alexnharvey wrote:Bikes`n`guns wrote:Given the amount of young frame builders around the UK at the moment They could not have tried very hard to recruit staff to carry the company forward.
You can't move for hipsters building steel.
Can't tell if you're being facetious or not?
How many young framebuilders do you think there actually are who are sticking bits of metal together, versus dreaming and talking about it? Maybe 20 or so in the UK?. How many of those would want to make it their career, rather than a hobby? Of those who remain, how many are in Leeds or are in a position to move there? Of those, how many will already be earning a salary higher than an apprentice framebuilder and willing to take a pay cut.
This is an exhibitors list from bespoke Bristol exhibition. Not all UK and some are suppliers but then on the other side not every UK builder would have gone.