The Minerva Journey
Matthew Cruse and Joshua Arkell, directors and founders of Minerva Design, have been friends for a long time. With an accumulated knowledge of more than 25 years between them in the trade, they knew it was time to start a business together
Dedication, long hours and reinvesting into the company has allowed the two to form one of the fastest growing companies in the area. Customer service, going above and beyond and quality that shines past the competition are the most important elements to building their sustainable business.
Both experienced craftsmen still look forward to learning new skills as well as finding new people with different and interesting qualities. As Minerva grows and they build a company with long-term viability, they aim to take on new and interesting challenges. To begin with, they wish to expand the business into London and other major cities throughout the UK, as well as introducing new materials and designs into their kitchens and furniture.
Contained within their factory, Minerva have installed their showroom; a design and inspiration haven for clients to gather ideas from what Minerva can offer them. We have on display a range of kitchens we can produce as standard designs, as well as a range of samples to introduce further options.
Minerva also have a range of sinks and taps, appliances and storage options on display as well as work surfaces, lighting and interior finishes; everything any potential client may need to consider for their own home.
Minerva Design Service
Minerva offer a full design service. We can work closely with a clients interior designers or architect, or supply our own. Otherwise, Minerva have an in-house design team who can transform any space into a dream kitchen.
Our leading 3D software can render any plan into reality offering potential clients an accurate idea of the potential of their space. This stage also eliminates problems further down the line as each client knows what to expect from their hand-made furniture.
Our designers will collect samples of finishes, ironmongery and materials, as well as paint charts with 3D and 2D plans. We will then arrange design consultations with the clients to finalise each detail of the project before delegating to our craftsmen to hand-make each commission.