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Frank Shaw

Shaw & Riley was established in York in 1980 by Frank Shaw and Mike Riley, and gained an enviable reputation for designing and producing high quality, lifestyle pieces of furniture, handmade with an excellent attention to every intricate detail.


Following their retirement, Frank and Mike were keen that their recognised name and reputation continued, maintaining the skills, craft and employment of their own long serving employees, and building the business with innovation and technology.

Twenty Five, a York based Principal Contractor with a comprehensive experience of high end fit out in residential, retail, heritage, joinery and commercial property development, met that criteria.. and coincidentally one of the directors had been a Shaw & Riley apprentice!

Continuing the aspiration for excellence, Twenty Five purchased the business on the understanding that Frank and Mike would come back to visit, share their knowledge and continue their love of fine cabinetry (we weren't going to let them disappear that easily!), and of course we are proud to retain the Shaw & Riley craftsmen who continue to lovingly produce each individual piece of high quality furniture that built the Shaw & Riley reputation.

Michael Riley
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