About Us

Kensington Systems - Quality Built to Last

Kensington Systems high-quality canopies empower organisations with attractive, flexible outdoor environments that deliver long-term value.

Our customers, who span the education, commercial and healthcare sectors, value the reliability and quality of our products, our expertise and our end-to-end project management. But what they also value is having a trusted partner, who can provide practical and innovative solutions to meet their goals and wider environmental challenges.

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Our mission

To enhance outdoor environments with attractive, high quality and long-lasting solutions, that enable our clients to use their space effectively, productively and flexibly, now and in the future.

Our story

Kensington Systems started in the late 1970s, manufacturing blinds for local domestic and commercial customers in Bristol.

Over the years we’ve established a reputation for quality and innovation, developing the first side tracker channels for roller blinds and the first magnetic detachable crank handles. In 2002 we achieved ISO 9001 quality management accreditation and have maintained it ever since.

In 2012, Kensington Systems began to diversify into external products, and in 2014, introduced the Spaceshade® canopy system, the first in the UK to have a non-fragile roof and fully built-in gutters and concealed downpipes.

Since then we’ve installed hundreds of canopies in schools, businesses and healthcare sites, and become widely known for high-quality products and exceptional service.

In 2023,  we introduced solar panel canopies and solar carparks to our range. Designed to optimise and enhance outdoor space while generating clean energy, our solar range helps our clients achieve their Net Zero goals.

From January 2024, we will be accredited by independent sustainability consultants Planet Mark, demonstrating our commitment to achieving our own Net Zero goals.

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We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions

Our partnership with Planet Mark, a leading sustainability consultant for organisations and the built environment. With their support, we are beginning our journey to radically reduce carbon emissions and work towards the global transition to Net Zero.

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Our team

Laurie Huntley


Laurie Huntley

One of our canopy consultants, Laurie applies his knowledge and 20+ years of experience to ensuring you get the right outdoor covered space solution, customised to your specific needs.

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Harriette Sheppardley

As the head of our operations department, Harriette manages our supply chain and installation teams, ensuring your project is delivered on time and to budget.

Charmaine Pullen


Charmaine Pullen

As finance and compliance manager, Charmaine will work with you on payment schedules. She also ensures we are up-to-date and compliant with the necessary regulations and accreditations.

Clifford Huntley

Research & Development

Clifford Huntley

As the head of R&D, Clifford spends much of his time on new product innovations and development, working on the next new product or feature to meet our clients' needs.

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Nigel Leahy

Our marketing director, Nigel is responsible for overall marketing strategy and direction.

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Jed Hewison

Jed is our estimator and in-house visualiser, creating detailed proposals and stunning visualisations for our clients.

Brian Farr


Brian Farr

Brian runs our Rolshade blinds division, helping our clients with their shading needs. With decades of experience, he can help you with all aspects of your project.

Cassia Huntley


Cassia Huntley

Cassia is responsible for much of the marketing day-to-day, including social media management, content creation, website maintenance and organising events.

Craig Huntley


Craig Huntley

As sales manager Craig supports our sales team to ensure our client's needs are being met. He also enjoys meeting our clients and working with them to find canopy solutions for their unique requirements.

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Garth Huntley

Garth is responsible for the design and technical aspects of our project delivery, ensuring that everything is correct and your project is delivered snag-free.

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Sheldon Huntley

An experienced project manager and biltong aficionado, Sheldon uses his organisational skills and experience to ensure your canopy project runs smoothly and is completed to your 100% satisfaction. 

'Couldn't have been more impressed'

"We appointed Kensington Systems Ltd to install a Spaceshade Canopy at Cotham School and couldn’t have been more impressed.

From the initial design meeting all the way through to the end of the project Kensington have been great.

Our students really enjoy this new covered space that can be used all year around."

Ed Carpenter
Cotham School

'Great price, great product and a very personal service'

"Great price, great product and a very personal service..the only company out of a lot I contacted that took the time to come to site and measure up, discuss etc before submitting a quotation."

Steve Cooke
Downsview School

'Proactive and flexible approach'

"Kensington’s service and their ability to deliver were very satisfactory. Their work was completed to a high standard and they had a very proactive and flexible approach. They were very efficient and communicated well with myself and the project team."

Kevin Codd
Willmott Dixon
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Who we help

Kensington Systems have been providing high quality solutions for our customers needs for over forty years.


Bring education outdoors with our robust dining canopies and playground shelters. Your pupils can enjoy safe, stimulating and long-lasting outside spaces throughout the school year.


Eager to improve your patient and staff experiences? Our experts can design and install accommodating and comfortable canopies, shelters and more.


Make your business spaces feel more welcoming and create more enjoyable shopping experiences with our quality entrance and walkway canopies.

Sports and leisure

We put performance and ambience at the heart of our leisure and sports facilities, designed to maximise outdoor space.

Looking for blinds?

Visit the Rolshade Blinds website 

In 2024, the blinds division of Kensington Systems rebranded as Rolshade, giving it it's own distinct identity and focus. It's a new brand, but the same personnel, quality and service you know. Visit the website to find out more.


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Get in Touch Today

Looking for more information on our Spaceshade® or Solspan® ranges? Contact us today via phone, email or chat - or book a call with one of our team at a time that suits you.

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