Meet the Vavona team

Introducing the names behind Vavona – our team has a wealth of experience in bespoke joinery, cabinetry, draughting and associated specialist interiors trades. Put the names to our faces and meet our team.

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Charles Dee

Director

Charles origins in bespoke joinery began when he left school to study cabinetry and joinery and then joined companies in London and the South East to establish his career. With over 30 years’ experience in this exciting industry, Charles then founded Vavona with a commitment to creating fabulous interiors solutions, underpinned by traditional skills, 21st century technologies and value for money.

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Andy Willet

Production & General Manager

Having worked with Charles in other organisations, Andy joined him when Vavona was launched in 2013. His career began as an apprentice cabinetmaker after school, then progressing to roles as foreman and then manager. He has accrued considerable experience along with industry knowledge, which he brings to the Vavona team every day.

Colin Jowett

Buyer

Throughout his career, Colin has worked in buying, almost exclusively in joinery and manufacturing businesses. With so many years’ experience in buying, Colin is a key member of the Vavona team and ensures every project we undertake represents excellent value for money.

John Leat

CAD Draughtsman and CNC Programmer

John is an integral member of the Vavona team who brings youth and vitality to our design resources. Having worked for other leading manufacturers, he has considerable experience in CNC machine operation and is a highly dependable member of our team.

Steven Real

CAD Draughtsman

Steven’s career started when he began fitting out caravans before going on to work in a number of joinery shops. Along the way he has gained valuable experience while travelling the globe fitting out international embassies. He, Andy and Charles have worked together for over 20 years in a powerful collaboration that has seen a multitude of highly successful projects delivered worldwide.

Production staff

We’re proud to employ a superb team of experienced production staff who have proven expertise in a wide range of manufacturing, construction, joinery, cabinetry processes and projects. Their attention to detail speaks volumes about the commitment to delivering the best possible scheme for our partners and clients we all share.

CAD draughting staff

Our CAD draughtsmenare integral to everything we do at Vavona. Their ability to interpret the most complex designs from our project partners and meticulously create the schematics we need to manufacture our products underpins the success of every commission.