People of John Lewis of Hungerford

Our people are the backbone of our company

From our talented designers, to our expert craftsmen and behind the scenes team. Each person is a vital component to John Lewis of Hungerford in contributing to create a seamless and enjoyable experience for our clients.

45 Years of Design Excellence

Creating a new kitchen or bedroom involves careful thought and dedicated time to consider all the wonderful choices that are available.
Our passion and design expertise has been perfected and distilled into what we do today, ensuring your kitchen or bedroom is beautiful, practical and a valuable asset to your home.

The Perfect Formula

Our founder has always believed that something special happens when you combine great design with a genuine understanding for what a customer really wants. The result? Ordinary rooms transformed into busy family hubs or stunning dining centrepieces. Unique spaces designed to encourage conviviality and togetherness.

Meet our Founder, John Lewis

Founded on passion

I have been making things out of wood myself since I was about five years old and made a country kitchen for my mother when I was just twelve.

After that I was hooked! My interest grew over the following years, until one cold, wet day I arrived in Hungerford to start my business. I was nervous, but so excited to share my ideas for kitchen designs with prospective customers.

The passion and enthusiasm I felt then is still just as strong today and pervades throughout our whole team, from the skilled artisan craftsmen in our Oxfordshire workshop, to our friendly, knowledgeable designers across the country.

Our Management Team

The senior management team of John Lewis of Hungerford

Gary O'Brien

Non-executive Chairman

Mr O’Brien worked with companies such as Allied Lyons, Granada Group and Black & Decker and has over 15 years public company experience. He joined Max Factor in 1982 as Deputy Managing Director and Finance Director. Already experienced in business transformation, Gary built Max Factor into one of the most profitable divisions in the worldwide operation at the time. He moved on to join the Board of the Burton Group in 1986 before joining the Signet Group as Group Finance Director in 1990. More recently he has focussed on working with smaller businesses and has been involved in a management and advisory capacity within corporate finance, telecommunication, IT and financial services marketing businesses. He is currently involved in the Internet, Retailing and Property arenas. Mr O’Brien is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Directors. Mr O’Brien was appointed to the Board in 2016.

James Barnard

Non-executive Director

Mr. Barnard has over 17 years' operational experience in purchasing, marketing, merchandising and operational roles in omni­channel retailing and associated supplies. Recent roles include the business unit director, Kitchens and Bathrooms, at Wickes Building Supplies where he lead the customer change programme across the £320m business unit. More recently, he has operated as an interim consultant advising a portfolio of clients on customer centred transformation, step change growth strategies and operating model development across pure­play and omni­channel propositions.

Kiran Noonan

Managing Director

Kiran has spent four years "establishing a dedicated, competent and disciplined sales team", in her previous role as Sales and Marketing Director. She has been working within Sales and Operational Management for over 20 years including the retail sector and management consultancy. Her recent roles have been at Board level and she has provided a sounding board for many CEOs and MDs. She is an Associate CIPD and brings a wealth of experience in good people management and business development. Kiran was appointed to the Board in 2013 and to the role of Managing Director during 2016.

Andy Tucker

Head of Operations

Andy has over 30 years management experience in the Furniture Industry, with the last 16 year being spent in the Kitchen and Bedroom Industry with MFI and John Lewis of Hiungerford. With proven experience of managing the whole Supply Chain from Concept through to Installation.

Our Talented Team of Designers

From your first meeting in one of our showrooms, to putting the finishing touches to your dream kitchen or bedroom. Our designers are here to help share their expertise, guide and encourage you every step of the way.

All our kitchens and bedrooms are a thing of beauty. Designed for today, made for life

A passion for design

We have a passion for design excellence and will ensure your space is beautiful, a pleasure to live and work in and a valuable asset to your home.

By distilling 45 years of product design experience our designers can interpret your likes and dislikes, consider your inspiration and guide you through the many fabulous choices available from our portfolio, to help you reach the right decisions for you are your home.

FILTER DESIGNERS BY SHOWROOM

Part of the beauty of designing a living space is that it is such a collaborative process: My customer’s dreams and requirements take centre stage, and then we jointly shape a room that expresses their personality, looks beautiful and – in the case of a kitchen - does much of the hard work as well. Renate Hering-Shepherd, Senior Designer/Manager

Our Craftsmen

Quality workmanship by our excellent team of craftsmen

Our factory is based in Oxfordshire and we employ local skilled craftsman, many who have been with us for years. Run your hands over any part of our elegant kitchens and you with a sense the time and craftsmanship involved in their creation. This attention to details also extends across our versatile fitted wardrobes, statement pieces and precision-made furniture.

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Career opportunities at
John Lewis of Hungerford

Working with us

We are a British manufacturing company and we are proud of our heritage. Our business has been built on our strong sales team who work in beautiful showrooms providing a stimulating and creative working environment.

Inspired by you . Crafted by us

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I really love making people's kitchen dreams become a reality and seeing how happy they are once the kitchen install is all finished. KAREN, SALES DESIGNER, HUNGERFORD SHOWROOM
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