People of John Lewis of Hungerford

Our people are the backbone of our company

From our talented designers, to our expert craftsmen and behind the scenes team. Each person is a vital component to John Lewis of Hungerford in contributing to create a seamless and enjoyable experience for our clients.

45 Years of Design Excellence

Creating a new kitchen or bedroom involves careful thought and dedicated time to consider all the wonderful choices that are available. Our passion and design expertise has been perfected and distilled into what we do today, ensuring your kitchen or bedroom is beautiful, practical and a valuable asset to your home.

The Perfect Formula

Our founder has always believed that something special happens when you combine great design with a genuine understanding for what a customer really wants. The result? Ordinary rooms transformed into busy family hubs or stunning dining centrepieces. Unique spaces designed to encourage conviviality and togetherness.

Meet our Founder, John Lewis

Founded on passion

I have been making things out of wood myself since I was about five years old and made a country kitchen for my mother when I was just twelve.

After that I was hooked! My interest grew over the following years, until one cold, wet day I arrived in Hungerford to start my business. I was nervous, but so excited to share my ideas for kitchen designs with prospective customers.

The passion and enthusiasm I felt then is still just as strong today and pervades throughout our whole team, from the skilled artisan craftsmen in our Oxfordshire workshop, to our friendly, knowledgeable designers across the country.

Our Management Team

The senior management team of John Lewis of Hungerford

Kiran Noonan

Managing Director and Acting Chairman

Kiran has spent four years "establishing a dedicated, competent and disciplined sales team", in her previous role as Sales and Marketing Director. She has been working within Sales and Operational Management for over 20 years including the retail sector and management consultancy. Her recent roles have been at Board level and she has provided a sounding board for many CEOs and MDs. She is an Associate CIPD and brings a wealth of experience in good people management and business development. Kiran was appointed to the Board in 2013 and to the role of Managing Director during 2016.

Alan Charlton

Alan Charlton

Non-executive Director

Mr Charlton has more than 30 years’ experience in the retail industry and has held senior roles across a wide range of sub-sectors, including department stores, clothing retail and furniture. His previous roles include 10 years as Finance Director of the Austin Reed Group between 2006 and 2016, and various senior positions within the Arcadia Group between 1994 and 2006, including Group Commercial Director, Group Retail Planning Director, and Finance Director of Burton Menswear and Dorothy Perkins. Alan qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1987. Alan Charlton has acted in a consultant capacity to the Company since February 2020.

Stephen Huggett

Non-executive Director

Mr Huggett, a Chartered Accountant, has over 30 years’ experience developing financial strategies within the manufacturing, hospitality, retail, leisure and services sectors, Stephen has forged a reputation as a pioneer in change management. Extensive corporate finance experience including flotations in both the UK and USA. Stephen brings the essential clarity and focus to corporate endeavours by connecting vision to clear and actionable solutions. Having acted as Head of Finance to John Lewis of Hungerford Plc for 3 years until May 2019 Stephen's knowledge of the business will be invaluable to the Board in the future..

Our Talented Team of Designers

From your first meeting in one of our showrooms, to putting the finishing touches to your dream kitchen or bedroom. Our designers are here to help share their expertise, guide and encourage you every step of the way.

All our kitchens and bedrooms are a thing of beauty. Designed for today, made for life

A passion for design

We have a passion for design excellence and will ensure your space is beautiful, a pleasure to live and work in and a valuable asset to your home.

By distilling 47 years of product design experience our designers can interpret your likes and dislikes, consider your inspiration and guide you through the many fabulous choices available from our portfolio, to help you reach the right decisions for you are your home.


Part of the beauty of designing a living space is that it is such a collaborative process: My customer’s dreams and requirements take centre stage, and then we jointly shape a room that expresses their personality, looks beautiful and – in the case of a kitchen - does much of the hard work as well. Renate Hering-Shepherd, Senior Designer/Manager

Our Craftsmen

Quality workmanship by our excellent team of craftsmen

Our workshop is based in Oxfordshire and we employ local skilled craftsman, many who have been with us for years. Run your hands over any part of our elegant kitchens and you with a sense the time and craftsmanship involved in their creation. This attention to details also extends across our versatile fitted wardrobes, statement pieces and precision-made furniture.

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Working with us

We are a British manufacturing company and we are proud of our heritage. Our business has been built on our strong sales team who work in beautiful showrooms providing a stimulating and creative working environment.

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I really love making people's kitchen dreams become a reality and seeing how happy they are once the kitchen install is all finished. KAREN, SALES DESIGNER, HUNGERFORD SHOWROOM
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