Not everyone would feel comfortable working all day every day with sharp objects. Danger, though, is something Laurie Timpson has never shied away from. Before he set up Savernake Knives he was an officer in the Scots Guards, and had tackled everything from searching for gold in Liberia, clearing landmines for the HALO Trust, and establishing emergency relief programmes all over the African continent.
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MEET THE MAKER
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NEW LEITH OF LIFE
The average British garden prioritises the lawn over all else. Yes, there’ll be floral borders around the edges and the odd shrub or two.
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Case Study Make A Splash
If you’ve got a swimming pool in your garden, you’re going to need a pool house. And if you’ve got a pool house, you might as well bring in the experts to make it a glamorous, luxurious place in which to hang out with the gang and generally live the dream.
ROCK THE HOUSE
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