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Meet ‘Winston Wolfe’: Aftercare at Abbott-Wade

wiggy 2017Winston Wolfe was the famous ‘fixer’ from Pulp Fiction who defines his role with the line, ‘I solve problems’. We have no need for this Harvey Keitel character, instead we have Adam – our Abbott-Wade equivalent (only much less intimidating and far more friendly). Affectionately known to his friends as ‘Wiggy’, Adam’s career started in cabinet making – a trade which demands a keen eye for detail. His passion for renovating camper vans and building durable, quality longboards (skateboards to you an me) in his space time has honed his ability to adapt his carpentry skills to solve almost any problem. All of this makes him the ideal perfectionist for the position of Abbott-Wade’s resident ‘Fixer‘, or Aftercare Fitter to give him his official title.

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Corporate LiveWire INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE AWARDS: Bespoke Home Improvement Winner!

Innovation 7 Excellence Award Winner

We are delighted to announce that Abbott-Wade are now a Multi-Award Winning family business. We have always been pioneers in the staircase installation and renovation sector, a feat which has been recognised at the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards where we were announced as the Winners in the Bespoke Home Improvement Category.

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The National Family Business Awards: Reflecting on an Award Winning Evening!

Some time has passed since our award winning at Wembley Stadium, a little dust has even had time to settle on our award, but while it’s business as usual at Abbott-Wade, it’s great to reject on such a memorable occasion…

An evening at the award is always full of promise, glamour and anticipation and this was no exception. Members of the Abbott-Wade family journeyed down from our Burtonwood base down to the bright lights of London and into the national arena, Wembley Stadium where we scooped the prestigious honour of the Best Small Business in the North West at the National Family Business Awards.

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The Abbott-Wade family accept their award

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Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018

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We’ve been pioneering staircase renovations and new flights for over 20 years. Many of the techniques and practices which are now considered the industry standard were developed by company directors Craig Abbott & Mike Wade. Far from resting on our laurels, Abbott-Wade have continued to innovate and raise standards which drives progress throughout the industry as competitors try to keep pace. No mean feat when you compare us with some of the much larger businesses out there.

Our achievements have now been recognised by the Corporate Livewire Innovation & Excellence Awards and our family business have been shortlisted for the 2018 awards.

It is understandably a very proud achievement for us. As a small business we always worked hard to create a company we can be proud, conduct ourselves in a professional manner and put the customer first. Since 1996 we have innovated, invested in our future and lead the industry trends as tastes for styles and materials have changed.

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National Family Business Awards Finalists 2017

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Abbott-Wade have been recognised as a great family business – so much so infact that we have been nominated as finalists to represent the Northwest at The National Family Business Awards at Wembley at a ceremony to be held on 15th July.

Now in their 8th year, the awards were founded to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Britain and Ireland’s family-owned businesses and the entrepreneurs who lead them. Abbott-Wade are one of over 3 million family firms in the UK and Ireland so to be nominated is a huge honour.

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A day in the life of an Abbott-Wade designer

Staircase sales designer

Far from being a lonely life out on the road, our design team relish the chance to visit customers up and down the country. With a small, dedicated team of designers with lots of experience, our customers have been enjoying the warm, friendly and relaxed approach you would expect from a family business which is in stark contrast to the more aggressive style and ‘sales games’ employed by our competitors.
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Collecting for Tunza’s Pride

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Company director Mike Wade (pictured in red) swapped 4 wheels for 2 in July embarking on a gruelling 3 day cycling challenge raising money for Tunza’s Pride, The Children & Young Persons Welfare Charity; a local St Helens based charity which aims to help vulnerable children and young people in the North West region.

 

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The Mail Room

customer feedbackFar from being the part of the everyday grind, sorting through the postman’s deliveries or email inbox can be a delight, especially when it includes messages such as this:

We would like to say how pleased we are with the Oak and Glass Staircase fitted by Abbott-Wade.

From the offset, the company was thorough and efficient. The three man team who fitted the staircase were very friendly and professional. They worked well together, did a very good job with very little inconvenience to ourselves. They cleared away all mess and left the staircase looking stunning.

Thank you very much to Lee and his lads.

Mr & Mrs Jones, Leeds

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