Makers of beautiful and bespoke products, EMH CNC take centre stage for this month’s Tenant Spotlight! Based here at Scottow Enterprise Park, EMH CNC use CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery to create unique signs for commercial and domestic sale. Owner of the business is Lynne Horton who puts care and attention into the designs she crafts.
We spoke to Lynne to find out more about EMH CNC:
Hi Lynne, thanks for signing up for our latest Tenant Spotlight! Can you tell us more about the products you make at EMH CNC?
EMH CNC can make anything that needs cutting or engraving using wood, acrylic or glass. We have made signs for the home, such as bar, shed and yoga signs, in addition to creating signs for businesses. I design the products myself in partnership with our customers and use our CNC machine to precisely create the markings. I’ve also started expanding our product range and creating things like snack bowls.
What makes EMH CNC extra exciting is that a lot of our products are eco friendly as we use reclaimed wood. If the wood wasn’t transformed into a new sign or bowl, it would otherwise be thrown away or burnt. It’s a great opportunity to upcycle material that is such a precious commodity!
How did the business start?
I started EMH CNC during the pandemic in 2020. Like a lot of people, I had to refocus my attention away from my other business due to social distancing restrictions. With 20 years of experience as a RAF Medic, in early 2020 I launched Horton Training which provides first aid and mental first aid training. However, as restrictions increased over the year, I had to reallocate my time from delivering training events to a more product focused business. When my husband acquired a CNC machine for his business, EMH Joinery, I decided to have a go. I found I really enjoyed creating designs and decided to turn it into a new business, EMH CNC.
How has being a tenant of Scottow Enterprise Park helped your business?
Scottow Enterprise Park is a great asset and I have used the time during lockdown to complete a lot of the webinars offered by Hethel Innovation. Also, the site gives us the opportunity to use the expertise of the Hethel Innovation team, in addition to being able to chat with fellow tenants to help them out as well as get their advice.
What are your future plans for EMH CNC?
The next steps for the business are a) further developing our product offering and b) making our designs more widely available online. The wedding industry is an area I am looking into, creating signs and other items for events once they can start happening again after lockdown eases. Marketing our products on social media has been met with really positive feedback which is great, so I would also like to start making my items available on Etsy and then further down the line on our own website.