The Decca London Team
Decca London was set up in 2007, and is responsible for the UK luxury bespoke furniture market and in addition Ireland, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal and the Middle East markets. We are proud to be a part of the Decca Family and make regular visits with designers and clients to our factory in Dongguan China.
The Decca Family
Decca Sector Expertise
Decca London is the only multi-disciplined furniture manufacturer that makes luxury bespoke furniture for creative designers with high expectations in London and the Middle East
The Chelsea Harbour and Clerkenwell London Team
We have two showrooms to showcase our luxury bespoke and customised furniture as well a European finance office here in London. In Chelsea Harbour we have a large, bright and airy showroom and working space. Here our project managers, sales people, marketing and finance are all based. In Clerkenwell we are part of The Vault, a loose group of contract supply companies with a showroom on St Johns Lane.
In preparing these brief biographies, I have realised quite how lucky I am. They are a very talented bunch, but what is more, their enthusiasm for the product, their clients and for the team are infectious. I hope the following will let you get to know them just a little bit more!
ROLE at Decca: Setting up Decca in the UK, Gemma has a broad role of taking the company forward in the UK and Middle East markets, whilst also focusing on hospitality projects.
KEY FACTS: With a long background in the industry, from retail to fabrics, product development to sales. By using her MBA and fine art degree it is the combination of creativity and commerce that excites Gemma.
GET TO KNOW HER: Travel and textiles still hold sway, but a passion for gardening is rapidly taking over.
Residential Sales Manager
ROLE at Decca: Working with key clients on large and small residential and bespoke projects.
KEY FACTS: James’s initial interests and education in film and animation broadened into a general design, and a particular enthusiasm for furniture. His experience in office furniture and residential furniture help him to work with some of the world’s best designers developing beautiful pieces.
GET TO KNOW HIM: James’s proudest moment was appearing (briefly) on screen with his hero Michael Caine. Currently he is Decca’s cocktail maestro, and all round bon viveur.
Senior Project Manager
ROLE at Decca: Focused on the major hotel projects and generally supervising all technical product development.
KEY FACTS: Mark has a deep interest in general art and design, so uses his technical skills to solve problems beautifully. The practical experience of installation work combined with an in depth understanding of our factory and the team in China make Mark very much a team player.
GET TO KNOW HIM: He describes his simple cycling pleasure as “…the moment you roll into a town knowing you got there under your own steam, its hard to beat that”.
Residential Project Co-Ordinator
ROLE at Decca: Previously sales support, helping the sales and project management team, Sophie has now progressed into being the project co-ordinator who looks after our complex residential projects (both in the UK and Middle East).
KEY FACTS: This is Sophie’s first job since graduating with a first class honours degree in illustration from the University of Portsmouth. Her enthusiasm and perseverance are a key resource for the rest of the team, alongside her infectious smile.
GET TO KNOW HER: Sophie is a talented classical musician—playing clarinet, piano etc. She also enjoys modern dancing, visiting the theatre and is a keen amateur photographer.
ROLE at Decca: For Decca in Europe, from audit to VAT, inventory to exchange rates we look to Chija for the answers.
KEY FACTS: Educated at home in Nepal Chija gained her degree in accounting and finance here in London and is still doing further study.
GET TO KNOW HER: As her family and village back home in Nepal has been affected by the earthquake she has put her faith in education to the test, and in response is raising money with our teams help to rebuild her old school.
ROLE at Decca: Managing payments and receivables for Decca Europe.
KEY FACTS: From the sunny and vibrant island of Mauritius, Shabneez brings quiet warmth and also valuable experience having worked at London based City accountancy firms.
GET TO KNOW HER: Ask Shabneez about her latest read, or the tennis score and she transforms from a shy lady to a chatterbox.
Showroom & Marketing Manager
ROLE at Decca: Supporting the team within the showroom and promotion
KEY Facts: Growing up in Prague and so surrounded by breathtaking architecture and interiors Marketa has a deep appreciation of interiors. Since being in the UK she has worked as an office manager and sales administrator at Oktra, office design and build, and on freelance projects such as photography exhibitions and theatre productions.
GET TO KNOW HER: Away from work Marketa continues to challenge herself with online courses and tutorials. Artistically she finds Art nouveau her favorite period, but is very interested in Czech Cubism.
Junior Sales and Project Manager
ROLE at Decca: Working on a variety of projects and project managing the whole process.
KEY FACTS: Ina comes to Decca with a strong background in furniture sales having started her own company providing furniture packages for projects based in Slovenia. Her architectural degree and knowledge of furniture design prove invaluable as she understands production techniques.
GET TO KNOW HER: Having recently moved to London, Ina enjoys learning how to describe the weather, and is very much an outdoor person, regularly taking to the mountains. You might see her power-walking home to her pet chihuahua, Mischka.
From humble beginnings as a millwork shop in Hong Kong, Decca has evolved to become an international company serving the residential, contract hotel and retail markets worldwide. Founded in 1973 Decca has remained a business dedicated to offering the finest custom furniture available in the market today. As our manufacturing capabilities have grown, the integrity of craft has remained a guiding principle.
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