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KERRY SOUTHERN‑REASON

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MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kerry is a highly acclaimed interior designer and Fellow Chartered Acccountant (FCA), with a 100% record of on-time and on-budget project completion. She has an excellent reputation with clients and suppliers alike. Personal experience of her grandmother’s time in a dementia care home, and her mother's time in a hospice, has left her passionate about care home interiors. Kerry is an expert in dementia interior design and has been recognised by Pinders for her dementia design innovation.

WILLIAM SOUTHERN‑REASON

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INSTALLATIONS DIRECTOR

William is in charge of the installations programme for The Care Home Interiors Company. His serve-to-lead mentality is popular with our clients and staff. William has built longstanding relationships with many stakeholders in our industry over the past fifteen years. His calm approach and diligence on-site helps every installation run smoothly.

SIMON
MARTIN

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PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

Simon was one of the founding members of The Care Home Interiors Company and has worked alongside the Southern family since Countrywide Furnishings began in 2001. A chartered accountant by trade, he has developed a wealth of experience in the production side of our business. Like most members of The Care Home Interiors Company team, Simon has a talent for making furnishings and furniture, and enjoys turning his hand to production from time to time. Simon is a fountain of knowledge within our business.

MEL
WOOD

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HEAD OF PROCUREMENT

Mel oversees our procurement and accounts departments. Her excellent organisational skills ensure that deadlines are met and that stock counts are accurate. Mel also oversees the careful administration of any last-minute tweaks to design. She is your first point of contact for any accounts enquiries.

CHARLIE
GRIGGS

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DESIGN ASSISTANT

Charlie is the newest member to The Care Home Interiors Company. Her role is to provide support to our busy design team. With a background in art and photography, Charlie loves exercising her creative flair in the work that she does. Having been taught to sew by her grandmother at a young age, she enjoys popping into the workroom to see what's going on. And with a talent for embroidery, she's always happy to pick up a needle and thread to help out when workloads are high!

JESS
WALTERS

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WORKROOM TEAM LEADER

Jess has always enjoyed sewing and has childhood memories of making curtains for her dolls' house, and other sewing projects. She specialised in textiles at college before joining The Care Home Interiors Company 12 years ago. Jess discovered a natural ability for producing beautiful handmade curtains and quickly became our expert curtain-maker. She leads the team in the production of all our handcrafted soft furnishings, and can always be found making something. Creative is her middle name!

LAURA
HUGHES

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WORKROOM ASSISTANT

A relative newcomer to our team, Laura supports Jess in the production of our soft furnishings. From handcrafting lampshades and cushions to hand-finishing our blinds or adding eyelets to our curtains, Laura applies the finishing touches to our beautiful workroom creations. With a a family history of curtain-making and an education in textiles, Laura enjoys using her creative skills on a daily basis at The Care Home Interiors Company.

RICI
LEE

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INSTALLATIONS TEAM LEADER

Rici has worked at The Care Home Interiors Company for 10 years. There is nothing that he can't turn is hand to, or doesn't know about installations. He has an enviable reputation for his ability to dress curtains and arrange bookcases! Rici manages our team of talented, trustworthy and reliable installers. As with every member of our installion team, he is a skilled craftsman who makes many of our handmade furnishings and furniture.

DOUG
MITCHELL

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INSTALLATIONS TEAM LEADER

Doug has worked with us for some time and, like every member of our installation team, provides much appreciated continuity on-site for our customers. From building furniture at our base in Hampshire to putting up curtain poles in a care home, Doug is a dab hand at installations.

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