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Geoffrey Benson & Son



A little history...

Geoffrey Benson & Son was founded in the heart of York in 1933 by Geoffrey Merryweather Benson and became known for its high standards of quality furniture, attention to detail and personal service.

Geoffrey’s son Martin Benson joined the company as a school boy and helped the company move to its current landmark home, the former Hammerton Hotel in Green Hammerton, in 1991.

In recent years the company has been joined by a team of designers expanding the wealth of knowledge on offer. 


Meet the Team

Martin Benson
Owner and Managing Director

Furniture-making is in Martin’s blood; he was born above Geoffrey Benson & Son’s former store in Petergate, York and “grew up on the upholsterers bench”. Martin's depth of understanding and knowledge of the British Furniture industry is rivalled by few coupled with his passion and drive to achieve the best for the Client. 


Donna Cavill
Interior Designer

Donna is our go-to girl for advice on fabrics, upholstery accessories and advice on all aspects of your upholstery order. She will prepare your quotation and guide the order through the process to completion. An initial visit to the showroom followed by a more in-depth appointment in our fabric studio is a great way to start to consider the wide range of choices possible for your new upholstery.


Jane Leverton
Office Manager

A valuable member of our team and very diverse in her abilities. Jane looks after our advertising, sales and marketing and joined the company in 2018. She brings with her a wealth of skills having worked within the industry for many years, specialising in marketing. 

Running alongside this Jane has a HNC in 3D design with a focus on interiors of distinction, thus she has the knowledge and understanding to help bring a Client's scheme together perfectly.  


David Watkins

David joins us on a freelance basis having joined us in 2014, David is passionate about the design of furniture and will help you find the perfect piece. 


Helen Wilson
Interior Designer

Helen has worked alongside Geoffrey Benson & Son for many years and takes great pride in making sure customers get the personal service and attention to detail they deserve. With great patience and a good head for problem solving, Helen goes that extra mile to ensure the look and fabrics are perfect for every project, whether it’s a large country home or a child’s small bedroom. She specialises in curtains and soft furnishings.

Privacy Policy

Your right to privacy is an important concern to us and we wish to protect the privacy of the personal identifiable information you share with us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data, and give you choices about how your data will be used.

We only use information which is provided to help us improve our services to you, to provide you with products and/or services you have requested and for other operational and internal purposes. Other than described, Geoffrey Benson & Son will not sell, trade or rent your personal information.

Geoffrey Benson & Son will only collect your personal information (such as name, address, telephone number and a valid email address) if you provide them.

If you do not want this information to be collected by us, please do not submit it. We will never pass any of these details on to any other party unless legally compelled to do so, and we will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected.

You understand that through your use of our services you consent to the collection and use of this information as outlined in our Privacy Policy. If you wish to see a copy of our Privacy Policy, please email: enquiries@geoffreybenson.co.uk.

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