Our History

It all started back in 2006, when Sam was renovating an old town house in Gloucestershire. He had a simple idea; to start making high quality furniture from ethical materials.

Today, Sustainable Kitchens is a close-knit team of skilled creative professionals operating with the environment at the heart of everything we do.


Sam founded Sustainable Kitchens in 2006 with a toolbox and a small van originally working on bespoke commissions from luxury tree houses to cafes and bars. In late 2008 he took on his first bespoke kitchen and he hasn't looked back since. Sams creativity and passion drives the company and he has built a renowned ethical business, a top quality product and a fantastic professional team.

Sam Shaw

Founder & Creative Director

Derek-Lloyd - Sustainable Kitchens Operations Manager

Derek has extensive commercial and operational experience gained in a wide range of manufacturing industries, from carbon fibre car wheels to architectural building systems. He champions the adoption of lean practices across the business, and is developing systems to ensure continued high quality sustainable products and the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Derek Lloyd

Operations Director

Phil Jarrat

Phil heads up our team of incredibly talented furniture makers. Phil studied furniture making and restoration and has worked in some of the most prestigious workshops in England, Australia and New Zealand. Phil's eye for detail is second to none so nothing leaves the workshop without his seal approval.

Phil jarratt

Manufacturing & Workshop Manager 


With a passion for interiors and a background in marketing, Zoe runs all aspects of our marketing from the initial contact to the final photography shoot. Zoe is also our sustainability champion, keeping us ahead of the game as we constantly strive for a greener future.

Zoe Holland

Marketing Manager 

Will Herri

With a passion for woodwork, a technical mind, superb CAD knowledge and an eye for detail, Will joined Sustainable Kitchens as a Production Engineer. Will has since stepped into the role of Project Manager for our Bespoke and Concept projects.

Will herriot

Project Manager 

Jake Shaw

Jake started with Sustainable Kitchens back in 2012. With his wide range of joinery, metalwork and cabinet making knowledge Jake looks after all of our production engineering bringing your kitchen designs to life.

JAke Shaw

Production Engineer


Nobody works or smiles as hard as Gianluca. Known for his site singing as much as his fabulous all round joinery and installation skills. His can do attitude is so infectious that you won't want him to leave!

gianluca dessena

Site & Installation Supervisor

Barney Moore

With a degree in Product and Furniture Design in London and years of bench experience, Barney is our incredibly talented all-rounder, equally at home in the workshop and in the design studio. He leads one half of the workshop team and is a long standing member of Sustainable Kitchens.

Barney Moore

Furniture Maker & Workshop Supervisor


Charlie studied Industrial Design & Technology then completed an internship in Graphic Design at Loughborough University before starting work as a kitchen designer at deVOL Kitchens. Charlie's designs are beautiful, unique and timeless and we are lucky to have her on the team at Sustainable kitchens.

Charlie Draper

Kitchen Designer

Charlie Stewart- Sustainable Kitchens

Charlie Stewart

Furniture Maker
Lindsay Taylor

Helps guide you through the Sustainable Kitchens journey from initial enquiries to aftercare. Lindsay is on hand to answer all your questions with a wealth of design and kitchen knowledge.

Lindsay Anderson

Studio Manager

Matt Higgins

From designing premium bars to bespoke kitchens, Matt’s aim as a designer is to create spaces and designs that are of heirloom quality, designs that will last for years to come, designs you can’t resist cherishing. He has been nominated for KBB's Kitchen Designer of The Year.

Matt higgins

Kitchen Designer

Dave Lawrence - Sustainable Kitchens

Dave Lawrence

Furniture Maker 

Ruari Floyd - Sustainable Kitchens

Ruari Floyd

Furniture Maker 

Myke Littler - Sustainable Kitchens

Myke Littler

Furniture Maker & Painter

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