Giles Simpson

Giles has been involved with Dorking Stoves since 1984.  HETAS qualified, Giles has worked in all areas of the business from Sales through installation, purchasing, accounts and now looks after the day to day running of the business.

Giles runs a Jotul F400 in Pewter enamel at home. In his spare time he enjoys family time, skiing and the occasional round of golf.


Chris Hinton

Chris joined the company in 2007 after a long stint in management at Serck and now manages the Dorking branch. He is HETAS qualified and has wide ranging product knowledge.

Chris is a fan of the Wessex range of stone fireplaces having had one in his last house and in his current home he runs a Stovax Huntingdon 30 with Portchester stone surround which he raves about.

A doting husband, father, and film buff, he can also occasionally be found on the golf course or keeping his eye on Crystal Palace FC.

Ross Jones

Ross joined the Guildford branch in 2010 after serving in the British army for four years. Since then, he has keenly been getting to grips with the vast array of information needed for his role in showroom and customer services. Ross has a particular penchant for the Scan Andersen 4-5. His other favourite is the Stovax Vogue Midi and he is looking forward to putting one in his own home.

Dan Barton

Dan arrived with us in Guildford in 2010 and has a built up a great knowledge of the information required of his role in showroom and customer services. Dan is now based mainly at our Dorking town centre showroom.  Dan is a particular fan of the mesmeric flames of the Stovax Riva range and the traditional style of the Jotuls.

Danny Doyle

Danny is based at Dorking and has a hand in all sorts from serving in the showroom, to getting deliveries sorted and delivered. Danny has a background in plumbing and heating so has a good knowledge of all aspects of heating. Danny has been instrumental in pulling together the new showroom at Pump Corner. He also looks after some of the administrative aspects so a good all rounder!


Marc Smith

Marc has recently joined the team at Guildford and is helping to look after the logistics side of the business, from organising the warehouse to getting out and making the deliveries.


Natalie Dymond

Natalie joined us in Autumn 2013 and has been fast learning the ropes in the office at Dorking. She keeps a close eye on administration at Dorking and is often first point of contact on the phone. Natalie is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her second child.



Dorking Stoves and Guildford Stoves are proud to work with an experienced team of fireplace and chimney engineers. Over the years we have employed a great many engineers and at the current time we work very closely with most of the local solid fuel and gas installers, be that on their own projects or on work for our clients.

Wendy Nixon

Apart from family, Wendy is our longest serving staff member.  Working behind the scenes, Wendy deals with all account queries for Dorking Stoves.

A soft touch when it comes to animals, she is never short of her latest tales of four legged exploits at home or with friends and almost invariably looks after all of her family’s animals – whether they’re supposed to live with her or not.

Hannah Simpson

After a successful period helping to establish Guildford Stoves as a leading supplier of fireplaces and stoves in the Guildford area, Hannah has now transferred back across to the Holly and Laurel Emporium at South Holmwood ( where she is involved with the antiques, furniture and collectables side of the business.

Brian Simpson

Chairman, Consultant, CEO, MD, etc. Brian has been heavily involved with the business over the last 40 years or so, originally from a manufacturing and engineering background. Brian still acts as a consultant and helps cover holidays and busy times, whilst now concentrating more on other business and property interests, especially in the South of France!!  2010 saw him drive the creation and setting up of the most exciting and comprehensive new showroom in the Land – our new Guildford Showroom! More recently he has become heavily involved in the recent upgrading at the Holly and Laurel Emporium