WHO WE ARE
Teamwork underpins all that we do
MEET OUR TEAM
At Cellar Maison, teamwork underpins all that we do. Having grown steadily over the last 9 years, we are proud of a team that exemplifies professionalism, creativity, and a commitment to delivering exceptional service and quality for our clients.
Founder & Managing Director, Andrew Speer began his career as a master cabinet-maker, and has always had a keen interest in architectural and interior design. His personal love of wine originated in his region of birth in Nelson, New Zealand. Now, in the 20 years since moving to the UK, he has explored the vineyards of France, Spain, Italy and beyond. Cellar Maison combines the two passions and creating fine, bespoke wine cellars in homes, wine bars and restaurants across the UK and Europe is now a reality.
Our head of client services, Simon Coombs, has over 13 years experience working with clients to deliver exceptional projects particularly in the luxury goods sector. Simon understands the importance of listening to, understanding and interpreting the needs of his clients and ensuring that their vision is translated into a brief for our creative and production teams to deliver installations that will not only meet but exceed their expectations. Simon has recently completed his WSET level 2 award in wine and spirits and his favourite wine is Romanee Conti La Tache.
Graeme is an experienced Designer with a demonstrated history of creating bespoke furniture and interiors.
Having developed consistent and recurring collaborations with several leading architects, contractors and workshops across Europe, Graeme has gained first hand experience developing high-value commercial and residential projects from concept to completion.
Vinny is an accomplished project, design, technical and quality manager with 10 years’ experience at management level in the commercial, architectural, museum & exhibition and residential fit-out / refurbishment / new-build industries. If this wansn't enough, he also has a background in bespoke joinery, façade and furniture design & manufacture. Vinny brings a vast amount of in-depth knowledge to the Cellar Maison team. With a friendly disposition, Vinny is able to think strategically and pragmatically to resolve issues, and communicate well with all parties concerned.
Szabi takes care of our client after-care services, as well as client accounts, book keeping and admin. Originally from Hungary where he gained a foundation in finance and economics, Szabi enjoys hiking and the great outdoors, as well as travelling. He is also passionate about playing and watching football.
Having qualified many years ago, and gained experience within the fine furniture industry on project installations demanding perfection and strict delivery time-frames, Jurij somehow manages to combine his almost super-human strength with finesse, to deliver efficiency, attention to detail and forward planning. We are proud to have Jurij as one of our senior installers.
Peter is a highly skilled, qualified joiner and cabinet maker, and one of Cellar Maison’s senior installers. Having completed his formal training in his home country Hungary, which has historically been famous for producing some of worlds finest furniture. Peter’s friendly demeanor, and methodical approach to each project combined with an eye for detail, makes him a great fit for team Cellar Maison.
With nearly 30 years of experience and climate control expertise, John, heads up our specialist refrigeration and HVAC technical engineering team. Having successfully designed and installed systems in Dubai, India, Sweden, France and all over the UK he is able to provide the bespoke cooling systems required for your wine room or cellar and will be on hand to liaise with builders to ensure that all services are in place early on in your project.
ANDREW (GLASS SPECIALIST)
Andrew is THE go-to when it comes to specialist glass and glazing experience and knowledge,which is why we are delighted to have him as part of our team of specialists to ensure we keep up to date with the latest fittings and technologies for our Wine Cellars, Wine Cellar Walls and Wine Cellar Pods.