Woodworking Enterprise Nailed By Lisburn Brothers

Lisburn brothers nail their ardour for carpentry with customized woodworking enterprise

Two brothers from Lisburn have turned their ardour for woodwork right into a profitable customized woodworking furnishings enterprise, Alderwood Studios.

The brothers obtained assist from the Go For It programme in affiliation with Lisburn and Castlereagh Metropolis Council.

Pictured (left to proper) is Cllr Scott Carons, Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh Metropolis Council; Joe and Tony Murphy, Co-Homeowners of Alderwood Studios; and Martina Crawford, Chief Government of Lisburn Enterprise Organisation Ltd. (Picture: courtesy GoForIt).

This challenge is part-funded by Make investments Northern Eire and the European Regional Growth Fund below the Funding for Development and Jobs Northern Eire (2014-2020) programme.

Tony and Joe Murphy, from Lisburn, launched Alderwood Studios in 2021, having noticed a spot out there for customized uniquely designed epoxy resin tables once they had been furnishing their very own house.

Having each labored away from house as a challenge supervisor and a civil engineer, the brothers had been eager to return to Northern Eire and mix their skilled expertise with their ardour for woodworking and launch a profitable enterprise enterprise collectively.

Tony mentioned: “Deciding to lastly take that leap of religion and launch Alderwood Studios was an extended dialog between myself and my brother.

“It was an actual mixture of desirous to fulfil a childhood dream of utilizing our fingers, creating distinctive items of artwork, operating a enterprise collectively and getting again house to Northern Eire.”

A top quality end at Alderwood Studios. (Images courtesy Joe and Tony Murphy).

Joe added: “We had been hobbyist, weekend woodworkers for a couple of yr till we realised that we may actually make a press release and fill a spot out there with epoxy resin tables, which there was, and continues to be actual demand for in Northern Eire.”

The brothers launched Alderwood Studios after participating within the Go For It programme via Lisburn and Castlereagh Metropolis Council.

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The Go For It programme is delivered freed from cost by a staff of skilled enterprise mentors via Northern Eire’s large community of enterprise businesses.

The programme gives professional recommendation and assist to develop a marketing strategy that helps entrepreneurs flip their concepts into business companies.

Tony initially heard in regards to the Go For It programme when travelling to Belfast and listening to an advert on the radio. “Once I heard the advert, I instantly thought that that is our second.

Tony and Joe at work in Alderwood Studios in Lisburn.

“Joe and I had conversations about how we may do that, and the programme was an apparent first step to take!

“The Go For It programme helped us in varied methods. To start with, it gave us confidence that there was a marketplace for what we had been doing.

“We had been in a position to community with lots of related minded businesspeople whereas serving to us with the creation of a marketing strategy to provide us path on the side of enterprise that we weren’t so conversant in.”

Tony added: “We had plenty of artistic concepts however hadn’t thought in regards to the numbers simply sufficient, and for us that was probably the most necessary parts of the marketing strategy.

“The marketing strategy actually helped begin us off in the precise path and we nonetheless refer again to it right now. It additionally has set us up for future funding if we’d like it, so it’s actually funding pleasant.”

Councillor Scott Carson, Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh Metropolis Council mentioned: “I’m delighted to see Tony and Joe efficiently launch Alderwood Studios having obtained assist from the Go For It programme.

“The woodwork each Tony and Joe are creating is actually distinctive and it’s nice to see two brothers flip their passion for furnishings and making it right into a profitable enterprise and I want all of them the easiest for the long run!”

Martina Crawford, Chief Government of Lisburn Enterprise Organisation Ltd mentioned: “It was an actual pleasure to assist information and assist Tony and Joe via the Go For It programme, and I’m delighted to see the enterprise doing so properly.

“We offered Tony and Joe with assist in creating a complete marketing strategy in addition to providing recommendation in areas resembling market analysis, monetary planning, advertising and marketing and purpose setting.

“From this, the brothers have efficiently launched their as soon as bed room enterprise into what’s now a 4000 sq. foot workshop and showroom. I’m delighted to see the brothers’ achievements, and I want them continued success with their woodworking enterprise!”

When you have a enterprise thought you’d wish to develop or in case you are occupied with beginning a enterprise contact the Go For It programme on: 0800 027 0639 or go to: