Our deepest condolences go out to Bob Johnson’s family and friends, Bob was managing director of Brighouse Stoves and Ilkley’s Fireplace & Stove Studio who died suddenly last month. At Artisan we had the pleasure of meeting Bob on numerous occasions (both locally in Brighouse and at fireplace industry events) and always found him to be a larger than life character.
You may have seen the news that the Brighouse Stove Centre and the Fireplace & Stove Studio in Ilkley has closed and have now been placed into liquidation, a sad time for all the employees and an apprehensive time for any customers.
Whilst Bob and his business, Brighouse Stove Centre was also based in Brighouse, he had no connection with Artisan Fireplace Design and consequently Artisan is not associated with Brighouse Stove Centre and the Fireplace & Stove Studio in Ilkley.
Artisan Fireplace Design Ltd is an independent, privately owned fireplace retailer, established in 1986. Artisan Fireplace Design sells and fits hundreds of fires, fireplaces and stoves throughout Yorkshire every year. Artisan Fireplace Design is based in converted mill in the centre of Brighouse and is proud to be Europe’s largest fireplace showroom with over 550 fires, fireplace and stoves on display.