Our Team

We are a strong team of dedicated seating experts with a broad range of skills.

 

Most of our team have been at Summit a long time. There’s a dedication and commitment here, which is a lovely thing. We’re proud of the diligence and care that goes into every activity; our people understand we’re all critical to the business.

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Sales 

Our sales team has a wealth of experience in the furniture industry, working closely with clients to ensure they have the right products and support materials to win business. We’re a friendly and flexible team, having established 45 years of long standing, strong relationships with our network of dealers.

We like to find solutions, we’re innovative, quick and our customer service is second to none.  Please call one of our team today to see how we can help,

Head of Sales

Spencer Matthews

email – spencer@summitchairs.co.uk / mobile – 07856 685261

       

        Area Sales Manager North

        Rob Gray

        email – rob@summitchairs.co.uk / mobile – 07767 787 727

       

        Area Sales Manager South

         Peter Ellis

         email – pellis@summitchairs.co.uk / mobile – 07767 663953

       

         Customer Services

         email – sales@summitchairs.co.uk / telephone – 01225 777844

 

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Research & Development 

Our research and development team brings together Engineering, Design, Marketing specialists, with a wealth of experience, focused on creating furniture which enhances the environment it’s in; furniture which looks good, works beautifully and offers great lifetime value. The team’s a great balance of creativity, research, precision and commercial pragmatism but ultimately, the success of the rest of our team hangs on the decisions made in development, so the deadline for a product launch is ‘when it’s right’.

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Cutting and sewing

This is where our furniture starts life. Often within hours of an order confirmation, we will start cutting fabric and sewing it into our elegant shapes. Precision is the byword in this team – whether it be meticulousness required for making the most economical use of cloth, ensuring that the nap of the fabric lies consistently on the whole chair, or care to ensure seams are so straight, Vivienne Leigh would be proud.

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Frame construction

This team encompasses bending, welding, powder coating and finishing so all of our metal framed chairs start life here. This team of metal workers understand strength and durability and the importance of a quality finish. We’re best known for metal framed furniture – it’s how we started this business, so this team sort of carries Summit’s reputation.

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Production

Whether they are applying foam to frames, building components for the perfect task chair, or loading lorries, our factory staff have quality control built into every task. It’s always a thrill to walk into our factory, and see people busy making things; built in the UK is a badge of pride for us.

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Transport

The transport team is responsible for the safe carriage of our pieces to the 4 corners of the country. Capable of getting enough in a wagon to make Mary Poppins proud, and ensuring a delivery is made even when Sat Nav’s given up, our transport team are the final step in our ‘on time, in full’ mantra.

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Finance

The financial management of the business comes from our thoroughly thorough finance team. With a keen eye on our bottom line and keeping the business buoyant, the finance team provide the scaffolding for the strategy.