Make An Entrance Limited

Make An Entrance Limited

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Custom Matting Workshop,
14 Sadler Court, Sadler Road,
United Kingdom

Joined Nov 2020

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Make An Entrance Limited

Make An Entrance Ltd specialises in making hand-stitched door mats using traditional methods at their Lincolnshire based UK workshops. Their traditional coir / coconut doormats are totally bespoke and hand made to your exact specifications. was created as an e-commerce business in 2005 by Sam Burlton and her husband Stuart, but this family business started life many years previously. 

During the early 1990's Allen Burlton, Stuarts' father ran a factory for the Royal School for the Blind in London, where traditional hand made doormats were stitched by blind and partially sighted workers.  Sadly, changes to government policy later that decade resulted in the closure of the factory. 

Through one tiny workshop in Suffolk, Allen continued to serve his loyal customers until 2005 when the younger Burlton generation launched online and began to increase the scope of the business and its product range.

Today they offer doormats of every type to homes and all sizes of business throughout the UK.  They specialise in custom made and bespoke orders including personalised mats for home and logo mats for businesses.

The Burlton family has been on a mission to prevent the age-old skill of traditional doormat making from dying out in the UK and being lost forever. They were desperate to ensure that this did not happen and in 2019 opened their Custom Matting  workshop in Lincolnshire where today they employ a skilled workforce all stitching the mats by hand the way they have been made for generations.

Their apprenticeship programme and heritage skills training scheme are always on the lookout for new applicants passionate about heritage skills.

Today Make An Entrance is a multi-award winning UK manufacturer. In June 2023 they were named Small Family Business of the Year 2023 in the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards.

The judges said:

“The family has built an award-winning business with an incredible web presence and become a market leader in what they do, rekindling the art of a traditional craft that was being lost. The duo behind the business is a formidable force and entrepreneurial in nature, treating others as they want to be treated themselves. They are professional and commercial, kind, and valued as a business and a business at the heart of their community. Sustainability plays its part and innovation drives the business forward.”

The company prides itself on offering proper customer service so if you are interested in a made-to-order doormat but are not sure what you need please get in touch. Their highly knowledgeable customer service team is there Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm on 01522 24 68 38 offering great advice and taking orders by phone if that's your preference.

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