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Simon Burvill

Founder and Chief Executive

Tell us about what you do

I work with the brilliant team here to come up with exciting ways to transform the best material in the world – Oak (with some English Ash too) – into wonderful and lasting designs which will give lasting pleasure to their owners.

I am most proud of…

Demonstrating the importance of nature and the magnificent process of turning air into wood over decades in a way that tells a story which we are all a part of. It never fails to interest people and put our lives into perspective. Humble and amazing at the same time.

My most prized possession is…

My father’s Windsor Chair, he sat in it at our kitchen table every day and I know the feel of it, the small knots and dents, with my eyes closed. When I sit in it I feel a direct connection with him and beyond to the maker who made it probably 100 years ago.

Caroline Burvill

Communications Director

Tell us about what you do

I help keep the brand on brand: in print, in advertising, in words and in our hearts and minds.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

Connecting with wonderful people who love the outdoor space, value noble natural materials and recognise fine craftsmanship.

One thing on my bucket list is…

To explore more of the world, sketchbook at the ready.

Frances Hatton-Brown

Head of Sales

Tell us about what you do

I’m Head of Sales which is a great and varied role working closely with Marketing, Design and Production. My team and I are responsible for nurturing relationships with our customers and helping them to find the right furniture for their outdoor space.

My favourite part of the job is…

I love the variety and especially meeting clients face to face, inspiring them to turn their dreams and ambitions for their outdoor spaces into a tangible reality. I enjoy building strong and trusting relationships with our Trade partners.

One thing on my bucket list is…

Going to India. It would need to be at least 2 trips as there is so much to experience!

Andy London

Sales Consultant

Tell us about what you do

I work in sales, my role is to help our customers select the best and most practical kitchen layout or furniture for the space they have available.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

No two projects are the same, so there is always something different to consider with each one.

My most prized possession is…

It’s not a singular possession, but my fishing equipment collectively.

Mohamad Dabbour

Showroom Client Relations Executive

Charlie Dedman

Head of Design

Tell us about what you do

I head up the Design and R&D team; creating visually beautiful furniture which is provides comfort with minimal impact to the natural world.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

Variation and the people. I love how design covers so many aspects of our company – from signage at an event, 3D scanning a tree for a bespoke seat to pricing a new design for our collection. Most of which involve working with talented people in house and externally.

One thing on my bucket list is…

Walk the 630 mile South West Coast Path (Salt Path) – booked sabbatical for April 2024!

Ryan Page

Mobile Service Craftman

Darrell Walsh

Aftercare Manager

Pedro Dutra

Aftercare Furniture Restorer

Mark Wimbleton

Production Manager

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO

My job is making sure that production moves smoothly & everyone is happy with what they are doing.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

The satisfaction of working together as a team & seeing all those involved pleased with what they have done.

ONE THING ON MY BUCKET LIST IS…

To fly in a fighter jet.

Klara Dublin

Marketing Manager

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO

I lead our Marketing team in communicating our brand to our customers and family of followers.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

Working in a small team means my job has lots of variety, from organising events to writing emails there is never a dull moment.

I AM MOST PROUD OF…

Working on our Chelsea Flower Show displays. I am a huge fan of the show, so all the hard work is more than paid off when you get to see the gardens with an almost empty show ground first thing in the morning!

Jack Jacobs

Digital Marketing Executive

Tell us about what you do

I am the digital marketing executive, so my job is to manage the online marketing channels like the website, as well as working on customer communications and thinking about the customer journey and their experience when they interact with us online.

My favourite part of the job is…

I love the variety that my job offers, no two days are the same, which allows me to work across lots of different projects that require different skills and learn new things.

One thing on my bucket list is…

To do more travelling – top of the list would probably be a backpacking trip around South America.

Sam Ellis

Marketing Placement Student

Lauren Swart

Customer Liason

Will Howard

Logistics Champion & Driver and Installer

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO

I co-ordinate the furniture deliveries and the outdoor kitchen installations.

mY Favourite pART oF tHE job Is…

Visiting different and beautiful locations, but most importantly seeing customers dogs. They always make a delivery more enjoyable.

My most prized possession is…

My blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu

Dane Thomas

Furniture Designer

Tell us about what you do

My job is to create design ideas and solutions – all with the aim of achieving excellence.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

Seeing our design concepts come to fruition.

My most prized possession is…

My Eames LCW!

Charles Haydon

CAD Technician

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO

I handle CAD for all kitchens and tailored items alongside the bill of materials for them. I also closely work with production to make sure that they have all the necessary information to make our furniture.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

Seeing a kitchen from concept stage to leaving and being installed for our clients to enjoy.

MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION IS…

The custom computer that I made.

Alexander Messenger-Laney

Mobile Aftercare Assistant

Katy Browning

Business Administrator

John Painter

Inventory Manager

Cinto Simon

IT Systems Technician

Joe Orchard

R&D Champion

Jack Hutchins

Assembly Craftsman & Head of Materials Purchasing

What do you love most about your role?

The diversity of my roles and after I have finished a piece of furniture the sense of achievement.

I am most proud of …

How far I have come in the company. From an apprentice to highly skilled craftsman and I look after procurement.

One thing on my bucket list is…

To go on a road trip around Europe with one of my cars.

Huzaifah Guffar

CAD Designer (Placement)

Joe Perryer

Chair Making Apprentice

Neil Bartlett

Aftercare Technician

Serhii Brovarnyi

Assembly Craftsman

Darren Vincent

Machining Craftsman

Joe Carter

Production Support Operative

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO

My main purpose is to wet and sand the finished furniture ready for it to go up to the warehouse to be stored but my job can also entail helping with oiling or helping in assembly.

MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB IS…

That’s I’ve been able to be part of some amazing projects for people that I never thought I’d be doing my job for.

I am most proud of…

Never missing a deadline! I don’t think I have ever missed a deadline in terms of getting the furniture ready.

George Crockford

Assembly Craftsman

Ben Grantham

Assembly Craftsman

Tristan Pomfret

CNC Manager

James Gill

Trainee CNC Operator

Richard Johnston

Steam Bending Craftsman

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