As a family business, I grew up with Tributes, spending many Saturday mornings and school holidays earning my pocket money. I worked with my Dad – Richard – but also with many of the team members who continue to work with us to this day. From celebrating the 2003 Rugby World Cup win whilst packing orders with Rick from Customer Care, to trying not to create total havoc painting our old offices a questionably bright shade of yellow with our procurement director Gav, moments spent with the Tributes team have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.
After completing my university degree, I went on to spend much of my twenties living and working abroad before coming back to join the business in a full-time capacity in 2018, and I have been happily settled here since.
I joined the team in 2018 as an Account Manager and Field Sales Rep and I am now working as our Sales Director. Although my directorship has led to an increased involvement with strategic decision making and driving the business forwards, my role will always be rooted in relationships and customer service. I take a huge amount of satisfaction in supporting our team to provide the best service that we possibly can for our customers. There have been plenty of challenges over the past few years, but this founding principle of good and honest customer service will always be integral to our success, and I believe the relationships we have developed over the years are our company’s most valuable asset.
Our staff are amazing, and I see each and every one of them as extended members of my Petributes/Tributes family. Our customers are equally brilliant and the chats and interactions I have with them every day, make my work life fun, interesting and fulfilling.
I’m an active person and nothing makes me happier than being outside. Whether that be in the hills or on the water, the great outdoors is my soul food, and it helps to keep me happy and healthy. I also love to cycle tour and I undertook a long round-the-world cycling trip before I moved back to the UK. Ask me about cycling across China!
I have a close-knit family and we all play an important part in one another’s lives. If we’re honest though, my most important family role is that of ‘proud dog Auntie’ to Eddie the cockapoo, who comes in equal measures of genius and idiocy! We would all do anything for him though… even if he is remarkably bad at bringing back his ball!