Bridport Upholstery is owned and run by Karl McGrady. Karl’s career started at Hooper & Co Coachbuilders as an apprentice Coach trimmer, re-trimming and re-designing Rolls Royce and Bentley interiors.
After completing his apprenticeship, he moved on to work at Jankel Design, where he was part of a team catering for clients who desired bespoke interiors, one off designs or just something a little different!
In 2000, he and his family moved to Dorset.
For 3 years, he undertook car seat development for the major car manufacturers around the UK and Europe.
In 2003 he took over a well-established Upholstery Shop in the market town of Bridport. The business has gone from strength to strength, working for both local and nationwide clients, undertaking work on small family pieces through to complete furniture re-builds and commercial installations.
Karl has, and continues to work with some of the country’s most noted and innovative furniture makers and designers on a vast range of commissions.
The workshop is now one of the longest running upholstery shops in the South West.