Testimonials

Nothing brings us more happiness than a satisfied customer. Here are just a few of the many wonderful reviews we’ve received over the years…

Margaret Goodman

My lampshades arrived on Monday. They are stunning - thank you. So delighted with the colour - it compliments our new suite perfectly - picking up exactly the green in our curtain fabric. Keep popping in to look at them!

Helen and John Main

Just a quick note to say: "We visited Premier Lampshades and received very helpful advice on fabric selection and the most suitable trim for the renovation of our lampshades. We have just received 3 beautiful lampshades and the finished articles are superb in quality and appearance. Thank you very much."

Vivian Whitefield

The shades have arrived and are fabulous, They arrived in perfect condition, well packaged and are better than I could have expected. Thank you.

Nigel Baynham

Rec'd with thanks. Nice one and very quick!

All the best,

Nigel.

Ann Cain

I have just received my order of 3 lampshades and I wanted to say a huge thank you. They are beautiful and we are very pleased. It is so lovely to see Made in Great Britain on an item. I do not even bother to look in shops these days. Since the closure of our last local shop which stocked truly traditional British made lampshades, I look on the internet. Your shades are truly stunning - keep up the brilliant work!

I shall be returning and I shall definitely be recommending!

Camilla Picknett

I have to say what a fantastic personal and high class professional service Premier Lampshades provided.
The shade looks absolutely stunning, creating a real eye catching piece, just what I wanted to create.
Many thanks to Ian and I hope the new line is a sell out!
Camilla

Stephen Boldron

Dear Ian, I thought that you would like to know that we are delighted with our refurbished lampshade which we received on Saturday. Thank you for all your help from our first enquiry, discussing the use of our own fabric, to us receiving the finished item. My wife is delighted. It is exactly how she hoped it would be. Perfect. Thanks. I will not hesitate in recommending you.

Caroline Farrar

My new lamp shade is a real feature in my newly decorated room. It was a pleasure to meet Ian, thank you for the prompt service , help and advise. - but sherbet lemons are not toffees !

Pandy Brodie

'We'd found a great local tradesman who'd done a superb job recovering our suite.
And what could we now do about the lampshades? 'Imported' was the name of the game for stores stocking lampshades, and nothing we could see to set off the re-vamped suite. We tried the internet again.
And there it was, 'Premier Lampshades'; all sorts, shapes, themes, colours, sizes, a great web site and an opportunity to design your own. The challenge was choosing and we needed help, so we rang, not knowing what we'd find. And, surprise surprise, here were two more people who were helpful, fun and real. They sent samples of braids and fabrics were willing and interested to discuss what we needed and, because Bolton is within reasonable distance and the workshop sounded so interesting, we went over to visit. It was like going to the upholsterer's again.
There was a workshop with a large storage area to stock more lampshade parts then we'd ever imagined, a couple of machines, the 'master' lampshade maker with 36 years' experience, and his 'apprentice', a young friend who had graduated in engineering and had changed direction and was now responsible for the excellent web-site and was busy developing his own lampshade design and making skills. We had visited on a Monday. The shades reached us on the Friday, and we were so pleased with the results and the experience of finding such good, committed British workmanship we thought we'd write and tell you.
And you gave us a good tip for lunch!'
Best wishes

Paul Webster

Ian, You said I wouldn't be disappointed but that doesn't describe it, the lampshades are fab, they were lovely when they were new, now they are even better, your workmanship is top class,  thanks

Catharine Walter

The shades have arrived and are fabulous, They arrived in perfect condition, well packaged and are better than I could have expected. Thank you.

Christine E Roberts

I am delighted with my two,handmade lamp shades....Your workmanship is second to none.....& Made In England, what a change

Kieran Mccaldin

All received. Great work. Thanks!

Cathy Cordt

Many thanks for doing a wonderful job recovering our two old lampshades. They look fabulous in our newly refurnished room.

Pauline M Williamson

Thank you very much for the 16 beautiful wall light shades. You were correct it was better to buy all new rather than having 2 repaired. They arrived very speedily and look lovely in the newly decorated rooms.

Phil

Hi Ian, Just a quick line to say we are very pleased with the Lampshade, we now know where to come in the future.

Ian Bushby

So sorry for the delay in letting you know the lampshade arrived safely and looks super. We are delighted with the finished article. Many thanks for your help and very efficient service.

Carol Shaw

Thank you for the lampshades arrived safe and sound and they are just perfect. Many thanks. Very Happy customer

Ann Miles

Ian, Thank you for the attention you gave to my order for recovering my lampshade. You are no doubt very talented and you more than live up to your statement "professionally handmade with love", Well Done!

Denise De Rome

Hello Ian! Just to say I am delighted with the lampshade which has just arrived. It looks perfect with the brass lamp, as you had predicted. Many thanks!

Mrs J Shaw

Have received my lovely shades and I am absolutely delighted with them. They are beautiful. I cant believe they are the same smelly dirty shades i sent to you only a few weeks ago. Very many many thanks. Maybe I will decide to have more refurbished!!!

Mrs. C N Marriott

Just to say my order has arrived and is in place on my lamp and it looks beautiful. Was well worth the time given in ringing you to discuss size, etc, as it fits perfectly. My husband and I are so pleased we have managed to save an expensive lamp which we bought nearly 30 years ago which is now revamped and is looking as good as new.

Lynn Nicholas

Dear Ian, have I just received the 2 Elizabeth Gold Dupion fabric, gold braid 14" lamp shades...they are absolutely beautiful and exactly the right colour, perfect...I am so delighted, thank you very much. I have just ordered the 18" Elizabeth Gold Dupion fabric,gold braid and I look forward to receiving it. Thank you again

Julia Fulton

I have received the lampshades safely, they are perfect, beautifully finished and just the right colour. Thank you so much for the speedy turnaround. Am happy to recommend you if needed!

Anne Bowie

Good Morning Ian! Just to let you know our shades arrived safely in the post yesterday and are now back on their respective lamps - what an improvement!! First class - many thanks.

Judy Ratcliffe

Dear Ian, These arrived yesterday, and I am very pleased with them, thank you. Hope the op goes well.

Janet Collinson

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my lampshades - they look perfect with the rest of my bedroom! I was not going to be put off that I couldn't get any to match & am very pleased that I found your website which has ultimately enabled me to get exactly what I wanted! And I am someone who will not give up until I find a solution to the problem!

Anyway, just to say thank you so much for making them for me and if I ever need any again, you will definitely be hearing from me! I have also been telling everyone about your service and encouraging them should they be looking for an efficient, reliable, professional courteous service, you're the man!

Mel Cheetham

Just a short note to say thank you for the excellent job you did recovering our lampshades. They look splendid and you completed them in double quick time too.

Norman

Just received the new lampshade only two days after ordering it, the workmanship is absolutely superb and sits great in the living room hence my order for two more. I will definitely recommend Premier Lampshades to my friends,thank you once again,

Trevor and Frannie Crofts

The Lampshade has arrived and is fabulous. Many thanks for a wonderful service. It was great to meet you and see where it is all happening.

Pat Fielden

Another winner! It's perfect. Thank you

Norman

Many thanks for the prompt delivery of the lampshades, once again very pleased.

Joanne Bell

Received the lampshades they are fantastic! Sorry I did not get back to you. The boat has been so busy! Thanking you once again

Cathy Jefferies

Just wanted to let you know that Im thrilled with the lampshade you have made for me. I can t stop looking at it! Quality of work and speed of service, -all excellent! Many thanks

Beverley Crompton

Thank you very much indeed for the beautiful job you made of our lampshades. Thrilled to bits with the result & excellent that they have been done by a fellow Lancastrian; not me exactly, my husband!!

Hilary Gellman

I am absolutely delighted with the lampshades I have just purchased from you. They are beautifully made, lovely quality and look gorgeous on the lamp bases. Your service is second-to-none, So quick and efficient and you are extremely nice to deal with. I would certainly recommend you and will use you again whenever I need new shades. Again, many thanks

Rina Patel

We received the lampshade today. It's absolutely beautiful...love it. Thank you so much for all help and professional service.

Michael Hutchinson

The lampshades have arrived back and I'm very pleased with the results. Thank you very much.

Chris Scaramanga

Our renovated lampshade arrived on time, on Saturday. The work had been beautifully carried out and I'm glad we left the choice of material to you, based on our detailed description of the colour we wanted. Good to see MADE IN ENGLAND!

Joyce & Terry Bednall

Hi Ian & Co, Thank you so much for our beautiful lampshade, ordered, made & delivered in the same week, excellent service. It suits our old fashioned wooded lamp standard a treat, just what we were looking for, wont hesitate to recommend you to our friends & family.

Mavis and Bernard Mitchell

For over a year we have searched for someone to recover our American made lamps only to be told that no such service was available in the UK. We were about to throw the lamps out when found the great guys at PREMIER True old fashioned top class service, first class workmanship and at a fair price a great pleasure to find in this day and age thank you so much

Chris Sharp

Hi Ian Just to say a huge thank you for re-covering out shade, we were well inpressed with the service,having left it with you Tuesday lunch time and it being ready on the Friday. we were also very pleased and delighted that you could use the origianal brade and fringe,as it matched the light base, We will certainly use you again and have no hesitation in recomending you to anyone else. Again many ,many thanks

Cathy Jefferies

Morning Ian,Just quick email to let you know Im thrilled with the lampshade you made for me-I cant stop looking @it! The quantity is second to none, the service was speedy to say the least.Im really pleased. Many thanks

Richard Snodin

We recently had two very large lampshades restored by Ian and his team. These shades were purchased in Hong Kong back in the 1970's, and so had sentimental value to the family.

We wanted them restored and re-covered in plain cream silk, but could find no-one locally who could accomplish this to the high standard required, and then we discovered Premier Lampshades on the internet... what a find!

British craftsmanship and good old-fashioned personal service still exists, thank goodness; and Ian handled the entire transaction from start to finish, and made everything very simple (even sending us the packing box to forward the shades).

I am pleased to provide an unsolicited testimonial, and to recommend Premier Lampshades.

Mo Emmerson

Thank you so much for the beautiful lampshades you made for me recently. They are really lovely & you have made an excellent job of them as always. It is a delight nowadays to receive such helpful, quick, professional & friendly service.

I highly recommend Premier Lampshades as you will be absolutely delighted with their workmanship. Absolute perfection!

Nicola Cunnane

I have just received my lampshade and it is superb. Well packed and looks lovely. I have now realised that the old gimble never sat level and so I now have a beautiful shade that is straight! Many thanks

Grahame Palmer

Just wanted to say it has been a pleasure dealing with you. It is a great shade and just what we wanted. Well made and looks wonderful. Its really nice these days to deal with real people who care about their product and customers. Thanks and well done.

Suse McCormick

Absolutely beautifully made lampshade! Looks stunning in situ. Thank you.

Elaine

Hi, I would just like to let you know I have received my lampshades today and I cant believe how beautiful they are I am so pleased with them they are absolutely perfect. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks

Timothy Bell

This is to thank you for a very prompt and professional restoration of my pair of drum-style shades. I am not sure they looked as good as that when new and I am certainly happy with the colour and quality. I am no longer embarrassed by the condition of our lighting. With thanks again

Hazel Lyon

Thank you, lampshade arrived. Perfect just what I wanted, would recommend to anyone

Veronica Hartley

We would like a quote for refurbishing our old lamp shade please. We would like a soft shade in pale green with 3" fringe. The nearest we thought our lamp shade looked like is 22 Round Pogoda. We live in Colchester, Essex. Thanking you

Sandra Thyer

Dear Ian, Many, many thanks for making the lampshade for us, it is truly magnificent and a huge improvement on the austere, gloomy and dated lampshade I had before. Now that corner of our dinning looks so much better!!. I have enclosed a before and after picture. My boys, on the other hand, have preferred the cardboard box, they are having fun with it!!! I am sure I will find more projects for you in the future and I definetely will recommend you to my friends. Once again, many thanks. Warmest regards

Chris Howard

Hello again Ian. The lampshade's just arrived & in place. It looks absolutely perfect! Thanks very much

Edith Hebron

I am writing to let you know that I am absolutely delighted with my two lampshades. They are beautifully made and the colour is perfect. They were extremely well packed so they arrived in perfect condition. Thank you so much for such a lovely product made with such obvious care and attention.

Sandra

Dear Ian, just to let you know my new shades look absolutely stunning.Ididn't think after going round all the shops in Manchester and surrounding areas I would find a very traditional looking lampshade anywhere. finding you on the internet just a few miles away was fantastic. Went to your workshop and picked the shade and material and it was made in two days to perfection. Iam thrilled with my new shades. great personal service. I shall be returning soon.

Dr Simon Taylor

Many thanks for sending the replacement lampshade so speedily after we returned the original one we purchased. We have been very pleased with your service, the quality of your products and the integrity of your company.

Maureen Brown

Delighted to receive my 22" Elizabeth Gold Rosso lampshade - beautifully finished and packaged,an exquisite creation. I will certainly recommend your company to my friends and would not hesitate to buy from you again.

Karen Stevens

I have received the two lampshades. To say I am pleased with them is an understatement, they are beautiful! You have made a super job of them. Many thanks indeed.