For the past 30 years I was Managing Director of Zimmer + Rohde UK.
Just as I was about to retire I lost my lovely wife Gilly to brain cancer after 4 years of illness.
Before her death Gilly made me promise her three things:
To start my own business – Gilly knew this was my lifelong ambition.
To do this with our very close friend, Matt Gomez of Turnell & Gigon.
To run the business with a strong ethos of giving back, not just taking.
To fulfil my promises, I have done the following:
I have started Christian Lee Ltd & we will be part of the Turnell & Gigon Group. 2 Promises fulfilled!
Then my final promise to Gilly of giving back. We have decided that every meter we sell we shall donate £1.00 to the NHS.
To sum up we don’t want to be huge, but we do want to be special, if this of interest to you please let us know.
I have always had a passion for fabrics. Having finished my degree at Winchester School of Art. I then travelled the world for a year before joining Zimmer + Rohde UK
I was at Zimmer + Rohde for 21 years, before realising that I wanted to get back to the basics of design and building a business.
I couldn’t resist the temptation after being offered a directorship and a shareholding for Christian Lee LTD along with Christian Lee and Matt Gomez.
An exciting collaboration with Fabricut has made the transition very easy for me.