We are a small team here at Monkeywood and pride ourselves on our personal yet professional service right through from the design process to completion. We know it’s important to know who you are dealing with, especially when you invite people to come and work in your home so below we have given you a little insight in to each one of Monkeywoods valued team members.
Tom is the founder and back bone behind Monkeywood. Learning his craft at a young age, Tom started wood turning on his lathe before going on to complete an apprenticeship in high end cabinet making where most of his work took him to the prestigious areas of Kensington and Chelsea. Tom is at the forefront of everything about the company and loves being involved from the design process all the way through to final top coat of paint on site. In his spare time you will find Tom working on a new project or under the bonnet of a Defender.
Juan is a highly valued member of the team at Monkeywood. Juan and Tom’s relationship started when Tom started his apprenticeship at the company Juan used to work for. Juan was a big part of training Tom to be the craftsman that he is today before coming to work for Tom in 2018. In his spare time you can find Juan tango dancing or tinkering in his shed.
James is a key member to Monkeywood with his eye for detail and ambition to always be creating something. James relishes new challenges and will work on any project with meticulous attention to detail. James regularly competes in world-skills competitions for Great Britain and he travels around the world taking on the best young cabinet makers from other countries.
Fred is part of our extended team here at Monkeywood and a much valued team member when it comes to fitting projects. Fred has worked along side Tom for many years and is part of the family inside and outside of work. His ’can do’ attitude and skilled workman ship makes him the perfect fitter for all of the bespoke jobs we create. In his spare time you can find Fred in the garden or working on his vintage tractors.
Olivia joined the team to help with the designing processes and day to day admin. Olivia has been designing kitchens for nearly 10 years after graduating with a BA Hons in Interior Design and has been friends with Tom since school. Olivia is the first point of contact you will have and your contact throughout the designing process. Also getting involved with a lot of the marketing, you may see her in your kitchen taking photo’s of the finished project. In her spare time, you will find her rambling around the countryside or making home accessories which compliment our kitchens perfectly. View her website here… www.oliviajanedesigns.co.uk
Do you have a passion for working with wood? Do you strive to constantly learn and improve your skills? Do you have the ability and work ethic to fit into a highly motivated small team?
Monkeywood is focused on building bespoke furniture to the highest standards using traditional methods to our craft.
We are currently looking for a few roles to be filled including site fitting, hand painting/spraying and machinist/cabinet maker. If you believe any of these careers could be for you then please get in contact for further information.