Who are we?

Martin Crawford Jones comes from the Financial Services Industry in the city of London. Passionate about design and functionality, he was encouraged to take a diploma course in interior design and started trading as Crawford Jones Associates in 1986. Straightaway, he fell into designing for business – a logical progression from his analytical role in the financial sector.

In 1988, Martin won first prize in a competition to design a shoe shop. Various independent retail commissions followed as did a spate of dental practices in West Sussex and Local Authority projects throughout the South East, starting with Crawley Town Hall.

A two-year placement in 2000 with Sussex Enterprise as their Design Counsellor was a watershed appointment for Martin – advising SMEs how to use design as a business tool. This shaped his approach to subsequent projects and still does today. Martin also had an eleven-year association with the Princes Trust as their Business Design Mentor in Sussex.

Hospitality has been a prominent sector for CJA in recent years with the forming of long-term business relationships – hotel clients such as Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston and local restauranteurs, Thai Restaurants, for example.

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Call: 01323 484242
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