Kevin George, who took over
the business after the death of his father Harry in 1981, has
continued to run it since then. Initially studying
as a fine-artist before training under his father, he has used
his visual skills to great effect, both in varnish restoration
and in the difficult task of the identification of old instruments.
wife, organises the postal service and secretarial side of the
business. She worked as an infant school teacher until leaving
to start a family and is both efficient and popular with staff
and customers alike.
|Simon, the chief
restorer, has been with the business since his teenage years. He
trained under Harry George and has gone on from strength to strength,
having a rare and intuitive feel for the natural qualities of
George, the bow restorer and
rehairer, trained initially in furniture restoration in London.
He is patient and modest and immensely hard working.
|Karen is Kevin's
sister and also trained as an artist. She now works part-time
for The Violin Shop where her forte is in varnish restoration.
She also designs the annual Violin Shop Christmas card, many
customers saving them as collectors' items.