Image left to right: Peter Wightman (Managing Director), Anne Wightman, Charlotte Wightman (Sales Director) and Roy Wightman
In celebration of 35 years in business, we held our first open day event at our Stockport Showroom last week. We rolled out the red carpet for friends, family and customers old and new who helped us to celebrate, browsing our fantastic new displays whilst enjoying a slice of cake or two!
The very talented Martyn Jackson Cakes of Gatley made our fantastic celebratory cake (www.martynjacksoncakes.co.uk) which we loved, so a big ‘thank you’ to them.
It was great to have Roy and Anne Wightman join the celebrations who founded the Company in 1980 and reflect over the years of how things have changed.
The last 35 years, has seen a lot of changes in the world, things like Smartphones, DNA profiling, online shopping, electric cars, email, Twitter and Facebook to name a few and we’ve seen many changes within our business also. To think that the Company started out only selling mirrored sliding doors back in 1980, times certainly have changed.
Over the years we’ve introduced a fantastic range of hinged door furniture, along with our aluminium framed sliding doors. We’ve bought in a range of internal and external furniture lighting and provided more in the way of internal accessories – anything from laundry baskets to swivel out mirrors.
Through the use of new technologies, we’ve introduced sliding TV doors as well as a soft close mechanism on our doors and drawers but the biggest change of all has to be the endless amount of choice we can offer our customers, especially in the way of colours and finishes. This has gone from a choice of two carcase colours to a staggering forty plus wood colours and still counting…and that’s excluding our wide selection of glass colours that are available!
No doubt the next thirty five years will bring further advances in technology, some of which may be beneficial to our manufacturing process or in the way in which we communicate with our customers. Whatever the changes we know we won’t change one thing and that is our commitment to our customers in providing the very best in design, quality and workmanship, with a great personal customer service experience from start to finish.
Happy 35th Anniversary Monarch Bedrooms- here’s to the next!