Meet the Team

Carol Robinson

Carol has been involved with Aberford Interiors most of her adult life. Set up by her mother Shirley as a small antique shop, in what is now the tearoom in the 1970’s. Since then it became a stripped pine furniture business when her father John joined the business and then latterly into the Interiors destination it has now become. It was never Carol’s intention to work for her parents and she tried very hard not to, spending five years working in Belgium and Holland before returning to Yorkshire.

In those days the business was a truly family affair run by John, Shirley and Carol and her brother William. Sadly, Shirley died in 1986 and William decided to follow his love of wine and eventually set up his own wine business from his home in Madrid. Carol continued to work for the business in a small way whilst bringing up her three children until 2003 when John decided to retire. A few years later, having set up the kitchens side of the business again, she met Kevin who originally designed the first ‘Aberford Interiors’ website. He also had ideas on retirement having worked in the print industry all of his working life. This was not to be and in 2010 they jointly bought the whole business from John and have developed it ever since.

Carol heads the design side of Aberford Interiors and enjoys being able to do some of the kitchen designs for clients as well as sourcing all the interiors accessories and vintage products for the shop.

Kevin Duckenfield

Kevin previously worked in the print industry before starting his own website business and designed the first Aberford Interiors website. He then moved to the south of Spain to live and work before returning to Yorkshire to run Aberford Interiors with Carol.

Mark Plumtree, BA Hons, 3D design

With a degree in 3D design, Mark is an interior and furniture designer with many years’ experience in the industry, running his own award-winning business and working on Residential and five star Hotel projects in the far east and middle east.  Mark then worked for an exclusive Residential developer based out of Mayfair, London. He returned to Yorkshire to work as Head Designer for Neptune and Aberford Interiors.

Laura Davies

Laura is our Interiors Team Leader and our curtain and fabric expert. Having run her own curtain-making business in the past, Laura has an in-depth knowledge of bespoke soft furnishings and is experienced in creating fabric and paint schemes for your home or business.

Jonathan Amaku

Jonathan works as an assistant designer for Aberford Interiors and assists in the design and project management of the kitchen installations.  With a degree in product and furniture design he is well qualified in this area.

Jules Wood

Jules is a sales consultant in the interiors side of the business.  With a degree in surface and textiles pattern she has a strong eye for colour and detail and heads up all the displays in our showrooms.  Jules is also able to offer expert advice on interiors colours and design.

Sam Theakstone

Sam is an interior designer and is involved in both sides of the business, as a sales consultant in the interiors and assisting the team in the administration and project management of the kitchen installations.

Taylor Robinson

Taylor has joined us as a Sales Consultant and assists the Interiors Team with all aspects of running the store.

Jacqui Smith

Jacqui works for us as a Sales Consultant and has a wealth of retail experience having previously worked in a management capacity for a number of large stores.