Kitchen firm reunited with former customers
Family business celebrates its 30th anniversary
AN UXBRIDGE family-run business has celebrated 30 years with a customer reunion.
The Kitchen Company’s birthday bash saw past customers stopping by the showroom in Belmont Road to chat to staff and enjoy culinary treats served up by local chef Phil Hawthorn, author of ‘Can Men Cook?’.
Kitchen designer Claire Roberts said the day was all the more memorable due to the arrival of a few old faces. She said: “Lots of customers from the past came in to help us celebrate and congratulate us on our success, including a customer from 1989.
“She is still proud of her kitchen today and showed us photos of what it currently looks like.
“We also had a work experience ‘boy’ from 22 years ago, who popped in to wish us the best and catch up with his old boss.
“Many fitters came with their families and joined in a toast to loyal members of the team.
“Without their hard work, we wouldn’t be the company who we are today.”
The Kitchen Company’s delivery driver, Matt, moonlighted on the day to entertain guests as a magician.
Chris Sutherland, owner and director of The Kitchen Company, reflected how despite three recessions, and countless changes in kitchen design and interior fashion, the business had remained strong.
He added: “It is a testament to the hard work and loyalty of both customers and team members alike.
“Overall, we had a fantastic day and it was great to see so many old faces – it meant a lot to know that they all wanted to celebrate with us, and we wouldn’t be here without them.”
n PARTY TIME: Matt Day performed magic tricks during the day; (right) Phil Hawthorn cooks up some food
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