Global Upholstery Solutions Limited is a Hampshire Upholstery business which has a unique heritage – as an upholstery business that stretches back 40 years and part of a group that can trace its roots back over 150 years.
Who We Are – Hampshire Upholstery Service to the Whole UK
Global Upholstery Solutions Limited are solely a business to business supplier of a full range of upholstery services and upholstered pieces.
We do not manufacture any parts to sell for ourselves, we provide a service to other businesses. This means we are completely focused on our business customers and their needs.
Our Hampshire Upholstery business has grown rapidly as more customers make use of our fast turnarounds, high capacity and take advantage of the quality, cost and delivery performance of a specialist sub-contract manufacturer. Our 70 staff are based over two sites that are arranged into manufacturing cells that specialise in product types. See more about our operational structure here.
Our business is structured specifically to serve other businesses, from our Sales and Business Development Manager supporting the initial process, a Customer Account Executive ensuring our relationship runs smoothly, our Head of Design to support development of products, our Operations Manager ensuring our performance exceeds expectations and our Manufacturing Cells that specialise in the processes that each customer needs.
Global Upholstery Solutions Limited has a dual heritage. As an upholstery business we can trace our roots back over 40 years. Originally David Emmett Upholstery the business was formed in Whitchurch, Hampshire in 1978.
One of David Emmett Upholstery customers was a local business, Stannah Stairlifts and Dave supplied many of the upholstered parts for the Stairlifts.
In 2000, when Dave retired, the company was bought by the Purchasing Manager of Stannah Stairlifts, Alan Holloway. Alan owned the business until 2016. During 2015 Alan negotiated the sale of the business assets and the employment contracts to the Stannah Group of Companies under the new business, Global Upholstery Solutions Limited.
We have a mix of staff, from new blood including our apprentices, team members that came to us from elsewhere in the Stannah Group, factory staff from Mobility Seating days and still quite a few from the original David Emmett Upholstery business.
We are very proud to part of the Stannah Group of companies, a family business that traces their business roots back over 150 years.
The Stannah business was founded in London by Joseph Stannah in 1867. Joseph Stannah was the son of Samuel Stannah, a linen merchant in Worcester. An accomplished engineer Joseph started the Stannah business in Southwark, London, providing cranes and hoists to unload cargo in the docks.
Being part of a group of companies with such a rich heritage means our customers can rely on us to follow the Stannah brand values.
The Stannah Promise
We are “always true to our word“ and committed to:
- Great value for money
- Superior service
- Best quality products
- A company you can rely on
Additionally, our customers know that they can rely on us to be here for them; not just for their current requirements, but next year, next decade and even next century! We can build long term relationships and collaborations with confidence.
How to Find Us
We have two factories in Andover, Hampshire which is located centrally to the South of England. We are conveniently located adjacent to the A303 on the eastern side of Andover and close to the town ring road on Walworth Business Park
Andover occupies a strategic location in central southern England – it is located on the A303 Trunk Road which, together with the M3 to which it is linked, is one of the main routes from London to the West Country. The town is also close to the A34 Trunk Road, which connects the South Coast ports with the Midlands via the M40.
Global Upholstery Solutions Limited
Units 2-3 Crown Way
Walworth Business Park