Who We Are
Our mission is to propel our industry to a sustainable and responsible future, while providing an unrivalled level of expertise and customer service.
In essence, we want the design sector to be beautiful, both inside and out.Return To Homepage
Stefan Dodds and Nick Shute founded the company in January 2015, with a vision to bring new brands to market, celebrate our love of design, and improve the way our sector operates.
At the age of 26 and 27, they contributed £1,000 each to launch Dodds & Shute and have received no external investment since, growing the business sustainably year-on-year. From the beginning, we have been design-led and service-driven consultants, specialising in providing a tailored procurement service to each of our clients, focusing on cost planning and design consultancy.
We deliver unique interiors thanks to our access to a catalogue of beautiful furniture and lighting.
As we grew, we were increasingly aware of our role as an intermediary with tens of thousands of products passing through our hands and this impact on the planet. In 2017, our journey began to look at our business with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) lens. Today, we have been recognised in Forbes, Dezeen, and others as leaders in sustainability in the design sector for our approach and what we offer clients.
We have always maintained a focus on innovation, and have been developing a proprietary software to help us deliver excellence.
As a privately-owned ﬁrm we are earnest in our obligation to ethically self-regulate. We are committed to be a force for good. Business should be mobilised as a tool for tackling society’s greatest challenges, and it is our moral imperative to do all we can to ensure our practices align with our values.
We encourage employees to take up to 8 working days of paid leave for charity work and volunteering.
Each year we will donate a minimum of 0.5% of annual proﬁt to charities that are important to the team. These currently are:
- Cancer Research
- Air Ambulance
- Dementia UK
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Blood Cancer Charity
- JDRF, Type 1 Diabetes Charity
- Pregnancy Sickness Support
- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria research
- Aplastic Anaemia Trust
We are around that we are a certiﬁed B Corp. This certification recognises our commitment to design, responsibly sourced. To achieve B Corp certification, we have met high governance, social, and environmental standards, made a legal commitment to stakeholder governance, and are demonstrating accountability and transparency. All of this represents our commitments to goals outside of profit.
We also are ISO14001 and ISO9001 certified.
Anti-corruption And Modern Slavery
All members of our team are required to avoid activity that may breach our policies related to Competition Law, Anti-Bribery and Gifts and Hospitality. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. We are committed to acting with transparency and have implemented ethical policies to safeguard against modern slavery taking place within our business or supply chain.