Kitchen firm re­united with for­mer cus­tomers

Fam­ily busi­ness cel­e­brates its 30th an­niver­sary

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

Photo by Katie Lamb www.buyapho­totms.co.uk

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