Stephen Spooner began S.A.SPOONER in 1998 after a five-year apprenticeship with James Longley & Co Ltd in West Sussex.
In his time at James Longley, Stephen worked on several large contracts, including the refurbishment of Arundel castle and the restoration of the interiors of Hampton Court Palace after their destruction by fire in 1986.
After redundancy, Stephen worked as a journeyman, travelling between workshops until finally starting his own business with a workshop of his own.
He will take a project from first consultation through manufacture, to final installation – and put traditional quality into every detail.The woods used, style of work and type of project are based on the customer’s own requirements, and the finished pieces are tailored to their taste, needs and budget.
Either furniture, kitchens, period fittings or a folly – everything is supplied with good old fashioned quality service.
City and Guilds Advanced Craft Qualifications and a proud member of The Institute of Carpenters – giving Stephen a FIOC Craft Fellowship level.
Our idea was to put emphasis on the person,
We decided to develop and formalize our own memorial plaques as we felt what we could design and craft a better product then is
So we began Memorial Woodworks.