Leadership Team


A very British carpet company

Skills in design and weaving have been nurtured in-house in Axminster, Devon and handed down through the generations helping us to retain this knowledge and continue to produce our world-class carpets, right here in Great Britain.

A family business

Our people are a key part of Axminster Carpets™. We employ many families across all departments making it a very tightknit community, all working together to make our beautiful carpets. Many members of staff employed today have worked at Axminster Carpets™ for decades and came to the business to follow in the footsteps of their parents and family before them.

Dave Knight

Managing Director

Dave joined Axminster Carpets in May 2016, having most recently worked in the interior design/furniture market. He has successfully led and transformed over ten businesses across manufacturing and services, with a focus on consumer brands, including the Royal Mint (collectable coins), Xennia, Remploy and BFF Consumer.


 

Gary Bridge

Gary Bridge

Design Director

Gary joined Axminster Carpets in 1992 initially to help develop the contract side of the business and now heads the design department for all sectors setting the creative direction within the company. Within this role, he was central in helping the company achieve a Royal Warrant, designing to this day carpets for Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Royal Albert Hall.


 

Chantel-Leigh Summers

Operations Director

Chantel joined Axminster Carpets in September 2013 where her experience in processes, finance and project management has helped her build a team delivering only the finest carpets. Chantel prides herself on her team ethos, working with people to be the best they can be and building strong relationships based on empowerment and trust.


 

Narin Ganesh

Finance Director

Narin joined Axminster Carpets in March 2016. He qualified in 1997 as a chartered management accountant and has worked in a variety of diverse enterprises in not-for-profit, PLC and private company spheres. He has been involved in business turnarounds since 2013 and has a track record of transforming under-performing finance functions.


 

Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

Sales Director

Joining the company in September 2016, Jonathan has over 30 years’ experience in the interior furnishings business, predominantly in the carpet sector, holding director level positions in a number of manufacturers including Brintons, Milliken and most recently OW Hospitality.