Who We Are
“We’ve built brilliant healthcare spaces for years. What we’re best at, however, is listening.
To architects, contractors, healthcare professionals and hospital management.
It’s your insight that has helped us design places and develop furniture that reduces risk, harbours fewer bacteria, makes cleaning easier, keeps healthcare spaces safer. And, ultimately, helps patients and service users to get better, sooner.
More than ever these days, this is our job and it’s yours too.
Please browse our website. Look at the comments and case studies. Help yourself to BIM files and a brochure.
Or give us a call. We look forward to listening!”
Richard Thomas, Managing Director
Meet the team
Every one of us is here to help you reduce risk and fight infection through thoughtful design, quality materials, easy installation and robust construction.
We’re determined to put your needs and those of your clients or patients first, so we’ll always to be great to deal with and ready to help with unexpected challenges and tight deadlines.
Leadership teamSee all our people
Brought up in the West Midlands, Richard’s background is in design and production for the retail industry. He started off running a small joinery workshop, getting involved in design, manufacture, procurement and supply from his earliest days. Richard loves the challenge of creating a great team and leading the company to meet the fast-paced demands of the construction industry, setting new standards in infection control and giving customers the perfect fit they are looking for. Whenever possible, Richard enjoys travel and the great outdoors with his family.
Tim is a true innovator having founded Hygenius back in 1993 when he identified the pressing need for a specialist furniture solution for the healthcare industry. The company was formed from the structure of the existing family furniture business that had been trading successfully since 1973.A dedicated professional with over 24 years experience in design, construction and installation, Tim’s passion and flair for innovative ideas and cost effective solutions that add value to projects is as strong as ever. In his free time, Tim loves to spend time with his family and friends.
With over 25 years in construction, Gerard understands the complexities of healthcare furniture, having worked on projects such as Europe’s largest complex acute hospital, secure mental health schemes and simple ward refurbishments. He loves the challenge of seeing a project through to a successful conclusion. Outside work, Gerard supports a number of charitable causes, which sometimes involves his passion for cooking. He loves spending time with his family who are spread across the UK.
With 22 years’ experience since the early days of the business, Mark has worked in all areas of Hygenius. Grounded in finance, he assists senior team members with strategic aims in both business, financial and operational development. When not improving profitability, liquidity and efficiency within the business, he can be found exploring the remote areas of Scotland & eating raspberries!
Head of Operations
Ryan joined the business in 2009 so he has a wealth of company knowledge. He started off his career as Production Assistant working in the factory and out on the occasional delivery run. Now Head of Operations, every day is a learning day – never a dull moment! Ryan oversees programming and workflow for the project management, procurement, factory and installation teams. He loves leading a successful team who are always striving to deliver perfect projects on site, on time. He loves the outdoors and travels all over the world.
After leaving University, David trained as a chartered accountant, qualifying in 2010. Since then he has held various finance positions within large organisations, culminating in joining Hygenius as Head of Finance. “My role mainly involves setting Hygenius’ financial strategy. The business has the best culture I have ever been part of – everyone has a voice here and the board are always open to new ideas.” Outside work, David’s wife and two young children keep him on his toes (except when he’s following NFL)!
Head of Pre-Construction
With a background in estimating and sales, Roy has over 29 years’ experience in the design, pricing and management of specialist FF&E packages. As Head of Pre-Construction, Roy provides leadership and support to the estimating, design and order management teams. “I like the environment at Hygenius. There are no egos or agendas. The teams work well together, with a real focus on delivering quality outcomes for each other and the client.” Outside work, Roy enjoys cycling, football, golf, travelling and taking in the odd gig or two.
Head of Commercial
John joined Hygenius to head up the commercial function, having previously led the public sector division of a major interior fit out organisation. He has 34 years’ commercial management experience in construction, which assures successful delivery of our projects. “The warm welcome I’ve received at Hygenius has really helped me and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to bring continued success to the company. When not in Hygenius, I play golf (badly), follow football, and enjoy attending the occasional volleyball match.”
Head of Business Development
The first of the third generation in the family business, Harley has been in and around the business since his childhood and has developed extensive knowledge of the business’s capabilities and how they are best suited to aid our customers. Trained in contract law and business management, he leads the business development team at Hygenius.
Why our customers come back – time and time again.
We’re a trusted advisor, a business partner and a safe pair of hands. Our customers know they will get:
- Experienced, down to earth advice
- Products which are fit for purpose, cut risk and reduce infection
- Timely delivery
- Excellent on-site performance
- Reliable, prompt after-care service
…all of which results in an unsurpassed customer recommendation rate.
Using resources responsibly.
Hygenius stands for and supports the responsible use of raw materials and resources.
We are committed to the protection and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems and to promoting sustainable management of forest resources
We are fully FSC and ISO 14001 certified. All our wood comes from verified legal and sustainable sources.
Get in touch
Call us for advice or information or with your own insights to help us fight infection.
Visit our showroom
When you’re next in London, pop in to meet our experts and to see and touch Hygenius furniture.