The Ambic Story

Founded in 1983, Ambic have been making quality bespoke educational furniture for a long time, and we think we've just about nailed it.

Starting off as a one man business in the Enterprise Workshops at Byker with a 320 sq. ft unit, a bag of tools and a £200 overdraft, Ambic has transformed into one of the leading manufacturers of bespoke educational furniture in the North East.

In 2009, we moved in to our purpose-built state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. It occupies 24,000 sq ft (2,400 sq m) on a 5 acre site with major external storage, vehicle manoeuvring area and extensive expansion space. The facility is a fully integrated production unit utilising the latest technology and CNC controlled manufacturing methods.

With separate departments for Wood Machining, Sheet Metalwork, Welding, Powder coating & Painting, Polishing, Precision Engineering & Tool Making, we have an unparalleled capability to make just about anything – and we love a challenge!

We’re also approved fabricators of Solid Grade Laminates, such as Trespa. This means that we can design, fabricate & fit out washrooms, toilet cubicles, laboratory & kitchen furniture benches & worktops. We even use solid grade laminates for some of our cloakroom furniture.

The Ambic Team


Liam Hunt

Commercial Manager

Gary Hawyes

Project Manager

Jonathan Taylor

Project Manager

Frances Condren

Bespoke Specialist

Lewis Brown

Doorsets & Educational Specialist

Stu Scott


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