Academy Kitchens was founded by Phil Cutting in the mid-1980s in a suburb on the outskirts of London called Biggin Hill. Academy kitchens was officially founded in 1988. Phil started off installing kitchens to the local retail market before making the conscious decision to expand into supply & installation. His reputation was thought of very highly within the local retail community. The business took off as a result of the outstanding reputation that Phil had built, and thus he opened his first showroom in 1993.
The business continued to grow as Phil ventured the company's interests from retail to include the trade industry. From here, the company and our client base blossomed to include some stellar names such as Riverdale Developments, Shanly Homes, Buxton Building Contractors & Redrow Homes. Over the many years of success, Phil structured Academy Kitchens to be able to accommodate individual developments as well as large-scale projects. An example of this would be the project we did in partnership with Buxton Homes on Southwark Bridge Road for 180 luxury apartments.
In 2006, Phil's son, Luke, joined the company and quickly gained experience in all areas of the process, from installation to project management and mastering design whilst working within the building industry. Since then, Luke has thrived in managing the Academy Kitchens team and was honoured with a directorship role in 2012. In 2018 Luke became the sole owner of Academy Kitchens with Phil retiring. As of 2020, Luke's wife, Kirsty became joint owner and the two of them made the decision to develop the bespoke joinery and wardrobes section of the business whilst furthering the already excellent standard of kitchens. In 2021 they proudly relaunched Academy Kitchens as Academy with the intention of highlighting their capacity to supply all cabinetry for their clients and not just kitchens. This allows their clients to purchase their kitchens, wardrobes, TV units, bathroom vanity units, and much more, all from one trusted supplier, providing a consistent high quality finish throughout their projects. Academy continues to flourish under Luke & Kirsty's leadership to this day and Phil's famous phrase; `The best advert is a great quality product & service' lives on within the company.
"We have used many kitchen companies over the years and I wish they were all as easy as you guys. Your man in the office really helped by being flexible in working around our dates and the installer was an absolute dream!"
- David Court, Livin Construction
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