Meet the team
The faces behind your products
Meet the team
Nathaniel Powell - Managing Director
Brief synopsis of experience: At the age of 16 my dad told me “get a trade son” which led me into the world of joinery. I qualified as a cabinetmaker, which is where I learnt precision and quality. From then I trained as a bench joiner also learning skills in workshop management. Being a perfectionist I made the decision to open my own company where I would be in control of the quality and products leaving the workshop. That was over 7 years ago now and although it is hard work, it is worth it to hear great feedback from happy customers. I’m proud of what we produce.
Likes: Spending time with my family. Receiving feedback from customers.
Dislikes: Snow, ice and breaking bones (I’ve broken a few over the years)
Hobbies: Growing my business, learning new skills, personal development.
Can’t live without: My family and the great team around me.
Best known in the team for: Can talk the hind legs of a donkey
Emma Powell - Accounts & Payroll
Brief synopsis of experience: I’ve a degree in Textiles and surface design, I have an eye for detail and a creative passion. I’m a full-time mum to 2 beautiful girls and take care of the administration within the family business, which means I am capable of multi-tasking with the best of them.
Likes: Spending time with my family. Holidays in the sun shine.
Dislikes: Cold weather
Can’t live without: Prosecco.
Best known in the team for: Saying it as it is…honest and up front
Vicki - Business Development Manager
Brief synopsis of experience: My back-ground in customer service, business development and marketing support gives me a broad range of skills and knowledge to support Nat in the growth of the business. Helping with internal systems and external communication I enjoy working as part of the Powell Joinery team. Nat and I have known each other for over 16 years when we both worked together in a separate Joinery company, we were both fresh faced and ambitious back then, still ambitious just less fresh faced these days.
Likes: Organisation, systems and plain speaking.
Dislikes: Mess, I’m a neat freak!
Hobbies: Camping in my VW Campervan and growing veg in my allotment.
Can’t live without: Oxygen and honesty
Best known in the team for: Cleaning and nagging…not always in that order
Trevor - Production Manager
Brief synopsis of experience: My passion for joinery started at the age of 16 during my apprenticeship with a local joinery company. I've been fortunate in the forty years since to have had experience in all aspects of joinery including manufacturing, surveying, installation and contract management. It would be fair to say, my entire life has been involved with joinery...and long may it continue!
Likes: Time with family and friends - preferably with good food, beer and red wine.
Dislikes: Litter. Sweet Potatoes. Xmas music, decorations and related merchandise being sold from October.
Hobbies: Walking in the dales. Socialising with friends and family. Cycling. Fishing.
Can’t live without: Family and friends.
Best known in the team for: The all knowning oracle.
Anthony - Bench Joiner
Brief synopsis of experience: 14 years experience in window and door manufacturing from machinery, cramping, all the way to hanging and fitting ironmongery. Can do complex shapes of windows and doors.
Likes: Craft beers. Walking in the countryside.
Dislikes: Lazy people. Junk food.
Hobbies: Following the beer bible “1001 beers to try before you die”
Can’t live without: My iphone
Best known in the team for: Never complains and always has a joke to tell
Jamie - Bench Joiner
Brief synopsis of experience. After I finished school I went on to a full joinery apprenticeship. I've worked with a full range of materials including hardwoods, mdf and solid surfaces such as corian. My experience is based around bench joinery with site experience but my heart is in the manufacturing side.
Likes: Spending time with family. Beer. Cooking
Dislikes: Sweetcorn and ignorant people
Hobbies: Playing on playstation and cooking
Cant live without: My wife and kids and spicy food
Sam - Site & Bench Joiner
Brief synopsis of experience: After leaving school I started a joinery apprenticeship, completing my level 2 in kitchen and furniture manufacturing. I then went onto building handmade kitchens as well as furniture. I’ve spent the last six years traveling across the country, top to bottom fitting high end kitchens as well as fitted furniture and flooring. I’m always very eager to learn new things, everyday is a school day!
Likes: Skiing, rugby, Chinese food and walking.
Dislikes: Rain, bad drivers and people who do half a job.
Hobbies: Rugby, motocross, gardening - trying to keep my plants alive.
Can’t live without: Family and buying new tools.
Best known in the team for: Randomly talking to himself while working (in a loud voice) and for knowing all the song lyrics to Disney's Moana .
Daniel - 3rd Year Apprentice Joiner
Brief synopsis of experience: I have been in construction since I left college in 2012 studying carpentry and joinery for 3 years. I have experience in all areas of the building industry and I am eager to learn new skills.
Likes: Spending time with my wife, family and friends.
Dislikes: People with a bad attitude.
Hobbies: Making things
Can’t live without: My wife and family
Best known in the team for: He's always happy to help
Sam - 1st Year Apprentice Joiner
Brief synopsis of experience: I've enrolled in a joinery apprenticeship because I wanted a trade and of all the trades out there joinery was the one for me. Now I have a place I'm excited to start my journey.
Likes: Going to the gym and playing football
Dislikes: Fish fingers and swimming.
Hobbies: Socialising with friends.
Can’t live without: Can't live without my mates because they would do anything for me and my family dog.
Best known in the team for: A whizz with a broom!
Mick - Spray Technician
Brief synopsis of experience: I’m a sprayer and finisher with 15 years experience working with wood products. I have a keen eye for detail and enjoy working on modern kitchens and old listed building most.
Likes: A bargain. A good job well done. Helping people.
Dislikes: Waste. I like to see people happy.
Hobbies: Fishing. Photography. Walking.
Can’t live without: My dog. Pride in my work.
Best known in the team for: Short and sweet…that about sums him up
Liam - Trainee Spray Technician
Brief synopsis of experience: I have 6 years experience in construction including assembly, machining and cutting. Mainly with timber and sheet materials. I like to think I can pick new skills up quickly and I look forward to learning from the team.
Likes: Takeaways, gaming and motorsport.
Dislikes: Spiders, people that can't work as part of a team.
Hobbies: Xbox, tinkering with anything with an engine and metal detecting.
Can’t live without: Xbox, good food and family.
Best known in the team for: To be completed at a lated date
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If this is something that interests you and you have a relevant portfoilo of work please give us a call on 01423 868870 or email email@example.com
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