OUR TEAM

Daryl Boakes

CEO / Director

Daryl joined the family business in 1996 with 4 years’ experience in furniture manufacturing and having completed trade certificate & advanced trade certificate in furniture making. Now with 30 Years’ experience it is fair to say solid wood is in his DNA. His knowledge has been invaluable in making The Woodsmiths the largest supplier of solid wood surfaces nationwide.

Tony Boakes

Operations Manager / Director

Tony is also a 2nd generation family member with past experience in forestry & milling before joining The Woodsmiths in 2005. Having spent many hours on the tools Tony has a great handle on operations & whilst continuing to improve and innovate in our quality and manufacturing technology.

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Cain Tonkin

Factory Foreman / Senior Craftsman

Cain joined the team in 2006 as a fresh school leaver and literally started on the broom. Now as a fully qualified craftsmen Cain leads the production team.

Jordan Boakes

Business Development & Sales

Jordan is a 3rd generation family member who joined the team in 2017. Having developed great product knowledge & experience in production over 3 years Jordan now leads business development & sales.

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Amy Wearmouth

Customer Happiness / Sales Support

Amy joined our team in 2016 & is most likely the cheerful voice you will hear when you contact The Woodsmiths. Amy has great knowledge of The Woodsmiths products and will price most of your projects.

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Roberta Boakes

Accounts / Logistics

Roberta is a 3rd generation family member who joined the team in 2019. As well as accounts Roberta assists with dispatch & logistics.

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Nathaniel Taylor

Planning & Dispatch

Nat as he gets called, has a great eye for detail and is key to the finishing and dispatching of NZ’s very best solid wood tops.

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Doug Shadbolt

Craftsman

Doug is a fully qualified furniture maker with 27 years’ experience in the trade. Many of these years have been with the team at The Woodsmiths.