Stylishly Changing Lives

A little while ago I spent the afternoon hanging out with a couple of people who I’ve had the enormous pleasure to get to know over the last few years.  Steve Bomford and Rachel Owen are simply, lovely. We first…

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3D Printing Workshop

Starting this summer Company of Makers have teamed up with the Maker's Guild to deliver a short introduction to the world of 3D printing.   Pilot Workshop - 23rd August 2017 Discover more about the world of 3D printing and its practical…

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Workshops at Portsmouth’s Boatbuilding College

Woodworking Workshops Company of Makers have teamed up with the International Boatbuilding Training College at Boathouse Number 4 in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to deliver some short woodworking workshops for ex-Service personnel this summer. Dates The initial programme includes one day stool…

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The Sewing Soldier visits the Company of Makers

In an exclusive interview for Company of Makers, Great British Sewing Bee’s Lieutenant Colonel Neil Stace talks about the myth that sewing is a female pastime and the many benefits of sewing for mental health and wellbeing. What are the…

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Sewing club supports Navy’s welfare flats

When Company of Makers was called to action last autumn, we stood to attention, sewing machines at the ready. OK, enough military lingo.  The Royal Navy’s new ‘Navy Mews’ family flats were due for their first guests before Xmas and needed…

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Veterans: Why we want to make a difference

One of the great inspirations for me in wanting to become a GP so many years ago was the chance to make a difference to people’s lives. As we look forward to another new year, I’m hoping that 2017 will…

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Company of Makers and International Boatbuilding College collaboration

The Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust (PNBPT) is delighted to have been granted £2.4M in LIBOR funding by the Chancellor for its “Memorial Fleet” project. The project will create an operational Memorial Fleet of small craft which have played a…

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Veterans Healthcare Report Published

A report has been published into the results of a major survey of the healthcare needs of nearly 1,800 ex-Servicemen and women across the Portsmouth area. Some 1,780 people completed the questionnaire which was commissioned by NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning…

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Militarily Pimped Furniture at Help for Heroes

What happens when you mix 6 roughty-toughty military types, with Little Greene Paints and some old wooden furniture? I found out when we hosted a week-long workshop at Tedworth House, the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in rural Wiltshire. We,…

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