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

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

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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 

Lindsay Taylor

Our Project Manager takes clients from Project Sign off to the final lick of paint. Lindsay will work closely with your builder, architects and other trades to ensure a seamless journey. Lindsay is on hand to answer all your questions with a wealth of design and kitchen knowledge.

lindsay anderson

Design & Projects Manager

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Kit heads up our technical engineering team ensuring that our beautiful designs are brought to life. He manages our engineers and CAD technicians ensuring the workshop and CNC machine are fully fed

Kit Powe

Head of Product & Innovation

Caroline HalHead

Management Accountant

Charlie

Charlie studied Industrial Design & Technology then completed an internship in Graphic Design at Loughborough University before starting work as a kitchen designer. 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

Sean - Sustainable Kitchens CAD Engineer

Our CAD technical, taking our beautiful designs and engineering them whilst ensuring each aspect, join and integration work seamlessly together. Sean is a joy to have in the office and even cooks up a storm on our Bora hob!

Sean Friery

Production Engineer

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. Barney has recently moved to office life ensuring that the furniture we create is meticulously engineered and surveyed. He is a long-standing member of Sustainable Kitchens and we are extremely lucky to have his passion and knowledge.

Barney Moore

Production Engineer

Alessandra Colpo - Interior Architect

You'll most likely hear from Alessandra once scheduling in a Design Consultation call. Ale will take the time to understand your brief and floor plans all whilst getting to know you and your family and how you use your space. With expert kitchen knowledge, she will transform that into a showstopping design bespoke to you and your family.

AlessaNDRA COLPO

Interior Architect

Cathal Keane-Breslin

Learning his craft from his Dad at just 12 years old, Cathal has worked in the industry for the last 6 years working in Ireland, Australia, and the UK. Working in every area of the business from first consultation and design through to installation, Cathal now leads the final assembly team ensuring each of our handmade kitchens are built to perfection.

Cathal Keane-Breslin

Designer & Project Manager

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With a wealth of workshop knowledge, Ruari is our workshop supervisor and ensures that our furniture is crafted with the utmost care and ensures seamless flow through the workshop.

Ruari Floyd

Furniture Maker & Workshop Supervisor

With a breadth of experience across interior design roles, Annabelle draws on her extensive design background to help inspire clients towards how their dream kitchen will look and feel. From designing bathrooms to bespoke kitchens, Annabels aim as a designer is to create spaces that are of heirloom quality and are cherished for years to come

Annabel Williams

Interior Designer

Molly Pickering

After graduating from Fine Art in 2019, Molly changed her career path and enrolled as a Digital Marketing Apprentice, within 18 months Molly was awarded BCS' Special Recognition Award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year 2022. With her marketing knowledge and creative flare, Molly works with the Marketing team to showcase Sustainable Kitchens to the world.

Molly Pickering

Digital Marketing Executive

Beau Hanney

With a BA in Product Design from Bournemouth University and prior experience as a Design Engineer at Crosshead, Beau is a problem-solving expert. He contributes his skills to our engineering team, where he works on various kitchen projects, from drawer box designs to custom solutions. Beau specializes in creating technical drawings to guide our workshop team, ensuring the flawless execution of our designs. His commitment to quality is a vital asset to our team.

Beau Hanney

Production Engineer

Dave Lawrence - Sustainable Kitchens

Straight out of New Zealand! Dave joined the team as a workshop maker bringing our kitchens to life

Dave Lawrence

Furniture Maker 

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You'll most likely see Myke once your kitchen is installed. Myke hand-paints our kitchens whilst completing all snags, he's our final check on site and a jack of all trades!

Myke Littler

Installation & Final Assembly Supervisor

Ollie Lewis

Ollie is a part of our talented installation team. He is on hand to ensure your beautiful new kitchen is fitted to the highest standard.

Ollie Lewis

Furniture Maker & Installer

Roger - Sustainable Kitchens Maker

Roger is our all rounder, painting and making kitchens - You may even see him onsite handpainting the final lick of paint

Roger Sheldon

Furniture Maker & Painter

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Once our kitchens have been painted and crafted, they make their way to Olly who constructs and checks each cabinet to ensure that they are perfect and prepared for site.

oliver emanuel

Furniture Maker

Joe has a strong background in woodwork having kicked off his career handcrafting wardrobes, freestanding furniture and bathroom joinery

Joe Reilley

Furniture Maker

David Fernandez

David is a highly skilled joiner and a valued member of the SK team helping to hand-build our frames, drawers, and more. With every Sustainable Kitchen that gets installed, chances are David has helped to build it.

David Fernandez

Furniture Maker

Simon has interesting background in woodworking, having started a business renovating vans into campervans. This was done through crafting kitchen cabinets, bed frames and furniture to each vans specifications

Simon Cox

Furniture Maker

Lindsay Lillie
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I’m so glad that I chose Sustainable Kitchens for my new kitchen. They are a great team of people to work with with a great ethos of sustainability underpinning the whole company. The design process with Sam was a pleasure and I am so delighted with the end result. My new kitchen is exactly what I wanted it to be — stylish, functional, unique and a wonderful place to be. I recommend Sustainable Kitchens wholeheartedly.
Ian Chapman
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A great experience! Really open and friendly team that made the process exciting not daunting. Sam understood what we wanted and got the design perfect. Gianluca fitted it perfectly and Zoe was awesome to work with. I particularly enjoyed the tour of the workshop getting to see all the tools, care and attention that goes into creating beautiful kitchens. Would recommend to anyone!
Nicola Pocock
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Our kitchen from Sustainable Kitchens has been a complete triumph and has exceeded our expectations for the lift it has given to the whole house! Every member of the team was friendly, professional, reassuring and happy to answer any number of questions. It really couldn’t have been a smoother and easier journey and we absolutely love the end result!
David Cole
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We love our kitchen and really appreciate the effort Sustainable Kitchens put in to the design and execution. They are also very quick to respond to any questions and queries – even after the project has finished and account closed – great aftercare service! Top marks.
Julie Hitchcock
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We are delighted with the quality of our Sustainable Kitchen. Sam and the team guided us through the design process, really listening to what we hoped to achieve. They were very flexible in the face of our shifting building schedule and the fitting and painting team did a superb job. We should never need a new kitchen, but if we did, we wouldn’t hesitate to call on Sustainable Kitchens.
Laura Brocklesbery
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Highly recommend Sustainable Kitchens. We are so happy with our new kitchen. It is made to a beautiful quality, all custom made and fitting perfectly. From the design process through to the final product Sustainable Kitchen were professional, responsive, and really helpful in making our kitchen a reality.
Emma Bent
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Would recommend Sustainable Kitchens without reservation. Sam's design knowledge and skills set us up for the workshop and fitting team to provide us with a kitchen that has fulfilled all of our 'want' as well as 'need' list. Thank you!
Chris Booth
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I cannot praise Sustainable Kitchens highly enough for the fantastic quality of the kitchen they made and installed for us.
Hannah Family
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I can highly recommend Sustainable Kitchens they are such a lovely team to work with and their kitchens are beautiful. An added bonus is being able to see their workshop and the cabinets being made so you can see the quality of their work.
Abigail Whitten
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Sustainable Kitchens supplied exquisite, fully custom built kitchen cabinetry. We hoped for a 'forever' kitchen and weren't disappointed. Every part is beautifully constructed and finished. Absolutely no shortcuts taken. Really delighted.
Rebecca Simms
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The service from Sustainable Kitchens was first class from the initial design stage right through to the installation of my bespoke handmade kitchen. A year on I am still loving it!
Catherine Launder
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Couldn’t be more pleased with Sustainable Kitchens. They respected our very specific requirements, contributed some helpful suggestions, came exactly when promised and did precisely what was agreed. They completed even earlier than the time scheduled, were clean and efficient and did a perfect job – we’ve never had such a good installation experience and we’ve had plenty!
Joyce Fulton
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Our new kitchen is beautiful. The quality of workmanship is outstanding and it is everything we asked Sustainable Kitchens to do. Their understanding of how we wanted the kitchen to look was pitch perfect and their guidance throughout the process was constant and really supportive. One hundred percent recommend this vibrant young company.
Simon Muriel
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Kitchen supplies. Impeccable craftsmanship. Great ethos. Very pleased.
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