Kutchenhaus bolsters UK team

Kitchen retail franchise Kutchenhaus has made two appointments to bolster its UK team as the brand continues to grow in the UK.

27 Mar, 24

Kitchen retail franchise Kutchenhaus has made two appointments to bolster its UK team as the brand continues to grow in the UK.

Kutchenhaus bolsters UK team

Maria Mayell joins the business as regional operations manager with Curtis McCluskey joining as digital marketing manager.

With a background in the kitchen industry, Maria Mayell has held positions ranging from coaching and training kitchen designers to managing larger teams as a commercial operations manager, regional director and a national sales manager.

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These include positions at Magnet Kitchens, MFI and Harvey Jones Kitchens where she worked for the past 15 years.

Her new role will include supporting and growing the Kutchenhaus franchise partner network, in Southeast London and Kent region.

Commenting on her new role, Mayell said: “I feel privileged and excited to be part of a winning team and a company that is backed by the largest kitchen manufacturer in Europe, Nobilia.

“My intrinsic motivator has always been to support the development of others, it’s something I’ve always enjoyed in my career.

“The job satisfaction you get from playing a vital part in an employee’s career progression and financial growth is huge, and it’s incredibly rewarding for myself.

“I will use my 30 years of kitchen experience to help franchise partners succeed with their businesses, ultimately helping to create a better financial future for them and their family.”

She continued: “From the moment I met the Kutchenhaus management team and franchise partners I was impressed by the positive culture and the weighted focus from the business on caring for their employees’ and partners’ welfare and success.”

Curtis McCluskey also joins the business as digital marketing manager, responsible for pay-per-click campaigns, a website redesign project, as well as new brand ideas.   

With a background in design and marketing, he has worked for companies which include HSS Hire, Harrison Bathrooms, North Face UK and Snow + Rock.

Throughout his career his roles have included creative services manager, head of sales and marketing, lead graphic designer and lead visual designer.

Talking about his new role, McCluskey commented: “The ambition of the business aligned with my own and meeting the team was an important aspect when taking on the new role.

“It’s clear to see everyone working to a common goal and the company has a family feel. I felt right at home the moment I stepped through the door.”

He continued: “I love being involved in anything creative, from digital activity to printed material, so this will be something I will push forward in my position as the brand continues to grow.” 

The two additions follow the appointment of James Slater as head of central operations, earlier this year.