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Black Friday 2015 – if you can’t beat ’em join ’em!

Our first Black Friday event is offering you 10% discount until midnight Sunday 29th November.

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Ashby Interiors Press Article – Derby Telegraph

We were really pleased to receive some great media attention from the Derby Telegraph last week. with a double page spread in the Business section.   The article was prompted by the launch of our V for Victory range of World War II items from Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft which will help to raise funds for the Royal British Legion as we will be donating 5% from the sales price of each item purchased between now and 31 December. You can view the whole article via this link http://bit.ly/22L2vXc  …

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Our new V for Victory Range in Support of Royal British Legion

This October we are proud to launch our V for Victory range In Support of Royal British Legion.  We will make a 5% donation to the Royal British Legion for every item sold from our V for Victory and Ashby Aero ranges.   This is a special collection of rare historical aviation pieces and it has been an exciting and busy time of restoration and research.   Full details of the history of the piece including provenance where available will be provided in a presentation folder to the buyer. See our…

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Polishing Aluminium – A How to Guide

If you have been looking at our Ashby Aero range then it’s a safe bet that you are attracted by a polished aluminium finish.  It really gives a luxurious look to any aerospace item. So, how do we achieve this?  I often get asked by people who have no idea what’s involved. This isn’t a ‘how to’ guide, it’s just an insight on a process. Firstly, it’s a very dirty job (so it’s essential to wear overalls, goggles and breathing mask because you don’t want to be breathing in the…

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V for Victory

We have chosen V for Victory as the name for our new World War II aviation range which includes genuine parts from Spitfire and Hurricane engines.  Here’s a first look at our beautiful enamelled badge which will be used across the range. To us, the words V for Victory epitomise the sheer power of public spirit during World War II.   Mention it to most people and they will wrongly give full credit to Winston Churchill due to his famous hand gesture but the  origins actually lie a little further back... In…

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YouTube Clip for our Boeing 727 Seat

Have you seen our latest addition to the Ashby Aero range? The Military Boeing 727 observer seat is a combination of polished aluminium and red leather.  Take a look at this short YouTube clip to see it from every angle and enjoy some music courtesy of Jungle... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrzR8_B0qwc

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Social Media Marketing – and Theo Paphitis!

Social Media has been headlining for us just recently.  Firstly, I have attended two days of really useful training on Social Media Marketing through my local Chamber of Commerce’s E Business Club.  Whilst I knew that Social Media was important it was great to look at how to maximise the potential to make this work for our business.  As I work on my own, it was also great to meet  a group of like-minded people and to bounce ideas off one another – I do miss that sometimes! I’m sure…

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Member of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

Our big news this month was becoming members of the East Midlands Chamber. We are really excited about the opportunities this will bring us and as a small business it is good to feel a part of this prestigious body which offers such a large range of networking and training opportunities plus the support and advice they provide. See the link below to visit their site. I think we will wish we had joined them sooner! http://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/

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Carbon Footprint In the Spotlight – Upcycling & Remade in Britain

Ashby Interiors is now also selling our products on Remade in Britain which is a really interesting site where you can buy recycled and upcycled quirky items.  It also contains lots of good ideas on how to recycle your own unwanted items, learn new creative skills as well as becoming more environmentally aware http://www.remadeinbritain.com/ If you are taking the time to browse our site then I’m assuming that you like your interiors to be a bit different from what is on offer on most local high streets.  But had it…

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You Tube Clip featuring our 8ft Polished Aluminium Propeller

Here's a collection of photos of our new propeller which Ive uploaded to You Tube.  The backing music is appropriately from the soundtrack of Kick Ass and is named Flying Home.  I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed putting it together! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id9RkN-D8Hw&feature=youtu.be  

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Cant Decide? Ways we Can Help You Shop happy!

It’s human nature to change our mind – FACT!   Everyone likes to ponder especially when we are spending money.  We want to make the right decision which isn’t easy when we are almost drowning in a sea of choices! So, here are a few ways we can hopefully make this process a little less painful – maybe even enjoyable.. Do you want more photos of the item or more information on size or weight? Ring or email us!  We will happily send you more photos and measurements. Maybe you have…

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Good Customer Service and a bit of trumpet-blowing!

This photo was sent to us recently by a customer of ours to show her beautiful light installed in her London townhouse.  I have to say that her genuine thanks for our help in fulfilling her precise requirements made my day and affirmed that we are doing ok and that doing ok is so much more than just the bottom line on the monthly sales figure! I thought I’d spend a few minutes talking about Good Customer Service and why it’s so important to us at Ashby Interiors.  I love…

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Ashby Interiors | Sourcing and supplying vintage items for the home

Ashby Interiors, Aston on Trent
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