Social entrepreneur Adam Clarke re-established specialist furniture making business BoosBeck Industries, turning an iconic 1930’s brand into a community based co-operative scheme for the twenty-first century.
BoosBeck was originally founded by Wilfred Franks in the 1930’s, and well-known for its enduring and classic style as well as its community ethos. Adam has given BoosBeck’s furniture a contemporary twist using innovative design and now counts MIMA amongst its clients.
Adam has also kept the community spirit, so integral the brand, alive by offering work experience for young people. Over 130 people have undertaken work experience with the company and it is currently employing three seventeen year olds; Billy, Connor and James, equipping them with real skills and work experience. They also have the unique opportunity to design their own piece of furniture which then goes into a MIMA exhibition.
New BoosBeck is currently working on two commissioned projects for Teesside University. The first, a replica ambulance for Teesside University’s School of Health and Social Care. A to-scale model identical to a real ambulance, for students to practice in and get a general feel for an ambulance without having the access to one.
The second project is to renovate and supply Parkside student accommodation to supply sofas, chairs and tables.
The business is looking to grow and take on new and exciting challenges. Adam is hoping to take on a full time apprentice in the future so they get a qualification as well as unique work experience.
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