Sharon (seen on the left with the lovely ladies from Ashby Tourist Information) is the one with matchsticks holding up her eyes, who's brain is always about 20 steps and 2 years in front of her body! She knows what she wants but there are never enough hours in the day to get it all done. Having had a varied career with previous roles in the print industry and the hospitality industry, through a change in life in 2001, Sharon started work in the garden centre industry, as well as finance and marketing. After setting up and growing an online garden centre as well as ops manager of other business activities, in 2012 it was time to make or break! As a single mum of two and chairperson of our local Scout group, life is challenging but fun - most of the time! If the kids are happy, sales are good, I'm happy. Love a G+T or cold glass of white to chill down, and have now trained myself to appreciate red wine too. Twickenham has lots of good memories as do nights out with friends and family having a good laugh, and getting any question besides music right in a quiz is a bonus!
Eve is our office manager, working around being a mum to Molly. She is the one who always helps other team members under pressure, with a smile and sense of urgency - always good on a sunny Spring day with lots to get done before our variety of couriers start calling.
Matt is our warehouse man, always happy to move any humongous boxes without complaint. Somehow, despite bringing up his son, he still manages to have enough energy to speed around amongst the boxes choosing the correct products. Being over 6ft is an added bonus to reach those boxes on the high shelves us shorties can't touch!
Dom is a local lad who deals with daily dispatch, chatting up all the courier drivers on his Monster Energy boosts!
Our rugby enthusiast Mandy helps Eve with all the parcel labels and keeps our boys on track with packing and wrapping. She enjoys making luxury designer hats so if you're off to the races, Mandy's your girl!
Work hard, play hard is the Kaye ethic and both Lauren and Sharon enjoy dining out at local restaurants such as The Bay Tree or cocktails at Amalfi White's! Lauren is a key contributor to product information, a variety of stock control tasks and most recently accounts. She has just got her A Level Results (3 A*s!) and is off to study medicine at Liverpool University in amongst pursuing her rugby career.
Josh is our Graphic Artist and photographer, a graduate from Nottingham Trent University. Josh has worked for an Italian design company in Milan as well as an e-learning company and now has an internship down in Cambridge where he will doubtlessly terrorise the streets on his skateboard...
Amy is one of our office girls, in charge of courier claims and product listings. After completing a Biomedicine degree down in London, she is now in her second year studying Medicine at Leicester University, working for UK-Gardens on her afternoons off.
Emily, Josh's girlfriend, is another office girl. She deals with listings and adverts, using her degree in Graphic Design from Nottingham Trent University. Intending to get a permanent job in graphics, Em is on her third placement down in London, hoping that perfect job will appear.