Following the passing of Geoff Sharpe, one of its original UK retailers, Dutch kitchen manufacturer Keller has mourned a personal and professional loss.
A statement issued by Director of DKG, parent company of Keller, Rob Van Steen, national sales manager for the UK Tim Spann and the Keller team read: “It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of a dear friend, great trading partner and one of the original ambassadors for the Keller brand in the UK.
“Our thoughts are with Geoff’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.”
In 1983, Keller opened its UK headquarters in Timperley near Altrincham, Cheshire, which included offices on the first floor and a flagship showroom on the ground floor.
Three years’ later, Geoff Sharpe acquired the showroom from Keller and began to build his retail business with the Dutch kitchen manufacturer.
To this day Keller kitchens are sold from the same showroom.
Geoff Sharpe was a well-known member of the KBB industry and continued to work with the Keller brand for 37 years with a dedicated team and business partner, Danil Sugakov.