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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 since an expansion of the shop in 2015 we have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our loyal customers. 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 Karndean as a Product Advisor and enjoy helping customers with our Karndean design service.”

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Rob Durnie
Store Manager

“I have worked in the retail side of the flooring industry for almost 25 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.”

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Adam Mickleburgh
Installations Manager

“I have around 20 years experience as a floor fitter, and after running my own installation company for many years, I joined the team at Floor Factory full time in 2017. I am the primary Karndean and Amtico fitter within the company but I also work the occasional day or two in the showroom each month, which I find the customers enjoy as it gives them the chance to chat directly to the fitter before we come out to install their floor. I’m also happy to visit your home if you need specific advice on sub floor preparation or under floor heating.”

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Macey Cooling
Admin Assistant

“I work part time for Floor Factory based mainly in the office. My main duties include accounting, invoicing and marketing. I enjoy meeting customers, and have been trained by Amtico to help you design your new LVT flooring and advise you on these kind of products. But I especially like my job when I get asked to keep the children occupied while their parents debate what flooring to have!”

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Jason Hill
Warehouse Manager

“After over 20 years in the printing industry, I  joined the team at Floor Factory as Warehouse Manager in 2016. You may meet me if you book a free home measure with us, as this is something either myself or John would do. Or I may deliver your goods to your home prior to installation. With my background in print I have an eye for detail, particularly with colour matching, so I am happy to help if you are stuck with finding a floor colour to match the decor in your room.”

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Paul Wallis
Floor Layer

“I joined the team in 2016 as a trainee floor layer and over time have made progress to become a fully qualified member of the installation team. In 2018, I successfully completed the Advanced Karndean Installation Course, so am now looking forward to getting on with more challenging and intricate designs. With all the design possibilities, no two days are the same and this is what I enjoy most about the job.”

Kian Barlow
Floor Layer

“After leaving school in 2017 I joined the family business as an apprentice floor layer. I have since received my diploma, NVQ and completed the Karndean Designflooring apprenticeship scheme. I now work full time for Floor Factory as a floor layer, mainly fitting Karndean and Amtico but also carpets. I have enjoyed learning the many aspects of LVT design and look forward to improving my skills and qualifying to an advanced level in the future. “

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 which makes installing it even more enjoyable, so I’m really looking forward to working more with solid and engineered wood flooring.”

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