Meet the team

Our dedicated team

We are a friendly, motivated, talented group who take a huge amount of pride in our work…

James Etheridge - Director & Co-founder

James Etheridge – Director & Co-Founder

Having spent summer holidays as a child sweeping up workshop floors and glimpsing behind the scenes of traditional carpentry and craft it was no great to surprise that James went on to earn his stripes in the field, establishing a busy base of private commissions whilst working in a joinery.

Seizing the opportunity to develop these commissions into a business venture, he joined forces with school friend and Bath Bespoke Co-Founder Tom Jones-Marquez to establish the company in 2009 before acquiring Arlberry in 2019.

James oversees production in the workshop and ensures every project that leaves the workshop is made and finished to the highest standards. 

Tom Jones-Marquez – Director & Co-Founder

Tom Jones-Marquez – Director & Co-Founder

Tom has long been captivated by designing and making, having spent his childhood years making go-karts, treehouses and climbing frames with his dedication even extending to attempting boat designs in Microsoft Paint as a teenager…

After studying English Literature at Leeds, he returned to his hometown of Bath. Following a brief spell as a journalist he was drawn back to working in a joinery in Wiltshire with school friend and Bath Bespoke Co-Founder, James Etheridge. Whilst working on private commissions Tom and James took the leap and ventured into business together, starting Bath Bespoke in Tom’s parents’ garage in 2009 before acquiring Arlberry in 2019.

Tom oversees Design, Sales and Finance for Bath Bespoke and Arlberry and will usually be your first point of contact working with clients on design ideas and concepts.

Brett Salako _ General Manager

Brett Salako – General Manager

As General Manager, Brett Salako ensures everything runs smoothly in the workshop and the office. After working his way up to become Deputy Manager at a five-star hotel, Brett wanted to change his career direction and pursue his interest in the carpentry trade. He ensures every single project leaves our workshop with the highest standards of quality and design.

Nahla Robinson

Nahla Robinson – Design

With a degree in Interior Design from University of the Arts in London, Nahla has a longstanding, keen interest in well-made and aesthetically pleasing product design. Having always wanted to fully utilise her degree and work in interior design on a full-time basis, she joined the team in 2020 after working in high-end retail and having established her own successful lighting range – Nala Lighting.

Nick Harding - Production Engineer

Nick Harding – Production Engineer

The link between design and the workshop production team, Nick joined the team in February 2020. He studied Theatre Set Design at the Welsh College of Music and Drama before going on to become an apprentice cabinet maker at Artichoke. He rose through the ranks to enjoy his time there as a production engineer for 12 years before moving on to become a freelance draughtsman specialising in fitted furniture. When he’s not translating designs into technical plans he can be found architectural model making under the watchful eye of Reginold, the rescue cat.

Kate Buckrell – Finance

Kate Buckrell – Finance

A Management Accountant with 19 years accounting experience, Kate’s career spans working with everything from FTSE listed companies to a voluntary role at a community charity. She joined the team in 2015, taking the opportunity to combine her passion for interior design and architecture with her working life. When not diligently maintaining our finances, she can be found offering advice to friends and family on re-designing their homes or out walking with her family and beloved rescue dog.

Jo Reardon_Marketing

Jo Reardon – Marketing

Jo joined the team in November 2018. Having spent fourteen years working across art and design brands including Liberty, Heal’s, Christie’s auction house and Vitsœ she moved to Wiltshire eight years ago, setting up her own marketing consultancy. A veritable multi-tasker, Jo takes care of our website content, blog, social media channels, advertising, PR, photography and email newsletters helping to spread the word about our business far and wide.

Dan Green – Site Manager

Dan Green – Site Manager

Dan trained locally with an on-site apprenticeship 17 years ago and so brings with him a wealth of experience for the trade and the area. Dan is a member of the team you will most likely meet when your furniture is being installed. His knowledge and skills ensure every piece is fitted to perfection.

Kai Witcombe – Site Fitter

Kai Witcombe – Site Fitter

Born and bred in the West Country, Kai has been a joiner, cabinet maker and site carpenter in his time. This man of many trades joined us in 2019 as part of our site team. When he’s not woodworking he likes to keep active in the gym or playing football.