Clare's, obviously, the beautiful and creative one, I'm behind the scenes at No64 Biscuit House!
I keep the online shop up together, I look after our marketing & social media, I manage our supplier relationships (except for ordering our amazing products, which obviously Clare does), and most excitingly of all..........I keep the wolves from the door by maintaining our relationship with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs!
Sales & Marketing has been my career. I started my working life as an estate agent (oh dear I hear you say!). I then did 5 years in the rat catching industry working for Rentokil Pest Control which, believe it or not, I absolutely loved!
When I got back from a year travelling Australia & Asia in 1997, yes I travelled late, I was 27 when I left my career, I went into the contact centre industry (not telesales I hasten to add!).
Over a 14 year period I moved from Hampshire to Nottingham, Nottingham to Leeds, and then back to Nottingham, where I lived for 10 years.
When I sold my share in the business, 3 partners & I started in 2004, we were employing 125 people and turning over £3 million.
I guess one of my proudest moments was attending the awards ceremony where I'd been nominated in the midlands region '42under42' award for entrepreneurial/business acheivement. I didn't win though!
In 2014 I finally got my chance to return to my beloved Shire and I grabbed it with both hands, I loved Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire but there really is nothing quite like the New Forest and living by the sea!
Clare & I started The Biscuit House that year and, in 2016 as you know, we opened our first shop here in Milford on Sea. The rest, as they say.......is history!
Stuff you probably won't know about me:
I've also trained in Close Protection (yep, that's a Bodyguard!), I'm an Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, I did 3 years club DJ'ing, and my hobby is cooking!