Co-founder of award winning former social enterprise Out of the Dark, Jay Blades is a highly skilled community leader who has turned his focus to Jay & Co, a social enterprise that helps reach disadvantaged and disengaged groups in the community, fire them up and re-engage them through exciting activities. His areas of expertise are dying British crafts, business and life skills.
Jay & Co is a social enterprise that acts as an extended family to disadvantaged, disengaged and disruptive young people to help them achieve a sustainable positive life.
The organisation is run by people who have all experienced challenging circumstances in their teenage years, but have been able to turn their lives around with support from Jay & Co.
Jay & Co aims to motivate and elevate young people so that the community becomes a better place to live in.
"One of the UK's coolest furniture designers."
— Money For Nothing, BBC One
We offer a number of services, including upholstery, furniture restoration and sourcing.
We take your furniture and strip back to the frame which is then assessed and repaired accordingly. If needed, new springs and webbing can be fitted, then the piece will be restored to its former glory.
Using traditional techniques and materials such as horsehair and feathers, we are able to preserve the character and integrity of the original piece, which is also important when it comes to preserving the value of an item. We also use modern techniques using mainly foam.
We know how important your furniture is to you and understand how years of use can take its toll on traditional pieces. That’s why our expert team are dedicated to restoring furniture both new and old, and as highly experienced specialists, you can be sure we take every care in carrying out meticulous repairs to restore the pieces to their full, former glory.
Commission us to work our magic
We could do a special commission for you and then you will end up with the only one in the world. So if you have an old and tired vintage piece that you would like revamped, then look no further.
We provide furniture sourcing, just tell us what you are looking for, and we will track the item down. Whether it is an unusual sized dining table, or a specific make of chairs & table, let us know and we will source it for you!
We have found this service to be very popular with customers who are just too busy to search for themselves. Let us do the hard work for you! Also popular with interior designers, and retail shop display, for sourcing one-off special pieces of furniture, or a complete project.
Contact us now for details. Please note, there is no charge for this sourcing service.