Ronnie started his career in upholstery by completing his 4 year apprenticeship with the respected furniture store Anderson & England in Elgin, Scotland. After a few loyal year he moved into a workshop of his own and RDU Ltd was born! The business flourished and grew to become one of the most well respected upholstery businesses in the North East of Scotland. Much to the distress of his loyal customer base, Ronnie decided it was time for a move.
After more than twenty years in Scotland, RDU Ltd was looking for pastures new and where better to set up a new business than leafy green New Zealand! With the confidence of a highly successful business under his belt along with some well-honed skills, an eye for detail and a passion for a very high quality job, Ronnie set up a successful upholstery business in Queenstown, NZ. The Queenstown branch is thriving with sometimes more than two employees to cope with demand – which is still sometimes not enough..!
RDU Ltd has transformed hotels, bars and restaurants in Queenstown, supporting hotel renovations and sprucing up favourites haunts and tourist attractions in Queenstown such as The Rees Hotel, The TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak, Matakauri Lodge, Blanket Bay, Pog Mahones to name but a few. The list of projects of various shapes and sizes is long and distinguished and the business continues to support local organisations, as well as domestic clients with their experience, skill and attention to detail which is second to none.