“Aldrich & Taylor” is a project started by “eStage” in March 2020, with the onset of COVID-19 in the UK eStage found a large proportion of its projects suspended or cancelled. Along with its project managers and the freelance team left with no work or way to earn income using their skill set. To generate some work, we started to look at other services or products we could make or supply using our skills.
Working with our teams, Ian Taylor (Production Manager) and Nick Aldrich (Freelance Scenic Carpenter) realised that we had all the tools and knowledge to design and manufacture garden furniture. As the ideas and designs developed “Aldrich & Taylor” was conceived.
As part of the ethos of the project, we are trying to work with arts organisations and venues to gain access to workshop space and involve as many of our freelancers as possible.