After a year of renovation, the new showrooms and base of the Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Company at Shernborne has been officially opened.
North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham cut the ribbon at the premises which occupy what was formerly the village social club, the village hall and an adjoining 1700s cottage.
He paid tribute to the family-run firm’s success, which has gone from strength to strength over 11 years. It started out at Heacham before setting up in Dersingham, shortly followed by a base at Harpley.
Now, after a year’s preparation and decoration, its new Sherborne showrooms are ideal to display the iron, brass and nickel beds, which are all handcrafted to order.
Marketing director Harry Thompson, who is the son of founders Amanda Oldfield and Stephen Thompson, said: “It’s taken a year to get right, but now we can showcase our lifetime guaranteed beds in a range of beautiful settings.
“When planning our showroom, we wanted to ensure we supported local businesses and form a small co-operation. Our 1700s cottage has been styled by local interior designer Lisa Dawson, of Lisa Dawson Interiors of Aylsham, with high quality upholstered furniture supplied by our friends Melissa and Leigh of Dove Workshop, Downham.” Amanda, who is sales manager, said: “When taking on this project we realised the need to keep the village involved and give a little back to the wider community. We are pleased to say that from Friday, Septmber 25, we shall be a local stopping point for the Dersingham mobile library, which will be a focal point for Sherborne and nearby villages.”