High-End Kitchen Business PROVENCALE is TSS BotM for June 2016

After having a face-to-face meeting with Provencale founder, Ian Philliskirk, TSS Ed. decides to profile Ian as well as his company in this Business of the Month article, as Ian is very much the embodiment of the Provencale business

ian philliskirk - founder of Provencale
Ian Philliskirk – founder and owner of Midland’s based Provencale

About Ian and Provencale
Please meet, Ian, a personable man, a no fuss professional, who has well and truly earned his stripes within the KBB industry. Not just as a business owner but as a fitter, a designer and a planner. He is a small business supporter and commentator and a known community figure in his long established surrounds of South Derbyshire. Ian has 35 years of total involvement in the kitchen industry as a whole. Ian has valued connections with other skilled workers and chooses to deal with only one or two tried and tested suppliers/brands with a reputation for manufacturing quality, and who offer Ian a high standard of customer service that he can pass on to clients

The Product
Complete fitted kitchens including related building works i.e. flooring, lighting etc. and the supply and installing of contemporary domestic style fitted kitchens including taps, sinks, worktops and integrated appliances. Service includes, the designing process and the planning and ongoing project management and customer liaising. Ian also offers handmade, bespoke kitchens

Provencale frontage, Church Street, Swadlincote
Provencale frontage, Church Street, Swadlincote

The Place
Provencale concentrates purely on the domestic market operating within areas of the Midlands UK. The premises/showroom (situated in Swadlincote town centre) has a fully fitted and fully functioning kitchen and visits here are to be made by appointment. Swadlincote is near to the NWLeics/South Derbyshire borders and so is easily accessible from the A42/M42, and the A38 (close to Burton Upon Trent). Ian will also travel out to Midland’s customers directly, his business reaches as far north as the Derbyshire Peaks and drops down as far south as Birmingham

showroom, low light setting

The Price
Choosing Provencale is expensive in comparison to buying your kitchen from Magnet Kitchens as an example (a comparison TSS makes, not Ian). Ian makes no bones about placing himself at this end of the market. He says his kitchen carcasses are MFC and doors are laminated (in the main) using the latest technologies, and, as well as the high-end spec of the kitchen fixtures and fitments, the level of skilled workmanship and the personal service he provides; by involving his clients at every stage, must reflect in the overall costing. It is a complete service


The Promotion

Latest news from Provencale is the addition of Laura Ashley kitchens to the portfolio. Ian says this is a range of beautiful soft colour finishes. Coming soon to Provencale Showroom a Laura Ashley Kitchen installation. Images from a range of Laura Ashley Kitchens above

Swadlincote community

As already mentioned and acknowledging again that Ian is a treasure in his local community, and so a further string to his bow, is that the Provencale showroom, with its fully working kitchen and table and seating space doubles up as a private function space available for hire. For example: workers involved in a local community project have held, and are holding fun and informal meetings there. Provencale and its quaint, off street courtyard setting is often the hub of Swadlincote events, and the kitchen plays hosts to regular cookery demonstrations from local chefs

If you’ve enjoyed getting to know Ian and his kitchen business called Provencale – Visit the Facebook Page and give it a LIKE

Ian and Provencale also receives more positive profiling and showcasing at Houzz


Competition is open to UK Midlands based page likers and sharers of Provencale on Facebook only. When the page arrives at 500 LIKES there will giveaway of TWO luxury food hampers containing local Derbyshire products and some luxury foods. LIKE the page and share the competition post to be in with a chance of winning. Prize winners will be required to visit the Swadlincote showroom to collect their hampers so please ensure that you would be able and free to do so if you happen to be a winner before entering.
Please note: TSS is not operating this competition, if you should have any queries contact Ian directly on 01283 224633 or email sales@provencale.co.uk



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