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 & Designer 

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 Manager

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

Workshop Manager 

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 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

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 

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

Designer

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

With a degree in Product and Furniture Design, Dan is a crucial part of the team bringing our beautiful kitchens to life. Dan once ran his own workshop in France focussing on furniture restoration. Dan leads the other half of our workshop team.

Dan Sands

Furniture Maker & Workshop Supervisor

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

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

Designer

Our Honest Kitchen Project Manager. Creating beautiful, customisable kitchens guiding our clients through the whole process of our cabinetry only kitchens ranges bringing the visions to life.

Lindsay Anderson

Project Manager

Our last check before our kitchen reach you. Joe leads the way in final assembly, putting together the jigsaw pieces and finishing those final touches before they are ready to arrive on site.

Joe Hoyle

Final Assembly Supervisor

Our in-house furniture painter and now part of our furniture, Connor started at Sustainable Kitchen back in 2015. Before your kitchens are assembled, they receive 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of colour, and Connor does them all!

Connor Andrews

Furniture Painter
Dom- Sustainable Kitchens Cabinet Maker

A master in the workshop and also a superstar installer. Dom spends his time between crafting our kitchens and installing with Gianluca.

DOm Patterson

Furniture Maker 

Wellbeing Manager

django

Wellbeing Manager

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