Who we work for

Who we work for

Here at Leather Doctor, we deliver a wide range of services to a vast variety of customers and industries across the board within both the domestic and commercial markets.  Our restoration solutions can be applied in most situations.

Whatever the leather, we’ve got it covered

We create some weird and wonderful things with leather, there’s not much we can’t do. Our customers keep us on our toes with new and exciting challenges and if we haven’t done something before, we’ll find a way. So no matter how unusual your enquiry, we’d love to hear from you

Aviation

We have a wealth of experience in providing cleaning, repairs and re-colouring to leather interiors for high-end aviation clients

We have a wealth of experience in providing cleaning, repairs and re-colouring to leather interiors for high-end aviation clients, engaging with prestigious business and private jet charter companies through various small airports such as TAG Farnborough, Biggin Hill London and Fairoakes Surrey. Our extensive leather care cosmetic products range may be sufficient for interiors requiring a little TLC and are ideal for maintenance on aircrafts with a quick turnaround. Interiors with wear and tear may require a professional service, which we can deliver on location.

Marine

From restoring and refurbishing leather interiors to designing, making and fitting bespoke seating

Our experience in Marine interiors ranges from long- established contracts with Carnival UK, restoring and refurbishing leather interiors on their fleet of P&O Cruises and Cunard Lines, through to designing, making and fitting bespoke seating on private yachts. We have the knowledge and products to provide the correct advice and to recommend the best solution suitable for the marine environment, ensuring durability, without compromising on quality and aesthetic finish. For ongoing durability, we provide a brilliant Multi-Active Protector, with amazing repellent properties. This is a perfect solution in an environment where spillages are par for the course.

Automotive

A classic car with fatigued leather interior? A brand-new cream leather interior which needs some protection? We can help.

Whether you have a classic car with fatigued leather interior, or a brand-new cream leather interior which needs some protection, we can suggest the best solution for your specific requirements. Through our re-upholstery service, we offer replacement of worn panels (typically on the driver seat where you get in and out of the car), with new leather. We guarantee a perfect colour and grain match to the existing leather, restoring remaining, salvageable leather back to its former glory, resulting in an all over uniform, “like new” finish.  Car interiors are fashionable in lighter colour leather; beige, cream and white, which are extremely vulnerable to dye transfer from jeans and generally show up any signs of day to day dirt and staining. These are not the most practical colours, though admittedly, they do look fabulous. We can help you to keep your leather looking fabulous with our easy to use leather care cosmeticsWe can advise you on which products are best suited to maintain and protect your specific car-interior, prolonging the life of the leather. We have experience in working on most models from Aston Martin, Bentley, Lotus, Maserati Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and BMW

Fashion

From full restorations to re-dye and TLC, we give your leather fashion goods a new lease on life

Is your beloved Mulberry handbag in need of some TLC? Perhaps those impulsive buy bright red Louboutins seemed like a great choice at the time, though in hindsight, black may be a more versatile colour? Whatever your dilemma, we will have the solution to meet your requirements. A faithful designer handbag is like a best friend, always by your side. Though like most friendships they need a little maintenance, care and attention. We can offer full restoration of tired looking bags and can also re-dye to a different colour or finish if you simply fancy a change or require a more durable coating. Our wonderful range of leather care cosmetics can help you to keep your leather looking lovely for longer.

Designer Furniture

Our creative team love working on these timeless classics and giving them a new lease of life

Designer furniture is built to last, however after years of use, leather will naturally show signs of fatigue. Over the years we have worked on most designer pieces, restoring them back to their former glory. Whether you have a Classic Charles Eames chair, Balzac by Matthew Hilton or the Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, our creative team love working on these timeless classics and giving them a new lease of life.

Leather furniture restoration & repair

Mid-century Scandanavian furniture is all the rage with vintage interior enthusiasts. Due to their quality and “collectors’ item” status, they hold their value well and will mostly warrant the investment of restoration. Our approach to vintage pieces is determined by the individual taste of the client. We endeavour to be sympathetic to the original design. Any new elements will be in keeping with the original look and feel, creating an old distressed look if desired, whilst renewing the leather and interiors. The overall result is a piece that can be enjoyed physically as well as appreciated aesthetically.

Manufacturing & Retail

We have provided an after-sales care service to furniture retailers and manufacturers for over 30 years

We have provided an after-sales care service to furniture retailers and manufacturers for over 30 years.

John Lewis, Heals, Roche Bobois and Harrods are just a few of our long standing furniture retail clients. Through our time working in the industry we have seen many retailers come and go.

Our business has adapted and diversified from the side-lines through changes in consumerism trends and the effect it has had on the furniture industry as a whole. We have witnessed the British buyer expecting to spend less, driven by an influx of mass-produced furniture shipped in from the developing world, where compromised quality of workmanship and materials allowed for extremely competitive prices. This era sadly saw the end of some of The UKs leading manufacturers, though their well-made furniture lives on.

We generally restore old pieces and continually advise our customers that the best quality is undoubtedly found in older furniture. We are very familiar with designs produced by UK manufacturers, where the materials are of the highest standard and the quality of workmanship second to none. Our creative team work very hard to re-create the original quality, carefully selecting the best interior materials and leather. With our experience of design faults, we can often recommend a re-design to enhance the original design to provide a more durable solution.

We are regularly carrying out full restorations to suites aging 20+ years, produced by some of the best of Britains furniture manufacturers such as Michael Tyler, David Paine, and the Christie Tyler Group; Pendragon, Cambria etc. We often recognise and restore old furniture from some of the UKs leading retailers of leather furniture from the 1980s and 90’s, such as World of Leather and Allders.

Today we continue to see good quality British made furniture from manufacturers such as Collins and Hayes, Tetrad, Thomas Lloyd, to name a few, distributed through our retailers and consequently end up in our workshop after years of use, needing some well-deserved TLC. This furniture is made to last, restoration is almost certainly a good investment, compared to replacement, especially given that in the current market, you may find more “disposable furniture” on the shop floor. In an age where there is growing attention to the environment and awareness of cutting down on our consumption, to invest in well-made furniture, which can be upcycled again and again, is now becoming a growing trend. There are some fabulous European manufacturers such as Ekorness, Natuzzi also found on our UK shop floors, which we continue to recycle and restore to their former glory, reducing our general waste and overall consumption. 

Insurance Companies

We have relationships and experience with most of the UKS leading home insurance companies

We work on behalf of many insurance companies, providing our services to deal with a range of home insurance claims on leather furniture. Whether it’s a flood or fire damage claim requiring full restoration or a small item of accidental damage, we can fully assess the item and provide a comprehensive report detailing the problem, the cause, the solution and cost.  We also provide our professional advice on the financial viability of the claim, replacement cost Vs repair cost, taking into account value of the item etc. If a repair is approved, we will manage the whole process through to completion and satisfaction of the repair with the claimant, including organising the logistics of the furniture; collection, delivery and providing courtesy furniture as part of the service. We have relationships and experience with most of the UKS leading home insurance companies and loss adjusters including Direct Line, Royal Sun Alliance, Prudential, Churchill to name a few. If you’re the insurer or the insured seeking a leather specialist to inspect damage on a claim, call us today, we’ll be happy to assist

Logistics – Removals & Storage

We have come to the rescue of many logistic and removal companies

Most reputable Removal, Storage and Re-location companies will have sufficient damage liability insurance. When unavoidable damage does occur the Leather Doctor Super-heroes step in. We have come to the rescue of many logistic and removal companies, such as Nippon Express, Bishops Move, Pickfords and Brittania and have a long-established business relationship with the insurance provider for such companies, enabling a more seamless transaction when a claim is made.

Hospitality – Hotels & Restaurants

We have the experience to deliver the quality of workmanship and standard of service this level of clientele demands.

We have long established relationships with a variety of prestigious 5 Star hotels in London and throughout the South East. We have ongoing contracts restoring leather interiors throughout these hotels where there is a high volume of traffic and consequently wear and tear to leather furniture. We have the experience to deliver the quality of workmanship and standard of service this level of clientele demands.

We work closely with contractors and interior designers, providing a service in complete refurbishment of restaurant and bar seating. We can offer complete recovery or restoration of existing furniture giving it a new lease of life.

Corporate

We aim to add value by offering our expertise and knowledge

We are continuing to build up our corporate portfolio, collaborating with contract Interior Design and Interior Project Management companies. We aim to add value by offering our expertise and knowledge, providing guidance in the selection of leather types and their specific properties. We provide advice on which environments specific leathers are most appropriate for, which can greatly impact on the budget and the overall integrity of a project. We have worked with Interior contractors such as Blow Crow and Think Inside and directly for the client on various interior projects such as Granger and Co, ROKA Restaurants, Le Petit and Cheval Three Quays. Our team enjoy working under the pressure demanded of these projects and work together with the client to accommodate any specific requirements, timescales and deadlines, which are key to the overall project delivery.