Meet the new MRM columnists


Sam-DaviesSamantha Davies

Samantha Davies is Head of Marketing at The Kitchen Restoration Company. She is a leader in her field and has extensive experience in the kitchen refurbishment industry. She took up this position in 2008 and year on year strives to improve results and maintain the company’s position as market leader in its field.



Vicky Davies

Vicky Davies is Marketing Executive at The Kitchen Restoration Company and leads the trend forecasting and consumer marketing for the company. Her keen eye to adapt the new trends within kitchen decor into product development keeps the ranges up-to-date and is key to the success of the business.


Both Sam and Vicky have grown up within The Kitchen Restoration Company family business and are experts in the industry. They know exactly how to create luxury stand-out kitchens in a stylish and practical space and will be writing a regular column for the magazine, sharing all their experience of the kitchen business.


Emily-Hirschmann-cropEmily Hirschmann

Emily Hirschmann is a freelance feature and copywriter, who works across a broad range of subject areas, including features and reviews for web press, and copy and press releases for PR and corporate clients. She has been working with award winning Apropos Conservatories since early-2013. Emily is currently Features Editor of the family-friendly website, Pocketful of Rye, and when she is not writing, she can usually be found in her garden.


Having travelled extensively, Emily has put down semi-permanent roots in the West Midlands, while she waits for her feet to stop itching. Emily is a compulsive reader, an enthusiastic amateur photographer, and a collector of ferns. She enjoys deep and meaningful conversations with her cat. His favourite topics are steampunk, classical fiction, and the great philosophical question of whether or not he’s likely to receive a second supper.


Headshot_HannahHannah Clare Barnes

Hannah Clare Barnes is Marketing & PR Manager for the award winning; Apropos Conservatories. Apropos design, manufacture and install bespoke glass extensions, orangeries, conservatories & atria of unsurpassed quality and aesthetic charm – as the UKs leading national designer of bespoke architecture in glass Apropos has an enviable client list, a long lineage & boasts many respected awards. Hannah also heads up the Marketing & PR teams for Apropos’ little sister Atelier – modular garden studios of superb design quality with sustainability & natural sympathy at their heart.


Hannah lives in Manchester with her partner, Nathan, and a growing brood of pampered animals. She enjoys philosophy, history, yelling at Prime Ministers Questions and more often than not burns her toast. Hannah has a degree in English Literature & a passion for Gothic Romance. Her annual birthday wish is to time travel to Tudor England and dine with Anne Boleyn. An absolute Homes & Interiors junkie, Hannah is slowly filling her home with vintage cushions and wall hangings enough to stock a small gallery. Hannah runs a homes, interiors & lifestyle blog; Cilla. where you can keep up to date with the latest trends & topics.


About Author

Melanie Jarvis is the Editor of My Renovations Magazine and the Community Manager for The Sussex Newspaper, the largest online newspaper in Sussex, UK. She is also the Editor of the social media guide - How to use Facebook for Business. Alongside her editing roles Melanie Jarvis is the Project Manager for extension specialists, Onebuild. Not only does she oversee all of the residential builds, she also places supervisors on extensive commercial works in London.

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