Catherine

Store Manager

Catherine joined The Kitchen Store after graduating from the University of Brighton with a BAHons degree in Interior Architecture. Starting as Designer, Cat progressed to Senior Design Specialist then on to Manager of our Horsham store. Cat work’s closely with customers to achieve the ideal design for their new kitchen and project manages the whole process from initial design concept through to installation.

 

“I’m passionate about developing relationships with customers to find creative ways to achieve their perfect kitchen design, then seeing it through to completion.”

 

Mark

Store Manager

Mark is an experienced designer and first worked with our furniture range over sixteen years ago. Mark joined The Kitchen Store as Design Consultant, progressing via Senior Designer and Design Manager to his current position as Store Manager for our Lancing store at the Paula Rosa Manhattan factory.

 

“My main responsibility is to meet customers, design kitchens and build strong relationships. I’m passionate about our team’s customer focus – getting results for customers and ensuring we take the stress out of the buying process wherever we can.”

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Jan

Director

Jan celebrated his eleventh year with The Kitchen Store in April.  As Director he has responsibility for our flagship store in Hove and is oversees all store sales and customer care.  He works with many customers on their kitchen refurbishments and is admired for his practical approach! Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jan spent time in kitchens of another kind as a General Manager in catering and hospitality running various prestigious sites in London and Denmark.

 

“We’ve got a great team and I love the fact that you create something that people are going to use for many years to come. Before my move to the UK I worked and ran restaurants in Copenhagen. I’ve always worked in a role involving customer care, people – and busy kitchens!”

 

Jason

Operations Manager

Jason is responsible for all activities relating to delivery of service to our customers and is passionate about the high level of customer service that is offered by all members of the team. Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jason worked at Manhattan Furniture for over 16 years, where he first worked with Alan our MD, before progressing through the business to Group Sales Support Manager.

“Everybody at The Kitchen Store genuinely wants everything to run smoothly, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile in order to keep our customers happy.”

Kevin

Senior Design Specialist

Kevin is a familiar face at our Brighton & Hove store where he joined as part of the founding team. A Senior Design Specialist, Kevin works with customers on a range of projects large and small designing kitchens for homes throughout Sussex.

 

“I’m very proud that one of my designs is featured in our promotional materials and as an advert in Portfolio magazine.” Outside of The Kitchen Store, Kevin is renovating his first home from start to finish. “My design skills have certainly proved very valuable and I’ve also designed and installed my own kitchen.”

Kerry

Design Specialist

Kerry is part of our close-knit Brighton and Hove design team.  She works with customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about design and working with my customers to create their perfect space”

Martin

Trade Sales Specialist

Martin manages our Manhattan48 service for tradespeople and professionals. He handles the process from start to finish, through design, sales, order management, delivery management and ensuring repeat custom. Prior to The Kitchen Store Martin worked in construction.

 

“I’m passionate about developing Manhattan48 into a successful and sustainable business catering for independent traders across the country.”

Sian

Senior Projects Coordinator

Sian is the Senior Projects Coordinator for our Lancing & Hove stores and manages all our customers orders, our installers and stone masons to bring kitchens to life.

 

 

 

Zach

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Horsham store.  Zach’s works directly with customers in the store, draws plans and quotes their designs.

 

Outside of The Kitchen Store, Zach plays for his local football team and enjoys being a team player. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue learning new skills with The Kitchen Store.”

Helena

Design Support

Jess

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Haley

Senior Kitchen Specialist

Haley joined The Kitchen Store as a Product Advisor in 2007.  After years of building her product knowledge she is an expert on Paula Rosa Manhattan products past and present. As the senior team member in The Kitchen Store Direct team she helps customers throughout the country add to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens.

 

“Over the years I’ve continued to build up my product knowledge and have learned how to design, deal with trade customers and train other staff members, I enjoy working as part of a supportive team, and am passionate about the growth of The Kitchen Store.”

Shelley

Kitchen Specialist

Maria

Senior Administrator

Maria was parting of our founding team back in 2004. As Senior Administrator she aids our designers by raising orders, informing customers of deliveries, taking payments, checking quality and general admin. Maria has worked in the kitchen industry for over 20 years – including time at both Manhattan Furniture and Paula Rosa – so it comes as no surprise that she knows our Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens like no one else.

 

“I’m passionate about the great team that I work with and the social events that we enjoy together, Oh, and the delivery of the fruit box on a Monday morning!”

Laura

Finance Director

Kate

Finance Coordinator

Kate is responsible for the day-to-day running of our finance team. Since joining the Company Kate’s proud to have achieved a diploma in AAT accountancy and survived two year-ends!

 

“I love working within the team and knowing my colleagues are happy to come to me with any account queries.”

Alan

Director

Alan founded the Company in 2004 and has spent his career in and around interiors and construction. Prior to The Kitchen Store he was a director of our partners Manhattan Furniture (now Paula Rosa Manhattan). Alan is a previous Sussex Entrepreneur of the Year and Sussex Boss of the Year.

 

“The Kitchen Store has grown through recommendation and it really matters to us that we get every kitchen right.  Our Investors in People Gold award sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Dave is our longest-serving installer and has been fitting kitchens throughout Sussex for over 20 years. Dave’s attention to detail when installing kitchens is second to none. He goes the extra mile to ensure kitchens are fitted to our exacting standards. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“We were very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy shown to us by both Dave and Dan (the plasterer).  They both kept us informed as to the progress throughout and went the “extra mile” in making sure that we were happy.”

Harry

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Harry is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex with his apprentice (and brother!) Rob. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“Everyone has been helpful and professional, with no fuss or mess. I think it was left cleaner than before they started! Harry and the stonemasons have worked to a very high standard. Thank you.”

Jake

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

We wanted to thank you for the excellent kitchen you installed at our home.  Cat’s organisation and regular communication was excellent, and Marc the lead fitter was superb, always on time, courteous and the quality of his work is very high.  We are very pleased, many thanks.

Catherine

Store Manager

Catherine joined The Kitchen Store after graduating from the University of Brighton with a BAHons degree in Interior Architecture. Starting as Designer, Cat progressed to Senior Design Specialist then on to Manager of our Horsham store. Cat work’s closely with customers to achieve the ideal design for their new kitchen and project manages the whole process from initial design concept through to installation.

 

“I’m passionate about developing relationships with customers to find creative ways to achieve their perfect kitchen design, then seeing it through to completion.”

 

Mark

Store Manager

Mark is an experienced designer and first worked with our furniture range over sixteen years ago. Mark joined The Kitchen Store as Design Consultant, progressing via Senior Designer and Design Manager to his current position as Store Manager for our Lancing store at the Paula Rosa Manhattan factory.

 

“My main responsibility is to meet customers, design kitchens and build strong relationships. I’m passionate about our team’s customer focus – getting results for customers and ensuring we take the stress out of the buying process wherever we can.”

-

Jan

Director

Jan celebrated his eleventh year with The Kitchen Store in April.  As Director he has responsibility for our flagship store in Hove and is oversees all store sales and customer care.  He works with many customers on their kitchen refurbishments and is admired for his practical approach! Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jan spent time in kitchens of another kind as a General Manager in catering and hospitality running various prestigious sites in London and Denmark.

 

“We’ve got a great team and I love the fact that you create something that people are going to use for many years to come. Before my move to the UK I worked and ran restaurants in Copenhagen. I’ve always worked in a role involving customer care, people – and busy kitchens!”

 

Jason

Operations Manager

Jason is responsible for all activities relating to delivery of service to our customers and is passionate about the high level of customer service that is offered by all members of the team. Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jason worked at Manhattan Furniture for over 16 years, where he first worked with Alan our MD, before progressing through the business to Group Sales Support Manager.

“Everybody at The Kitchen Store genuinely wants everything to run smoothly, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile in order to keep our customers happy.”

Kevin

Senior Design Specialist

Kevin is a familiar face at our Brighton & Hove store where he joined as part of the founding team. A Senior Design Specialist, Kevin works with customers on a range of projects large and small designing kitchens for homes throughout Sussex.

 

“I’m very proud that one of my designs is featured in our promotional materials and as an advert in Portfolio magazine.” Outside of The Kitchen Store, Kevin is renovating his first home from start to finish. “My design skills have certainly proved very valuable and I’ve also designed and installed my own kitchen.”

Kerry

Design Specialist

Kerry is part of our close-knit Brighton and Hove design team.  She works with customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about design and working with my customers to create their perfect space”

Martin

Trade Sales Specialist

Martin manages our Manhattan48 service for tradespeople and professionals. He handles the process from start to finish, through design, sales, order management, delivery management and ensuring repeat custom. Prior to The Kitchen Store Martin worked in construction.

 

“I’m passionate about developing Manhattan48 into a successful and sustainable business catering for independent traders across the country.”

Sian

Senior Projects Coordinator

Sian is the Senior Projects Coordinator for our Lancing & Hove stores and manages all our customers orders, our installers and stone masons to bring kitchens to life.

 

 

 

Zach

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Horsham store.  Zach’s works directly with customers in the store, draws plans and quotes their designs.

 

Outside of The Kitchen Store, Zach plays for his local football team and enjoys being a team player. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue learning new skills with The Kitchen Store.”

Helena

Design Support

Jess

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Haley

Senior Kitchen Specialist

Haley joined The Kitchen Store as a Product Advisor in 2007.  After years of building her product knowledge she is an expert on Paula Rosa Manhattan products past and present. As the senior team member in The Kitchen Store Direct team she helps customers throughout the country add to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens.

 

“Over the years I’ve continued to build up my product knowledge and have learned how to design, deal with trade customers and train other staff members, I enjoy working as part of a supportive team, and am passionate about the growth of The Kitchen Store.”

Shelley

Kitchen Specialist

Maria

Senior Administrator

Maria was parting of our founding team back in 2004. As Senior Administrator she aids our designers by raising orders, informing customers of deliveries, taking payments, checking quality and general admin. Maria has worked in the kitchen industry for over 20 years – including time at both Manhattan Furniture and Paula Rosa – so it comes as no surprise that she knows our Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens like no one else.

 

“I’m passionate about the great team that I work with and the social events that we enjoy together, Oh, and the delivery of the fruit box on a Monday morning!”

Laura

Finance Director

Kate

Finance Coordinator

Kate is responsible for the day-to-day running of our finance team. Since joining the Company Kate’s proud to have achieved a diploma in AAT accountancy and survived two year-ends!

 

“I love working within the team and knowing my colleagues are happy to come to me with any account queries.”

Alan

Director

Alan founded the Company in 2004 and has spent his career in and around interiors and construction. Prior to The Kitchen Store he was a director of our partners Manhattan Furniture (now Paula Rosa Manhattan). Alan is a previous Sussex Entrepreneur of the Year and Sussex Boss of the Year.

 

“The Kitchen Store has grown through recommendation and it really matters to us that we get every kitchen right.  Our Investors in People Gold award sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Dave is our longest-serving installer and has been fitting kitchens throughout Sussex for over 20 years. Dave’s attention to detail when installing kitchens is second to none. He goes the extra mile to ensure kitchens are fitted to our exacting standards. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“We were very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy shown to us by both Dave and Dan (the plasterer).  They both kept us informed as to the progress throughout and went the “extra mile” in making sure that we were happy.”

Harry

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Harry is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex with his apprentice (and brother!) Rob. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“Everyone has been helpful and professional, with no fuss or mess. I think it was left cleaner than before they started! Harry and the stonemasons have worked to a very high standard. Thank you.”

Jake

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

We wanted to thank you for the excellent kitchen you installed at our home.  Cat’s organisation and regular communication was excellent, and Marc the lead fitter was superb, always on time, courteous and the quality of his work is very high.  We are very pleased, many thanks.

Catherine

Store Manager

Catherine joined The Kitchen Store after graduating from the University of Brighton with a BAHons degree in Interior Architecture. Starting as Designer, Cat progressed to Senior Design Specialist then on to Manager of our Horsham store. Cat work’s closely with customers to achieve the ideal design for their new kitchen and project manages the whole process from initial design concept through to installation.

 

“I’m passionate about developing relationships with customers to find creative ways to achieve their perfect kitchen design, then seeing it through to completion.”

 

Mark

Store Manager

Mark is an experienced designer and first worked with our furniture range over sixteen years ago. Mark joined The Kitchen Store as Design Consultant, progressing via Senior Designer and Design Manager to his current position as Store Manager for our Lancing store at the Paula Rosa Manhattan factory.

 

“My main responsibility is to meet customers, design kitchens and build strong relationships. I’m passionate about our team’s customer focus – getting results for customers and ensuring we take the stress out of the buying process wherever we can.”

-

Jan

Director

Jan celebrated his eleventh year with The Kitchen Store in April.  As Director he has responsibility for our flagship store in Hove and is oversees all store sales and customer care.  He works with many customers on their kitchen refurbishments and is admired for his practical approach! Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jan spent time in kitchens of another kind as a General Manager in catering and hospitality running various prestigious sites in London and Denmark.

 

“We’ve got a great team and I love the fact that you create something that people are going to use for many years to come. Before my move to the UK I worked and ran restaurants in Copenhagen. I’ve always worked in a role involving customer care, people – and busy kitchens!”

 

Jason

Operations Manager

Jason is responsible for all activities relating to delivery of service to our customers and is passionate about the high level of customer service that is offered by all members of the team. Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jason worked at Manhattan Furniture for over 16 years, where he first worked with Alan our MD, before progressing through the business to Group Sales Support Manager.

“Everybody at The Kitchen Store genuinely wants everything to run smoothly, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile in order to keep our customers happy.”

Kevin

Senior Design Specialist

Kevin is a familiar face at our Brighton & Hove store where he joined as part of the founding team. A Senior Design Specialist, Kevin works with customers on a range of projects large and small designing kitchens for homes throughout Sussex.

 

“I’m very proud that one of my designs is featured in our promotional materials and as an advert in Portfolio magazine.” Outside of The Kitchen Store, Kevin is renovating his first home from start to finish. “My design skills have certainly proved very valuable and I’ve also designed and installed my own kitchen.”

Kerry

Design Specialist

Kerry is part of our close-knit Brighton and Hove design team.  She works with customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about design and working with my customers to create their perfect space”

Martin

Trade Sales Specialist

Martin manages our Manhattan48 service for tradespeople and professionals. He handles the process from start to finish, through design, sales, order management, delivery management and ensuring repeat custom. Prior to The Kitchen Store Martin worked in construction.

 

“I’m passionate about developing Manhattan48 into a successful and sustainable business catering for independent traders across the country.”

Sian

Senior Projects Coordinator

Sian is the Senior Projects Coordinator for our Lancing & Hove stores and manages all our customers orders, our installers and stone masons to bring kitchens to life.

 

 

 

Zach

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Horsham store.  Zach’s works directly with customers in the store, draws plans and quotes their designs.

 

Outside of The Kitchen Store, Zach plays for his local football team and enjoys being a team player. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue learning new skills with The Kitchen Store.”

Helena

Design Support

Jess

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Haley

Senior Kitchen Specialist

Haley joined The Kitchen Store as a Product Advisor in 2007.  After years of building her product knowledge she is an expert on Paula Rosa Manhattan products past and present. As the senior team member in The Kitchen Store Direct team she helps customers throughout the country add to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens.

 

“Over the years I’ve continued to build up my product knowledge and have learned how to design, deal with trade customers and train other staff members, I enjoy working as part of a supportive team, and am passionate about the growth of The Kitchen Store.”

Shelley

Kitchen Specialist

Maria

Senior Administrator

Maria was parting of our founding team back in 2004. As Senior Administrator she aids our designers by raising orders, informing customers of deliveries, taking payments, checking quality and general admin. Maria has worked in the kitchen industry for over 20 years – including time at both Manhattan Furniture and Paula Rosa – so it comes as no surprise that she knows our Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens like no one else.

 

“I’m passionate about the great team that I work with and the social events that we enjoy together, Oh, and the delivery of the fruit box on a Monday morning!”

Laura

Finance Director

Kate

Finance Coordinator

Kate is responsible for the day-to-day running of our finance team. Since joining the Company Kate’s proud to have achieved a diploma in AAT accountancy and survived two year-ends!

 

“I love working within the team and knowing my colleagues are happy to come to me with any account queries.”

Alan

Director

Alan founded the Company in 2004 and has spent his career in and around interiors and construction. Prior to The Kitchen Store he was a director of our partners Manhattan Furniture (now Paula Rosa Manhattan). Alan is a previous Sussex Entrepreneur of the Year and Sussex Boss of the Year.

 

“The Kitchen Store has grown through recommendation and it really matters to us that we get every kitchen right.  Our Investors in People Gold award sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Dave is our longest-serving installer and has been fitting kitchens throughout Sussex for over 20 years. Dave’s attention to detail when installing kitchens is second to none. He goes the extra mile to ensure kitchens are fitted to our exacting standards. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“We were very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy shown to us by both Dave and Dan (the plasterer).  They both kept us informed as to the progress throughout and went the “extra mile” in making sure that we were happy.”

Harry

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Harry is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex with his apprentice (and brother!) Rob. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“Everyone has been helpful and professional, with no fuss or mess. I think it was left cleaner than before they started! Harry and the stonemasons have worked to a very high standard. Thank you.”

Jake

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

We wanted to thank you for the excellent kitchen you installed at our home.  Cat’s organisation and regular communication was excellent, and Marc the lead fitter was superb, always on time, courteous and the quality of his work is very high.  We are very pleased, many thanks.

Catherine

Store Manager

Catherine joined The Kitchen Store after graduating from the University of Brighton with a BAHons degree in Interior Architecture. Starting as Designer, Cat progressed to Senior Design Specialist then on to Manager of our Horsham store. Cat work’s closely with customers to achieve the ideal design for their new kitchen and project manages the whole process from initial design concept through to installation.

 

“I’m passionate about developing relationships with customers to find creative ways to achieve their perfect kitchen design, then seeing it through to completion.”

 

Mark

Store Manager

Mark is an experienced designer and first worked with our furniture range over sixteen years ago. Mark joined The Kitchen Store as Design Consultant, progressing via Senior Designer and Design Manager to his current position as Store Manager for our Lancing store at the Paula Rosa Manhattan factory.

 

“My main responsibility is to meet customers, design kitchens and build strong relationships. I’m passionate about our team’s customer focus – getting results for customers and ensuring we take the stress out of the buying process wherever we can.”

-

Jan

Director

Jan celebrated his eleventh year with The Kitchen Store in April.  As Director he has responsibility for our flagship store in Hove and is oversees all store sales and customer care.  He works with many customers on their kitchen refurbishments and is admired for his practical approach! Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jan spent time in kitchens of another kind as a General Manager in catering and hospitality running various prestigious sites in London and Denmark.

 

“We’ve got a great team and I love the fact that you create something that people are going to use for many years to come. Before my move to the UK I worked and ran restaurants in Copenhagen. I’ve always worked in a role involving customer care, people – and busy kitchens!”

 

Jason

Operations Manager

Jason is responsible for all activities relating to delivery of service to our customers and is passionate about the high level of customer service that is offered by all members of the team. Prior to The Kitchen Store, Jason worked at Manhattan Furniture for over 16 years, where he first worked with Alan our MD, before progressing through the business to Group Sales Support Manager.

“Everybody at The Kitchen Store genuinely wants everything to run smoothly, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile in order to keep our customers happy.”

Kevin

Senior Design Specialist

Kevin is a familiar face at our Brighton & Hove store where he joined as part of the founding team. A Senior Design Specialist, Kevin works with customers on a range of projects large and small designing kitchens for homes throughout Sussex.

 

“I’m very proud that one of my designs is featured in our promotional materials and as an advert in Portfolio magazine.” Outside of The Kitchen Store, Kevin is renovating his first home from start to finish. “My design skills have certainly proved very valuable and I’ve also designed and installed my own kitchen.”

Kerry

Design Specialist

Kerry is part of our close-knit Brighton and Hove design team.  She works with customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about design and working with my customers to create their perfect space”

Martin

Trade Sales Specialist

Martin manages our Manhattan48 service for tradespeople and professionals. He handles the process from start to finish, through design, sales, order management, delivery management and ensuring repeat custom. Prior to The Kitchen Store Martin worked in construction.

 

“I’m passionate about developing Manhattan48 into a successful and sustainable business catering for independent traders across the country.”

Sian

Senior Projects Coordinator

Sian is the Senior Projects Coordinator for our Lancing & Hove stores and manages all our customers orders, our installers and stone masons to bring kitchens to life.

 

 

 

Zach

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Horsham store.  Zach’s works directly with customers in the store, draws plans and quotes their designs.

 

Outside of The Kitchen Store, Zach plays for his local football team and enjoys being a team player. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue learning new skills with The Kitchen Store.”

Helena

Design Support

Jess

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Haley

Senior Kitchen Specialist

Haley joined The Kitchen Store as a Product Advisor in 2007.  After years of building her product knowledge she is an expert on Paula Rosa Manhattan products past and present. As the senior team member in The Kitchen Store Direct team she helps customers throughout the country add to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens.

 

“Over the years I’ve continued to build up my product knowledge and have learned how to design, deal with trade customers and train other staff members, I enjoy working as part of a supportive team, and am passionate about the growth of The Kitchen Store.”

Shelley

Kitchen Specialist

Maria

Senior Administrator

Maria was parting of our founding team back in 2004. As Senior Administrator she aids our designers by raising orders, informing customers of deliveries, taking payments, checking quality and general admin. Maria has worked in the kitchen industry for over 20 years – including time at both Manhattan Furniture and Paula Rosa – so it comes as no surprise that she knows our Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens like no one else.

 

“I’m passionate about the great team that I work with and the social events that we enjoy together, Oh, and the delivery of the fruit box on a Monday morning!”

Laura

Finance Director

Kate

Finance Coordinator

Kate is responsible for the day-to-day running of our finance team. Since joining the Company Kate’s proud to have achieved a diploma in AAT accountancy and survived two year-ends!

 

“I love working within the team and knowing my colleagues are happy to come to me with any account queries.”

Alan

Director

Alan founded the Company in 2004 and has spent his career in and around interiors and construction. Prior to The Kitchen Store he was a director of our partners Manhattan Furniture (now Paula Rosa Manhattan). Alan is a previous Sussex Entrepreneur of the Year and Sussex Boss of the Year.

 

“The Kitchen Store has grown through recommendation and it really matters to us that we get every kitchen right.  Our Investors in People Gold award sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Dave is our longest-serving installer and has been fitting kitchens throughout Sussex for over 20 years. Dave’s attention to detail when installing kitchens is second to none. He goes the extra mile to ensure kitchens are fitted to our exacting standards. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“We were very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy shown to us by both Dave and Dan (the plasterer).  They both kept us informed as to the progress throughout and went the “extra mile” in making sure that we were happy.”

Harry

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Harry is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex with his apprentice (and brother!) Rob. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

 

“Everyone has been helpful and professional, with no fuss or mess. I think it was left cleaner than before they started! Harry and the stonemasons have worked to a very high standard. Thank you.”

Jake

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold accredited)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2017 where he was awarded Gold by our testing body, FIRA.

We wanted to thank you for the excellent kitchen you installed at our home.  Cat’s organisation and regular communication was excellent, and Marc the lead fitter was superb, always on time, courteous and the quality of his work is very high.  We are very pleased, many thanks.

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Awards

  • Sussex Business Awards

    FINALIST - 2016, Sussex Company of the Year
    FINALIST - 2015, Sussex Company of the Year
    FINALIST - 2015, Sussex Business Person of the Year
    WINNER - 2015, Sussex Boss of the Year
    WINNER - 2013, Sussex Entrepreneur of the Year

  • BRIGHTON & HOVE BUSINESS AWARDS

    WINNER - 2015, Best Independent Retailer
    HIGHLY COMMENDED - 2015, Managing Director of the Year
    WINNER - 2014, Fastest Growing Company
    HIGHLY COMMENDED - 2014, Best Independent Retailer
    FINALIST - 2014, Managing Director of the Year
    FINALIST - 2013, Best Customer Service
    FINALIST - 2013, Best Independent Retailer
    FINALIST - 2013, Managing Director of the Year

  • FIRA Gold Certification for installation

    We are proud to be one of only thirteen kitchen retailers in the UK to hold this prestigious certification for our fitting service. We are independently audited annually by FIRA in order to retain the standard.

  • Investor In People | Gold Award

    We are very proud to hold the 'Gold' standard level of Investors In People. This put us in the top 1.5% of IIP employers in the UK.

  • The Furniture Ombudsman | Member

    We are voluntary member of TFO the independent, not-for-profit, government approved Ombudsman for the UK furniture industry.

  • The Furniture Industry Research Association | Member

    FIRA are UK’s largest furniture association. A recognised centre for technical excellence, it provides a wide range of dedicated knowledge based, technical support to the global furniture supply chain and furniture consumers.