Jay Blades

Jay Blades, the event ambassador at Craftworks.

Event Ambassador

A modern furniture restorer and eco designer devoted to sustainability, social enterprise and inclusion.

Best known for being an award winning presenter on TV, where his enthusiasm for reinvention and love for life shine through on many programmes, most notably The Repair Shop. In addition to presenting and being event ambassador for this trade show, Jay spends time working on furniture projects for commercial and individual clients, running workshops and motivating disadvantaged people in the community.

The event will reflect Jay’s principles of great design, education, and restoration; ensuring the future proofing of the craft sector.

TV Presenting & The Repair Shop

From his first appearances on TV with Kirstie Allsopp, Phill Spencer, Gok Wan and This Morning, to now becoming the presenter of The Repair Shop and Money for Nothing. Jay inspires the nation to transform discarded furniture into works of art, and these principles of eco-design and craftsmanship will be reflected in this trade show.

Colourful chair made by Jay Blades. The event ambassador at Craftworks.


Jay Blades and his team can work directly with clients or with interior designers, architects, and contractors to create beautifully reimagined furniture which supports your efforts to create a more environmentally friendly interior. They can take part in all or some of the stages of your project, from planning, design, sourcing, production, fit out and to build. Get in touch to have a conversation with them.