Meet The Team

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    • Richard Jewkes – Managing & Design Director

      Richard Jewkes’ experience in the interiors industry is vast. With a background in design and build, Richard set up KC Design House in the year 2000 – but not before thoroughly researching the market and the wants and needs of his clientele.

      Previously, Richard spent time working at his own family-run business along with a number of self-driven property development projects. Spotting a gap in the market for a high quality kitchen design and installation service, he worked on setting up KC Design House.

      An absolute labour of love, Richard stops at nothing to create breathtakingly beautiful lifestyle kitchens for clients in and around Yorkshire. It’s this attention to detail, his passion and drive for being the very best and his decades of experience which ensures each and every kitchen designed by the team is nothing short of perfect.

      A father of two and step-father of three, the Denby Dale-born family man rarely has a free hour. But when he isn’t spending time with his wife and their children, he can be found cycling, gardening or working on his own home improvements.

      He’s as committed to his clients’ interiors projects as he is his own, and he relishes the challenge of transforming his own home whenever time allows. It’s his competitive, perfectionist nature which ensures everything he works on leaves a lasting impression on all who see it.

      A self-confessed workaholic, Richard loves working with people and enjoys any opportunity to contribute to their ultimate lifestyle kitchen.

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    • Helen – General Manager

      Helen is our proactive general manager, monitoring our working practices and company policies. Always looking for ways to improve efficiency across our entire operation, Helen plays a key role in maintaining a cohesive and well-functioning workplace.  

    • Kitchen Designer
    • Charlotte – Senior Designer

      Dip KLC OL

      With a background in interior design, having gained an Open Learning Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration through the KLC School of Design Chelsea Harbour in London, Charlottes keen eye for detail means she hits the nail on the head when it comes to colour schemes and finishes.

      For our designer, nothing is more rewarding than assisting clients with their design and wish lists along with visiting them at home to see the individually designed room. She thrives on the delight and satisfaction of our clients with their new living space.
      Having joined KC in 2011 Charlotte is now a firmly established member of this award winning design team.

    • Dominic
    • Dominic – Designer

      BA Hons

      Dominic has recently joined the team after completing his degree in Interior & Spatial Design at University of the Arts London: Chelsea College of Arts.

      With background interests in architecture, art and furniture design he will be developing his skills further  to enhance the Design Team here at KC.

      Dominic’s passion and enthusiasm  for design is clearly apparent with briefs taken from clients. He uses the clients brief to create a unquiet room which always has  the wow factor.




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    • Jason – Project Manager

      Our middleman (in that he’s central to everything we do), Jason spins more than a few plates (not literally, mind!) here at KC Design House. 

      He’s a hands-on, highly-trained and skilled craftsmen with extensive knowledge of the kitchen and interiors industry. From initial survey right through to completion, Jason works closely with all our clients to keep things smooth, organised and under control. 

      It’s a long working week for our hard-working project manager, so it’s a good job he loves what he does. With broad, first-hand knowledge of project installations and its processes, he’s well-versed in the high standards we – and our clients – demand.

    • Kitchen Project Coordinator
    • Peter – After-sales & Procurement

      Joining the original family business some four decades ago, Peter is the hub of everything at KC and longest serving team member. Pete's been there...and got the T-shirt!

      Constantly evolving to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of both our clients’ projects and our showroom, Peter’s role sees him gain the trust of clients, suppliers and contractors alike with his range of responsibilities. If you have a question, Peter’s your man – and the show (or rather, showroom) would quite literally grind to a halt without him.


    • Tracy Stead
    • Tracy – Company Accountant

      When it comes to her role, our accountant Tracy couldn’t imagine doing anything else. And she almost hasn’t; since being with the company from day one, Tracy’s worked with our founder for more than 23 years.

      She tells us accounting in general ‘helps keep her ticking over’ by ensuring her mind is always active – and we’re sure the workload here in our showroom more than keeps her busy too.

      Known at KC as the ‘engine master’, Tracy helps the business go from strength to strength, with her light-hearted humour a hit with our team.

    • STEVE

      Recently promoted to Workshop & Production Manager, the workshop team is in excellent hands with Stephen’s natural leadership qualities.
      Having joining the company in 2006, Stephen was a young talent hoping to make his mark in the furniture manufacturing industry.

      He proved himself to be a masterclass craftsman and woodworker,  thriving on the satisfaction he gains from the exceptional and unique furniture he and his team produce.
      Gaining his NVQ Diploma in 2009, Stephen was awarded the prestigious “Apprentice of the Year” title at Leeds College of Building.

      Stephen is a dedicated member of the KC team, who has high expectations from his talented team, ensuring that everything leaving the workshop and showroom meets our high standards.

    • ADAM

      Adam joined us back in 2013 to carry out his second year bench joinery apprenticeship in house. He completed his third year and became a fully qualified member of our workshop in 2015.

      Getting all the experience and knowledge he requires and knuckling down as part of our hard-working team, Adam makes units by hand, as well as crafting dovetail drawers, wine glass drawers and KC's renowned adult refreshment centres.

      He’s been with us a couple of years now and loves the atmosphere of the workshop and the varying challenges the role brings.

    • JACK

      Jack loves his role here at KC Design House describing it as a great environment to work in. He thrives on the job satisfaction he gains from making exceptional and unique furniture.
      Joining us whilst at college he completed his apprenticeship in Bench Joinery in “record time”.

      Jack is a valuable member of this talented workshop team,  bringing fresh new ideas to the table to help with production.

    • JAKE

      Having joined the KC Design House in November 2018, Jake is the newest recruit to our team.

      With a keen interest in woodwork, Jake is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the talented workshop team he has joined.

      Jake has now commenced his Diploma in Bench Joinery and is attending Leeds College of Building. We are hoping for “great things” from this young man.

      You may meet Jake when he delivers our unique handcrafted kitchens.

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    • Henry the Dog

      Arguably the most important member of the team in our Clayton West showroom, Henry continues to delight clients visiting our West Yorkshire premises. Meeting and greeting on arrival, Henry’s always eager to please, wagging his tail and generally making himself known to clients, old and new.

      A valued member of the team, it’s true that day-to-day life here at KC just wouldn’t be the same without our Henry.