The Team

Our team of expert kitchen specialists are based in the heart of Mid-Sussex, covering projects for kitchens in East Sussex, kitchens in West Sussex, kitchens in Kent and kitchens in Surrey.

Each member of the team has a wealth of experience behind them to ensure you are in safe hands when choosing The Brighton Kitchen Company.

We look forward to meeting you in the showroom.

Chris Burton

Founder

Chris has held a passion for kitchen & bathroom design and interiors for over ten years and is a self-proclaimed perfectionist. His successful kitchen and bathroom business is driven on a philosophy that design should be more than just choosing from a standard set of products, often sold due to margins or familiarity. It should be a design led experience with consideration towards all aspects of the interior. In his spare time, Chris is a keen motorbike enthusiast and his favourite pastime is to partake in track days with family and friends.

Doria Lopalco

Branch Manager

Doria has come a long way since studying for her Interior Design Diploma at KLC School of Design. For many years she has worked in the interior design industry, honing her skills in bathroom design and in more recent years, kitchen design. With a keen eye for detail, Doria has perfected her skills in creating luxury, bespoke kitchen solutions for discerning clients. Doria is excited to be re-joining the company as Branch Manager. She enjoys keeping up-to-date with the most current trends and in her spare time, she enjoys sketching and photography.

Carol Akehurst

Office Manager

Carol has worked in operations management for the past fifteen years and enjoys the challenge of hectic schedule. Organised and focused, she is an important part of both the kitchen and bathroom business. Carol manages all aspects of administration within the business, with an efficient and methodical approach. She ensures our after sales service, logistics and deliveries run as seamlessly as possible. We consider Carol to be the daredevil of the company! If she isn’t bungee jumping in Australia she is riding her motorbike across country. She is also a big fan of motorsport and a keen car enthusiast.

Dave Button

Dave Button, Warehouse Manager

Dave is the company’s delivery driver and warehouse manager. He takes great care and attention when dealing with our customer’s orders and is a valued member of the team. He has worked for the company for many years, overseeing product quality control and ensuring that items are delivered to site on time. Always with a smile on his face, Dave also helps us with the day-to-day maintenance of the kitchen and bathroom showrooms with his useful handyman skills. Dave enjoys cooking, all sports including cycling, football and tennis, and a good beer.

Our small, carefully-selected team of installers have been working with both The Brighton Kitchen Company and The Brighton Bathroom Company for many years. Our expert team of trusted tradespeople have developed a good relationship with our designers to ensure that each and every design is completed to an exacting standard.

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