Our craftsmen are apprentice trained by us to ensure our high standards are met

Team Profiles

 Chris Verity. Director

Chris_Verity.jpgResponsible for initial meetings with customers, either at their home or at our workshops to discuss their project. Initial drawings and designs will be drafted with all amendments being thoroughly discussed and agreed at each stage.                                       

Chris is a fully skilled cabinet maker with over 23 years experience in management and production                                       

Chris deals with all of the design and CAD drawing work, his skills as a cabinet maker enable him to design complex pieces with confidence. His experience with complete refurbishment projects ensures that designs will be achievable and functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing. Installation considerations are built in to the project from the start.          

He will manage the projects and is the vital link between the customer and the workshops. When time allows he will join the team to produce the projects in the workshops.

Phil Dawes. Director


Phil runs the workshops and is responsible for getting the projects off the drawing board and through to installation. He is the driving force behind the demanding training that our apprentices undertake to become a skilled Christopher Philips cabinet maker.                   

Every piece of work that leaves the workshops will have had direct input from Phil and he is personally involved in the project management and installation of everything we produce.                     

Phil has vast experience(23 years) in all manufacturing methods and is rarely phased by intricate design details or requirements.    


Andy Pattison. Polishing Manager


Andy worked with Chris and Phil for over 15 years prior to them setting up Christopher Philips in 2007, and has been an essential part of the team from day one. A highly skilled polisher and finisher, Andy is responsible for the fantastic finish on all of our hand-painted kitchens and furniture.

He is well regarded by colleagues and customers alike and will accept nothing less than the highest standards. Andy is often responsible for the smooth running of a site project once the installation of the cabinet work is complete. 


Lewis Hilton. Cabinet Maker


Lewis started with us in 2009 as our first apprentice cabinet maker after completing a BA Honours in 3 dimensional furniture and product design at Northumbria University.He has developed into a first class cabinet maker with a keen eye for detail.


Peter Valentine. Apprentice Cabinet Maker


Pete joined us in 2012 as an apprentice cabinet maker and is currently working towards his level 2 City and Guilds diploma in furniture making, under the watchful eyes of Chris and Phil.He is an enthusiastic and friendly member of our team and loves learning new skills.






Sharon Dawes. Accounts Administrator

SHARON_DAWES.jpgPhil's wife, Sharon has done the books from home since the formation of the Company, but now also works in the office one day a week. She is responsible for sales invoices, supplier invoice processing, payroll, VAT returns as well as general administrative work. Her friendly professional attitude in dealing with both customers and suppliers make her a great asset to the company.