Taking over his father’s bespoke joinery business has allowed Phil Cooper to turn his passion for working with wood into a career at Cooper Joinery & CNC Services Ltd.
How did you come to start up?
My father John started the business in 1982, and I started working with him as an apprentice when I left school in 1986. When the time came for him to retire I
How has the business grown since then?
We started in a small workshop in the village of Rustington, West Sussex, and 10 years ago moved to a larger commercial unit about a mile away. This year we invested in a 5-axis computer numerical control (CNC) machine to enable us to keep up with the demand for bespoke designer-led projects. This allows us to programme using computer-aided design software to each item’s exact measurements. We can machine complex pieces, shapes, patterns and engraving options on timber quickly and with precision. It has also allowed us to offer a 5-axis CNC timber machining service to other businesses.