The Furniture23 Story.
We are a leading contract furniture provider based at North Somerset’s business development centre The Hive, and have been successfully operating as a business since October 2006. We moved into the centre with a vision to grow and have since seen demand for our products and services increase dramatically, and are currently heading for a £2 million turnover in this financial year. We service clients across the South West and nationally, with particular expertise in higher education, commercial and public sector work and with a wealth of clients, including those from the pharmaceutical, beauty, legal and architectural worlds.
Chris has based the business on his three decades of experience in the industry and his zeal for identifying new designs and trends and offering these to forward-thinking clients. We have also focused purely on furniture, rather than a design and build approach, setting it apart from our competitors and making us an intensely knowledgeable and up-to-the minute provider which offers exclusive brands and classic accessories. Our team regularly visit furniture events around the world, bringing home the latest trends to share with our customers and specifier clients.
Our company looks after everyone from one-person enterprises through to large organisations with over 700 people, providing everything from an individual chair to a complete office. We are also proud of our comprehensive after-sales service which includes delivery and installation of furniture plus ongoing client support, advice and recommendations.
What matters most to us.
Honesty & Integrity
We communicate with transparency, no hidden catches or unrealistic expectations.
Going the Extra Mile
We are completely committed to overachieve and add value where possible.
Professionalism & Ownership
We provide ongoing training to offer a premium package, taking responsibility for every aspect of our work.
Environmentalists at Heart
We strive to provide sustainable solutions through recycling and pollution prevention.
Who are we?
Meet the team behind Furniture23.
35 years in the industry and still having fun. My role as the director is to offer a broad spectrum of experience and knowledge to my clients and team members; ensuring that client satisfaction is paramount.
Fun Fact: People know me in the industry as Foxy. I love to travel, snowboard and mountain bike. I also endure the occasional half marathon to raise money for cancer charities.
Fun Fact: Laura is a keen textile and pattern designer, as well as being a talented arts and crafts maker!
As Furniture23’s Installation and warehouse manager my job is to oversee installations and general upkeep of the warehouse.
Fun Fact: Turned golf professional at the age of 16, fully qualified by 19.
If you’re an architect, interior designer or end user I will listen then steer you towards what’s new and innovative in the world of commercial furniture. Together we will make your job shine both in terms of design and practicality. I have over a decade of product knowledge stored up there!
Fun Fact: I love red wine + chocolate, together. I have a cat called Danger-mouse! I’m happiest listening (& dancing) to live music.
Utilizing my prior experience in furniture fitting and sales support, I supervise the installation of a project. Often carrying out site visits to ensure a project is running smoothly and on time, liaising with all interested parties of the installation.
Fun Fact: I like animated films, I know all the words to PJ and Duncan. I support Arsenal FC.
Acting as Furniture23’s Logistics Manager, my role is to ensure that our projects are delivered on time and on budget, working closely alongside our Account Managers and partner installers.
Fun Fact: I enjoy listening to Abba and Michael Jackson – My cat is named Blue.
As Project Coordinator at Furniture23, I provide support for the Account Managers on both furniture tenders and small enquiries as well as general administrative tasks.
Fun Fact: I like Studio Ghibli films and Japanese culture. Octopuses freak me out.
Working closely with the Account Managers, my role is to provide support for new and existing cliental. Offering creative solutions – utilizing our wide portfolio of suppliers.
Fun Fact: I like thunder and lightning, winter nights and coffee. I’m also a bit of a tech nerd. Competed in the UK Tough Mudder 2016.