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Glen Cartwright – going strong since 1981

PART two Glen Cartwright has, over 43 years, managed to create a business with a...

Glen Cartwright – going strong since 1981

PART ONE: Forty-three years is a long time. But as we’ll see over the next...

Being a family business is our USP

AJAX Flooring Company, founded in 1956 by a returning member of the navy, is a...

Passionate Aizlewoods says it offers first-class service

Alan Aizlewood and Keith Nicholson established the company in 1967. Originally called Aizlewood & Nicholson,...

The long climb to the top

CFJ interviews Dave Wilson about how he established himself in the flooring industry and founded...

The future is coming up roses

In the final of a three-part profile, Gary Bricknell, owner of the Northamptonshire-based Mosaic Restoration...

‘Companies failwhen they treatpeople badly’

FORMER Londoner, Gary Bricknell runs the now 25-year-old Mosaic Restoration Company. It’s very distinct, almost...

Piecing a future together

In the first of a three-part profile, Gary Bricknell, owner of the Northamptonshire-based Mosaic Restoration...

Välinge: Simon Darbyshire, md, introduces Bjelin

By Ed Birch ‘We have spent a very busy and rewarding 12 months rolling out the...

MacGregor Flooring: We’re at the top of the food chain but we can’t be complacent

Why the managing director of MacGregor Flooring believes that despite the challenges facing the industry,...

Flooring by design

In this second part of two reports, CFJ speaks to Darren Hope, director of Bolton-based...

Running a Bentley in the countryside for success

Priory Hardwoods came about by sheer accident as its managing director Tom Bentley explains in...

Camox: 21 months later and streamlining for success

In September 2021, CFJ profiled Dale Osborne of Camox Floors. We contacted himagain recently to...

Gary Anthony: Dealing with spivs, bombs, and cancer

Gary Anthony is managing director of Nottinghamshire-based Willowbank Contracts, and like many in the trade,...

Peal-ling back the layers

Tim Peal of Essex-based Millside Floors has spent more than 30 years in flooring. Now,...

Toncam: The power of many

CFJ talks to Glen Tonkin whose father, Ian, founded Kingussie-based Toncam in 1996. Glen is...

Rinable carpets: Running in the family

How familial bonds have helped drive the success of a Luton-based carpet and flooring contractor...

A diamond career in flooring

Six decades in flooring and working for clients such as Whitbread, Olympia, Earls Court Stadium,...

Shire flooring: counting their lucky stars

A young, fiercely driven Derbyshire-based flooring contractor has its sights set on national domination. That...

Big steps the Oakvale Flooring way

Oakvale Flooring specialises in sourcing, suppling, and finishing all types of timber flooring, and splits...

Father & sons: A Lincolnshire flooring story

Graham Jefferson tells CFJ about the journey his business, Lincolnshire Flooring, has been on since...

All hail Piper Hales!

Rob Scott, managing director of London-based commercial flooring specialist, Piper Hales Flooring takes CFJ through...

The Hart and soul of a fitter

Carl Hart of Birmingham-based City Carpets & Flooring talks to CFJ about how his business...
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Business done the Hard(ing) way

G Harding Flooring’s owner says his company is run according to a very design-led ethos....
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Bill McCallum plays a beautiful game

Bill McCallum, director and owner of Contract Flooring Services (London), runs a business perfectly at...

Wood flooring is in the blood

Alin Cristescu, involved in wood-based products for three generations, founded London-based Fin Wood after he...

Wood works

Alin Cristescu, founder of London-based Fin Wood, and whose family has been in the wood...

Starling – A bird in the hand?

There was a reason Alin Cristescu, director of Fin Wood, a flooring contractor based in...

The business end of things

As seems to happen so much in the world of flooring, those that enter the...

Winton Flooring: A lesson in evolution

CFJ talks to John Marsh, commercial director of family-owned contractor, Manchester-based Winton Flooring. Part of...

The art of flooring

CFJ speaks to Sam Wilson, general manager of Cambridge-based Art of Flooring, about how the...

RUN DMC

CFJ talks to David McCartney, ceo at DMC, about the journey from apprentice in the...