At Crosbys, we have a full design team with the ability to complete full design projects for the catering industry. Crosbys have completed commercial kitchen design projects including schools, restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars which have included kitchen fitouts, furniture packages and full designs of new businesses.

We have a full projects team at your disposal who will visit your premises, help you decide which equipment you need and take you through the whole process of setting up or redesigning your business.


What We Do

  • Full kitchen redesigns
  • Furniture outfits
  • Servery counters
  • Project management
  • Catering equipment advice
  • Bespoke Stainless Steel fabrication projects
  • CAD technical layouts using the latest technology and software
  • Interior design service
  • Canopy and ventilation
  • Walk in cold rooms
  • Specialist refrigeration
  • Full Bar installations

Meet The Team

John Clarke - Project Design Manager

John is our Projects Design Manager and is there to make sure your project runs as smoothly as possible. John has over 27 years experience in the Catering Equipment industry and has worked on high profile jobs in the private and public sectors; Projects include:

Paul Carpenter - Project Sales Manager

Paul is our Project Sales Manager who will discuss your needs and develop a design and solution that fits the brief. Paul will also oversee the project from design through to installation, ensuring you have a single point of contact throughout the process.

Paul has over 20 years' of experience in the Catering Equipment industry and has worked on projects from Michelin starred restaurants to local street deli's.

Lucy Brown - Project Designer

Lucy is our Project Designer and Furniture Co-ordinator who has a creative flair for anything design related. Having studied Interior, Product and Furniture Design at College, moving on to being awarded a BA Honours degree in Interior Architecture and Design. She has the ability to design full scheme layouts using the latest CAD technology and rendering software.

Craig Allan - Project & Technical Designer

Due to the increased demand for our Projects and Design service, Craig joined Crosbys in August 2015 as our Projects and Technical Designer. Give Craig a space and a menu and he can create a whole kitchen design around it. Craig has over 10 years’ experience in the catering industry working on a wide variety of projects from smalls cafes and bars through to large department stores and Michelin starred restaurants. In addition to design and estimating, Craig has also started to assist John and Paul with some elements of project management.

Craig is also a freelance web developer and keen photographer. Visit Craig Allan's Portfolio to find out more.

Liviana Wijaya - Project Designer

In 2017, Livi joined the Project Team at Crosbys due to increasing demand. She was shortlisted as a rising star for CEDA awards back in 2016 and listed as one of the powerlist on Catering Insight. She was awarded BA Hons of Interior Design and started working for the Swedish furniture giant IKEA as an Interior Designer. After four years working in retail, she decided to take a leap in the commercial kitchen industry and joined Gateshead based catering equipment company where she worked briefly with Craig and Paul. Now they are reunited - she looks forward to working with the new (old!) team and taking on new challenges.


Raby Hunt - Michelin Starred Restaurant - Darlington

Best Western Beaumont Hotel - Hexham, Northumberland

Colmans Seafood Temple - South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Commissioners Quay - Blyth, Northumberland

Derwent Manor - Allensford, Durham

The Grapevine - Galashiels, Scotland

Pullman Skoda - Framwellgate Moor, Durham