Over the years many recessions have disabled the country and small business ‘s are the first to suffer but Moonlight Bedrooms found that although house prices slowed and high mortgage repayments crippled many people most clients started to “improve, not move”. Coupled with the fact Moonlight had no debts they could overcome the lean times whilst other competitors succumbed to the inevitable and closed.
Through good times and bad Alan and Irene kept to their rules and maintained a sense of humour. They always intended to retire when Alan was 55 and aimed for that time with enthusiasm. So in 2007 they stepped down and their son’s took over the business.
Steven Fleetham (Alan’s son) had worked within the company from the age of 16 and started at the very bottom in the factory. He progressed over the years to be the best fitter Moonlight have ever had and truly a chip of the old block.
His step brother Gary Watson (Irene’s son) was a printer and joined the company and between them they have maintained the steady flow of the company.
Their metal was truly tested as within months of taking over with the showroom completely flooded in 2007 and then again later. Coupled with the nations recession and then the double recession it was not easy for them but neither is life. But still keeping to the original values they are weathering the storm and maintaining a family sense of humour.