The Specialist Upholstery Company

About Us

The Specialist Upholstery Company started trading in 1985 in Berwick upon Tweed by Richard, having served a 5 year apprenticeship with a well know Doncaster upholsterer with over 50 years in the trade of upholstery.

We are a family run local company who are keeping skills alive and are proud to be British craftsmen.

15 years ago to expand the business a decision was made to move back to our roots in Doncaster to better serve our Yorkshire and London clients.

Training Courses

10 years ago we started to offer training courses due to the lack of any car trimming training being available in the UK , these are run alongside our work for clients in upholstery and car trimming.

In 2017 we moved to larger premises to have space to extend our training programmes to cover furniture upholstery and restoration of antique upholstered furniture.

Founder and Owner – The Specialist Upholstery Company


“Thank you for supplying new trim for my Volvo P1800. I was able to fit it without any trouble. P.S. First show – won first prize for best interior.” – JMC, Aberdeen, Scotland

“We had our American motor home upholstered by Richard and his team in cream leather, very professional work completed on time and at a good price, thanks again, Richard!” – A.H., York

“Richard did a cool job matching the leather to repair my Lamborghini and making some new carpets to repair the worn ones. The car was picked up and delivered back to my home in perfect condition.” – M.L., London

“Richard and his staff did a wonderful job remaking our old boat seats we now have a modern looking boat.” J.M., Hull.