Family-owned business brings trade into Doncaster

This business has been in Doncaster since 1923 and started its humble beginnings as a fireplace manufacturer.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 12:25 pm

Arnolds is a large multifaceted company with dealings in manufacturing stone fireplaces and kitchen worktops, as well as the distribution of bathroom products, and their own manufactured stone products.

Natalie Gaylor, aged 30, is the Marketing Manager for Arnold’s and granddaughter of the current owner.

She said: “We started as a small local business.

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“Fitting fireplaces in the local area but since then we have grown into a large company.”

People may know Arnold’s sister company Fireplace Studio, a retail showroom on Wheatley Hall Road, as it's previous names Firecraft and Utopia - the business has rebranded over the years as the business expanded.

“My family have been involved with Arnolds for many years,” she continued.

“We employ around 60 people from Doncaster across our businesses, and five of our family members currently work in the company - which really helps us to underpin our company roots and ethos.

We have staff members who have been working with us for 10 to 20 years - I have known them for most of my life and they have become like family.

Natalie said: “We manufacture our own fireplaces and we believe in affordable quality.”

Natalie says that Arnolds offers a bespoke service which they can tailor to your needs.

She said: “Our state-of-the-art production facility, here in Doncaster, processes over 600 tonnes of stone every year.

“Producing bespoke fireplaces, stunning worktops and many other unique applications for granite, marble, quartz and ultra-compact materials.

She went on to say: "At any one time our Warehouses stock over 12,000 bathroom products, which we distribute to independent showrooms nationwide.

Their business also has contracts with hotels and large businesses to install their work and supply bathroom products across the UK.

They have worked with places such as The Shard, Waldorf Astoria, Specsavers Head Office, The Carlton Club, The Marriott and The Hilton.

Natalie said that the business wants to give back to the community as much as possible.

“Every year we have a Christmas gift collection for local, disadvantaged children,” she continued.