Catherine Scopes

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 Davies

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 Hunsballe

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 Morris

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 Allen

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.”

Sam Sheppard

Design Specialist

Sam is part of our Horsham Design Specialists team. He is involved in all aspects of the kitchen journey, making the whole process as enjoyable and stress-free for the customer as possible. Sam is passionate about creating articulate designs based on the customer’s wishes and requirements and seeing the job through to a high finished standard.

 

Outside of Kitchen Store, Sam plays for a local football team and enjoys the “team-focus, support and encouragement” that mirrors his professional career.

Kerry Birmingham

Kitchen Designer

Kerry is part of our Brighton and Hove design team.  She joined the company in 2015 initially as store Project Coordinator for our Hove store. Kerry works with a number of customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about being the best I can be at my job and always looking at ways to streamline processes to make things more efficient.”

Zach Fitzpatrick

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Lancing 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 Bombin

Design Support

Joel Davison

Apprentice Designer

Joel is our latest to join our apprenticeship scheme and works in our Lancing store supporting all our designers with CAD drawings and visuals.  Joel aims to progress to designer once he has completed his course next year.

Sian Laker

Senior Projects Coordinator

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

 

 

 

Jess Laws

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Laura Hughes

Finance Director

Kate Slender

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.”

Martin Smith

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.”

Maria Stewart

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!”

Haley Greenfield

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.”

Emily Davies

Senior Product Advisor

Emily joined The Kitchen Store in 2011 as a Product Advisor and was made Senior Product Advisor in 2015. Emily works with customers who want to add extras to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens. She also visit’s new sites to promote The Kitchen Store Direct.

I’m passionate about our team – we are a very friendly, sociable and supportive bunch who strive to provide outstanding service to our customers.”

Alan Margetts

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.  In 2016 we secured our Investors in People Gold Award and this sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

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 2016 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 Award)

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 2016 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.”

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2016 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 Scopes

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 Davies

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 Hunsballe

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 Morris

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 Allen

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.”

Sam Sheppard

Design Specialist

Sam is part of our Horsham Design Specialists team. He is involved in all aspects of the kitchen journey, making the whole process as enjoyable and stress-free for the customer as possible. Sam is passionate about creating articulate designs based on the customer’s wishes and requirements and seeing the job through to a high finished standard.

 

Outside of Kitchen Store, Sam plays for a local football team and enjoys the “team-focus, support and encouragement” that mirrors his professional career.

Kerry Birmingham

Kitchen Designer

Kerry is part of our Brighton and Hove design team.  She joined the company in 2015 initially as store Project Coordinator for our Hove store. Kerry works with a number of customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about being the best I can be at my job and always looking at ways to streamline processes to make things more efficient.”

Zach Fitzpatrick

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Lancing 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 Bombin

Design Support

Joel Davison

Apprentice Designer

Joel is our latest to join our apprenticeship scheme and works in our Lancing store supporting all our designers with CAD drawings and visuals.  Joel aims to progress to designer once he has completed his course next year.

Sian Laker

Senior Projects Coordinator

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

 

 

 

Jess Laws

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Laura Hughes

Finance Director

Kate Slender

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.”

Martin Smith

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.”

Maria Stewart

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!”

Haley Greenfield

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.”

Emily Davies

Senior Product Advisor

Emily joined The Kitchen Store in 2011 as a Product Advisor and was made Senior Product Advisor in 2015. Emily works with customers who want to add extras to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens. She also visit’s new sites to promote The Kitchen Store Direct.

I’m passionate about our team – we are a very friendly, sociable and supportive bunch who strive to provide outstanding service to our customers.”

Alan Margetts

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.  In 2016 we secured our Investors in People Gold Award and this sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

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 2016 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 Award)

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 2016 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.”

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2016 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 Scopes

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 Davies

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 Hunsballe

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 Morris

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 Allen

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.”

Sam Sheppard

Design Specialist

Sam is part of our Horsham Design Specialists team. He is involved in all aspects of the kitchen journey, making the whole process as enjoyable and stress-free for the customer as possible. Sam is passionate about creating articulate designs based on the customer’s wishes and requirements and seeing the job through to a high finished standard.

 

Outside of Kitchen Store, Sam plays for a local football team and enjoys the “team-focus, support and encouragement” that mirrors his professional career.

Kerry Birmingham

Kitchen Designer

Kerry is part of our Brighton and Hove design team.  She joined the company in 2015 initially as store Project Coordinator for our Hove store. Kerry works with a number of customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about being the best I can be at my job and always looking at ways to streamline processes to make things more efficient.”

Zach Fitzpatrick

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Lancing 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 Bombin

Design Support

Joel Davison

Apprentice Designer

Joel is our latest to join our apprenticeship scheme and works in our Lancing store supporting all our designers with CAD drawings and visuals.  Joel aims to progress to designer once he has completed his course next year.

Sian Laker

Senior Projects Coordinator

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

 

 

 

Jess Laws

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Laura Hughes

Finance Director

Kate Slender

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.”

Martin Smith

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.”

Maria Stewart

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!”

Haley Greenfield

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.”

Emily Davies

Senior Product Advisor

Emily joined The Kitchen Store in 2011 as a Product Advisor and was made Senior Product Advisor in 2015. Emily works with customers who want to add extras to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens. She also visit’s new sites to promote The Kitchen Store Direct.

I’m passionate about our team – we are a very friendly, sociable and supportive bunch who strive to provide outstanding service to our customers.”

Alan Margetts

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.  In 2016 we secured our Investors in People Gold Award and this sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

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 2016 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 Award)

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 2016 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.”

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2016 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 Scopes

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 Davies

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 Hunsballe

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 Morris

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 Allen

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.”

Sam Sheppard

Design Specialist

Sam is part of our Horsham Design Specialists team. He is involved in all aspects of the kitchen journey, making the whole process as enjoyable and stress-free for the customer as possible. Sam is passionate about creating articulate designs based on the customer’s wishes and requirements and seeing the job through to a high finished standard.

 

Outside of Kitchen Store, Sam plays for a local football team and enjoys the “team-focus, support and encouragement” that mirrors his professional career.

Kerry Birmingham

Kitchen Designer

Kerry is part of our Brighton and Hove design team.  She joined the company in 2015 initially as store Project Coordinator for our Hove store. Kerry works with a number of customers throughout Sussex developing their kitchen designs and managing them through to completion.

 

“I’m passionate about being the best I can be at my job and always looking at ways to streamline processes to make things more efficient.”

Zach Fitzpatrick

Kitchen Designer

Zach joined The Kitchen Store as our first apprentice. Since completing his apprenticeship he is now an Kitchen Designer working in our Lancing 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 Bombin

Design Support

Joel Davison

Apprentice Designer

Joel is our latest to join our apprenticeship scheme and works in our Lancing store supporting all our designers with CAD drawings and visuals.  Joel aims to progress to designer once he has completed his course next year.

Sian Laker

Senior Projects Coordinator

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

 

 

 

Jess Laws

Design Support & Projects Coordinator

Laura Hughes

Finance Director

Kate Slender

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.”

Martin Smith

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.”

Maria Stewart

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!”

Haley Greenfield

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.”

Emily Davies

Senior Product Advisor

Emily joined The Kitchen Store in 2011 as a Product Advisor and was made Senior Product Advisor in 2015. Emily works with customers who want to add extras to their existing Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchens. She also visit’s new sites to promote The Kitchen Store Direct.

I’m passionate about our team – we are a very friendly, sociable and supportive bunch who strive to provide outstanding service to our customers.”

Alan Margetts

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.  In 2016 we secured our Investors in People Gold Award and this sums up what we’re all about – a great team who care about their customers and each other.”

Dave

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

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 2016 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 Award)

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 2016 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.”

Marc

Installer (FIRA Gold Award)

Marc is part of our installation team and works for customers throughout Sussex. His kitchen workmanship was last independently assessed in January 2016 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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Going the extra mile. Our guarantee.

A five year guarantee on furniture.

Our partner, Paula Rosa Manhattan, is one of the most respected names in the UK kitchen industry. Over more than sixty years, Paula Rosa Manhattan has built more than a million kitchens for homes throughout the UK. Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchen furniture bought from The Kitchen Store is guaranteed for five years from the date of completion.

Added value with our installation service. When you use our FIRA Gold Installation service to fit your kitchen our workmanship is guaranteed for a year from completion.

Peace of mind.  We genuinely work hard to ensure that each job goes smoothly and where there are issues we sort them quickly. Even so, for added reassurance we’ve voluntarily joined The Furniture Ombudsman so there is someone independent to turn to if ever you need them. More details about the Ombudsman service can by found following their link below.

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