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What We Do

From Hi-Fi to Wi-Fi, home cinemas to home security, IT to CCTV, Cornflake are the masters of technology.  In fact we’re so passionate about home automation – especially audio reproduction – we consider it an art form.

Welcome to the Art of Technology.  With over 25 years experience and 1000s of happy clients, Cornflake’s knowledge and expertise in designing and seamlessly integrating smart technology is second to none.  We strive to make life easier by recommending the best, most good-looking, simple-to-use, energy-efficient and highly-trusted technology.  Smart equipment that puts clients firmly in control, enhances homes and enriches lives.

Every member of our team passionately loves what they do and, like you, gets a kick from sensational sound, thrilling imagery, exceptionally smooth-running kit …and saving money on energy bills.  Our skilled curators are each highly-trained in a specialist field,  including audiophile-level sound reproduction, video & cinema, lighting, security, window treatments, home energy efficiency, IT & telecoms. Dedicated and professional, Cornflake’s team is renowned through the industry, especially amongst our peers, for “unsurpassed engineering skills” and our 24/7 service culture.

Why are we so good at what we do?  We recognise your home is special and that you want things to work perfectly, first-time, every time.  Just as they should.   We specify the right kit for the right task in the right place.   And, because we’re completely independent and not tied to any brands or suppliers, we objectively recommend the best products from across the marketplace for maximum impact, dependability and controllability.    We excel at winning awards for making life easy. We’d love to help you.

For a chat about our services and how we can assist call us today on 020 7323 4554 or email info@cornflake.co.uk.

The Art of Technology… defined by Cornflake.

Cornflake is a certified KNX integrator and fully supports the professional home automation standards laid down by our industry tradebody CEDIA.  We’re also a fully accredited Industry Member of the BIID and work closely with many other Architecture & Design groups and trade bodies.

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Proud winners in the CEDIA Awards and many other retail/trade sponsored awards.

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ITSA Awards logo WINNER

2014-Best-Media-Room-under-15K-WINNER

2014 Best Showroom WINNER

2014 Best Dressed Rack FINALIST

2014 Best Lighting Scheme over 25K FINALIST

Smart App-artment

The Smart APP-artment is Cornflake’s iPad-controlled, designer-styled experience centre, where invited clients can road-test the very latest technology.

Located in central London, the Smart APP-artment is the first experience centre of its kind in the UK showcasing the world’s finest audio, cinema, lighting, security, IT and telecoms systems, featuring top brands such as Bowers & Wilkins, Sonos, Crestron and Lutron.    Beautiful art, furniture and accessories all complement the integrated technology and help to demonstrate how Cornflake’s experience and imagination can transform the modern home or business.

Listen to our stunning hi-fi systems and speakers, experience the ultimate home cinema and discover how intelligent lighting systems can create the pefect ambience wherever and whenever you want.  Learn how we can banish your IT hassles and integrate security systems to ensure your home really is your castle.   If you’re interested, we’ll also show you the engine behind-the-scenes.  Five impressive control racks are housed in a unique glass-walled plant room to help clients fully appreciate how a smart home works.

Words and pictures simply can’t do justice to the Smart APP-artment – you really have to experience it for yourself.   To arrange a visit to our luxurious pad in the heart of the West End call us today to book a private viewing. Visits are strictly by appointment.   

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The Smart APP-artment… the Art of Technology realised.

 

For details of the full range of products on show please contact our team on 0207 323 4554 or email us at info@cornflake.co.uk
 
 

Lighting and Blinds

Architects spend more hours considering lighting than any other item.  And with good reason, lighting is highly complex and has a huge impact on comfort levels, with the instant ability to mute or complement the interior design, furnishings and the architecture itself.  

The Smart App-artment has six fully-working, room-by-room, lighting displays to inspire clients with ingenious solutions including a dedicated lighting room where you can test the latest LEDs; view state-of-the-art coffered ceiling options; wonder at realistic natural daylight bulbs and have fun with colour-changing mood lights.  Our professional lighting designers have a wealth of experience of designing, implementing and commissioning both contemporary and classic high-end lighting projects.  We advise and assist at every level, working closely with clients to understand how each room is used, what needs to emphasised and changing usage patterns over time.

Window treatments also play a fundamental role in good lighting design, helping to harvest or block daylight as  required.  Imagine if your blinds or curtains could be scheduled to open and close while you were out; allowing sunshine to warm rooms or to be drawn tight at bedtime to retain heat.  (Saving on energy costs in the process).  Or if your blinds automatically closed whenever the TV is switched on, or were programmed on a timer as a deterrent to burglars.   The possibilities are endless, especially for older and less agile homeowners. Cornflake specialies in the integration and automation of lighting and window treatments. And as controlling these elements can all be done from a single controller, an Apple iPad or your preferred android platform, it’s all incredibly simple.

Controlling your lights and curtains from the beach or your office, or just without moving from the comfort of  your armchair, is easily sorted by our team.   Conflake fits and automates every conceivable type of window treatment in any size or shape aperture.   Blinds, rollers, blackouts, Roman or Venetian, motorised curtains, screen drapes and privacy glass, our clever Lighting & Blinds experts advise on all aspects of integration from the aesthetics to the technical logistics, including  offering a huge choice of fabrics and linings.    

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The Art of  Technology… illuminated by Cornflake.

Concierge

Today’s homes use a huge amount of technology – central heating, lighting, TVs, boilers, computers, phones, tablets, Hi-Fi, AV and security systems… the list is endless.  Getting all this kit to work properly, and simply do what it should when you want it to, can be a real headache often taking up more time than it saves. Not to mention to stress.  And with umpteen warranties and separate policies for the upkeep of  each appliance that’s a lot of paperwork to track, especially for busy families and large residences.

Cornflake Concierge was designed to banish technology hassles.   To enable clients to off-load the stress of running their home technology and automation systems to a dedicated third party available 24/7 throughout the year. Concierge is built on Cornflake’s extensive experience of installing, integrating and managing technology to the highest levels of quality and workmanship.  Maintaining systems and  keeping them in tip-top condition is what we love, ensuring that equipment performs as smoothly as the day it was installed.

Cornflake Concierge offers servicing support designed to meet a wide range of demands; including fast-track home call-outs; remote problem resolution; regular maintenance visits; daily data back-up; dedicated email services and individually-designed telephony packages, with greatly reduced or waived call-out charges for clients.

From IT consultancy to complete round-the-clock support, a Cornflake Concierge contract can be shaped to meet your personal requirements, making technology troubles a thing of the past and leaving you to get on with life.

HIFI

For almost 30 years Cornflake, like many of our audiophile clients, has been striving to achieve sonic perfection.   It’s an obsession that continues to challenge and delight in equal measure.

Our long-standing relationship with many high-end audio brands has enabled us to carve out a unique position in the industry.   We are invited to hand-pick for display some of the world’s finest speakers and Hi-Fi components.  These very special pieces of equipment are made available for clients, and prospective clients, to audition in our specially-built acoustically-balanced listening room, right in the heart of the West End.

State-of-the-art Hi-Fi, coupled with the some of the most sonically-impressive and visually-striking speakers, ensure we have something to suit every taste; whether you’re an iPod user just dipping a toe into the world of high-end audio, a discerning vinyl enthusiast or a dedicated aficionado seeking knowledgebable debate and purchasing advice from like-minded souls.

Vacancies

Hi. If you’re visiting this page you probably like what you’ve read or heard about Cornflake… and would like to join our award-winning team. Fantastic! You’re in the right place at the right time. Cornflake is currently experiencing phenomenal business success and the company is expanding. (Updated March 2015). If you’d like to play a starring role in our exciting story we’d love to hear from you. 2015 VACANCIES imageSALES MANAGERS Working from our headline-grabbing Smart APPartment in the heart of the West End you will facilitate exclusive viewings for private clients and commercial specifiers. With an unprecedented database of A-list clients you must be at ease conversing with celebrities, captains of industry and starchitects alike. An innate understanding of UHNW lifestyles and properties is expected. Discretion is your middle name and you should be confident demonstrating the latest Home Automation systems for 21st century living. Experience of the competitive MDU/contract sector would be hugely beneficial and you will probably have worked in a related field at a senior level for a couple of years. You will be expected to keenly monitor trade/property press to identify new development/sales opportunities and help bid for suitable projects. We frequently pitch our services to new companies and you must therefore be confident at commercial pitching, chasing leads and closing deals. You must be able to compile highly detailed quotations and negotiate best prices with suppliers. We are pleased to offer unlimited earning potential – with a generous commission-based bonus for the right person – in fact we want to pay you loads! Smart, fun and confident are basic prerequisites for this key position. (Are you are a fast-learning top sales person in a similar high-end/luxury industry with transferable skills? Give us your best shot). image(1)PROJECT MANAGERS Hand-holding clients through complex refurbishment projects and providing a single point-of-contact is one of Cornflake’s greatest strengths. Customers return to us time and again based on the level of service we provide. Completely dedicated to excellence, with minute attention to detail and a whizz at technical documentation, you will become the linchpin of the project; liaising with the client and/or their architect, designer, contractor, bespoke joinery contractor and appointed electricians to ensure an efficient and smooth install. With a strong background knowledge of AV Engineering and construction site milestones, you will be responsible for managing the timely procurement of kit and be responsible for providing the engineers with detailed information packs to ensure the install is completed on schedule. A robust knowledge of the following systems, products and procedures will be hugely advantageous: Middle Atlantic products and RackTools plus modern lighting technologies and control systems. An understanding of UK Health & Safety procedures and RAMS documentation will be particularly useful too. You do not necessarily need a university degree to work for us but you must be absolutely obsessed with technology and passionate about helping property developers and private homeowners to achieve efficient smart systems that far outweigh their expectations. Multitasking across a clutch of simultaneous projects is a given for this role. image(2)ENGINEERS Cornflake is renowned for its knowledgeable engineers. We’re only interested in hearing from top-flight engineers who share our commitment and passion for going the extra mile. If you are a trained custom installation engineer, with wide ranging skills and never tire of learning because technology never stops changing, we’d like to hear from you. Some shift working and eves/weekends may occasionally be required to suit project programmes and to get the job done. Applicants need the full breadth of CI skills from dimming LEDs to building state-of-the-art home cinemas. You must be confident working independently but also a great team player and happy to get your hands dirty. Engineers are expected to manage their own time and schedules; must respect and nurture valued contracts and support the company’s ambitious corporate objectives. In return we offer branded smart workwear, great terms; full recognition of your skills and a fantastic working environment in which to grow and thrive with ongoing training for committed players. Salary is dependent on experience so impress us with your skills. CLIENT SERVICE MANAGERS: Renowned for unsurpassed customer servicing levels, we’re looking for people who share our commitment and passion for delighting demanding clients and have a strong design flair.  New room You will need to be flexible about your working hours and willing to travel at the drop of a hat. Often viewed as a back-room support position, we realise that Service is the secret to success and highly value our wonderful team. You are a great all-rounder with experience in AV, Control systems and IT. 2nd Line IT Support/Network Engineers: You are an IT nut and delight in resolving technical issues. Predominantly office-based in Windmill Street, you will ensure our award-winning Concierge service is delivered using the latest technology while systematically managing proactive maintenance of customers’ networks, data storage and user devices.  You will also support the onsite installation engineers with network configuration, troubleshooting and documentation. You do not necessarily need a Uni degree, although CISCO, Microsoft or Apple qualifications are desirable. You must be obsessed with protocols and all things IT with a strong sense of responsibility towards our clients. Salary is dependent on experience. Cornflake staff operate from our award-winning showroom the Smart APPartment and are privileged to work in some of the most beautiful homes in London and the South East. We pride ourselves on providing a pleasant, friendly, professional working environment and the opportunity for fast-track career progression. We pay competitive salaries to secure and retain the best talent; but in return we challenge and set exacting standards; so expect to be pushed. We support – and invest in – our people providing ongoing training, a wide range of staff benefits, pastoral care and corporate entertainment. Our team enjoys working for a transparent CEDIA-accredited company with a huge appetite for technology; we’re always open to new ideas and frequently adopt new processes to keep abreast of the fast-paced IoT and to maintain our market leading status. Finally, we’re brand-agnostic to ensure we offer clients the best independent advice and we expect the same standards and principles from our team. If you are honest, reliable and hard-working you will enjoy working here. Get on our radar by sending us a short letter with your CV, and salary expectations, in confidence to directors Robin Shephard and Gary Lewis. We look forward to hearing from you. Please use I WANT TO BE A CORNFLAKE as your subject heading to make sure we easily spot your incoming application. robin.shephard@cornflake.co.uk and gary.lewis@cornflake.co.uk PS: we read all CVs received, but sadly cannot reply to everyone due to the high volume of applications so if you don’t hear from us please accept our thanks for your interest and our sincere best wishes with your ongoing job search.

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GET IN TOUCH

To find out about our full range of technology and how it can be integrated into your home or business, to enquire about Cornflake Concierge or to request an invitation to the Smart APP-artment, please contact us today. Whatever your query, we look forward to hearing from you.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Cornflake
37 & 41 Windmill Street
London, England
W1T 2JU
Tel: +44 (020) 7323 4554
Email: info@cornflake.co.uk

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