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Why Waverley

We're experts

We are experts in the science of improving the performance and aesthetics of spaces and apply this knowledge to help our clients create exceptional environments.

Family owned and managed, we are committed to remaining independent and continuing to develop a strong, ethical business that genuinely cares about our customers, team and the environment.

We keep our promises

We always keep our promises and take pride in developing long-lasting partnerships with our clients, backed up by more than 42 years of industry experience.

We relish challenging projects that require bespoke solutions – our team love nothing more than using their creativity to solve issues to deliver enhanced environments.

We manufacture

We have our own UK based manufacturing facilities, enabling us to consistently deliver high-quality products, and have established a global supply chain to ensure we have the right solutions for any challenge.

Our Story

2021

Our canopy division relocates to a new unit in Farnborough. This facility gives us more space for manufacture, assembly and storage, enabling us to supply canopies on short lead times: a great move forward!

2020

Waverley are appointed official dealers for Barrisol Stretch Ceilings in London and the South East. Our offering to specifiers, fitout and main contractors is further expanded with the addition of decorative screening products to the range.

2019

Our 40th anniversary year and we concentrate our focus on London and the Home Counties with our Northern sales rep relocating to Surrey. John James becomes responsible for the canopy side of the business.

2018

We move our manufacturing facility to a separate unit in Luton with more space and improved equipment, strengthening our position as manufacturers of the ShadeTech brand, and ensuring good lead times. Waverley becomes the UK’s distributor for the Draper brand from the USA, manufacturing in the UK under licence.

2017

The company continues to grow both in terms of sales and staff. As the flow of enquiries from the Midlands and North increases, Waverley increases their reach with the appointment of sales staff in Cheshire. A dedicated team to service the high-end residential market is added as our knowledge of motorised blinds is sought after in the residential AV and home automation sector.

2016

Waverley secures the window blinds package for the prestigious Centre Point project in London, cementing our position at the forefront of the industry in the capital.

We have a complete refurb and refit of the offices at Farnham, encouraging greater communication and collaboration between teams, and with staff working all together on one floor.

2014

A large investment in product literature, samples and a website positions the ShadeTech brand as one of the better known solar shading brands in the commercial and education sector.

Waverley creates a RIBA approved CPD presentation to help specifiers discover the important role that correctly specified window blinds play in creating environments that benefit the occupant and the environment.

2013

Waverley adds external canopies to its product portfolio after requests from its customers in the education sector. The WeatherSpan brand is born.

2008

Waverley continues to grow through the recession thanks to a loyal customer base. Continued interest from architects and specifiers leads Waverley to realign its product portfolio and the ShadeTech brand is first specified on projects.

2005

A decision is made to buy recently vacated premises across the street from our premises in Farnham. Rowan House is approximately 8 times bigger than the existing accommodation and allows the manufacturing operation some much-needed room to expand.

2002

Waverley moves to new, larger premises in Farnham, Surrey. To improve lead times and give more flexibility, we invest in our first roller blind production equipment which is quickly followed by vertical blind production. Waverley is now a manufacturer, giving our growing sales and project management team greater control over the entire process.

2000

The company is bought by the current owners. Passionate about customer service, we make the bold decision to focus solely on the commercial and education sectors. This enables staff to provide better service levels, which are immediately rewarded by a dramatic increase in sales to main contractors and schools.

1994

The founding owner passes ownership on to his brother and the business continues its slow but steady growth. Waverley becomes the supplier and installer of curtain tracks for the John Lewis Partnership. Sales to the commercial sector and schools begin to flourish.

1988

Waverley moves to the ‘Old Fire Station’ in Witley, near Godalming, to give the company room to grow. The small workshop area provides enough space for curtain and cubicle track bending equipment and Waverley becomes a market leader in Silent Gliss cubicle track fabrication and installation.

1979

Like many businesses, Waverley had humble beginnings. The year was 1979, the location was a garage attached to a house in Godalming, Surrey, in the council borough of Waverley (hence the name). A simple, buy-sell operation including installation is started, serving domestic and commercial clients in the local area.

Core Values

Building Trust

We are a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team who you can rely on to honour our commitments and keep our promises, building trust and long-lasting partnerships.

Pushing Boundaries

We create inventive solutions, pushing boundaries to maximise the impact our products make to your environment, and to ensure our own processes and people are continually developed to deliver customer service excellence.

Taking Responsibility

Taking responsibility for everything we do is core to our principles – for our work, our people and the environment – empowering our teams to resolve any issues.

Pursuing Perfection

We try hard to get everything right first time, always pursuing perfection, and our attention to details earns our exemplary reputation.

Our People

Daniel James

Managing Director

Daniel James - Managing Director - Waverley

Daniel James

Managing Director

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Daniel has a clear vision for Waverley, with a strong focus on strategy and culture.  He believes that sports teams are better run than most businesses and is working hard to address this at Waverley, regularly drawing on characteristics and tactics observed in the best teams around! 

Bruce James

Director

Bruce James - Operations Director - Waverley

Bruce James

Director

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Bruce is responsible for Operations, including overseeing our manufacturing facility at Luton and management of installation staff and sub-contractors.  Bruce also project manages many of our prime residential projects.

John James

Director

John James - Director - Waverley

John James

Director

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Having previously looked after sales to schools, and then marketing, John is now responsible for Canopies at Waverley.  He is promoting and developing this side of the business, overseeing manufacture at a new unit in Farnborough.

Frazer James

Pre-Construction Director

Frazer James - Business Development Manager - Waverley

Frazer James

Business Development Manager

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Frazer officially joined Waverley 5 years ago as an estimator - having spent numerous hours in the factory during school holidays for 3 years prior, getting to know the ins and outs of blinds.  Over the last 2 years, Frazer has taken on a project sales role working on a variety of projects across the country.  He enjoys getting into the detail and ensuring everything is in order prior to handing over to a project manager for delivery.

Russell Keegan

Projects Director

Russell Keegan - Project Manager - Waverley

Russell Keegan

Projects Director

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Russell is our Projects Director, working closely with Project Managers to ensure projects are successfully delivered.  He continues to manage major projects in London with his experience in the industry lending itself to complex, bespoke challenges at scale.

Bryn James

Marketing Co-ordinator

Bryn James

Marketing Co-ordinator

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Bryn is responsible for website development, in-house automation and analytics, and new product launches. He also works closely with the canopy division at Waverley and provides support for BDMs working on major projects.

Ben Vowles

Specification Manager

Ben Vowles - Specification Manager - Waverley

Ben Vowles

Specification Manager

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Ben has over 15 years' experience in the shading industry and is our Specification Manager for London architects and projects.  He joined us early in 2019 and enjoys the challenge of helping specifiers with bespoke design solutions on projects across all sectors.

Wes Clements

Business Development Manager

Wes Clements - Business Development Manager - Waverley

Wes Clements

Business Development Manager

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Wes is responsible for London fit-out projects.  He joined us in 2019, having worked in the industry for 14 years previously, bringing with him valuable experience and knowledge of the commercial fit-out market.

Cameron Davie

Senior Estimator

Cameron Davie - Commercial Manager & Senior Estimator - Waverley

Cameron Davie

Senior Estimator

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Cam has many years of experience in the solar shading industry, proving himself to be a seasoned estimator and a great asset to the team, working on major projects both inside and outside of London.

Graham Tibbett

Business Development Manager

Graham Tibbett - Business Development Manager - Waverley

Graham Tibbett

Business Development Manager

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Our most senior BDM, Graham, joined us in 2016 and has 20 years of experience in the solar shading industry, making him a respected and reliable contact for contractors.

Andy Saunby

Senior Estimator

Andy Saunby - Senior Estimator - Waverley

Andy Saunby

Senior Estimator

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Andy has been estimating for Waverley for over 13 years and has a wealth of experience in costing for contractors, making him one of the most senior team members.

Simon Gould

Project Manager

Simon Gould - Project Manager - Waverley

Simon Gould

Project Manager

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Simon joined us in 2020 and looks after projects mainly in London.  He has over 6 years’ experience of project management in fitout and high end projects, and is a valuable member of our growing project management team.

Lloyd Palmer

Project Manager

Lloyd Palmer - Project Manager - Waverley

Lloyd Palmer

Project Manager

Lloyd began his journey at Waverley as an installer, and since then has worked his way up to surveying and now to managing projects outside London. His years of experience installing and surveying has proven to be valuable experience for his new role as a project manager.

Ian King

Project Manager

Ian King - Project Manager - Waverley

Ian King

Project Manager

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Ian manages projects in and out of London and is a great help with technical detail, possessing a great knowledge of electrical systems.

Fern James

Project Co-ordinator

Fern James - Document Controller - Waverley

Fern James

Project Co-ordinator

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Fern is the project co-ordinator for all major projects, working closely with BDMs and project managers, ensuring quotations and documents are back with our clients on time.

Gillian Hendry

Installation Scheduler

Gillian Hendry - Installation Scheduler - Waverley

Gillian Hendry

Installation Scheduler

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Gill joined us in 2020.  She is responsible for booking all our installations and ensuring sites have the relevant paperwork on time.

Murray Butcher

Business Development Manager

Murray Butcher - Business Development Manager - Waverley

Murray Butcher

Business Development Manager

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Murray joined us in 2017, initially working with designers, architects and contractors on prime residential projects.  He now looks after direct clients across education, hospitality, healthcare and commercial sectors.  With over 20 years of experience in providing solutions in interiors, he is experienced in helping clients realise their objectives.

Richard Reeves

Estimator

Richard Reeves - Estimator - Waverley

Richard Reeves

Estimator

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Rich joined us at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has proven himself as a reliable member of the contract estimating team, working with BDMs and project managers to identify the best solution for each project.

Mandy Biggs

Sales & Specification Support

Mandy Biggs - Marketing Manager - Waverley

Mandy Biggs

Sales & Specification Support

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Mandy joined us in 2009.  Having long been interested in architecture and interior design, she enjoys working with our prime residential and contract sales teams and is responsible for organising CPDs for architects and interior designers.

Michael Denyer

Project Manager

Michael Denyer - Project Manager - Waverley

Michael Denyer

Project Manager

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Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the blinds industry and manages projects for us outside London.  He is a great trouble-shooter and loves to get projects done and delivered on time.

Emma Burt

Finance Manager

Emma Burt - Finance Manager - Waverley

Emma Burt

Finance Manager

Emma joined us at the beginning of 2019, taking over the senior accounts role.  She has helped us to modernise and streamline our accounts systems.  She cultivates a great team spirit in the finance department!

Sarah Keefe

Sales Ledger

Sarah Keefe - Sales Ledger - Waverley

Sarah Keefe

Sales Ledger

Sarah is one of our long-standing staff members, having been with us for 13 years.  She has worked in a number of different accounts and finance roles for around 25 years, bringing valuable experience to the accounts team.

Lydia James

Purchase Ledger

Lydia James - Purchase Ledger - Waverley

Lydia James

Purchase Ledger

Lydia is responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger and ensuring imports are taken care of. She has an eye for detail and is always keen to improve.

Rachel Reynolds

Purchasing Assistant

Rachel Reynolds - Purchasing Assistant - Waverley

Rachel Reynolds

Purchasing Assistant

Rachel joined us in 2011.  Her knowledge of the intricacies of blinds and curtains is invaluable for her role in placing and checking orders with suppliers.

Deborah Cooper

Finance Admin

Deborah Cooper - Finance Admin - Waverley

Deborah Cooper

Finance Admin

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Debs joined us this year and is responsible for invoicing to customers and assisting with the purchase ledger.

David Macgregor

IT & Systems Manager

David Macgregor - IT & Systems Manager - Waverley

David Macgregor

IT & Systems Manager

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David is responsible for the continuous improvement and modernisation of our IT systems and processes, ensuring our in-house technology is as efficient as possible.

Craig Boyman

Health & Safety Co-ordinator

Craig Boyman - Health & Safety Co-ordinator - Waverley

Craig Boyman

Health & Safety Co-ordinator

Richard Webb

Specification Manager

Richard Webb

Specification Manager

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Richard is our Specification Manager for architect practices and projects outside London.  He has many years of experience in the solar shading industry and is well-versed in all things technical.

Graham James

Founder

Graham James

Founder

Graham purchased the company in 2000 and has overseen steady growth since. He is no longer involved in the day-to-day management of the company but remains passionate about its success.

Accreditations

Waverley has many accreditations, all of which help us to become a leader in the industry. You can rest assured we have the qualifications needed to help make your project a success.

We have ISO certification for both our head office at Farnham and also our manufacturing facility at Luton.  Therefore in each download below for ISO you will find certificates for both locations.

Click below to view/download our accreditations.

Services

Consultation

We work hard to understand your needs completely giving you and us the reassurance that our recommendation will be the best possible solution.

Survey

As all products are bespoke and made to measure, the survey is an important part of the service we offer, ensuring any challenges are identified early on.

Manufacture

We have a state of the art manufacturing facility which allows us to be flexible on lead times and rigid on quality control.

Project Management

Every project is looked after by a dedicated project manager. All of our project managers have been in the industry for over 15 years and have the experience and competence to look after your project from start to finish.

Installation

Our installation teams are hardworking and passionate about ensuring your project is finished on time and snag-free. All are trained in Health & Safety and are CRB checked.

Maintenance & Support

We offer operative training and always on hand to make sure our products perform at their best for you.

Testimonials

Tom Allen

Project Managing Director, ALCO Property Development Ltd

Always top service from Waverley.

Maintenance Supervisor

Merchant Taylors' School - March 2021

We are very pleased with the new curtains supplied and installed by Waverley in the Recital Hall at Merchant Taylors’.
Waverley provided great service, from initial survey, consultation and quotation through to installation; the delivered quality curtains met with our requirements.
We would recommend Waverley as a good, reliable supplier to the education sector.

 

General Manager

Signature Aviation at Gatwick Airport - Feb 2021

I would like to compliment your guys who worked really quickly last week. They were tidy, courteous and wore their masks at all times. Please pass on our thanks. Also the blinds look fabulous and we have already had many compliments.

 

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