specification utilising every millimetre of space you have. All our cabinets are made from the highest quality materials on the market and are cut and built within our rural workshop at Station Yard in Edington.”

The company also makes furniture for bedrooms, living rooms, offices and bathrooms, and has provided bespoke items for hundreds of clients.

Mr Siekiera added: “ We have worked all over England and as far afield as Iceland to build hotel furniture, bars, swimming pool areas and all other types of bespoke furniture projects.

“We pride ourselves on our versatile nature of being able to take on any furniture build, for any client, whether it is a personal or a business contract.”

“Alan and I are very proud of what we have done and how far we have come. We are always improving our skills and machinery to provide our customers with the very best results.”