Made by Tottenham aims to support the local creative economy, freelancers and businesses by offering business advice and guidance, skills & training and a platform for news, events and opportunities and have put posters on billboards around Tottenham, Haringey highlighting this.
Tottenham is amongst the most creative areas of London, with almost 1 in 5 residents working in the creative industries; London’s fastest growing sector prior to the pandemic. Now more than ever, it is vital to support and celebrate our local creative economy.
One of the companies on board are the House of Nicholas the bridal and gown manufacturers by highlighting the company with large posters on bill boards within Tottenham, Haringey. with photos of the directors Katia Charalambou and Nick Nicholas showing.
The House of Nicholas started trading in 1950. Their success is due to their commitment to innovation, original design, high standards of manufacturer, fast and reliable delivery and focused customer service, without mentioning two generations of family guidance.
It is a family run business which has a vast collection of beautifully styled gowns finely designed in quality fabrics, including hand-beaded lace, guipure, luxurious satins, tulle and organzas, all beautifully created and reasonably priced.
Their UK Sales Team cover the whole country, and is constantly in touch with their customers.
The Collection can also be seen at the Harrogate Bridal Fair, the London Bridal Show and at various Bridal Roadshows around the country and Ireland.
They pride themselves on their service they cater for special orders, irregular sizing, extra length, etc.
Browse through their collection on their website www.thehouseofnicholas.co.uk and they look forward to hearing from you
It was in the early part of 1950, that a brother and sister, Jack and Nitza Nicholas, took a small room in North London, and started manufacturing bridal gowns. As the work began to mount up, the rest of the family, firstly Johnny, followed by Tony, Androulla, Fanos and later Elias, joined the company, each taking responsibility for their own departments.
In a short space of time, a large number of workers were being engaged to cope with the ever increasing demand for Nicholas Brothers Gowns. It was also at this time, the family moved to larger premises, which could accommodate the new work-force.
They soon introduced evening and cocktail wear to the collection, and this bought interest from film productions, the most famous being the James Bond franchise. Newspapers and magazines were soon approaching them for editorials, and special features.
As the company grew, and the original founders were ready to step down, younger members of the family joined the company, and its name was changed to The House Of Nicholas.
The company’s Ethos was to produce a first class product, at an affordable price, complemented by reliability and a stellar customer service.
We believe it is these values that have kept The House Of Nicholas in the bridal market for the last sixty years.
At the heart of the Made by Tottenham website is a local creative business directory featuring profiles of creative people and businesses across Media, Film & Photography, Visual Arts, Architecture & Design, Craft & Making, Fashion, Music, Performing Arts and more.
The directory’s aim is to: Raise the profile of creative freelancers and businesses both within and beyond the local area.
Establish new connections locally and across the wider London creative community
Showcase and discover discover talent
Facilitate direct employment, paid opportunities and commissions, whether from Haringey based companies, Haringey (and other London) Councils or within the broader creative sector.
Inspire a new generation of creatives through increased awareness of – and access to – the vast array of creative sectors and careers available.
In 2021, the Mayor of Haringey, London selected the ‘House Of Nicholas’ as one of 30 business to visit within the Borough