Meet the Designer: Mark Bottomley

For August’s Meet the Designer, I’ve been talking to Mark Bottomley who heads up our Harrogate-based kitchen showroom. Find out more about him here:

All About The Job:

How Did You Get Started In This Career?

On the trade counter at a Merchant’s in London.

How Long Have You Been in This Career?

Started in the late eighties, so about 30 years.

What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job?

Creativity of every project and the way every client is different.

Which Is Your Favourite Kitchen Range, And Why?

Linear. I have it myself. It’s minimal, subtle and I love its clean look.

What One Piece Of Advice Would You Give Someone Thinking About Buying A Kitchen?

It’s about making decisions, style, look, shape, colour, cooking, entertaining, etc, etc, etc. Lots of decisions. Be prepared to make some!!

Personal Questions

Who or What Inspires You?

Great leadership. It’s a rare quality.

Where Is Your Favourite Place In The World?


What Was The Last Film Or TV Series You Watched?

Fleabag. Intelligent, witty, inventive.

The Most Important Question:

Is It A Cob, Bun, Bread Cake or Something Else Entirely?

Bread roll. I’m a Southerner you see.


If you’re thinking about investing in a new kitchen, visit Mark at the Harrogate showroom.