Meet OUR Team

We’re a family-run firm with a proud heritage and a magnificent team of expert professionals who bring every project to life with enthusiasm and meticulous care.  From joinery and cabinetry craftsmen to draughting and specialists from across our associated interiors trades, these are the people who bring it all together, beautifully. Please put the names to our faces and meet our team.

Charles Dee


Charles began his career in bespoke joinery as a student of cabinetry and joinery. He then spent more than 30 years accruing new experience with companies in London and the South East before founding Vavona. Vavona was built on a mission to create high calibre, innovative interiors solutions underpinned by traditional joinery skills, pioneering technologies and, always, great service and value for money.

Andy WilletT

Production & General Manager

Andy joined Charles for the launch of Vavona in 2013 having already alongside each other with other businesses. A career that began as an apprentice cabinetmaker soon developed into roles as widely respected foreman and manager. Along the way, Andy has accrued considerable experience and invaluable industry knowledge, which he brings to the Vavona team every day.

Colin Jowett


Colin is an expert buyer and has worked almost exclusively within joinery and manufacturing businesses throughout his career. Today, with many years’ experience under his belt, he is a key member of the Vavona team. It’s Colin’s job to ensure every project we undertake always represents excellent value for money and incorporates materials sourced from respected manufacturers who share our commitment to quality.

Jon Leat

CAD Draughtsman & CNC Programmer

Vavona’s specialist CAD Draughtsman and CNC Programmer, Jon is an integral member of our team who brings an inspirational youth and vitality to our design resources. Having already worked for other leading manufacturers in the industry, he has considerable experience in CNC machine operation and is a highly dependable member of our team.

Elliot Pace

Draughtsman & CNC Programmer

Elliott joined Vavona after school as an Apprentice Bench Joiner. He successfully completed his NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 (in Bench Joinery) and a Diploma in Bench Joinery. We were delighted when he was awarded Apprentice of the Year 2018 and was placed 2nd in the National Skill Build competition. In 2020, he joined our office team and became a qualified draughtsman and CNC programmer.

Lallie Dee

Sales & Marketing

In 2022, Lallie made the decision to follow in Charles’ footsteps by pursuing a career with Vavona and helping to build on the company’s remarkable achievements. Lallie manages Vavona’s sales and marketing activities and spends time gaining experience in other operational areas, including estimating, to ensure she can elevate the Vavona brand to appeal to new and existing clients.

THE Production TEAM

We’re very 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.

THE CAD Draughting TEAM

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

Contact Us

Vavona Joinery Limited
Unit 26, South Hampshire Industrial Park
Eddystone Road, Southampton, UK

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