Dear Bryan,

I cant tell you how pleased I am with my new cushions.

It was a joy to deal with your company from start to finish. We have become so used to sub standard service that when we meet with the commitment to excellence that you seem to manage, it comes as a shock. You delivered on every level….service, outstanding quality, (better than the originals ) amazing value AND even pleasant to deal with over the phone.

Thank you and well done.


(Helene Kerr, Northwich, Cheshire)


Dear Brian,

My cushions for my Ercol chairs arrived by UPS this morning….I was surprised how quickly they came. They are superb, just as promised, I am highly delighted. Now that you are able to ship to Spain, I guarantee you will get more work from the ‘ex pats’ here.

Be talking to you again soon, as will need new cushions for my Ercol daybed.

Thanks again





Hi Bryan,

What can I say! Fantastic product. fantastic service, fantastic communication. As good as Ercol, twice as fast and half the cost.

The whole process from start to finish was a pleasure.

Many thanks


Colum Brennan,



(6 Quaker seats, 1 Goldsmith seat)



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Dear Bryan,

The set of new seats have been delivered for our Ercol Goldsmith chairs and I just thought I would let you know that they fit perfectly.As you know they were a surprise for my wife, so the advice on the colour that you gave me was spot on, they look terrific and we are both very pleased.

We will be in touch very shortly as we have other Ercol furniture, now looking a little tired and ready for an overhaul.


Thanks again







Dear Bryan,

Have sent the photos of the seats etc. in situ. As you can see the results are great and I am delighted with the result.

Many thanks


Barnacle, Warwickshire.


Hi Bryan,

The cushions have arrived for our Ercol studio couch, we unwrapped them very carefully, as you told us (no knives), we are so pleased. The problem now is that they look so good, we need to order a new set for our Ercol Windsor suite that we now use in the conservatory, so expect a call very shortly.

John and Sheila

Whitley Bay.


Hello Bryan,

The courier delivered the cushions today for our Ercol Windsor cottage suite.I cant begin to tell you how delighted we are, they have complete restored   our furniture, which was actually handed down to us by my mother in law.

You made it very easy to shop for our replacement cushions, …. the power of the internet!

We look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

Thank you so much.

Kate & John,




Dear Bryan,

Just to say a huge thank you, we finally managed to secure an Ercol daybed (settee) from E Bay as you suggested. As you know we had been looking for ages once we knew that you could make our cushions for us. Well the cushions really are the icing on the cake, and the fact that we had them couriered to us was a real bonus. 

Thank you so much, we are delighted, we have already told our friends about your terrific service.

Mr. & Mrs. H.,



Mr. & Mrs. Wilson from Coventry had their furniture returned and sent this card to say thank you:

The inside of the card read:

Dear Mr. McAliece,

We would like to say a big thank you to you and your staff and to tell you how pleased we are with all our furniture. The work that you have done for us on our 3 piece suite, dining chairs and stool is excellent. The scatter cushions and arm caps are a welcome addition and we are finding them to be very useful. We are happy to recommend Stage One to future customers and we wish you continued success for the future.

With best wishes

from Mr. & Mrs. Wilson,

Walsgrave ,



Dear Bryan,

Just had to write to say how absolutely delighted we are with our new furniture. Thank you so much for all the

help and expertise in getting exactly what I wanted. It all fits so perfectly.

I am now busy measuring another space which I need you to make furniture for.

many thanks

Mrs. T.Solihull



Hi Bryan,

Just had to say how delighted we all are with the latest two jobs you have done for us.

The customers were absolutely delighted and you achieved exactly the look they were after.

As always we are working on more projects, so drawings will be on their way to you very shortly.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Great result

Many thanks


The Bus Company.


To all at Stage One,

Thank you for the excellent work done on the replacement seat cushions for our boat.
We are very impressed with the quality of the material suggested and the workmanship  carried out on this project.

The cushions look wonderful on the boat, both stylish and functional.

Your years of experience certainly show.

Also the speed and efficiency with which the work was carried out is second to none.

We will certainly be pleased to recommend your services to fellow moorers at the Coventry Canal Society and to others considering have work of this kind undertaken.

Mr. & Mrs. Twyneham,

Ashington Grove,



Dear Bryan,

Just a few words to say thank you  for the splendid job

you have done on our chair.

We are delighted with the result.

Very many thanks

Ann & Maurice Taylor

Mount Nod, Coventry.


Dear Brian,

I enclose a cheque ref. the furniture.

We are very pleased with the finish and workmanship and would not hesitate to recommend you.

Once again, many thanks .

Kind regards

Paul & Karen Staples.





I was recommended to Bryan at Stage One by my sister Liz.
One time, under a very tight schedule,as always in the showjumping world,
we dropped a horsebox lorry off to Bryan on the Saturday morning.
The lorry was then picked up on the following Tuesday, as it was off to an
international show in Germany.
They had recovered the drivers and passengers seats, new luton beds fitted,
all new seats and back rests in the living area, new covering on the walls
………and new curtains.
I’m sure it’s not always that quick, but they always try to accommodate…….
and the standard of work is very high.


David Broome CBE.                                     

To all at Stage One.

With reference to the ‘chaise’ that you made for us.

Over the moon with it, a genuine ‘antique of the future’,

We’ll be back.


Steve, Leire, Leicestershire.                                


Dear Mr. McAliece,

May we say how pleased we are with the excellent work carried out by you when reupholstering our lounge suite together with the antique chair and stool.

Your suggestion of material and colour proved to be exactly what was needed to match both the carpets and the curtains.

With all the dealings we have had with you over a number of years you have never once let us down by your professional advice regarding material and colour.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Stage One to any person who was considering any form of reupholstery.

Thanking you once again.

Yours sincerely

Audrey & Bob Woodfield, Canley Rd., Coventry. 


Dear Mr. McAliece,

Just a quick line to let you know how very pleased we are with the settee, recliner chair,

 sewing box and the footstool you reupholstered for us.

Everyone who has seen it has been very impressed and hopefully you should be hearing

from one of our friends in the near future.


Thank you again

Pauline & Roy Stephens,Spring Valley,Coventry.



Hi Bryan,

Just a thank you note, my sofas are great.

It’s a brilliant job and I shall recommend you.


Chris Cosgrave,

Binley Woods, Coventry.

p.s. I like the terracotta.



Dear Brian,

I felt I must send this card to say a huge thank you for reupholstering, and

modifying my lounge suite. It really was jaded and quite uncomfortable, but the

difference is nothing short of spectacular. I really was going to throw this

furniture out.

I have recommended you to all my friends.

Many thanks

Liz Lord,
Barnet, London.


Hi Bryan,

I would like to thank you for all your hard work on the refurbishment of the seats in our

Nissan hospitality units.

The quality and speed of the service was excellent, and the finished job was to the highest standard.

The seats look fantastic and your friendly and efficient serviceis highly appreciated.

Here’s  to a long lasting relationship between ‘Edge Live’ and Stage One.

Kind regards


Kate Lancaster,Events Coordinator,Edge Live.


Approximately 25 years ago, Ted , being Ted, was unhappy with the style of the living
area in a brand new lorry that had just been delivered.
With Bryan from Stage One Upholstery, we redesigned the interior to get the look and
comfort that we wanted.
Over the years Bryan has fitted all the upholstery work to ours,friends, colleagues and
family horsebox lorry’s.
Their is also furniture throughout the house, which has been reupholstered as and
when required.
We have recommended Stage One Upholstery to people in Britain and abroad and
will continue to do so.

Liz Edgar.                                                    

We have been dealing with Bryan for many years.

The most recent work was when the house was having a complete makeover
when Stage One Upholstery reupholstered our settees and chairs.

The standard of work was, as normal extremly high.

Thank you

Nick Skelton & Betina Melliger                        




I have dealt with Bryan at Stage One Upholstery, going back to the days when I
was jumping ponies.
Over the years he has done the living on horseboxes,reupholstered lounge furniture, made
new sofas and chairs for me, even fitted new seats to antique carriages.

Michael Mac
Chairman BSJA.



A customer requested Stage One Upholstery to work on a horsebox lorry we
were building for her. When the cab seats were reupholstered, seats and back rests
fitted and the luton beds installed, we decided to get Bryan to quote us for the
interior of our next horsebox build.

That was seventeen  years ago and they have worked on every lorry we have produced
since then.

They also designed and made new settees and chairs for us last year.

Here’s to many more years.

Tammy and Steve Corser
Solitaire Horseboxes.                          

We build horseboxes, exhibition units, hospitality units, all of which need
upholstered seats etc,. of varying degrees.
We have had a great working relationship over the last 20 years with
Stage One Upholstery.
They have the professional approach, which is a must when working within a set
time frame.

David Heath



Thank you Bryan at Stage One, you have helped me achieve the style and
quality I wanted for my horsebox living areas.
My customers are always delighted.

Many thank

Phil Deakin
Airasyst Horseboxes



 We like to offer our customers something special,
so we designed, in conjunction with Stage One Upholstery,
our own chairs, stools and even chaise longes, so we can
offer an exclusive choice to our customers.

The workmanship is always second to none.                          

Thanks Bryan

Donna & the girls
Classic Drapes.