Period Features is a small company, and we plan to keep it that way!
Staying small allows us to offer the friendly, personal service for which we have become known. We don’t want our customers to feel like just another number – we carefully track every order from the point it is received until the moment of dispatch, and provide excellent communication along the way. This means you will always know when your order has been received, when it has been dispatched and when you can expect it.
Internet companies often seem very impersonal, so we thought it would be nice if you could see who you were dealing with:
Suzy Dymock is the enthusiastic, creative owner of Period Features, together with her husband Jonathan. Before taking over the business, she gained a degree in sculpture and worked as a prop-maker for some time. Suzy then worked as a buyer for a local department store and was an art teacher in various schools in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. She and Jonathan live in an old farmhouse which they have lovingly restored, located in an idyllic Peak District village with a very scenic trip to work! They also have two children, two dogs, three savage cats and six chickens (at the last count).
Jonathan Dymock is the co-owner of Period Features, together with his wife Suzy. Previously, he spent 15 years working in logistics (so if your parcel doesn't turn up, he's the man you need to speak to!). He enjoys life in the Peak District and is a very keen angler, with an interest in dry-stone walling and organic farming. Period Features is the first business that he and Suzy have owned and they are very much enjoying this new challenge.
Tracey has a degree in fine art and used to have her own shop in Columbia Road, the heart of London's East End. This makes her vastly over-qualified to work at Period Features, and we are very lucky to have her! Multi-talented Tracey is in charge of the Farrow & Ball showroom at the shop. In her spare time, she works as an artist.
Penny's diverse career has included working as an air stewardess and as a consultant for one of Farrow & Balls national competitors. Her art and design roots eventually lead her to qualify in interior design, specialising in painted interiors. She ran her own business painting bespoke kitchens and furniture. Her job nowadays requires her to spend less time on her knees with a paintbrush and she shares all her skills and experience with our customers. Penny is responsible for our fantastic and highly acclaimed window dressings and can often be seen wrestling with our products in cramped spaces!
Heather has a degree in Jewellery & Silversmithing and worked and exhibited as a designer maker before becoming a teacher of Art & Design. A break from teaching and a move to lovely Leek brought her to Period Features. She can often be seen photographing lovely things or the window displays, as she keeps you all up to date with our current products and goings on via the wonders of the internet! She loves the outdoors and with her two very active boys (3 if you include her husband) spends most of her spare time off in their caravan hunting down family adventures.
Roger is our newest member of staff . He has a background in the Textile Design Industry and is also a RHS award winning landscape designer. He is super helpful with customers and he is usually found applying his 'eye for detail' on the shop floor making sure everything is in its place looking beautiful and dapper. Outside of work he continues to design and is a keen classic and vintage car enthusiast.