The Team


Richard Mason - Managing Director Darren Lambert Lisa Kavanagh Jane Denney Catherine Brown - Interior Designer Sue Hirst - Sales Assistant / Colour Consultant Rosie Ackroyd - Retail Manager John Turton - Assistant Workshop Manager John Cleaver - Builder John Whitaker - Cabinetmaker Marcus Cunningham - Apprentice Cabinetmaker Dave Cooper - Furniture Fitter Tony Avis - Furniture finisher/painter Bryan Blackie Robert Boughen - Cabinetmaker Andy Hinchliffe - Painter/Decorator Jimmy Metcalfe - Apprentice Cabinetmaker

New members of the team

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Jo Batterham – Ilkley Showroom Manager

Studying at the London College of Fashion and Interior Architecture in Newcastle I began to see design through new and excited eyes. I travelled around the world and lived in Milan; the architecture, art and culture were inspirational.

My experience ranges from designing the extravagant and luxurious, to creating the simple and practical.

As part of the interior design team and as Ilkley Design Studio Manager I aim to provide a professional, friendly interior design service creating beautiful, original schemes fulfilling clients' concepts and aspirations.



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Jack Smith – Furniture Finisher Assistant

Jack has recently joined the team at the secret drawer after finishing a college course in public services

Jack is also an on call fire fighter in Skipton serving his community.

When not at work jack enjoys outdoor pursuits including cycling, canoeing and fell running.

He has recently competed in the British fell runner championship races.



The Secret Drawer is a creative fusion of experienced professionals from across the three strands of the business; the workshop in Skipton, the furniture showroom in Cononley and the interior design showroom in Ilkley.

Those who make up The Secret Drawer team all share in common a sense of pride and passion when it comes to the business, and the majority of the employees have remained with the company for many years.


A belief and commitment in everything we do at The Secret Drawer is what makes the team such a successful one and provides the satisfaction of continually achieving the very best results for each and every client.

All members of our dedicated team are on hand and expertly trained to exacting Secret Drawer standards, and our inspiration and passion for what we do is what makes our work of the highest quality, time after time.


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