Following on from our new web site, we would like to congratulate our very own Showroom Manager
Richie Hanley on his 3 years of Study and completing his FDA Kitchen Design Degree Course in
collaboration with Bucks New University.
The course has been created for the industry by leading industry companies, such as Blanco, Franke,
Neff, Articad, Blum and Egger just to name a few. Also, recognition has to go to Renne Mascari from
Mascari design in leading the charge to making a credible route through education into our industry.
The above companies have provided sponsorship for students to gain a recognised qualification for
the industry, in which we would like to thank Blanco for sponsoring Richie.
Course Tutors such as Jonnie Grey giving insights into the way he designs kitchens. A host of
individuals giving lectures from other industries.
The course has gained much more industry awareness, now the 1st set of pioneering students have
“It was a pleasure to have spent the last 3 years studying with my fellow students, I have made great
friends and made so many memories. The learning aspect of the course gave me a wider
understanding of design principles and understanding. Although the course is titled Kitchen Design,
it goes far deeper. Considering the future of the kitchen and its ever-evolving role within our lives.
Looking at the 4G kitchen, 4 Generations of the same family living in the same property. How the
individuals use the kitchen.
Different field trips to look at design principle, such as the ‘Maggie Centre in Dundee, designed by
Frank Gehry and Gartnarval designed by Rem Koolhaas, were a highlight”. Richie commented.
Through our commitment to training and education, we believe this is a great step into giving our
clients the very best in kitchen design. We firmly believe that the overall idea of improving levels of
competence in the industry is a good thing.
Congratulations Richie on you Degree..