Best small business
Family business of the year
Abbott-Wade Joinery was established with some help from the Prince’s Trust in 1996 by close friends Mike Wade and Craig Abbott; both highly skilled and experienced craftsman. Mike and Craig identified a need for a specialist staircase company focussing on the supply, design and installation of bespoke staircase conversions and have pioneered the methods and techniques which have now become the industry standard.
The family connections in the business are extensive spanning 3 generations of the Abbott & Wade families. The office team includes Mike Wade’s brother-in-law Eddie cousin Lana. The fitting team includes Craig’s father Dave and step-son Charles in addition to Mike’s other cousin Lee who both joined the company as apprentices and have risen through the ranks as accomplished joiners to reach Team Leader status. Jon Abbott joined us in January 2017 managing our new in-house spray shop bringing in nephew Lewis as joinery apprentice with a promising future. Behind the scenes, Johanna Wade and Michelle Abbott, the wives of Craig and Mike also play a key role in marketing and maintaining a steady ship.
What town/city are you based in?
Burtonwood, Warrington (North West)
Number of generations
Property – Interiors & Refurbishments
Number of employees