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Dave builds his future in bespoke kitchens


FOURTEEN years ago Dave Charlton decided to quit the corporate world and went into business with his father in law to set up a bespoke kitchen design company in Warrington – JD Kitchens.
Sadly after a few years his father-in-law John, The J in the business name, passed away but Dave decided to carry on.
What started off as a project from his back bedroom selling relatively basic kitchens and work tops has now blossomed into mid to high end kitchens, from a showroom on Gorsey Lane, Warrington.
Dave, who also sits as a director on the Kitchen, Bedroom Specialist Association (KBSA), which helps regulate the industry, is the only outlet in the local area to supply modern and contemporary style German manufactured kitchens, whilst also offering a more traditional style kitchen from UK manufacturer, Mackintosh. He is also the local Neff Master Partner, supplying ovens as featured on “The Great British Bake Off!”
Explaining his decision to leave the corporate world of selling oil and lubricants in the engineering industry, Warrington born Dave said: “My son had been in three schools by the age of seven, so I decided it was time to settle down back in my home town.”
He gave up his job and company car and took the plunge of working for himself with his father-in-law. Since then the business has flourished, supplying kitchens large and small in and around the Warrington area. One of his biggest jobs however was fitting a bespoke kitchen in St Tropez for £80,000, a job that came about having been recommended by a happy customer from Lymm.
Closer to home the average spend is £15-£20,000 for a top quality bespoke kitchen
In his spare time Dave backs his son Joe’s karting ambitions and was proud to see him come 5th in the national championships last year, while daughter Emily is currently studying her A levels.
To find out more about JD Kitchens why not visit their showrooms at 4 Gorsey Lane and see first hand the quality of their workmanship or visit www.jdkitchens.co.uk.


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