Are you a Wellington Maker? Get into our Makers’ Guide!

If you have a making business in Wellington, we’d like to hear about it.

Earlier this year Wellington H2A successfully applied to Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Your High Street Fund. The focus of our ‘Makers Town’ project application was to create a mural trail around the centre of Wellington – nothing garish, but a subtle series of ‘false windows’ depicting characters from the town’s making past (craftspeople, manufacturers and creatives). It’s taking an achingly long time to get all the sites agreed and sort the paperwork, but our portrait artist is starting to plan some of the sites so the project is definitely underway, and images should be appearing late this year or early in 2017.

The mural trail isn’t the only feature of  our Makers Town project, however. We want not only to celebrate Wellington’s historic makers, but those with maker businesses in the town today. So, we’re inviting modern day makers in Wellington to get in touch so they can feature in our Wellington Makers’ Guide, which we’re aiming to put together towards the end of 2017. It’ll be printed early in 2018 .

What do we mean by makers? Well, we’re looking for any business which makes (or grows) its own products in Wellington. That includes some of our food and drink businesses (brewers who make beer, butchers who make sausages, jam and cooking sauce makers etc.); artists and crafts people like potters, painters and illustrators; workers in wood and metal, and others we haven’t thought of. We’ve made a decision not to include cafes and restaurants – chefs and cooks are obviously making things there every day – but there are so many that they’d dominate our guide and we’ve only got so much space to play with!

So, if you think you could feature in our guide, let us know what you do by filling in the form and clicking ‘submit’. We need to receive all forms by the end of October 2017. We’ll be in touch if we need any further details.