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Toby Lorford
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Toby Lorford

Toby Lorford owns and runs Lorfords Antiques alongside his partner Lesley. Starting with a small shop on Tetbury's Long Street, Toby's passion for the business has grown Lorfords into what it is today. Toby loves driving the rest of the team to distraction with his energy - and still has many plans for the future of Lorfords…

Facts about me:

  • I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at York University.
  • I spent my 20’s working in TV and public relations in London.
  • Just before turning 30 I moved to Gloucestershire to start Lorfords.
  • I love to cook and have a sweet tooth to rival no other!
  • I have two children, Noah and Maya, a mad dalmation called Florence, and a leopard-like cat called Simba.
  • My worst vice is beautiful clothes – the only thing to do with temptation is to yield to it.
  • I live by the motto 'Just say yes and you can figure it out afterwards'… anything is possible with enough belief!
Lesley Ferguson
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Lesley Ferguson

Lesley Ferguson owns and runs Lorfords alongside her business partner Toby. Antiques are in Lesley’s blood – her Mother, sister and brother-in-law have all run successful antique shops over the last 30 years. Lesley is passionate about the fun and fabulous world of antiques and is never happier than when on the road buying, or in the showrooms styling our beautiful stock!

Facts about me:

  • I trained for the stage attending the Arts Educational School at the Barbican.
  • As a young girl I attended antique auctions with my parents, sparking a love that has lasted throughout my life.
  • When I was 19 I entered the equivalent of ‘The X Factor’ as a singer.
  • I started my antique dealing career in 2001 – renting a space in what was The Antiques Emporium (my sisters business) in Tetbury.
  • I have 3 grown up children - Tori, Jo and Tom - and a Jack Russell called Immy!
  • I agree with William Morris: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.
  • Italy is my favourite place in the world.
Joanna Ferguson
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Jo James

Jo James is in charge of all things digital at Lorfords. Jo left a graduate job to join the business in 2012 and has fallen in love with the world of antiques and design. She is a KLC qualified Interior Designer and 20th century furniture dealer.

Facts about me:

  • I have a psychology degree from the University of Warwick, and originally planned to become a psychologist, which comes in surprisingly useful!
  • I recently moved from Hackney to Tetbury, and when not at Lorfords am renovating an 18th century cart house.
  • I love animals, especially my little Portuguese rescue dog JuJu, who comes to work with me every day.
Nick James
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Nick James

Nick joined the Lorfords team in 2016 after working in the City for 5 years. Nick is responsible for all things finance as well as business development at Lorfords!

Facts about me:

  • I have a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick
  • I like to travel and explore whenever possible - once upon a time I hitchhiked from London to Marrakech, and I recently cycled most of the length of France over 5 days
  • I love sports and try to keep active – I’m currently enjoying cycling around the Cotswolds on my road bike following my recent move from Hackney!
Stephanie Ashby
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Stephanie Ashby

Steph Ashby is the photographer at Lorfords. Steph joined the business in 2014 and spends most of her time photographing antiques and styled sets, whilst learning about the crazy world of antiques!

Facts about me:

  • I have a degree in Commercial Photography, and have also studied Graphic Design.
  • My previous jobs vary from studio portrait photographer to Christmas elf!
  • I love meeting all the antique dealers and working with such unique pieces.
  • Once a week, after work, I attend a roller disco.
  • I own a 1989 mini called Ruby (she is the same age as me!).
  • My favourite film is the 1975 first ever blockbuster Jaws.
Piers Ingall
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Piers Ingall

Piers is part of the sales team, expertly handling sales enquiries. Piers joined the team in 2015, having been involved in antiques for over 25 years.

Facts about me:

  • My first job was working for a very reputable silver dealer; I have had a lifelong love of 18th century English silver ever since.
  • I was the manager at Core One in Chelsea for 5 years, until it closed its doors in 2015. I am delighted to continue working with the 7 Core One dealers who have relocated to Lorfords.
  • I love travel, particularly India where I have been many times.
  • I am passionate about the decorative arts, particularly French 18th century.
  • My interests include hill walking and trekking, with the foothills of the Himalayas being my favourite so far!
Bluebell Hudon
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Bluebell Hudson

Bell keeps all our dealers in check and is responsible for all things stock management. Bell joined the business in 2015, having previously worked as a retail manager and visual merchandiser.

Facts about me:

  • I have a degree in Textile Design studying at both Chelsea and Bath.
  • I am currently renovating my Georgian home bit by bit.
  • My interests include gardening and baking cakes.
  • I love travelling and have visited Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Costa Rica to name a few!
Heidi Hadfield
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Heidi Hadfield

Heidi is our super organised bookkeeper, who works part time in the offices at Hangar One. Heidi has gone from fashion to figures, previously working in vintage clothing.

Facts about me:

  • In my spare time I can often be seen riding around various parts of the country on my ‘Pashley Princess’ with not a hint of lycra in site.
  • I have a daughter who lives in New Zealand.
  • I once ran a Michelin Starred restaurant in London.
  • My likes are Manchester, long, lazy Sunday roast lunches, Greek Islands and champagne!
  • I have known Lesley and her family for over 30 years.
  • I recently launched the ‘Basket Brigade’ with friends; ‘style & attitude on wheels’.
Dave Jeens
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Dave Jeens

Dave is responsible for all thing restoration, he’s Lorfords’ very own Mr Fix-it. Dave joined Lorfords in September 2015, having previously worked in restoration.

Facts about me:

  • I’ve worked in antiques and interiors for years but also in a dairy farm, quarry, hotel – not all at the same time.
  • My hobbies are football, fishing and the outdoors.
  • I am the father of two boys.
Cecily Jenks
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Cecily Jenks

Cecily joined Lorfords in June 2016 having previously worked for an online retailer selling antiques and vintage furniture. Cecily is responsible for the website and our e-Marketing.

Facts about me:

  • I love Wales, particularly Pembrokeshire and try to spend as much time there as possible – sometimes venturing further afield.
  • You can often find me cycling around Bristol where I’ve recently moved exploring the city.
  • I got married in the Downton Abbey church.
Tamsin Murley
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Tamsin Murley

Tamsin is our Showroom Manager for Hangar Two.

Kathryn Singer
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Kathryn Singer

Kathryn is the Showroom Manager for our London Showroom.

Olivia Pountney
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Olivia Pountney

Olivia is the Showroom Manager for Hangar One.

Jason Carter
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Jason Carter

Jason is part of the Logistics / Warehouse team at Lorfords.

Nasia Kapodistria
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Nasia Kapodistria

Nasia is the brand manager for Created. Nasia has a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from San Francisco CA.

Facts about me:

  • Although born and raised in the Greek island of Cyprus I have spent most of my adult years studying and working in the USA until I moved to the UK 2 years ago.
  • I have been working in the luxury market of bespoke Interiors for many years and I believe that excellent customer service is what makes the difference.
  • I am passionate about personal and professional growth and I believe that the more you learn the more you earn.
  • I love to read books while camping on a beach or in the middle of a lush forest.
  • In my free time I love to dance Latin dances and attend the needs of my large succulent garden.