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Meet the Team

Welcome to ‘Meet The Team’ at Chilfen Joinery, your go-to partner for exceptional joinery projects. Discover the faces behind our innovative design and production teams, each contributing to our commitment to excellence. Explore their bios, showcasing expertise, problem-solving skills, and the dedication that ensures your project’s success.

Michelle Dear

Joint Managing Director

Russell Childs

Joint Managing Director

Olivier Languille

Operations Director

Russell Pearson

Factory Operations Manager

With 26 years of experience, Russell’s knowledge of operations is unsurpassed. His commitment to quality and service for our clients is his main focus. His leadership of his team provides them with the support they need to carry out their tasks and his ability to problem solve is paramount to delivering projects on time and on budget.

Simon Brown

Sales Director

With 35 years of experience leading sales teams within a variety of business sectors, Simons’ motivation is to deliver the highest levels of client satisfaction across our business.

David Sagnella

Business Development Manager

As a key member of the Chilfen team for over 13 years David’s role is to develop relationships with both existing and potential, new clients. His commitment to ensuring that our clients are happy is fundamental to what we do.

Mark Newbury


With his vast knowledge of materials and construction methods, Mark is committed to ensuring our pricing is in line with your budget. The advice he provides when you are designing your products is invaluable to the smooth running of any project.

Neil Gilliland

Commercial Estimator

Providing competitive pricing for your project with his years of experience within the commercial and residential sector is Neil’s aim. Understanding the finer detail of your design allows Neil to ensure that your estimates carry a level of detail that gives you the confidence to know that we are your trusted partner for project success.

Mark Cousins

Design Manager

With 20 plus years working as a carpenter within the industry, then as a CAD designer and project manager, Mark is well placed to offer advice when finalizing your designs. As head of our design team, he is committed to ensuring that your drawings show the level of detail for your client needs.

Craig Watson

Senior Design Co-ordinator

With experience of the office, education, commercial and residential joinery sectors, Craig provides you with support throughout the design and drawing process. His experience is invaluable when looking to move a project forward for simple sketches to full design drawings.

Emily Chambers

Project Co-ordinator

Having worked in the production environment for many years, Emily’s career has seen her progress in to a project coordinator role providing the link between the supply chain, design and production. He experience has given her a unique insight into all elements of the production process and that enables her to communicate the progress of projects effectively with clients.