Perkins Stockwell & Co Ltd are specialists in all areas of home & contract furnishing. Our experienced team offers a full interior design service, including the supply, fitting & installation of carpets, flooring, furniture, curtains, blinds & lighting. We are sure that you will not be disappointed with the high level of personal service you will receive from our friendly & hard-working staff.
Perkins Stockwell & Co Ltd are based in Leicester and therefore ideally situated to serve clients in the whole of the Midlands area (including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire & Warwickshire).
Having been established for over 200 years, Perkins Stockwell & Co Ltd have a long standing tradition of offering clients top-rate advice, products & services. Whether you are an individual looking for traditional interior design for your home or a large organisation in search of contemporary furnishings for your properties, Perkins Stockwell & Co Ltd offer the same high level of service tailored to your needs & tastes.
A Brief History
Perkins Stockwell & Co Ltd have been established for well over 200 years and is currently directed by John Stockwell and his Nephew Lee Goodall. The origins of our company stretch back to the eighteenth century and we have succeeded in tracing our history back to circa 1805. The company, then known as H Measures, traded through the nineteenth century under various names and by 1881 went by the name of Perkins, Long & Tyler. In 1904 Mr Francis Stockwell, John’s Grandfather, was made partner in the company which then changed its name to Perkins Neale & Stockwell and thus started our family’s long association with the firm. By 1926 the company had split and Stockwell & Son was formed by John’s Father and Grandfather. Amongst the images on our home page, you can see John’s Father, Mr Horace Stockwell proudly standing at the side of the firms van.
At the end of the Second World War, when John’s father and Mr Perkins were de-mobilised from the army in 1947, it was decided to bring the two halves of the company back together and rename it Perkins Stockwell & Co Ltd. The name has remained ever since.
The company, as mentioned above, is now run by John Stockwell and Lee Goodall. We are still active in all aspects of home and contract furnishings offering a full interior design service as well as the supply and installation of furnishing products. We have a team of hard working, loyal staff to carry out the work that we do. We pride ourselves on offering all of our clients, whether large or small, a high level of personal service commensurate with our company’s long standing traditions.
One of our most prestigious projects…
Her Majesty The Queen came to Leicester on 14th March 1980 to open a large extension to the Leicester Royal Infirmary. We were invited by the architects, Pick Everard Keayand Gimson, to manufacture and install the mounting for the opening ceremony plaque. As you can see from the photograph, the mounting board was made from a series of detailed veneered panels forming a frame to the plaque. We were also responsible for supplying and fitting the velvet curtain and the curtain track.
We have been and continue to be involved in many projects for recognised companies and are proud of the recommendations that we have received. We also have many customers contacting us to trace the history of items of furniture that they have since purchased containing the ‘Perkins Stockwell’ makers mark from many years ago, showing our high quality workmanship.