PHOTO shows (left to right): Sylvia and Steve Fallows, and Michael Fabricant.
Following a complaint Michael Fabricant had received from husband and wife team, Sylvia and Steve Fallows, about the cost of petrol and how it is affecting their business, Michael visited Decormount.com at their rural offices near Burton – though they are in the Lichfield constituency – on Friday 31st August.
Michael says: “I wanted to meet them because Decormount.com use the very latest equipment to frame pictures and use highly sophisticated giclée fine art colour printing to make reproductions to order. They are based in characterful buildings at Knightley Farm in Callingwood just 3 miles from Burton Town Centre and use the latest technology both for framing and for fine art printing.
“With the Football Association training facilities nearby, they not only frame pictures, but also frame signed football shirts and even a model of Concorde!
“Decormount.com are one of the greenest firms of their type. They recycle almost everything. The board and glass go back to specialist recycling plants while the wooden frame off-cuts supplement the heating of their facilities in winter. The best news of all, is that their business continues to grow and this year their sales are around 40% up on the previous year.
“And as for petrol prices, they are relieved that the planned petrol tax increases were frozen in the budget.”
Sylvia Fallows adds: “We started in 2008 and are now the largest picture framers in south Staffordshire. We don’t sell pictures or prints, except when we make a print ourselves to order from original artwork our clients supply us, so we just specialise in framing to a high standard without any other distractions. That, combined with our not having to pay for a town centre shop, has made us competitive in what could be a tough market.”