Business Founders

Susan Folwell

Following an early career start in advertising Susan spent 20 years running her own international marketing communications agency specialising in concept development, brand development, graphic design, 3D design and a range of internal / external communications for major blue chip corporate clients and world leading brands. Her award winning work was often deployed across 14 countries and in up to five languages. Simultaneously Susan developed considerable experience in property development and refurbishment and has spent the last 14 years in interior design and is now based in Devon in the South West of England. Growing up in and having lived in Asia, the Far East, Europe and North Africa, as well as extensive travel, inform her work as an interior designer.

An early appreciation of classic English architecture and interiors came about as a result of spending seven formative school years boarding in England at Oakley Hall, a significant Georgian manor with finely decorated interiors in Hampshire set in extensive farm and parkland with landscaped gardens.

Susan’s area of interest is rooted in designs that have relevance to the client, property and location, often with symbolic meaning or historical note, she is passionate about research, artisan skills and creating personal, timeless interiors that are in tune with the client and the way they choose to live.

Robert Allen BSc ACA

A KPMG qualified Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of industry experience during which he has listed companies on the UK stock exchanges and been Finance Director for several listed and private companies trading nationally and internationally.

Having helped start the business in 2009, Robert subsequently joined the company full time in 2011 to be a key part of moving the enterprise forward and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the business. In addition to providing experienced project management and project accounting services for clients, Robert's skill sets have expanded to include spatial planning, including 3D computer generated models and video production of room layouts that enable clients to fully appreciate interior design proposals.