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After qualifying in Leicester, Philip moved to West Yorkshire and worked for Designer Maker Furniture, a company specialising in making fine furniture . He gained experience in a wide variety of projects before moving to the Cotswolds where he joined Elliott & Co, a high quality cabinet making and joinery company. Here he worked on prestigious projects including furnishing the library of Manchester College in Oxford.
Philip's workshop
Philip's workshop
Philip working on a desk
In 1995 Philip returned to Leicestershire. Tooley Park Furniture started life that year in premises on a friend’s farm. After 2 years Philip built a workshop at his home where he has worked ever since.
Working on a computer desk
Always keen to learn new skills, Philip has enrolled on a number of short courses over the years including training with David Charlesworth. He also spent five months at the College of the Redwoods in California in 2004. In February 2006 he spent three weeks in Tanzania as a volunteer working for Village Education Project (Kilimanjaro) training local carpenters to use donated woodworking machinery.
Philip in Tanzania
Philip working in Tanzania