Kibworth Antiques Centre is very much a family business and we take great pride in the fact that we employ local staff of all ages from students during their holidays to semi retired folk.
Meet the Family
Sharron – known as ‘Mummy Hen’ to all her staff, occasionally ‘Grotbags’ and sometimes, with tongue in cheek, ‘The Old Dragon’, founder and co-owner of Kibworth Antiques Centre, Sharron Andrews is no stranger to the many auction houses and salerooms in the area. Sharron is passionate about English furniture, Tudor history and handbags!
Trevor – Token Londoner and furniture mover extraordinaire, husband to Sharron and also found and co-owner of the antiques centre Trevor Andrews is also passionate about all things antique and curious. Trevor’s other interests include all sports (particularly rugby) and a passion for chocolate. Trevor can always be found hiding in The Den with a packet of biscuits, updating all the dealer accounts!
James and Alice, the Andrews’ children, have been very much part of the Kibworth Antiques Centre journey (as mentioned earlier, the delightful tea room AJ’s is named after them).
James (or JJ to his friends), aged 13 is an avid sportsman with a passion for rugby (like his dad) and plays for Market Harborough. James also enjoys squash and cricket and discus, is passionate about both World Wars (especially aeroplanes), and is himself a collector, following in Mum and Dad’s footsteps, particularly of all things military.
Alice at 9 years of age is horse crazy – riding at every possible opportunity. Alice’s sole ambition is to become an international show jumper, but in the unlikely event of that falling through she’s thinking of applying for the job of Prime Minister. When she’s not dreaming about horses, Alice is always busy doing craft, is also a bit of a collector too, being the proud owner of a pretty impressive collection of paperweights and pretty glass animals – yes, you guessed it, more horses!
Last but not least is our newest addition to the family – Crazy Coco. Coco is our adorable black labradoodle.
The Full Time Staff
Lin – Lin is our very own oil lamp expert from Hampshire! In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading and photography.
We have several wonderful staff members who help out at weekends, including an obsessive Hello Kitty collector and our very own version of Darcy Bussell who is Christmas crazy and would happily come to work dressed as an elf every weekend!