Over time Conquest's reputation for precision and detailed woodworking grew and in 1977 the opportunity to take a first step in this direction came, when the owner of a neighbouring business popped in and asked if they could make him a kitchen for his home in Langstone.
The customer was delighted with his new kitchen and soon afterwards a steady stream of similar requests from others began to arrive. John Adey decided that this should be the future direction for Conquest, where their skills for precision woodworking would be perfectly suited to making kitchens of the highest quality as well as other fitted home furniture.
Over time this enabled John Adey to invest in a new base and showroom inFarlington, Hampshire. Here he introduced new workshop technology and recruited a talented team of designers and craftsmen so that orders could be taken, furniture made to the highest standards and fitted in a timely fashion.
In the 1980’s the trend towards fully fitted kitchens saw the business flourishing. Conquest began to be called upon by commercial developers of luxury properties, exclusive sports clubs and even a national hotel company, to supply and fit beautiful, custom built furniture. By the mid-nineties Conquest had completed over 10,000 installations.
During the 1990’s the business was focused around making kitchens and fitted bedrooms in response to the demand. Home furniture production in the UK fell substantially as it struggled to compete with cheaper imports from abroad. However, Conquest’s relentless focus on precision craftsmanship and he quality of materials, finish and fitting, was something that competitors simply couldn’t replicate.