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Paigle

Foodie

Our genuinely lovely and extremely well organised Sales Account Manager, Paigle, processes our retail and trade orders and liaises throughout the team to ensure our light fittings get to you just as you require and as quickly as possible.

Here's a chance to get to know Paigle a little better!
How long have you been working here?

I’ve worked here since October 2014 and I’m absolutely over the moon about joining the team. I remember my excitement when I first spoke with Karen and Simon regarding my position here; their pride of the company is highly contagious. I immediately fell in love with the business for its stunning products, historical position in the community, personal approach to customer care and sheer passion for high quality craftsmanship – not to mention the use of British-made products, which is something I strongly support.

What does your name mean?

Paigle (/ˈpeɪɡl/) is a British flower belonging to the Primrose family. Often misread as 'Paige' and misheard as 'Hazel', but I don't take offense to this - promise.

What is your favourite contemporary piece?

Our Sellack lanterns for their simple and sophisticated design. I love them so much that I have two in my own home!

What is your favourite Antique Piece?

I love many of the quirky table lamps in the shop, such as the Hand Painted Chinese lamps. Accompanied with a modern fabric shade, their versatility fit into either a character or contemporary room while maintaining a great talking point. They create a fab atmosphere as ambient task lighting next to a sofa for snuggling up and reading a good book.

Chocolate or cheese?

I'm not wild on chocolate and don't eat dairy, but savory delights such as hummus and olives will always be found in my fridge.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a rural village in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Wherever my nearest and dearest are is home to me. I don’t invest a lot into idealisation of grass being greener on the other side and I really appreciate a lot of British culture which is taken for granted. I do however love living in the countryside, so can’t imagine moving far from easy access to woodland, and if I was going to move abroad it would have to be somewhere with amazing food culture.

If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?

Any anonymous character with good mannerisms and interesting experiences to share; I don’t care much for celebrity status.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was young(er), I primarily wanted to be a chef when I grew up. Other times a Fire Fighter and, later on, Police or Probation Officer which is what inspired me to undertake and complete a BSc honours degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies. I've probably considered every other type of career in between and still do when I meet inspiring skilled and business-focused individuals.

Essentially however, contributing to a brilliant company keeps me content.

Whats your favourite sport/team?

I don’t follow professional sports much, but I love to be active and will try my hand at most activities. In my spare time I practice Yoga and dabble in various fitness and dance classes along side a good hike now and again.