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Leading UK Seating Manufacturer, Evertaut Ltd Celebrates 15 Years Under Current Ownership

Evertaut Ltd Celebrates 15 Years Under Current Ownership
Evertaut MD, Nigel Smalley

Blackburn based commercial seating manufacturer, Evertaut designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of seating solutions for auditoriums, stadiums, offices and public areas across the UK. Although Evertaut as a business is actually over 80 years old, in June 2017 the company celebrated 15 years under the ownership of current Managing Director, Nigel Smalley.

Nigel officially took over the business on 7th June 2002 but his history with Evertaut started long before that. In fact, after graduating with a BSc in Engineering, Nigel joined Evertaut as a Stock Controller back in 1981. Over the following years he worked his way up taking on various different roles within the company including Production Planner, Materials Manager and Production Manager. Then in 2002 after gaining a wealth of experience across the company, Nigel took ownership of Evertaut himself.

Evertaut was first established in the 1930’s as a supplier of industrial seating for factories and workplaces. With cutting edge designs and quality workmanship, the company earned a reputation as specialists in seating and became a market leader, supplying a wide range of well-known institutions such as the GPO and London Airport. Many of Evertaut’s original chairs can be now be found in antiques shops and on auction sites thanks to a trend for vintage furniture in modern homes.

Over the years the company successfully expanded its range of office furniture whilst early in the new millennium it also diversified into the auditorium and public area seating market. Today Evertaut continues to be a proud supplier of auditorium and contract seating to a wide range of establishments across the UK.

All Evertaut seating is still manufactured in the UK at the company’s Blackburn factory where its team of experienced craftsmen and women have developed their skills over many years. The company is accredited to ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Standard and strives to exceed expectations in the design, manufacture and installation of UK commercial seating.

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.