A story of flair and personal touch

Tim Lawson, Founder and Director at TRL Furniture, shares an insight into the company as well as expansion plans including the appointment of five new agents.

In the heart of Nottingham, TRL stands tall as an award-winning furniture manufacturer renowned for its bespoke creations. Their philosophy is simple yet profound: “Celebrate individuality through craftsmanship”. With every piece they create, the business aims to reflect the unique essence of their clients and the spaces they inhabit.

“Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship has earned us multiple industry awards and nominations including Best Handmade Bespoke Furniture Provider 2023 by SME Business Awards as well as Rural Start Up of the Year Award 2023 by The Start Up Awards, and much more,” reveals Tim Lawson, Founder and Director at TRL Furniture.

“What sets us apart is our commitment to sourcing materials locally from independent businesses. This decision isn’t just about sustainability; it’s about fostering meaningful connections within our community of artisans and craftsmen. From handpicked oak to reclaimed timber, each material carries a story waiting to be told, enriching the fabric of our designs with authenticity and character.”

However, TRL’s dedication to local sourcing goes beyond geography; it’s about storytelling, as Tim explains: “Every knot in the wood, every stroke of the brush, bears witness to the collaborative spirit that defines Nottingham’s artisanal landscape. By incorporating these elements into our designs, we invite homeowners and business owners to weave their own tales into the fabric of their spaces.

“In a world of mass-produced goods, we offer a personal touch. From the initial consultation to the final brushstroke, our team works closely with clients to bring their vision to life. We believe that furniture should be more than just functional; it should be a reflection of the owner’s personality and lifestyle.”

At TRL, the business understand that a house is more than just four walls; it’s a place where memories are made and stories unfold, which is why they take pride in crafting furniture that resonates with warmth and authenticity. “Whether it’s a cozy bench for the garden, a statement dining table for the home or a commercial property that needs to ooze personality, each piece we create is infused with soulful resonance that stands the test of time,” Tim said.

“In a fast-paced world, we offer a glimpse of something timeless: the enduring beauty of craftsmanship and the personal touch of bespoke design. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, let us not forget the value of handmade goods and the importance of cherishing the stories that make our homes truly our own.”

TRL Expands

As TRL Furniture goes through some serious expansion, using the online platforms of the quintessentially British Debenhams, B&Q and The Range, they now aim to increase their offering through mutual support from the independent retailers of the UK. 

To do this, TRL has expanded its team with the appointment of five new furniture agents looking after the majority of the UK. Richard Jackson will cover the Midlands and North Wales, Gary Birch will look after the East of England and North of the Thames, Clive Loe will take on South London and Kent, Colin Boyce will be looking after the South Coast and South Wales and Jonathan Huntsman will cover the North East of England and Cumbria.

“We are excited about our next phase of growth and we welcome all our new agents to the business,” Tim added. “Through these appointments, we look forward to continuing our story and that of our customers too.”


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