Carpenters Training
My career began in 1973 with a training opportunities scheme (TOPS) in Carpentry and Joinery run by the Department of Employment. Successful completion of the course led me to a placement within the construction industry and for the next eight years I continued to work on site.


During this period I gained all of the necessary skills and experience to become an accomplished joiner.


In 1980 I set up a small workshop offering repairs, making doors, windows, cupboards and such like. It was this experience that cultivated my enduring interest in furniture making and design. And over the next few years I embarked on a period of further education, firstly with London City and Guilds and then moving on to the London College of Furniture.

SCP & Beyond

It was in my second year at the London College of Furniture that I took a placement at SCP, the now well known contemporary furniture retailer. I liked it so much that after finishing this course I joined SCP as their Production Manager. And I am proud to say that this marked the start of a long, established working relationship, which still exists today.


For the last few years, I have concentrated on working for private clients producing a range of furniture and fittings – please see my gallery for details of recent projects.I make it my business to keep up with current trends and I am greatly interested in both classic and modern design.


As well as private clients, I am also approved to work for a number of local authorities.
Carpenters Professional Qualifications




Training Opportunities Scheme in Carpentry and Joinery




The Furniture
Craft Certificate
in Cabinet Making from the City and Guilds of London Institute




Diploma in Furniture Production and Design from the London College
of Furniture




Awarded a Manufacturing Scholarship of
the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers




Higher Diploma
in Furniture Production and Design from the London College
of Furniture

Simon Meyer Carpenter
β€œTo produce practical and beautiful bespoke furniture that may not be as cheap as a flat pack, but is infinitely better at servicing the needs of the client and integral to the functioning home.”