Kitchen Door Workshop moves to employee-ownership model

Providing employees a share in the financial success of the company

03 Feb, 20

Online replacement kitchen door business Kitchen Door Workshop is celebrating its move to an employee-ownership model this month, following the likes of John Lewis & Partners.

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After 23 years of family ownership, founders Robert and Lis Clark wanted to enable their employees to share in the success of the business, while also providing a long-term legacy for their own family.

Robert Clark said: “Employee ownership means our staff enjoy greater job security and gives them a share in the financial success of the business, as they will benefit equally from any profits.

“This is great for the morale, motivation and the well-being of the team, and it helps us to attract and retain the very highest-calibre people.

“But it’s not just us who benefit from employee ownership – it means everyone is committed to delivering the very best experience for our customers.

“In short, Employee Ownership is great news for all our stakeholders: founding owners, staff, and customers.”

Established in 1996, Kitchen Door Workshop is based in East Sussex and supplies replacement kitchen and bedroom doors, plus fully-assembled kitchens to UK customers.

The company delivers over 10,000 doors every month

Watch our video interview with Robert Clark at Kbb Birmingham in 2014.