Stoneham employee dressed in her graduation gown

Stoneham employee achieves FDA Kitchen Design degree

We are delighted to announce the first Stoneham employee to graduate with an FDA Kitchen Design degree. Emily Ann Lloyd, was sponsored by Stoneham Kitchens to undertake the three-year course at Bucks New University, to enhance her existing skills and allow her to develop her kitchen design career in the company.

 

Emily began working at Stoneham as a design administrator for the retail side of the business. Recognising her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn, MD Adrian Stoneham offered Emily the opportunity to put herself through the degree course, fully sponsored by the company. The course involved a technically focused and knowledge-based programme, enabling Emily to identify client’s needs and latest design trends as well as developing her appropriate technical expertise. While completing her numerous course modules Emily was also working within Stoneham’s design team at the Sidcup factory.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the diversity of the course and what I learned from different industry expert lecturers. It enabled students to look into other areas such as products, marketing and research and use our growing skills in real-life situations” said Emily. “I’d like to thank Stoneham Kitchens for supporting me on this degree. It has benefitted me immensely and has enabled me to look at new design alternatives, as well as explore the inspiration behind my design creations. I can now use my knowledge from the course and apply it to my role at Stoneham.”

“Emily has become a highly regarded and integral member of Stoneham’s project management team. During her three years of study she has worked her way up from being a design administrator, progressing onto the contracts design team. She is now a Designer/Project Manager where her new skills have already been tested on some challenging and complex projects. On behalf of all the staff, I’d like to say congratulations and wish her all the best in her career at Stoneham,” states Adrian Stoneham.

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