Terence Ball Kitchens founder passes away

Terence Ball, the founder of Terence Ball Kitchens and former MD of William Ball has passed away. 

The Ball family have issued a statement reflecting on his legacy in the industry, saying: “We want to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support. Terry is remembered as a caring, honest, kind man, whose presence was felt and enjoyed by all who met him. He truly loved the industry, and the friends he made within it.

“He started in the kitchen business back in 1963, at the young age of 16. Alongside his father, William, he crafted individual units in their garden shed, before taking them to sell at Petticoat Lane market in London. They soon became well known for their high-quality work and attention to detail, building their reputation on producing great quality furniture at fair prices.“

“Terry went on to spend the next 55 years in the industry, building William Ball into a highly successful and much respected family-run manufacturer, supplying the country’s trade and retail markets. 

“Sadly William Ball closed for business in 2010. Although, Terry had stepped down from the role of MD some time before.

“However, he always remarked ‘you can’t keep a good man down!’ And so, soon after, he opened Terence Ball Kitchens in partnership with his two sons, Jonathan and Michael. He was a pioneer of the industry and a proud champion of British quality, constantly striving to create innovative and unique  offerings for the industry. He will be sorely missed, but always remembered, and very much loved.”

In addition to the statement on their father’s role in the industry, Jonathan and Michael also add that their father was a “wonderful man, and an amazing dad”.

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