kitchen design team

About Us

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 but in the meantime let us introduce our team.



chris burton kitchen designer

Chris Burton


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 friends.

Doria Lopalco

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

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.

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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.

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Our Expert Installation Teams

Our small, carefully selected team of installers have been working with both The Brighton Kitchen Company and The Brighton Bathroom Company for many years. This 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.

“I cannot recommend this company enough… from the consultation through to the end result. Friendly yet professional. The workmen were tidy and we were happy for them to have a key and come and go as they needed.”

Scott Giles, Brighton


The Brighton Kitchen Company works closely with many architects, interior designers, property developers, builders, kitchen installation companies and project managers. We offer competitive trade terms and a comprehensive range of product and services for both trade and professional clients. Please contact us on 01444 881018 for more information or email us at [email protected].

Supporting LVS Hassocks

The Brighton Bathroom Company supports LVS Hassocks which is very local to our Hickstead showroom. They are a specialist school for young people with Asperger’s, autism and dyslexia, helping them to thrive. Please keep an eye on our blog for updates on how we support this amazing charity.

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