Meet the Team

A Company made of Passion

Alan Carter

Managing Director

I began my career with a 5 year apprenticeship for a renowned furniture manufacturer. I then ran my own upholstery business in Portugal before settling back in Dorset where I have worked since Craftwood’s inception later becoming MD in 2009. I regularly go to the gym and enjoy eating out with friends.

Mandy Stansfield

Finance Director

I started at Craftwood in 2001 as Office Manager. After studying Business Management at University I was promoted to Finance Director. I thoroughly enjoy the challenges at Craftwood and am very proud to be part of a successful business. I love to exercise and I volunteer on the wards at Bournemouth Hospital.

Johnny Huson

Production Director

Stewart Smith

Joinery Supervisor

From school I joined a seating company where I remained for 13 years. I joined Craftwood in 2001 where I have progressed up to Joinery Supervisor and I enjoy working as part of such a great team. In my spare time I love watching films, gaming and DIY.

Andy Taft

Upholstery Supervisor

I started my career at Craftwood when I was 17 and I was promoted to Upholstery Supervisor in 2013. Over the years I have broadened my skill base and I enjoy the responsibility of guiding my team and working to tight deadlines. I am a keen skateboarder in my personal time.

Kyle Anderson

Design Manager

I gained a BSc degree in Design Visualisation at Bournemouth University. During this time I completed a year placement as a junior designer with Craftwood. I re-joined the company straight from university progressing to Design Manager. I enjoy playing football, surfing and socialising with friends.

Dexter Grimaldi

Design Manager

After completing my Degree in BA Product Design, I was employed by Craftwood after previously completing a successful 52 week placement here. I have recently been promoted to Design Manager where I enjoy working as part of a friendly, hardworking team. I enjoy socialising with friends as well as playing and watching football.

Tom Johnson


I graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Product Design BSc (Hons). My third year was spent working on placement at Craftwood where I was taught a valuable design skillset. I re-joined the company soon after graduating and have since enjoyed the everyday challenges presented by working for the company. My interests outside of work lie with surfing, sports and my guitar.

Vicki Willisson-Hill

HR & Marketing Manager

I started at Craftwood Interiors in 2015, within my role as HR & Marketing manager my duties vary. I enjoy the difference between the two job roles as no day is the same. I like being able to see the seating in production and then the completed project installed. Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, travelling to different parts of the world and spending time with family and my dog.

Diane Drysdale

PA and Sales Admin

Having worked within an office environment most of my working life, I joined Craftwood in December 2012.  I enjoy the diversity my roles bring from daily contact with clients and suppliers to ensuring we are fully stocked with coffee and tea! Any spare time I have is spent touring the UK in our motorhome.

Kim Copeland

Senior Estimator

I joined Craftwood in October 2013. Within my role as an Estimator, I love the variety as no job is ever the same and I enjoy building relationships with both clients and our suppliers. In my spare time I enjoy working out, vegan cooking and am currently studying for my degree part time.

Craig Howlett


After gaining an apprenticeship in water engineering, I spent several years working out on the field before joining Craftwood in October 2014 as part of the Estimating team.

My interests and hobbies include football, boxing and poker as well as spending time with my family.

Our production team