The Cantium Team

  • Simon Brown, Managing Director

We have an experienced responsible team and can provide furniture, flooring and all other soft furnishings, in addition to design, colour schemes and project management.

"…aftersales service and support is first class."

Ian Macdougald,
Practice Manager,
Montefiore Health Centre

Profile: Simon Brown & Cantium Interiors

Before setting up Cantium Contracts in 1987, founder Simon Brown worked as an interior designer. After obtaining a diploma, his first job was in the family contract furniture manufacturing business.

Simon then joined the Ministry of Works as a specifier, giving him a useful understanding of state procurement. His next move was to the furniture design consultancy of the late Harry Tuberville-Smith, an acknowledged expert in design for the English country house and traditional London club scene.

In 1987 Simon returned to his native Kent and founded Cantium Contracts in Canterbury. Past projects have included a Sussex nursing home run by nuns and London gentleman's clubs. Cantium Contracts also receives regular work from the medical professions, leisure industry, local authorities and the education sector.

Simon rebranded Cantium Contracts as Cantium Interiors in early 2009. The change is subtle yet important as it more clearly communicates the specialisms of the company. It also reflects the changes which the business has undergone since it's inception over twenty years ago.

Contract Interior Design - Hitchin PrioryContract Interior Flooring -The Horsebridge Centre Whitstable