My name is Mike Oaten and I have worked in upholstery for 35 years. I started an upholstery apprenticeship in Relyon in Wellington in 1987. From there I have run upholstery companies until 2004 when I became an Upholstery Service Repair Technician. During that time I diagnosed repaired and reupholstered many items. I dealt with sofas, chairs, beds, mattresses, tables, wooden flooring, benches, ottomans and footstools. I decided to start Beaminster Upholstery in late 2021 and have now got a workshop and premises.