New appointments support Brindley’s expansion



Harrogate-based interior design and furnishings retailer, James Brindley, has announced two new appointments to support the success of the on-going business development strategy.

Ashlea Woodman joins as Junior Designer to assist with the design and implementation of an expanding portfolio of interior projects. With a BA (Hons) degree in Interior Architecture & Design, Ashlea has worked in commercial interior design and joins James Brindley from The White Company where she was Assistant Store Manager.



On her appointment Ashlea said: “I’m delighted to be joining such an established interior design team. I know I will learn a great deal from working with them and in turn I hope they gain from my design perspective and capabilities.”

James Brindley has also strengthened its retail sales team with the appointment of Ross McDill as Upholstery Sales Consultant. Ross previously gained 6 years sales and merchandising experience across luxury British home and fashion brands to include Austin Reed, Laura Ashley, The White Company and Jigsaw.

Justine Kirkham, Head of Design, commented:

Ashlea is an intuitive interior designer who will be an asset to our team and allow us to fulfil the increase in demand for our design service. Ross has joined us at a very exciting time as we launch our own brand upholstery ranges and I’m confident that his experience will really benefit our customers.

New Junior Designer Ashlea Woodman (right) and dedicated Upholstery Sales Consultant Ross McDill have joined the James Brindley team at Harrogate.
New Junior Designer Ashlea Woodman (right) and dedicated Upholstery Sales Consultant Ross McDill have joined the James Brindley team at Harrogate

Ambitious plans for brand expansion this year has seen James Brindley draw on 30 years of interiors expertise to design and manufacture its own ranges of furniture. Three new James Brindley furniture collections that include sofas, chairs, tables, sideboards and dressers, are made locally in Yorkshire by skilled joiners and upholsterers.

Ross said:

The luxury homes market is my passion and James Brindley is the epitome of the classic luxury British interior. I’m thrilled to be joining the business at this crucial time to support the launch of the new ranges.


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