My career started at the age of sixteen with an apprenticeship at Frederick Donnelly, who were bespoke furniture makers in London. With my passion for craftsmanship realised I enrolled at the Hammersmith College of Art and Building. At the end of my first year I was nominated their best student and then went on the following year to win a top award from the London Apprentice Board.
Some 30 odd years ago I made the decision to start Alban Interiors with the aim of creating beautiful pieces of hand crafted furniture.
Alban Interiors is a family run business and, with my eldest son Daniel working alongside me, I feel that we have one of the most talented teams this craft has to offer. Having a well-equipped workshop, our relatively small set up is no reflection on the size of commissions we undertake. One project that we under took was to convert a large garage complex into a very smart gymnasium and yoga studio, which had very detailed painted wall panelling, circular doors and walnut panelled locker rooms.