I joined our wonderful village store in the summer of 2018 as Manager and have loved every day since.
I am local to the village so have always used the shop but it wasn’t until I took on the role that I saw just how much the shop has to offer, anything you want we have! But it's not just what we sell. The volunteers make the shop what it is, you get a friendly hello when you walk in and they are all so helpful, it is a great place to be and I look forward to coming in every day.
I have been in the village for many years, have young children that have enjoyed the baby & toddler group, pre-school and now primary school so we really do feel part of the community.
I worked full time in Essex and Suffolk police intelligence and analysis for many years until we started our family, and then when they were safe at school I took on the role of marketing and admin for The Wine Centre and Gift Room in Great Horkesley. I enjoyed the marketing, organising events but also being on the shop floor dealing with customers, putting displays together and making up gifts and hampers. This is where I found my love of sales and which then led me to our little village shop.
Along-side the every-day running of the shop and organising volunteers, I enjoy arranging events and sourcing new and exciting products.
We look forward to welcoming you in the shop soon.