It is with great excitement that Alfred Tear Fine Furniture is entering a new phase in its long trading life. After more than 60 years of being proudly owned and operated by the Glanister family, the business is in new hands.
Robert Glanister, the custodian of the Alfred Tear name has handed over the running of the business to a new management team, including to employees of the business.
Robert, who has a massive amount of knowledge (and pride) in the industry he has made his life’s work will still be a part of the business, in what we all believe will be an exciting new phase of development.
The fashion currently has trended back to have traditional furniture- bespoke, hand made and sewn- and that means new investment is needed.
The skills within the business are well known- and for the first time in more than 20 years, apprentices will be introduced to both inject youth and to learn the many skills we have at our disposal through collectively 200 years of experience in furniture making, sewing and upholstery.
This will, in turn, allow this proudly Northampton business to move confidently into the future. Exciting times!