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Company History                                  
Our website was started in 2009 to supply materials to small companies and individuals who wanted to make their own bespoke lampshades.  The website is operated by Martin Dannell & Co Ltd, which was set up by Martin Dannell in 1982 to manufacture materials for the lampshade industry from it's factory in Hackney London. Martin Dannell is still the owner of the company and works in the business with his co-directors and dedicated staff.

Our factory

We manufacture and supply the products from our 20,000 sq ft factory in Waltham Abbey,  Essex.
Our full address is below with a picture of our building and a map.

Dannell's  (Martin Dannell & Co Ltd)
MD House
13, Abbey Mead Industrial Park
Brooker Road
Waltham Abbey
EN9 1HU 
                   Hover over the map above with your mouse and scroll with the mouse wheel to see our location.

Our staff
Our staff make it happen, and we strive to provide you with a professional and friendly service along the way.  
We try to make ordering with us as smooth as possible and hassle free, So meet our team below.


Diane Harvey


Customer Service Manager                                                           

Diane is usually our customers' first point of contact.  Friendly and efficient, Diane really looks after our customers.
If you have any queries about products, samples or orders, please contact Diane.



Paul Downing

email: paul@dannells.com

Print Manager

Paul manages all our print orders, & brings a wealth of experience to the role. If you need a quote or have an enquiry or question about any print related product or order please contact Paul who will be pleased to help you.


James Appiah

email: james@dannells.com


James is responsible for procuring all the services and goods  our business needs to operate. This is something James has a unique understanding of, having worked in several key areas of our factory. He epitomises our company ethos of always sourcing components as locally as possible & then expanding our search from there.


Melina Hayes


Accounts manager                                                   

Melina is our credit controller and also looks after our purchase ledger. Bringing lots of experience from a banking background, contact Melina if you wish to discuss any financial aspect of your business or transaction with us.



Glen McGovern

email: glen@dannells.com

Production Manager

Glen programmes & oversees the manufacturing process of your orders and controls the production. If you need a delivery date or special request please contact him.


Ian Pitt

email: despatch@dannells.com

Despatch and Warehouse Manager

Ian is a Despatch and Warehouse Manager with over 30 years' experience in the role.  He despatches your orders and maintains stock levels. He is the first point of contact for any supplier needing to book goods into our warehouse. 


Chris Bite

email: chris@dannells.com


Chris joined us in 2002 as a skilled Engineer.  He primarily builds and maintains our mechanical systems, plant and engineering projects. Chris also looks after the management of our utilities.



Martin Dannell

email: martin@dannells.com


Martin founded our Company in 1982 having already worked in the fashion, lighting, interiors & soft furnishings industries for over 20 years.
Our Company's ethos of quality products and superb customer service all stem from Martin.


James Dannell

email: jamie@dannells.com


Jamie joined our team in 1995, originally as our Sales Manager.  He has since built up a wealth of product and manufacturing knowledge & is now active in all areas of our company's management & diversification, as well as product development, sales & marketing.


David Little



David has been an integral part of our team for 26 years. Originally our Production Manager, David has expanded his remit to product development, marketing, IT, management & is active in all areas of our evolution as a Company. His innovative mind is behind many of our best-selling products and ideas.


Alan Went



Alan joined in 1983, as Martin's business partner.  An exceptionally skilled engineer, Alan built much of our plant & now into his 80's, regularly visits us as a highly valued colleague & consultant.

Other websites

Dedicated Website for high quality low cost advertising banners and displays.
Whether you want just one banner for a one-off promotion, or you need hundreds, visit our Website to find out everything you need to know about banners.

The website of Martin Dannell & Co Ltd offers a vast range of print services that can
cater for all your printing requirements including - Business Stationery - Posters - Brochures - Leaflets -  Corporate Clothing - Exhibition Displays and Screen Printing.

Corporate Gifts and Promotional Merchandise personalised for many different
types of promotions. We literally have thousands of products that can be branded, Keyrings, Mugs, Mouse mats........

If you need any more information about Martin Dannell & Co Ltd please call us 01992 700311 or visit our other Website.