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Why Yann's Restaurant chose Mozolowski & Murray to transform its business

With a strong reputation to build upon, Yannick and Shari wanted to invest in a conservatory extension that would complement the existing Victorian style building, while ensuring Glenearn House stood out as a commercial business, in what is a predominantly residential area. Commenting on their first encounter with Mozolowski & Murray, Shari said:

“Their vision and experience came through straight away as they immediately captured the essence of what we were trying to achieve. They accommodated the fairly intricate design we wanted which included a combination roof, Velux style glass roof panel and an intricate glass panel design. We also wanted two openings in the existing wall to connect the working kitchen to the restaurant, so our guests and chefs could enjoy the atmosphere of a working kitchen and bustling restaurant. In terms of the bespoke design, nothing was a problem, in fact, they went the extra mile in sourcing the stone we wanted from Spain, so it would match the existing internal stone wall. The results are stunning and we got a return on our investment within the first year.”

When asked if it had been a good decision:

“It has totally transformed our business and we haven’t looked back. Choosing a reputable company who could deliver the quality and bespoke nature of our project was key for us.  Eight years on and we are still receiving special booking requests for the conservatory. Without doubt our best decision. If were were looking to expand further, we wouldn’t want to work with any other company.”  Shari and Yannick Grospellier | Owners of Yanns

In-house Feature

While we love to hear our products taking all the credit, we thought it would be nice for you to meet the talented people behind the operation - Meet Davy!

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Davy Clark

VW camperman | A real keeper | World Champion

Davy Clark

Installations Manager

How long have you been with Mozolowski & Murray (M&M) and what is your role within the company?

I have worked for Mozolowski & Murray since the start of 1995, so I have been with the company for over 20 years now. Originally a joiner for a period of 3 years, I went on to become the Installations Manager.

My role includes overseeing all of our ongoing jobs during their construction phase, ensuring all aspects of the process run smoothly and to the standards required. Meeting with clients onsite to discuss their project is also an integral part of my role.  It is important clients are kept informed and are happy with how their project is progressing at such a crucial stage.

I also work closely with the drawing office team, assisting them to ensure the correct details are used when it comes to construction, for example, bespoke roof materials and timbers etc.

Ordering the timber finish kits for the joiners is also part of my role.

If you could swap your job with anyone else’s within M&M, whose job would you want and why?

I think I am quite happy sticking to what I know, however, if I was to pick the guy who seems the most relaxed and stress free in his job, it would be our most experienced painter, Alan Smith.

Pick 3 words to describe Mozolowski & Murray?

Design, Quality and Drive.

What has been your favourite project, day or moment while working for M&M and why?

There are always projects that have the wow factor, so I don’t think I could choose a favourite. What I would say though is, it is such a good feeling handing over a beautiful conservatory to a client at the end of its construction, to see first hand the delight and enthusiasm they have for their new space.

Do you have an office nickname? If so, what is it and what’s the story behind it.

“Wee Dov”. I have always been called “Wee Dov”, even from a young age. I think it might be something to do with my height, but I’m not sure.

Do you recall any embarrassing moments at work? Tell us about one

I wouldn’t know where to start, so I won’t!

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day and why?

Any one of my two sons, they’ve got it easy.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

Jim Clark (1963-1965) Motor Racing World Champion. To hear his tales of the amazing races of his time, when it was actually the driver who won the races and not always the best racing car.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Having recently restored a 1973 VW Camper, I enjoy getting away for the weekend and visiting classic car shows.

Name one thing about you that would surprise people.

I have been a World Champion in model stock cars.

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