Meet the Team
We are very proud of our team. Being fully employed including the designers and fitters it has enabled us to retain staff and create a team of professionals who care about what they do and we would like to tell you about them.
Installations Director and Business Partner
Colin has been in the kitchen industry all his working life. From leaving school he joined a leading kitchen distributor, learning quickly he soon progressed to become their logistics manager. Moving later into kitchen design and sales and then into kitchen fitting, Colin is well placed to understand the needs of our customers.
Looking after the installation side of the business, Colin’s role is to take your wonderful kitchen design, together with all those special choices you made and get it installed without fuss to your total satisfaction.
Sales Director and Business Partner
Darren gained his original experience from being a draftsman then in the insulation, sheet metal and asbestos field was an estimator and then progressing to area sales and contract manager then national sales and contract manager and eventually running his own business.
Then, in 1998, he got together with Colin to start The Little Kitchen Factory, bringing his experience & knowledge of running his own business to the table. Then on top of his drawing and estimating skills Darren spent three years out fitting kitchens gaining an extensive knowledge of the kitchen industry before taking on the sales and design role, happily leaving the fitting side in Colin’s safe hands.
This invaluable time on site fitting together with his previous draftsman’s experience made the move into kitchen design an easy transition.
Now with 17 years design and successful sales experience is working alongside his two fellow designers.
Remedial and Warehouse Manager
Company First Aider
Chris joined us in 2006 as an assistant kitchen fitter.
As a qualified, time served plumber, Chris settled in quickly and soon became a very valued member of our fitting team. Customers enjoy his friendly nature and happy personality.
In 2017 he became our warehouse, logistics and remedial manager and is just as likely to be found unloading a truck as visiting a customer’s home to carry out a small remedial.
Also with his wealth of plumbing knowledge, Chris looks after our bathroom installations.
John originally came to us in 2005 after running a pine furniture factory in Tuxford. Eager to add another string to his bow, he soon became a very valued member of staff. Learning from both Darren and Colin, John has become a brilliant kitchen designer. With his warm, friendly personality, he is very easy to get on with and our customers find him a breath of fresh air, not pushy, not arrogant, just a nice bloke that is very good at what he does.
John, now with his 13 years’ wealth of experience in kitchen, bathroom & bedroom design, will listen, advise and carefully take you through the design process from start to finish — there’s not many better!
Joining us in April 2017 from a city centre studio, James has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge with his BA Honours design degree and 15 years in kitchen design. His enthusiasm to come up with solutions to cater for his customers’ requests is inspiring.
His design accolades include a TV appearance on “This Morning” presenting his design and “Bright Sparks, Concept Products” Ideal Home Show (Earls Court)
He’s always very honest and confident in guiding you through the design process creating some beautiful CAD images, ultimately getting you to your dream Kitchen.
Kitchen and Bedroom Fitter Team Leader
Qualified 18th Edition Electrician
Rob joined us in 2001 as a kitchen and bedroom fitter.
As a qualified, time served bench joiner, Rob soon adapted to his new role out on site.
He is very friendly, hardworking and highly skilled. The perfect combination.
Over the years Rob has become a Full Scope qualified electrician and is one of the country’s very first to pass the new 2019, 18th Edition qualification — praise indeed.
As our longest serving member of staff, we look forward to the next 20 years working with Rob.
Natalie for the last 17 years has worked with our appointed accountant looking after the company’s finances and paying the bills, regularly being seen around the showroom helping when needed.
Sales and Design Assistant
A Psychology degree student Amber works Saturdays helping our design team, meeting and greeting customers, showing them round the showroom and making everyone feel welcome.
Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom Fitter Team Leader
Qualified 18th Edition Electrician
Previously working for a competitor, Darren had been on our ‘radar’ for some time and we finally enticed him to join us in 2004.
Very knowledgeable, as he frequently reminds us, Darren has been a true asset to our business and is just at home fitting your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom.
Over the years Darren has become a Full Scope qualified electrician and is one of the country’s very first to pass the new 2019, 18th Edition qualification — praise indeed.
He is also a highly skilled plumber and tiller.
Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom Fitter
Gas Safe Registered Plumber
Ash joined us in 2015 as a time served kitchen and bathroom fitter.
The son of a much respected local tradesman, Ash is certain to follow in his dad’s footsteps. He is polite, very pleasant and a dream to have around.
Highly skilled in both joinery and plumbing, Ash is normally found working alongside Rob installing fabulous kitchens but with his obvious flair for plumbing and tiling he may also be found installing your dream bathroom.
Being Gas Safe Registered he is a true asset to have around.
As our customers keep telling us, “ah Ash, isn’t he lovely!”
Kitchen & Bedroom Fitter
Kieron joined us in 2014, moving up from Coventry. He is a time served joiner and kitchen fitter.
He usually teams up with Darren out on site taking control of the carpentry side of the installation. His methodical approach is refreshing and his love for all thing carpentry is obvious.
Having a very friendly and willing nature, Kieron is a very popular member of staff and often praised by our customers.
Sub-Contracted Bathroom Fitter
Jon was employed by us for many years but his desire was to be his own boss. He realised his dream by becoming self-employed.
Jon has huge talent and we are pleased to have him installing our bathrooms.
Jon is one of the best bathroom installers we have seen. His attention to detail is infectious, his tiling superb. The result is a beautiful bathroom with that sharp, crisp look that has that definite wow factor.
It goes against our principles to employ sub-contracted kitchen and bathroom fitters but Jon we consider to be one of our own, he’s good!