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.
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.
Our Sellack lanterns for their simple and sophisticated design. I love them so much that I have two in my own home!
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.
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.
I grew up in a rural village in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
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.
Any anonymous character with good mannerisms and interesting experiences to share; I don’t care much for celebrity status.
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.
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.