Nigel Painter


Nigel has been in the upholstery industry since he left school in

1976. He started his apprenticeship in Stowmarket and learnt all of his basic aptitudes from an ‘old school’ traditional upholsterer.

Quickly he honed his skills and became known amongst local upholsterers for his attention to detail and pride in his finished pieces of work.

Nigel became highly sought after in the following ten years of his career; from producing new upholstered furniture for East Anglia’s leading upholstery

firm, to head of manufacturing traditional leather Chesterfields.

His passion for his job really became clear when he was offered a job in Earls Colne, Essex, restoring upholstered antique furniture. Nigel expanded his knowledge in this field immensely within the two years he was with the firm.

With such positive recommendations and feedback from many upholstery companies, Nigel decided to embark on his own venture. Cherish Upholstery at Stonham Barns Leisure Complex was established in 1994, where it continued to thrive and grow for a further twelve years, building a strong client base and firm connections within the industry.

Sarah Rose Promotional HR JPG (44)During it’s time at Stonham Barns, Cherish Upholstery decided to join forces with Sarah Rose Soft Furnishings.

Realising their potential by merging they could provide a professional, elite service for all interior solutions. They moved location to Coddenham to accommodate both businesses. However, they still remain a small family run business that provides that all important ‘personal touch’.

Nigel has a great talent for re-shaping customer’s existing suites, transforming them from something dated and plain into something completely original. With more space to utilise now, no job is too big or small and any scale project can be undertaken.

It has been Nigel’s sheer hard work, determination to succeed and a raw passion for the work he does that has enabled him to build such an impeccable reputation. As a man with strong family values, Nigel appreciates that it is also with the love and support of family and friends that has driven him to strive to be the best he can be.