Every Monday, over on our Instagram @thealphabetgiftshop we share a different member of team and give you a bit of insight into what they do for us here at The Alphabet Gift Shop – Here is a roundup of our 4 Team Members for March!
Kelly is one of our personalisation expert team members who works in our Design Studio (Based above our Burton Gift Shop). Here they draw, design, make, press, cut, engrave, stitch, embroider and laser all our personalised orders. We receive orders from our two gift shops based in Burton-Upon-Trent and Mickleover, Derby and through our own website and online marketplace http://www.notonthehighstreet.com. Kelly loves an adventure so her favourite product to personalise is our Personalised Destination Travel Journal – which can be found here https://www.thealphabetgiftshop.co.uk/stationery/travel-journals/personalised-destination-travel-journal.html
If you are local to either of our gift and coffee shops you will definitely recognise our team member Jodie – she’s everywhere! Every week she makes an appearance in the Burton Gift Shop, in Lowercase Coffee Bar, over at the Mickleover Gift Shop and in Uppercase Coffee Shop – I can’t keep up. Also, she does a lot behind the scenes for us as well… here she is stood next to one of the incredible blackboards she has handwritten (You’ll find them all over both coffee shops). She also does a lot of the buying of the lovely gifts you see in both the gifts shops and online. We have her to thank for our shops being well stocked and looking beautiful! Jodie’s favourite product at the moment is our Pineapple Travel Wallet which can be found here https://www.thealphabetgiftshop.co.uk/yellow-pineapple-travel-wallet.html . It is from one of our favourite suppliers Portico Designs https://www.porticodesigns.com/web/
Gerry is our longest serving team member! Gerry started working for us 23 years ago, when the company was called “Sweaty Sue’s”. She and Sue used to make fleece jumpers from the (sometimes freezing cold) garage Sue’s House in Etwall, Derbyshire! Having worked alongside Sue through every twist and turn of the business journey into what we are today (lovely, warm gift and coffee shops), Gerry now heads up our Mickleover store. She makes sure the displays stay lovely, the customers are looked after and the food and cake are as yummy as ever. (Did we mention we have a new menu launching on April 1st!?).
Sue has been a team member since we first opened the doors of our Burton Store (And our first ever coffee shop – eek!) five years ago. She was our first ever chef!! and now heads up our Kitchen Team at our Burton Coffee Shop “Lowercase Coffee Bar”. Sue bakes the scones, cooks the soup and prepares the quiche before most of us are even awake in the morning!!