Academy Kitchens was founded by Phil Cutting in the mid 1980’s in a suburb on the outskirts of London called Biggin Hill.
Phil started off installing kitchens to the local retail market before taking the conscious decision to expand into supply & installation. His personal pledge was ‘if it isn’t right, then we put it right!’ and this is still the foundation of Academy Kitchens to date. 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 decided to venture the company’s interests from retail to include the trade industry. From here the company and our client base blossomed and now includes some stellar names such as Redrow Homes, Buxton Homes & Noble House Properties to name just a few.
Over the many years of success, Phil has structured Academy Kitchens to be able to accommodate for retail customers as well large scale developments. 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 was started off with light admin duties. Phil then sent Luke out onto site for a few months to gain some valuable experience with the installation teams. Luke then returned to the office to master the art of kitchen design. Since then Luke has thrived in managing the Academy Kitchens team and was honoured with a directorship role in 2013.
In 2015, Phil decided to relinquish the majority of his responsibilities and become a silent partner in the company. Academy Kitchens continues to flourish under Luke’s leadership to this day and his dad’s famous pledge; ‘if it isn’t right, then we put it right!’ lives on within the company