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From humble beginnings (a small workshop for refurbishing hand tools and sewing machines for charity) we have become a full-blown community-based company. The main drivers behind this evolution have been the need to raise funds, the enterprising efforts of our members and the demands emerging from our local community.

We exist to:

  • provide volunteering and paid work opportunities, especially for younger people
  • provide a business environment where younger members can learn valuable real-world employability, organisational and inter-personal skills
  • provide a way in which older members can ‘give back’ to their community through a process of skills transfer
  • support charitable and other community-concerned causes and to play our part in regenerating our town centre

As a Social Enterprise, our dedicated staff of mainly unpaid volunteers (now numbering around 25 and growing) work together as a team to sustain the company in providing the community services it offers, whilst at the same time supporting and collaborating with other like-minded groups and organisations including: The Men’s Sheds Association, Tools with a Mission, up-cycling experts Total Reuse in Skelmersdale and charities such as Macmillan Cancer Research, Combat Stress and AgeUK to name but a few (see our LINKS page for more details)



15 thoughts on “Welcome

    Sheila Clements said:
    November 16, 2019 at 23:31

    My grandson is trying to refurbish a beomaster 2200 is there any possibility of advising us how he can, or could you bodge up a stylus to fit o, as he can’t afford £”350doe one!


      MIWS said:
      November 17, 2019 at 00:32

      Hello Sheila
      I hope we can help. I’ll need to run this by our in-house Media Engineer. Are you (or your grandson) in Southport? Would it be possible for you to visit us in Cambridge Walks? I’m pretty sure we have some B&O kit in the shop, now, but I am not so sure of what model number(s). If you can pop in and have a chat we may be able to help… £350 sounds an awful lot for a cartridge, but then again it is B&O LOL

      Hope to hear from you?

      Best Wishes

      Ray – for MakeItWorkshop

    Christopher Purcell said:
    June 14, 2016 at 00:02

    MakeIt Workshop is a good company to volunteer for. we are all like a big family. We get on well with each other, Please come volunteer for us now you will enjoy. I started on my Prince’s Trust course in April and i stayed on as a part time volunteer. I do Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday.

    Christopher Purcell
    Window dresser and designer

    Paul McKeon said:
    May 14, 2015 at 00:26

    Thanks to Kevin,Steve and Ray (I hope I have remembered your names correctly) for opening the shop for me on Monday 11th, your “closed” day, to let me view and eventually buy a great old “candlestick” style telephone.I enjoyed my visit to the shop very much and appreciated all the help I received. I love the phone which I bought as a present and am going to be sad to give it up. Ray told me these phones were made from 1915-1918 and despite it’s great age, it works very well having been refurbished and re wired by the workshop although I haven’t worked out how to send text messages on it yet !! 🙂 Regards to everyone,and thanks again,
    From Paul McKeon.

    Mike Gerrard said:
    December 12, 2014 at 19:56

    My wife & I visited on 12th December & were impressed; a great setup with loads of potential. Even though I live thirty miles away I will visit again with the possibility of becoming a volunteer. Do yourselves a favour get down & have a look.

      Lisa Tinsley said:
      February 20, 2015 at 19:20

      Why Thank you Mike, please, please call again and see what we have on offer. We have a constant turn over of items we sell including phones, restored/ Upcycled furniture, arts and crafts etc!! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
      Lisa, General Manager.

    TheProf said:
    August 11, 2014 at 11:45

    Is there any chance that your new electronics ‘wizz kid’ (name unknown) could make me a small pocket sized guitar amplifier with built in distortion? I would like to have it in an old tobacco or cigarette tin.

      MIWS said:
      August 11, 2014 at 19:00

      Well, that is a strange request. Mind you, having it in an old tobacco tin sounds really cool….. I shall have a word with him see what he can do 🙂

    activeat60 said:
    March 4, 2014 at 13:53

    I am trying to set up something in Huyton, Knowsley. Do you have any objections to me using your model as an example, when I approached prospective sponsors.
    Paul Lawrence

      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 01:29

      Hi Paul
      No, no objection whatsoever. Please see our current website for more details makeitworkshop.org This one is out of date now.

      Look forward to hearing from you


      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 01:34

      Sorry Paul. Disregard my last comment. I’m getting confused. This is the correct website! Sorry.

      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 01:35

      Hi Paul
      No, no objection whatsoever.

      Look forward to hearing from you


      activeat60 said:
      March 5, 2014 at 10:06

      Hi Ray,
      Thanks, it should be me apologising, for sending the message twice. Thanks again.

      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 18:16

      Hi Paul
      Come see us if u can. The ‘picture’ paints a thousand words LOL. We’ll tell yer what we’ve done, would like to have done, didn’t do and are still dreaming about!


    Jo Elliott said:
    May 21, 2013 at 20:38

    great shop, great guys, good idea. Joe & Jo Elliott. Manchester. “Mickey Mouse book” and other items. Last visited Monday 20 May 2013. Hope to come again soon.

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