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.
Nick is the project and technical manager for Cellar Maison. With a degree in mechanical engineering and a Masters in Science & Energy, he is more than qualified to head up our team of specialists. With Nick’s attention to detail he accepts nothing less than the highest standard of design, workmanship and professional service for his clients, and will be available as your point of contact through to completion.
With a passion for interior design and the creation of high quality drawings and visuals, Sam is our trusted lead designer. Since graduating from University with a degree in Interior Architecture, Sam has worked in the luxury furniture sales sector, designing and presenting interior schemes for high end residential and commercial projects.
Alongside his passion for interiors, Sam is a painter who creates large scale abstract works inspired by colour and texture. He uses his eye for balance and well considered composition in his design.
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.
Nicola’s passion for wine, food, travel and lifestyle combine perfectly with the Cellar Maison Blog principles which aim to bring people in our community together with news, events inspiring design trends, food and wine, travel stories and more. She writes the blog and is the social media and PR manager for Cellar Maison.
“For me, talking to wine makers, wine collectors, experts and boutique merchants is an absolute privilege. I’m always delighted to find how generous people are to share their knowledge and encourage people wanting to start a cellar or wine collection. My love of cooking and the connection with good food and shared tables, anywhere in the world is what keeps me looking for new places to explore, recipes to create and people to meet.”
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.