Lincolnshire

Saxilby start-up to exhibit in front of 60,000 people after winning Grow with the Show competition

Saxilby-based carpentry start-up Marwood Curno will showcase its products at the 133rd Lincolnshire Show after winning the annual Grow with the Show competition.

The company, which was founded in October 2016, creates hand crafted items like candle holders, spoons and more kitchen and homewares.

Grow with the Show aims to help new Lincolnshire businesses by giving them the platform and tools needed to excel in the crucial early stages of setting up and establishing a business.

After working with his father as a carpenter to develop the family furniture business, Bill Curno and his partner Benita, thought more could be done with off cuts of wood that were wasted in the manufacturing process.

Marwood Curno will take a stand in the Mews at the 2017 Lincolnshire Show on June 21 and 22, trading in front of more than 60,000 visitors.

Bill and Benita said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win Grow with the Show. It is a great opportunity for growing businesses and it is good to see an organisation like the Lincolnshire Showground supporting SMEs. We have never been to the show before so we are very excited to attend the two day event.

“We have an immense amount of passion for designing and creating homewares, combining functionality, quality and beauty. We also want to make our business as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible.

“Our speciality design really is our wooden spoons, but we cannot wait to bring our full range of products to the show. We will also be doing live demos so that visitors can see first-hand artisan crafts and wood carving.”

Jayne Southall, CEO of Lincolnshire Showground, said: “We had some really strong applications for the Grow with the Show competition, which is now in its fourth year.

“Marwood Curno and its ethos really impressed us so it is a pleasure to announce the business as 2017’s winner.

“We know from experience how much the competition has helped previous winners like Mantle and Ruby Ceramics, so we hope that Bill and Benita will really benefit from the support on offer, and grow with our show.”