My Local Life – Dave Tavner

Trademark Kitchens 

Dave Tavner, Managing Director of Trademark Kitchens, first opened a showroom in Royston in 2007. The business has flourished year on year with 75% of all new projects coming from recommendations from satisfied Trademark customers.

Dave’s 38 years in the industry enable him to design beautiful functional kitchens and ensure projects are managed to exacting customer specifications. Having started out as a kitchen fitter and having experience of installations gives Dave an edge on other kitchen designers.

Carl Pavey works alongside Dave and brings 30 years of experience to the Bathroom and Plumbing side of the business. In fact, all members of the Trademark team have a wealth of experience between them covering all aspects; kitchen, bathrooms, tiling, plastering etc.

The Trademark team are also successful because they are diligent, respectful and put the customer at the heart of everything they do. Their trademark is the exceptional conception to completion and quality of service. In addition to their acute attention to detail they take immense pride in their work, assisting you with firstly inspiration, design management, then project delivery, installing excellence as standard.
Dave is a strong supporter of buying local. La Bella Vita owner, Ronnie Adams helped to dress the Showroom and Trademark are delighted to showcase some of La Bella Vita’s beautiful homewares which are for sale in the shop.

Find out more about the person behind the business.

Where do you live?
In Royston with my wife Cherie and two girls.

What do you do to make ends meet?
I run Trademark Kitchens, design and installation specialists, serving customers in the South East of England for over 28 years

What do you love about your work?
Seeing happy satisfied customers and beautiful kitchens and bathrooms we helped to create. Customers are at the heart of what we do and there is no better feeling that providing someone with the kitchen or bathroom of their dreams!

Best thing that has happened to you recently?
I love receiving glowing recommendations from customers. The Trademark team are successful and there are always letters of thanks and recommendation available for new customers to read. The team are more than happy for customers old and new to pop in for a chat.

Where is your favourite local place to eat and drink?
The family and I love going out for dinner. The Fox and Duck, Therfield is our family favourite however we are also regulars at The Old Bull Inn, The Banyers, The Royal Bengal and The Pig and Abbott.

What are you looking forward to most this month?
I recently learnt to ski so I am looking forward to going on a skiing trip with my wife and friends

How do you relax?
I relax by practicing Iyengar Yoga at Royston Complimentary Health Centre with my wife. When not in Royston we also like to make trips to Norfolk to visit the beach with our rescued German Shepherd puppy, Marshall.

What is your proudest moment?
Setting up my own business in 1984.This has allowed me to have 38 years in the industry which helps me to design the beautiful kitchens and bathrooms I do today!
What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt?
That every day you learn something new and life is full of experiences.



Trademark Kitchens & Bathrooms
43 High Street, SG8 9AW
01223 870440 / 01763 245000