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Shorter - Upholsterer - St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Wendy Shorter

St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Summary

I am a Fellow, Director and Past President of the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Upholders (archaic word for upholsterers). In 2008 she was appointed Director of Training for the AMUSF and she represents the Association on several industry boards.

I runs my own upholstery and soft furnishings training centre near St. Albans, Hertfordshire where she and her staff takes great delight in encouraging and developing a new generation of professional craftsmen and women.

I have won several training awards: Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainers Award 2014; Craft Skills Award 2013; 2012 Heritage Crafts Association Trainer Award; 2011 Proskills Training Provider of the Year Award; 2010 Furniture Industry Trust’s Women in Furniture Inspirational Woman Award; 2008 Training Centre of the Year Special Recognition Award by the University of Hertfordshire. In July 2012 my staff and I received Certificates of Excellence from the Worshipful Company of Upholders and in 2010 I published my book “Professional Soft Furnishings”.

Services

Upholsterer

Summary:

I have over 20 years experience in upholstery, having trained at the London Guildhall University, now London Metropolitan University and gaining distinctions for all my work.

Work History

Owner

Wendy' Shorter Interiors Ltd

I have been teaching upholstery and soft furnishings since 1999 at London Metropolitan University, West Herts College, Dunstable College and KLC School of Design. In 2006 I started my own training centre: Wendy Shorter Interiors where we train the next generation of upholsterers and soft furnishers undertaking the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers qualifications.

I have won several training awards: Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainers Award 2014; Craft Skills Award 2013; 2012 Heritage Crafts Association Trainer Award; 2011 Proskills Training Provider of the Year Award; 2010 Furniture Industry Trust’s Women in Furniture Inspirational Woman Award; 2008 Training Centre of the Year Special Recognition Award by the University of Hertfordshire.

In July 2012 my staff and I received Certificates of Excellence from the Worshipful Company of Upholders and in 2010 I published my book “Professional Soft Furnishings”.

Projects

Students' Achievements

My students achieve some fantastic results with a 93% credit and distinction pass rate. Many go on to start their own businesses or work for other upholsterers and soft furnishers. I am very proud of them.

Qualifications & Certifications

City & Guilds 7307 Further & Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate

West Herts College

City & Guilds 7900 Part 1 & 2 Soft Furnishings

West Herts College

• City & Guilds 5553 Advanced Furniture Studies in Upholstery with Distinction

London Guildhall University

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