RHA is a family firm started by Richard and Caroline Duperon-Hunt and progresses with Richard’s daughter and grandson. Liese and Ross. Over 30 years experience in supplying contract furniture and custom made joinery solutions to the leisure, hospitality, corporate and luxury residential sectors.
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Richard Hunt started in the furniture business at the age of 16 joining Maple and Co, the largest furniture store in the World as a Management Trainee. Richard’s experience over the years took in furnishing Palaces and Bank headquarters in the Middle East and the complete fit out of the new Queen Alia International airport in Jordan working with B.A.A. After titles of sales manager, sales director, Richard became Export Director of the International Furniture manufacturer Hille and Co travelling the World looking after the licensing of products from Robin Day and Fred Scott.
When Hille and Co was sold off RHA was started as a consultancy until in 1994 business grew in the hospitality market and a wide range of furniture was manufactured in the UK for the fast food market, particularly for McDonalds where Richard was employed as a consultant when they decided to expand to 1000 stores.
Gradually RHA moved up market and opened a small showroom in Kew Rd Richmond. Overseas contracts followed in Iceland and Barbados and restaurants were furnished for all the top names in hospitality-Gordon Ramsey-Marcus Waring-Marco Pierre White etc.
The Richmond premises were doubled in size with a 200 sq mt showroom which was voted in 2003 as one of the top 10 showrooms for modern furniture in the UK. Selling all the top names in Italian Design the business grew with contracts for hotels and restaurants providing the backbone of the company. During this time, we were pleased to work at Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing St and in 2005 won the contract to design the special furniture for the G8 Summit of World Presidents at Gleneagles.
In 2006 a decision was made to concentrate on contract business and RHA moved to its current offices and showroom in Brentford. Export business grew with Hilton working all over Europe and a special range of furniture was developed in house for REGUS which was initially made in China and set up in Copertino California and Hong Kong as the new Business Lounge to be used Worldwide. Manufacture was moved to the Midlands and RHA Production was started. For 3 years the Business Lounges were exported from Iceland to Cape Town and Moscow to Dublin.
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RHA’s largest contracts include the furniture and joinery for all Public Areas and Suites at the Conrad Algarve, the refurnishing of the Prestigious Sheraton in Addis Ababa and the Business and First-Class Lounges at Heathrow for Singapore Airlines.
In 2020 Liese Brandt took over the directorship of the company having been Sales Director for many years. RHA continues into the next phase of their ever growing story…
1 Brentwaters, The Ham,
London, TW8 8HQ, UK
09:00 AM – 5.30 PM
Monday – Friday
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We are your Contract Furniture Specialists who can help with all your contract needs.