About Michael Cottrell Furniture & Kitchens

Michael Cottrell

Michael Cottrell

Made in Holt, Norfolk

Michael was born and raised near the town of Holt in North Norfolk. After leaving school he became a joinery apprentice at North Dean Joinery in Holt.

During his six years there, he not only gained his Advanced City and Guilds Purpose Made Joinery (Norwich City College) but also won the Best Student of Carpentry and Joinery Award.

More Training & More Awards!

Michael subsequently studied Furniture Design to HND level at Rycotewood College in Oxfordshire, where he again distinguished himself by finishing top of his year.

Michael Cottrell FurnitureWhilst at Rycotewood College, Michael won many prestigious awards and prizes, including:

After leaving college, Michael was fortunate enough to work for Andrew Varah for two years, gathering more experience and learning new techniques. After this he returned to Oxfordshire and worked for Nicholas Dyson Furniture for a further three years.

During his time with Nicholas Dyson, Michael produced high end bespoke furniture including the boardroom table for international communications firm, Cable and Wireless, and batch production work.

In 1996 Michael began work for Matthew Collins Furniture (Oxfordshire). Whilst working for Matthew Collins, Michael had the opportunity to work on very high profile projects, in locations in Europe and around the world.

Michael Cottrell Furniture LimitedReturn to Norfolk

In 2000, Michael returned to Norfolk to start a family and began his own business, Michael Cottrell Furniture Limited.

The business has flourished and in 2006, Michael moved to larger premises just outside Holt, where he now runs a comprehensive cabinet making and joinery business.


The 'finishing room' at Michael Cottrell Furniture Limited

Our ‘finishing room’

How we work

We try to work as closely as possible with our clients – in particular we are always happy to visit your home, premises or proposed site to discuss your ideas, requirements and wishes.

Employment Opportunities

We are always delighted to hear from skilled cabinet makers and joiners who are looking for a change of environment / employment or to further develop their skills.

Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss any upcoming opportunities.

Joinery by Michael Cottrell Fruniture

If you have any questions or would like further information on any of our expert joinery services simply call us on 01263 712345. We look forward to hearing from you.