We are a family owned manufacturer and retailer of fitted kitchens. Our goal, to be number one in all aspects of our business and in the markets we operate, relentlessly pursuing excellence and growth.
We are dedicated, eager & enthusiastic.
We care about our customers, colleagues, products & service.
We are open, honest & trustworthy.
We strive to be number one in all we do.
We pursue the perfect experience for every customer.
History & Background
Since 2009, Wren have hatched over 50 showrooms across the UK, making us the fastest manufacturer and retailer of fitted kitchens. In that time, we've homegrown a lot of our talent; all of whom have helped lift us to where we are now. And the rest, they say, is history! Have a scroll through our timeline below to see a snippet of our early years...
2009 - The Beginning
We opened our factory store in Howden as a test store in April, to see how the concept of British fully-assembled kitchens would be received. We had customers from Cumbria to Cornwall which prompted us to take a big step into retail.
In November, our rapid store opening programme began, by Boxing Day, our total store count was 4.
2010 - First Steps
Our small team opened 9 showrooms in 2010, bringing our total to 13 by the end of the year. From Poole to Aberdeen, we already had stores along the length of the country. Although still in infancy, we were beginning to ruffle a few feathers, damaging the sales of our competition in those areas.
2011 - Big Plans
With ambitious plans on the horizon, we purchased our 500,000 sq ft factory in Scunthorpe as the main centre for kitchen manufacturing. This important acquisition gave us capacity to support up to 150 stores. 14 stores were opened in 2011, bringing our total to 26.
2012 - Making Tracks
Purchasing our entire delivery fleet of over 40 lorries - we now own the entire supply chain of purchasing a kitchen. Retail expansion continued, with a showroom count at 32 by the end of 2012.
2013 - Flying to The Nest
A landmark year for us, which included acquisition of The Nest in Barton-upon-Humber. A former manufacturing plant for Huggies Nappies, this fantastic facility provided a new head office for our growing team and world class training facilities. It gave us ample room for furniture warehousing and the opportunity to manufacture in the future.
Our showroom portfolio was now 46 by the end of 2013, all of which included our brand new range of furniture.
2014 - Making a Splash
Partnership began with distinguished celebrity interior designer, Linda Barker. Together we launched the Linda Barker Collection, a luxury new kitchen range available in 40 unique colours and three finishes.
We had 52 stores in operation and growing by the end of 2014!
2015 - Growing Up
Some key appointments have been made already this year, giving us the infrastructure for future scalable growth.
As well as continuing our new showroom opening programme, we are relocating many of our showrooms to larger sites and introducing more fitted kitchens into all of our existing showrooms.
The benefits of working at Wren are too many to mention
But here are a few anyway...
With over 50 showrooms nationwide, and with showroom expansion happening all the time, you probably won’t need to go too far to work with Wren.
Great quality and prices
All of our kitchens are manufactured by us in our three factories. Because of this, we can guarantee the quality and control the prices of our kitchens, making sure we’re lower than the competition.
We strongly believe that our best people should be rewarded. That’s why we offer excellent financial packages to incentivise our retail staff, with on target earnings of £47,500 for a Kitchen Designer.
In your showroom, there will be plenty of other likeminded designers, all passionate about what they do and you’ll make some great friends.
As well as Managers and Duty Managers available to offer you support, all new starters will be given a mentor who will be able to help you get to grips with the world of Wren.
From in-depth product training to learning how to close the deal, you’ll receive continuous training as a Designer, as well as a two week-long induction programme to get you on your feet.
There's more to Wren life than showrooms
- The Nest stands proud among beautiful scenery, with stunning views of the Humber Bridge.
- We own every part of our Scunthorpe mega-factory, featuring state-of-the-art machinery and processes.
- Wren began life in the East Yorkshire town of Howden in 2009. We now manufacture our kitchens and deliver all across the UK from this same site.