Florence Egan – upholsterer

27th December 2023  |  ALUMNI | AWARD WINNERS

Florence Egan – upholsterer

Winner of the 2023 Heritage Crafts / Sonnaz Young Upholsterer of the Year Award

Florence EganThe Young Upholsterer of the Year Award 2023 sponsored by Sonnaz was won by Florence Egan, who attended her first upholstery course at the age of 14 paying for it by working two jobs on the weekend.

Through her short courses she managed to develop contacts in the industry, and from that came the opportunity to sign up to a Level 2 Modern Upholstery apprenticeship, which she passed with distinction, and is now working in the bespoke workshop, cutting, sewing, templating and upholstering.

Photo: Sonnaz Nooranvary, Florence Egan (Heritage Crafts / Young Upholsterer of the Year Award winner 2023), and Jay Blades MBE (Heritage Crafts Co-Chair). Photo by Stefan Jakubowski.