One of my first regular freelance design jobs in the early 1980s was with a company in Stratford-on-Avon who had a furniture, lighting, and interiors showroom. They wanted to increase their sales and so they took on an agency with Wrighton kitchens. I knew the people that ran the showroom and so I landed the job of measuring up and drawing their customers' plans. In those days 'Wrighton International' was THE quality British kitchen; they were nearly always specified by architects for any quality project, and they were the leaders in going over to the metric system - most British fitted furniture was then still planned and sold in feet and inches. I just loved Wrighton - they were modern, they were metric, and they were beautifully made.
Later I met Alan Minchin who has a joinery company in the Cotswolds, and, with a shared interest in good craftsmanship, we started working together on fitted furniture projects, myself as designer and Alan and his team doing the making and installation. We have always believed that we can offer a better service than many fitted furniture suppliers because of our professional attitude to design, and to the fact that the same person who has made the furniture actually installs it. And with no expensive showroom or advertising wasting money, we can make an excellent product at a very fair price.
This collaboration has worked very well and, occasionally, we are still doing this 35 years later. Enquiries welcome!