Meet the team
Spending time with my Grandfather at weekends and during the holidays and seeing the inner workings of Construction sites and the wider built environment sparked my interest in Carpentry.
After a 5-year period spent as a Royal Marines Commando, where I travelled the world on multiple deployments, I joined the family Business as a developing Carpenter. I was extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects across the sector, learn my craft and develop my skills alongside a Master Carpenter and my brother Lewis. I eventually managed and ran our inhouse joinery workshop, before founding Sweet Joinery and merging with Nick and the Woodhill Joinery team in late 2019.
We have an extremely talented, experienced, and enthusiastic team that is supported by continuous investment in training, machinery, technology and well-being.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my Wife Jo and daughter Molly and cycling (sometimes) racing Mountain Bikes and Cyclocross
Having spent my school holidays at my father’s sawmill, I knew at an early age I wanted a career in woodwork. I secured an apprenticeship at a local joinery shop and furniture maker where we manufactured and fitted very high-end one-off pieces. On completion of my training, I moved between a few Joinery workshops, along the way gaining more knowledge and experience, before eventually working for a company of which I went on to purchase and successfully run for twenty years.
Sweet Joinery and Woodhill Joinery joined forces in 2019, and with our combined years of experience, vast knowledge and dedication to our craft, together we have forged a strong company. I look forward to our future.
When not working I enjoy outdoor sports pursuits and I’m currently working on improving my golf game.
Jo is our HR and Compliance lead having transferred across from our sister company Sweet Construct in February 2020.
She has worked within the businesses for over six years and oversees Human Resource activities including recruitment, employee relations, compliance, training and development.
Jo also actively assists in maintaining our integrated management system for ISO Standards 9001 Quality Management, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management and 14001 Environmental Management.
Outside of work Jo enjoys running and exploring the local woods and trails.
John is a bench joiner and site fitter who joined Sweet Joinery in May 2019. He has worked as a bench joiner since 2008 after completing a 3-year apprenticeship with a local joinery firm.
John is a hugely capable CNC programmer and operator as well as an expert in traditional woodworking machines and always puts these skills to good use when completing tasks. John is always seeking continuous improvement for himself and the business. His attention to detail ensures that all projects are completed to the very high standard set by the company and himself.
Outside of work, John enjoys socialising with friends and family and is a keen film buff.
Brendan began his carpentry career at Woodhill Joinery, where he developed his skills over a 13-year period. During that that time he learnt the fundamentals of traditional Joinery, spray finishing and many aspects of site carpentry.
In 2017 Brendan decided to take on a new challenge at a local partitioning business, where the work involved fitting de-mountable and tape and joint partitions as well as installing kitchens and associated carpentry tasks. Brendan joined the Sweet Joinery team In October 2019 and is a key member of the install team.
Outside of work, Brendan runs a Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop night with a friend and likes to spend as much time as he can in the garden or watching sport.
John started his woodworking career as an apprentice cabinet maker in the late 1980’s. Whilst serving his apprenticeship, he successfully completed training courses in solid surfaces, Formica Surrell and DuPont Corian. He then sought out new challenges and worked for a shopfitting company, travelling all over the country, fitting out Banks and Post Offices over a 7-year period.
John joined Woodhill joinery in 2006 and since then has continually honed his skills and become a Master Craftsman. Along with Nick and Dermot, he joined the Sweet Joinery team in 2019 and is our Lead Joiner. With a huge amount of knowledge, experience and energy, he his playing an active role in the development of the entire team.
Outside of work John enjoys playing football and golf.
Dermot started work as an Apprentice with his father’s Construction Company, gaining a wide knowledge base over several years, working alongside his Dad and Uncles. He then left to pursue other challenges, before taking a position at Woodhill Joinery, where Nick and John helped to develop his skills further.
Dermot has a good understanding of business and the importance of teamwork and helps us stay organised and well stocked. His ambitions for the future are to never stop learning and develop new skills to help grow the business. We are actively teaching him the ability and role of the CNC router within a modern joinery workshop. When not at work, Dermot is a keen cook and baker, and is partial to a pint of cider and watching his beloved Liverpool FC.
Bart Krumrey is our onsite Lead Carpenter and Project Supervisor.
He joined the team in February 2020 after working for us after 11 months as a self-employed Carpenter. Bart is thorough and diligent and has 14-years of experience working within the construction industry, delivering projects on time and to a very high standard. Specialising in 1st and 2nd fix carpentry Bart is looking forward to developing his career with us.
Outside of work Bart is a real PC whizz and enjoys spending time actively with his Wife and Children.
Luke started his career, as an Apprentice Carpenter, with our Sister company Sweet Construct back in 2013. He is always working hard to improve his skills as he follows his Carpentry journey. His goal is to become a Lead Carpenter.
Outside of work Luke enjoys playing Rugby and following various sports with friends and family.
Andy is the longest serving member of the team, having first worked for our Sister company, Sweet Construct over 20 years ago. He was first introduced to the Industry by his Dad. Andy has specialised in Carpentry and really excels at 2nd fix and detailed work. He always takes great pride in his work and his motto ‘if a jobs worth doing it’s worth doing properly and with care and attention’.
Outside of work Andy enjoys Fishing and along with his wife Ali, is a real wildlife enthusiast.
Amy is our Accounts Assistant at Sweet Joinery, also working in accounts for our Sister Company Sweet Construct. She started with us as an Apprentice completing her AAT L4 qualification and gaining MAAT status. She hopes to complete the ACCA qualification in the near future to become Chartered.
Amy works closely with suppliers, dealing with invoices and payments, she also completes the monthly management accounts for Sweet Joinery.
In her spare time Amy enjoys socialising and being active, attending Zumba weekly.
Harry started with Sweet Joinery as a Carpenter/Joiner and has developed his skills further to head up our in-house spray finishing. With a keen eye for detail he ensures all of our work receives a flawless finish. He loves working with his hands, meeting all types of people and overcoming different challenges every day. Not a fan of cold winters, if he could Harry would make the sun shine every day.
Outside of work Harry is a multi-talented sportsman excelling at both football and rugby.
Warren is one of the longest standing members of the team, having originally joined Sweet Joinery’s sister company back in 2009. With over 20 years of experience, Warren is a highly-skilled joiner who developed his knowledge the traditional way, on the tools, and has gone on to contribute to a variety of projects for commercial and domestic clients. Warren particularly enjoys operating the larger machines such as the CNC router and spindle moulder. Like some of his colleagues, Warren wouldn’t always choose the early starts but has a wide range of personal interests to make up for this including painting, playing guitar and reading.