A northern lass, Suzanne's office catchphrase is "Am I eckers like!" Outside of Crafti's she adores family time & cuddles on the sofa with her girls. Top skills (aside from looking after our clients) are shopping & drinking gin, which might explain her office nickname Lindsay Lohan (don't ask!). Before becoming Mrs Halpin, Suzanne was girlfriend to a Premier League footballer (bet you're wondering who now!?).
Known as Mr Motivator to the team or Bap (don't ask!) Michael's office catchphrase is "Grab the day" amongst many others! He loves all things family, triathlons, badminton, Leicester City FC with a passion, toasted bacon sandwiches with marmalade and sailing. On his first ever sailing trip his crew had to rescue a stricken yacht!
Account Manager (London, Wales & South)
Our own 'Judith Chalmers' for her love of holidaying, Charlie is also Crafti's Chief Gift Buyer. A sophisticated flavoured tea drinker (definitely not builders!) and a gin connoisseur, Charlie spends her spare time watching her young boys play sport or escaping for some girly shopping. She has a scarf to match every outfit.
Account Manager (Midlands)
Known as Lornski, Lorna has a tan the envy of the office (natural of course) and can't live without her eyebrow pencil and lip balm! Outside of Crafti's she loves family time, cooking, F1, fizz and friends. Lorna was once an extra on TOWIE (The Only Way is Essex) being wined and dined at a 21st birthday party!
Account Manager (Scotland, Wales, Ireland & West Midlands)
Nickname Delly or Del Bot (maiden name Bottomley) Adele once did a tandem parachute jump at 12,000ft for charity. She's a natural people person and previously worked for British Airways at Heathrow Airport meeting lots of celebrities in her role as Supervisor. Her spare time involves going to the gym, shopping, family time and meals outs with the odd vodka or prosecco tipple.
Account Manager (North)
Adrenalin junky Mandy loves an adventure! She's recently hiked the rain forests in Borneo and completed a 26 mile marathon hike for Macmillan Cancer. Trained as a classical chef, Mandy is known as 'Mrs Ramsay' in the kitchen, baking up a treat for friends and family (as well as dogs to Ben's delight!) Mandy enjoys going to the gym, spending time with family and walking her dogs.
Product & Logistics Manager
Emma is in charge of controlling stock levels, liaising with our suppliers and warehouse to make sure everything runs smoothly. She's known in the office for sticky notes and asking lots of questions! A bit of a dare devil, she's bungee jumped, zip-wired in Montreal and enjoys spending time with her family of teenage boys, loves taking on challenges and exploring new places.
Jacqui Thomson (AATQB)
Our own Calamity Jane, 'crash helmet' Jacqui was born in an ambulance going round a roundabout, has broken her arm 3 times, was run over by a truck at 7 years old and used to teach people to scuba dive, drive tanks and missile launchers! She entertains us in the office crashing into roof beams and her passions in life, apart from family, are her dogs and crooner Rod Stewart. Appeared in a French & Saunders Easter special!
Another unusual name she answers to anything, but is known to friends as Penski (maiden name Penn) or Pam (long story)! A lover of languages and travelling, she has a degree in German & French and learnt pigeon Japanese. After uni as a summer job she flew the airs with the England football team. She's a Man Utd fan and a novice park runner!
Cool name, cool designer, Suki (meaning like/love in Japanese) in her spare time does Muay Thai kickboxing and loves unicorns! She gets called anything that sounds remotely like Suki; Spooky, Sushi, Suzuki and Pukey are just some! Something that might surprise you about Suki is she gave herself a lip-piercing in the bathroom with a safety pin aged 15. Ouch!
Yorkshire lass born and bred, known to friends and family as Hutchy/Andy or the bionic woman! Once paraglided off Babadag mountain 6500ft high. Her fashion collection was shown on the catwalk at London's Graduate fashion week. Loves all things creative/inspiring and special family time. Enjoys Yoga and tapas (not at the same time!)
Jocelyn's known as the office Google and with the memory of an elephant she's the font of all knowledge, not always useful! Catchphrases are 'Jeepers' & 'blah, d blah, d blah.' At Crafti's Jos is responsible for orders, dispatch of deliveries, invoices and stock control plus office essentials like stationery, tea, coffee and toilet rolls! Secondary job role is chief office plant waterer! In her spare time she enjoys walks with her family, growing fruit and vegetables and playing the piano and clarinet.
Karen loves to read, which lends to her super eagle-eye skill of proof reading for Crafti's. Aside from books, her interests include enjoying family-time, watching a good movie and going for a country walk or bike ride together. She's also known as 'Sharon Osbourne' due to her use of colourful language and is an avid gongoozler – a big fan of canals and locks!
Solly joins fresh out of his first term at uni (which didn’t quite go to plan). At 19 he has a big drive to go a long way in the future. A natural talent at all sports, Solly makes everyone laugh without knowing what was funny! He’s a hopeless romantic, saying that’s probably why he’s single and spends his spare time watching Pointless with his mother and a brew!
Quality Control Supervisor
Charles’ favourite sport is airsoft, which he plays in a local team called Beard, as well as in the Essex county team. A bit of a comedian, he's also known to friends as Charlie Chalk. He loves animals and one day dreams of owning a petting zoo with his partner. Charles' other interests include java scripting, driving and going on adventures with his partner and cat!
Finance & Operations Administrator
Known as V, her watch roster identifier, Vanessa was previously an Air Traffic Controller in the RAF for 26 years & once kept the Queen waiting on runway for 16 minutes because the pilot missed his take-off slot. She loves dancing (ballet & tap), going to the theatre, singing, walking the dogs and music festivals.