SUCCESS STORIES

Building success after graduation

Our nine-month professional course equips students with all the skills they need to set up in business as fine furniture designers and makers.

As part of the course, we also make sure that students understand the basics of business planning and marketing, the two fundamentals that underpin success.

It’s why we require students who want to set up their own companies to create a business plan and to design and make a business website.

We’ll help them to do both of those things, as well as giving ideas and advice on how to then promote themselves to local markets.

Here’s some advice from recent graduates who have created successful businesses.

Ewan Ogilvie, Scotland (2012-2013)

Ewan Ogilvie, Scotland (2012-2013)

One of the great things about the Chippendale school is that we have incubation space into which graduates can move and set up their own businesses. It means that students can avoid the cost of buying machinery while negotiating the early months or years of...

Sam Rouse, North Carolina, USA (2015-2016)

Sam Rouse, North Carolina, USA (2015-2016)

This week. we're talking to four professional course alumni who have gone on to create woodworking success and to listen to their advice for aspiring woodworkers. Yesterday we had Ewan Ogilvie from Scotland, and today we have Sam Rouse from the United States who...

Mike Whittall, Scotland (2015-2016)

Mike Whittall, Scotland (2015-2016)

Mike Whittall, who graduated in 2016, owns and runs Ochre & Wood in Aberdeenshire. He was fortunate to ‘hit the ground running’ with a good commission from an ex-colleague, and advises new woodworkers not to underestimate their existing network of friends,...

 

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E: info@chippendale.co.uk

Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk