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Work benches loaned to the Sylva Wood Centre

posted on June 4, 2015
work benches loaned to the Sylva Wood Centre

work benches loaned to the Sylva Wood Centre

Our plans to support more business incubation, apprentices and work placements at the Sylva Wood Centre took a step forward this week, thanks to the generous loan of seven quality work benches.

The benches have been provided on long-term loan by Rycotewood Furniture Centre at City of Oxford College. We hope that this is the first of many linkages between Sylva and the college.

The college runs various courses in furniture making, including City and Guild diploma levels 1-3, and a BA in Furniture Design and Making (read more).

A crucial next step to support business incubation and learning at the Sylva Wood Centre is setting up a space dedicated to large woodworking machinery. It is lack of access to these that is a hindrance to business entrepreneurs and emerging talent in wood working.

We are keen to talk to possible sponsors and supporters that may be able to help us bring this to reality. Possibilities may include donation of machinery, sponsoring of apprentices, or even a chance to name the workshop in your name, or that of your business.

If you share our aim in fostering emerging woodworking talent and supporting innovation in wood, we would love to hear from you.

Contact CEO, Gabriel Hemery: development@sylva.org.uk or Tel: 01865 408018


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