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£1 million Centre of Design Excellence at heart of business relocation

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One of the UK’s leading bespoke kitchen and furniture businesses is set to relocate to a £1 million landmark showroom and workshop in Sheffield as part of a major expansion.

My Fathers Heart, which is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary, is relocating to a stunning Centre of Design Excellence on a prime site at Broadfield Business Park, with doors due to officially open in the autumn.  

The state-of-the-art showroom has also been chosen to become the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire flagship location for contemporary, market-leading German kitchen brand, SieMatic,  

Relocation from the current workshops in Aizlewood Road, Abbeydale, will create 13 new jobs within the business, demonstrating the company’s growth since Jonathan Coulthard first started the business with just £500 in 1995.  

He has worked with one of Sheffield’s most adventurous architect studios, award-winning Coda, to design the innovative showroom and workshop.  

Jonathan said: “We are absolutely delighted with the design and location of our new showroom and workshop at Broadfield Business Park.  

“Our Centre of Design and Excellence will provide a totally different and new experience for both our previous and prospective customers and visiting the centre will be incredibly enjoyable and a feast for the senses.  

“The overall design of the building is incredibly striking, which reflects the unmatchable quality and unique design of My Fathers Heart craftsmanship, and boasts a number of environmentally- friendly features.  

“Coda’s attention to detail and design features for the building really will ensure it is a pleasure to look at as well as to work inside.” 

The relocation has been backed by the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) secured with support from Hawsons Chartered Accountants and by NatWest Bank. 

Martyn Weatherall, senior partner with Hawsons, based at Broomhill, Sheffield said: “Jonathan and his business partner Tim Birtles are great guys. It has been a delight to assist them in accessing expansion funding for their Sheffield-based business. Entrepreneurism is alive.”

NatWest relationship manager David Daniels supported the development.

David said: “I was delighted to support My Father’s Heart on this new project. It’s a wonderful business that offers a high-quality specialist service to customers. I wish the business every success for the future.”

Jonathan added: “NatWest, Coda Architects and Hawsons helped turn the dream into a reality for me and my business partner, Tim Birtles, and to be expanding our team with 13 new jobs is fantastic. 

“We are very much looking forward to the continual growth of the business once our relocation is complete later in the year.” 

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