Meet our Team

Here at Floor Factory, we are proud to have such a small but dedicated team, check out our team and view their profiles below.

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John Barlow
Company Director

“After setting up and running a successful flooring company in Chesterfield for 5 years I decided to sell that business and open Floor Factory with Bronya. We opened our showroom in Derby in March 2012. Since then I’ve been pleased to see this new business grow and develop and become one of the largest flooring showrooms in the area. We have a small team here, so you will likely meet me at some point during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you very soon”

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Bronya Barlow
Company Director

“Apart from working with John on the general running of the business, my role within the company is mainly on the administrative side of things –  invoicing, marketing, personnel, health & safety etc. But as an Amtico One Design Consultant, I love getting stuck in to whatever fabulous and crazy flooring designs our customers have in mind! I have also been trained by many of our high end brands such as Woodpecker and Karndean as a Product Advisor. I love interior design so really enjoy that side of the job.”

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Rob Durnie
Store Manager

“I have worked in the retail side of the flooring industry for almost 30 years now and have been Store Manager at Floor Factory since 2013. You will usually find me on the shop floor, meeting and serving customers. As I’ve seen many changes in the flooring industry over the years and I have gathered plenty of technical product knowledge that I’m happy to pass onto you. So if you want to know more details about the products you are interested in, I look forward to helping you out.”

Macey Cooling
Admin Assistant

“My work is mainly office-based. My main duties include accounting, invoicing and marketing. However I do also work in the showroom and I have been fully trained by Amtico to help you design your new LVT flooring and advise you on these kind of products. Since purchasing my first home in 2019, I have been keenly interested in finding the latest interior trends online and have been using this to help our customers find a design and style that is unique to them.”

Kian Barlow
Floor Layer

“After leaving school in 2017 I joined the family business as an apprentice floor layer. In 2019 I received my diploma, NVQ and completed the Karndean Designflooring apprenticeship scheme. Since then I’ve learned so much more on the job and grown in confidence. I have completed the Advanced Installer course by Amtico and look forward to developing my skills with more intricate LVT designs such as Amtico Decor. “

Matt Sims
Floor Layer

“I trained as a floor layer straight from school so I have over 15 years experience and in this time have been able to learn more intricate laying skills such as installing unusually shaped stair runners and sisal carpets. I qualified as an Advanced Karndean Installer a few years ago and so when I joined the team at Floor Factory in 2019, this became the type of installation I do the most”

Richard Holmes
Floor Layer

“I have worked as a Floor Layer for 14 years and joined the Floor Factory installations team in 2020. I can lay many different types of flooring but I’d say my favourite to install would be wood floors. Floor Factory only sell high quality wood brands such as Woodpecker, which makes installing it even more enjoyable, so I’m really looking forward to working more with solid and engineered wood flooring.”

Jono Turner
Trainee Floor Layer

“I joined the Installations Team in 2020 to train as a Floor Layer. I have many years of experience in retail and customer service but was ready for a new challenge. Every day is different and I really like that about the job. The team are training me to install mainly LVT and carpets and I completed a 3 day residential Amtico Installation Course in April 2022.”

Adam Linthwaite
Floor layer

“After a number of years working with Matt and Richard for another local flooring retailer, I joined the Floor Factory installations team in February 2021. I am qualified to lay all types of flooring but I mainly focus on LVT installations, as Floor Factory specialise in this type of flooring.”

Katie Voxby
Admin Assistant

“I joined the Floor Factory team part time in March 2021. My main duties are administrative, but I also spend time serving customers and advising on our vast range of products. I recently visited the Woodpecker HQ in Wales to see up close how high quality wood flooring is produced and manufactured. Trips like this have given me a real insight into the very high standard of flooring brands that we sell here at Floor Factory.”

Jack Kavanagh
Apprentice Floor Layer

“I started my Apprenticeship with Floor Factory in February 2022 and within just a few weeks felt like I was learning so much about laying flooring. I joined the Floortrain Academy in April 2022 to begin my course, where I will learn how to install a full range of floor types over the next couple of years. The installers at Floor Factory are really helping me to put into practice what I learn at college and I’m enjoying being part of the team.”

Nathaniel Bailey
Apprentice Floor Layer

“I joined the installations team in March 2022 and enrolled on a two-year Apprenticeship course with Floortrain the following month. I am learning how to install carpet, LVT and wood, along with all types of sub-floor preparation. I’ve already learned so much from the installations team in the short time I’ve been here and I am looking forward to a long career with Floor Factory.”

Why Choose Us
  • Local dedicated team
  • Family run business
  • Public & trade
  • Expert help & advice
  • Affordable flooring solutions