A LONG-STANDING city stonemason has relocated to a "bigger and better" venue. 

Stonemasons of Worcester was founded in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Zoe and Tom Adams.

The Stonemasons of Worcester and onetime hairdressers Sam Roberts Hair Design were originally on Hylton Road but the buildings were knocked down to make way for the University of Worcester's growing Severn Campus.

The traditional stonemason builds memorials, fireplaces and hearths, and kitchen worktops and carries out restorations and new builds.

The business has now moved to Bromyard Road in Worcester.

Mr Adams said: "We were growing out of our venue at Hylton Road and I kept saying to my wife, we need to move."

But the business was forced to move as the university campus was expanding.

"Looking back, I needed that situation in order to make the move.

"It's a positive out of a negative situation," he said.

Mr Adams said he wishes the university all the success with their plans.

Mr and Mrs Adams got the keys to their new showroom in July and Mr Adams said: "Clients are really happy with the move - there are a lot more parking spaces at this location.

"Things were stressful, but the move went smoothly."

Mr Adams employs 10 employees from across Worcester to work for him at his Bromyard Road business.

"I could not have done the move without the help of my staff."

Worcester News: STAFF: Steve Scott and Alfie Gregory work at Stonemasons of Worcester STAFF: Steve Scott and Alfie Gregory work at Stonemasons of Worcester (Image: NQ)

The stone is hand-picked by Mr Adams from quarries like Bath and Portsmouth.

"We are in a world where things can be imported from India and China with a click of a button.

"We make everything.

"Manufacturing is being forced out because of the increasing costs in the world, you can get everything with a click of a button.

"We are doing and training people up."

The businessman says being able to think outside the box has played a huge part in his success.

Mr Adams said he wants to modernise masonry by investing in automated machines.

He said it's important to ensure trade moves along with technology in order to keep it relevant.