TRESKE, the Thirsk-based furniture and kitchen manufacturer, has recruited Tom Moore as a church furniture designer.

Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director, said: "His arrival coincides with some of the most significant church furniture contracts Treske has ever had, including a huge order from Manchester Cathedral as part of their redevelopment project, together with commissions from Newcastle Cathedral and churches in Bradford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Sunderland, Windsor and London."

Mr Moore has joined Treske from rival Luke Hughes in London. He originally wrote to Treske before graduating from West Dean College in West Sussex and Mr Bartlett kept his CV on file.

He said: "My role at Treske means that I am now able to utilise my knowledge of design and problem-solving.

"I have been fortunate to work on a few projects already, including bespoke benches for St Saviours Church in Pimlico, sanctuary furniture for St Mary Magdalene Clitheroe and candlesticks for the Bray Chantry Windsor."

Treske has also strengthened its kitchen design team with the appointments of Karen Storey and Beth Elson who have joined from Oakstone Designs in Darlington and Yorkshire Design Associates in Harrogate respectively.

Karen studied interior architecture and design at Teesside University and Beth is currently finalising her second year of a BA degree in interior design with the National Design Academy.