About Us

Established in 1994 The Seat Surgeons have been manufacturing and installing leather seat covers for the automotive industry over 20 years.

During this time we have installed our products to many makes and models of cars and have supplied our leather seat covers to various Car Trimmers throughout the world.  Our staff are highly skilled and have many years collective experience.

Our emphasis is on quality and customer service, and with that in mind we always support our business by training staff to a very high level.

We have experience with the general public, car dealers and importers alike, and can provide a swift turnaround on small or large orders.

Our design team can make special designs or replicate the original leather available from the factory.  We guarantee that our leather is the same quality as the original manufacturers or even better.

All our airbag stitching conforms to the industry standard and we can confirm that in the event of an accident the deployment of any airbags will not be hampered in any way.  All our kits are made with airbag stitching to the side seams and have been tested to conclude that there is no effect to the speed or deployment of the airbag. We have invested in the latest machinery to prove we have the safest airbag seams in the industry.

In the Beginning

Established in 1994 Seat Surgeons have our workshop based in York.


From an early age Paul hewitt  (the M.D) dreamed of producing special leather interiors for cars. His father had quite a large body shop in Pontefract west Yorkshire and from a young age Paul could be found helping out cleaning cars and parking them up at night.

It was the sight of a Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk1 that first got Paul imagining what a special interior could do for a car. “I just thought that the interior was bland and imagined changing it into Bright red with white stitching” Said Paul in a recent  interview with Business enterprise Fund.


  • "I had my wifes VRS Skoda re-trimmed by Seat Surgeons up in York 12 months ago. Excellent service and quality. They re-trim a lot of Range Rovers/ Land Rovers for dealers. I paid a bit extra for the better quality leather and they are really outstanding. Still very good value for money. Would strongly recommend them."
    Landrover Discovery Forum
  • "Just a quick note to thank you for an excellent job that your staff did on my Forester last week.The quality of the seats is far better than any that I have had factory fitted in the past. The matching in of the existing arm rest in the centre console really finishes the job off. The service you provided was excellent please past my thanks on to everybody. I will certainly be back in the future and recommend you to others."
    Mr G Bristol
  • ""Just to say the car looks fantastic and i am more than happy with the quality and finish. I would recommend you and your team to anybody.Once again thank you and i look forward to dealing with you and your company in the future"
    Mr B Yorkshire
  • ""Just had my MX5 fully retrimmed. Amazing job from the Seat Surgeons in york and very very good price too!!! Highly recommended!"
    MX5 Forum
  • ""Having seen quite a few retrimmed Smarts and the quality and cost of the retrims (invariably quite poor and overpriced - like everything Smart), I'd go with Seat Surgeons in York. They'll retrim a 'proper' car (so 5 seats) fully (inc door cards) and their work is considerably better than any work I've ever seen on a retrimmed Smart. They'll do custom designs, graphics etc stitched into the leather if you like and they even give you a lift into York to do the tourist bit whilst they retrim your motor - can't say fairer than that"
    Smart Car Forum
  • ""The Seat Surgeons are magic!, had full black Nappa leather, with green piping and double diamond pattern, they look awesome! Had it done a few months back well pleased A+"
    VW Golf Customer
  • "Highly recommend for there top work, I tried a local company before turning to Seat Surgeons and the local company wanted to charge me a ridiculous amount, it's safe to say then when I received my quote from Seat Surgeons it was definitely worth the drive to York! And it still turned out cheaper than the local company even with the added expense of travel, I'll be back for more work when I need it and the owner is incredibly friendly and easy to get along with
    David Henderson (from our facebook page)
  • "Fantastic job so professional we can highly reccommend as we travelled 1hr and half to get a professional job done amazing I've even posted pictures of what they did on there page !!
    Melissa Tuplin Jones (from our facebook page)
  • "Seat surgeons did an A1 job on my Mini Cooper S. Superb workmanship.
    Scott Suter (from our facebook page)
  • "If you are thinking of Leather for your car go to these guys.
    Fantastic service and products.

    David Blackshaw Blackshaws Garages
  • "You won't find a better retrimmers, don't take our word for it, go see the quality of the work and the people! Proper company, proper products and proper service AAA***

    GTE Custom Vans
  • "Got my pride and joy fully re-upholstered in leather. I cannot begin to describe the joy of driving my car it looks a million dollars. Paul and the guys at Seat Surgeons have done me very proud. I would not hesitate but to recommend Seat Surgeons as your number one choice for your pride and joy to be recovered in leather. No 1 place for quality No 1 place for service. Try it you won't be disappointed. 5*****"
    Mr & Mrs Avis from our facebook page
  • "May I say how pleased I am with not only the quality of the covers and the door cards but also with the expert and speedy fitting carried out at your premises. The purchase was remarkable value for money and I will be sure to recommend your excellent company and faultless service to all my friends and contacts. I also want to thank you for running us to and from York City Centre where we spent a few pleasant hours in the sunshine."
    Jim Kerfoot
  • "just a quick note to say thanks for going the extra mile and sorting MX5 interior out last Friday. I really appreciate the efforts you put in to ensure I was 100% happy, and at then end of the day it was well worth the 6 hour round trip to have a professional job done."
    Mr G Lumley

The Team UK


 Seat Surgeons DirectorsOffice
We are a team of 6 people all of whom are committed to providing the best customer satisfaction.

We all love cars and enjoy meeting people. It is our pleasure to work on so many fantastic cars. We have been lucky enough to have trimmed cars for some famous people over the years and are always thinking about how to make your interior that little bit more special.


Seat Surgeons are on the lookout for reliable people to join us so if you think you have the ability to learn how to trim cars or have knowledge of stripping cars please contact us for an application form.


Our Craftsmanship

The Seat Surgeons have been manufacturing and installing leather seat covers and interiors for the automotive industry for over 20 years.

We have a wealth of knowledge in the procedures of automotive trim and have over the last 15 years worked closely with our staff both in UK and China to be at the forefront of the automotive leather seat business.

We have introduced new and interesting sewing styles that are now being replicated by the big car manufacturers.

All our staff must pass vigorous training before they get chance to cut and sew your interior.

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Premium selected leathers

We provide a wide range of leather samples, colours and stitching options to offer a truly bespoke service.  All our leather interiors are backed by a minimum of 3 years/60,000 mile limited warranty.

All our leather, foam, threads,PU and Tekko is manufactured to the highest standards possible and conforms to all the relevant industry regulations.

All our leather interiors are made at our state of the art facility in China which incorporates a full design team, Lectra cutting machines, perforating system, embossing, embroidering and Duerkopp Adler sewing machines with airbag certified sewing systems in place.

Nan Shan Auto

We are proud of our partnership with Nan Shan Auto. We have worked together for over 15 years and over that time have built a firm and close relationship.

The team in China handle all the factories orders and make sure the quality continues to be second to none.
We are the official partner of Nan Shan Auto and have rights to all European business.

Quality Comes as Standard

From a cigarette burn to a thousand car contract for special leather interiors you can be sure of our commitment to you.

We have over the years worked hard on our quality and continue to invest in the best materials and machinery to provide the best leather interiors that money can buy. Everything we make is rigorously tested to provide you with the best quality at very reasonable prices. From eZee covers to Full Premium Nappa interiors you can be rest assured we are the perfect partner. Contact us and we would be very happy to assist you obtain the perfect interior for your vehicle.

Embroidery and Embossing Service

As professional car interior manufacturer’s we offer bespoke embroidery and embossing to your car seats.

We have the ability to embroider or emboss any logo you may require. (copyright restrictions may apply)