Local businesswoman Deborah Cowsill has taken over respected New Mills picture framing business FRAMED from retiring couple Pete and Anne Isherwood. “I have always loved this business” states Deborah “and jumped at the chance to buy it when Pete and Anne asked me”.
The business is based in a cosy gallery and workshop on Albion Road (near to the junction with Union Road), designing and making high quality frames and mounts for householders and artists. ”Customers want bespoke frames to present their art, memorabilia and hand-made items”, Deborah confirms ”and I decided early on to continue Framed’s commitment to conservation standard framing – which means we use materials that ensure art stays looking good over many years.”
Customers come from all over the region, from Marple, Cheadle, Stockport, Glossop, Romiley, Bakewell, Matlock and beyond, bringing people into New Mills, which is great for the town. “it’s one of those things” says Deborah “that if you need a frame you go to find a framer, and towns that have framing businesses benefit from those extra visitors”.
FRAMED is open five days a week, Tues-Sat, and Deborah’s great taste and skill is already helping homeowners and artists create superb frames for the art that they value.
Deborah has lived in New Mills for 20 years with her husband Peter Cowsill, a Consulting Engineering Geologist who also runs his business in the town. Peter and her family are very supportive of Deborah’s move from manufacturing and business to retail framing.