Meet the Team

Julie Baker
Julie Baker

Cuts & Sews

Favourite Holiday Destination: Polperro in Cornwall 

Favourite famous/ inspirational quote: "You have to live for today as tomorrow is never promised!"

Eric Barlow 2
Eric Barlow

Master Gilder & Restorer

Favourite famous/ inspirational quote: "Logic will take you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere..."

Favourite Holiday Destination: Venice

Lisa Bennett

Upholsterer/ Restorer

Favourite famous/ inspirational quote: "There is a place between the dualisms that our culture encourages us to abide by"

Favourite Holiday Destination: All the places I've anticipated but never been...

Sarah Bloomer
Sarah Bloomer

Accounts Manager

Favourite famous/ inspirational quote: "I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left!"

Favourite Hobby: Gardening

Jack Callow
Jack Calow

Cabinet Maker/ Design

Favourite TV Show: Gogglebox

Favourite Hobby: Running

Callum Cessford
Calum Cessford

Workshop/ Finishing Operative

Favourite Holiday Destination: Dublin

Favourite Hobby: Football or going to gigs

Richard Everitt
Richard Everitt

Cabinet Maker/ Polisher

Favourite Hobby: Gym

Favourite TV Show: Sky Sports 

Richard Forrester
Richard Forrester

Warehouse Manager

Favourite TV Show: Grand Designs

Favourite Hobby: Mountain biking/ cycling

John Hopwood
John Hopwood


Favourite TV Show: Naked Attraction

Favourite Hobby: Collecting records

Stewart Hodges 2
Stewart Hodges

Sales Manager

Favourite Holiday Destination: Anywhere skiing

Favourite Hobby: Football or golf (not very good at either)

Darren Jarvis
Darren Jarvis


Favourite Hobby: Trains

Favourite Animal: Dog

Lee Johnson
Lee Johnson

Furniture Finisher/ Stainer

Favourite holiday destination: Ibiza

Favourite TV Show: On the Buses

Ian Jones
Ian Jones

Furniture Sprayer

Favourite animal: Alfie the Jack Russell

Favourite famous/ inspirational quote: "If you're going through hell... Keep going!"

Beth Machin
Beth Machin

Sales/ Marketing Executive

Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones

Favourite Hobby: Trying to keep houseplants alive 

Nigel Rees
Nigel Rees

Cabinet Maker

Favourite famous/inspirational quote: "You'll never walk alone"

Favourite hobby: Golf

Russ Salt
Russ Salt

Workshop Manager

Favourite Hobby: Carp fishing 

Favourite Food: Oatcakes (with bacon & eggs)

Martin Taylor 2
Martin Taylor

It might be my name above the door, but believe me it would not be there without the help and support of my loyal and skilled team.

The creative force behind Taylor's Classics with 42 years experience in the furniture business. 

Favourite famous/ inspirational quote: I have two quotes... "We don't do worry... We do solutions" and "Never let your stomach know you're having a bad day"

Favourite Hobby: Walking around antique fairs looking for inspiration

Darren Turner
Darren Turner

Driver & Packer

Favourite Hobby: Photography

Favourite Holiday Destination: County Kerry, Ireland

Darrel Wall 1
Darrel Wall

Runs production & deliveries

Darrel & Martin have worked together for over 20 years. Darrel is in charge of logistics, production and ensures everything runs smoothly.

Favourite Hobby: Walking

Favourite Animal: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Mark West 2
Mark West


Favourite famous/ inspirational quote: "Don't count the days, make the days count"

Favourite Hobby: Sculpting in clay 

Simon Wright
Simon Wright

Driver/ Workshop Operative

Favourite TV Show: MOTD

Favourite Holiday Destination: Greece