On 16th January 2024, Woodco Group, trading as Woodstock Trading Co, acquired 100% of Faith Furniture Company Ltd (the parent company of LochAnna Kitchens) from founder and MD, Paul Jenkinson, pictured, and the other shareholders.
LochAnna Kitchens is in its 10th year of trading and during this time has steadily grown and now delivers more than 200 kitchens per month to a network of 100 dealers across the UK. Known for its dedication to the independent KBB retailers, LochAnna says it will continue to serve and drive excellence in this area of the industry.
Based in Hereford, Woodstock Trading Co. is the manufacturer and distributor of Calypso Bathroom Furniture and Veldeau Bathroom Furniture. With over 20 years’ experience in designing and supplying bathroom furniture, Woodstock remains a family-owned company and is fully committed to providing an unparalleled customer experience in both service and products.
Paul Jenkinson said: “Woodstock and LochAnna have very similar cultures, and Woodstock have strong ambitions to bring their experience into the kitchen industry. Having spent a lot of time with its business leaders Ben Doouss, (founder and chairman), Mark Doouss (CEO) and Alex Seaborn (MD) I knew the LochAnna brand would go from strength to strength as part of the group.”
Ben Doouss said: “We are delighted to welcome LochAnna Kitchens to the Woodstock family. This an exciting next step for Woodstock and LochAnna, and we will continue to work hard to add value to both brands and customers of both businesses. Paul and his dedicated team have built a truly remarkable brand that values quality and service. This year, will be very much business as usual; we are keen to work with the LochAnna team to build on their understanding of the kitchen industry and will add value and investment where and when it’s required.”
Based in Bolton, the LochAnna team will continue to manage customer and supplier relationships meaning customers will see very few changes in 2024. Jenkinson will stay involved in the business to help guide product strategy and customer relationships. The LochAnna Design Centre in Bolton, which first launched in 2022, will remain an open and valuable resource for the business as well as trade customers and consumers.
The announcement comes at what the company says is 'a dynamic time' for LochAnna Kitchens. In 2024 it will celebrate its 10th anniversary; exhibit at KBB Birmingham, and launch two new collections. The first of the launches, LochAnna Handmade, will be revealed to the market in early February with a new brochure planned for April.