James Goulding is the proprietor of Hollygrove Woodworking. He gained his carpentry and joinery skills as a full-time student in the Class of 2013 at the world renowned Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis (www.boatbuildingacademy.com)

In 2014 after operating from a temporary workshop in the family garage, James re-located to Unit 1 on Hollygrove Business Park in rural Hampshire and Hollygrove Woodworking was born.

In 2015 when his father, a civil engineer, returned home from working abroad, they decided to become partners with the aim of designing and producing bespoke, hand-made products. The idea for a guitar stand was inspired by James’ interest in music and guitars. After taking advice from various guitar industry professionals on their first prototype, the final design was established and registered with the Patent Office (Design Registration No. 5002204). Detailed design development then followed, with the production of several more prototypes and in October 2016 the final version was branded the Swan Stand