Get to Know…

Time to make some professional friendships – get to know the people behind the products!

Andy Huett

Andy HuettDirector, Coir Store
07884 303082, andy@coirstore.co.uk, www.coirstore.co.uk

What does your company do?
Importer and supplier of coir matting for glamping and events.

What makes your company’s services special?
All products are 100% natural and chemical free. We aim to deliver as fast as possible.

Describe yourself in 10 words
An ageing stoner who likes to travel.

Andy HuettHow would your co-workers describe you?
Fairly easy going, but can get wound up at times.

Craziest thing you have done?
Rode 60,000km on a motorbike around India.

We’re in a bar – what do you order?
A pint of bitter and a daiquiri for the lady.

Favourite animal and why?
Elephant. Large, impressive animal, intelligent and placid.

Favourite current telly?
Sky Arts. Intriguing programmes about bands and the making of classic albums.

 


Teresa Jones

Theresa JonesDirector, Scandinavian Homes
0845 299 6337, www.scandinavianhomes.com

What does your company do?
Highly insulated log holiday homes ideal for all year use.

What makes your company’s services special?
Complete flexibility in design, specification and construction.

Describe yourself in 10 words
Loves helping customers choose what’s right for them.

How would your co-workers describe you?
Thoughtful, helpful and willing to ask awkward questions.

Theresa JonesSomething nobody would know about you?
Not many people know that I play double bass with local orchestras.

We’re in a bar – what do you order?
A pint of the best local real ale. If that’s not an option then a nice glass of white wine.

Favourite animal and why?
Unfortunately no longer with us, our cat, Ginger Biscuit, aka the company Chief Morale Officer, as he would always say hello to visitors.

Favourite telly?
I’m addicted to home makeover programs!

 


Julie Friar

Julie FriarDirector, Friar Best Insurance Services
01394 383868, www.friarbest.co.uk

What does your company do?
Specialists in advising on and arranging insurance for glamping holiday sites.

What makes your company’s services special?
Understanding the glamping industry and associated risks for arranging insurance.

Describe yourself in 10 words
Dedicated to providing the right insurance for glamping site owners.

Friar BestHow would your co-workers describe you?
Leaves no stone unturned when something needs sorting.

Craziest thing you have done?
Any craziness has been with an audience.

We’re in a bar – what do you order?
Mojito or Bacardi with ginger ale

Favourite animal and why?
I love all animals and birds, but love watching the cows and sheep in field next to where I live.

Favourite TV show?
Vera – down to earth, clever and often with a good moral message.

 


Audrius Novogreckis

Audrius NovoPartner, Woodpecker Tubs
www.woodpeckertubs.co.uk, 07435 866929

What does your company do?
We offer a range of hot tubs and sauna products.

What makes your company’s services special?
We are able to meet and exceed the needs of our customers by ensuring that we put their health and wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do.

Describe yourself in 10 words
A family man wanting to treat people like family.

How would your co-workers describe you?
Energetic, enthusiastic with a real attention to detail.

Audrius NovoCraziest thing you have done?
Well now that would be telling – I just love having fun! I love nature and being out in the fresh air, I also like to spend time with my family.

We’re in a bar – what do you order?
I love beer and cocktails, so maybe a blonde beer or a Cosmopolitan.

Favourite animal and why?
Elephant, because they are strong and fearless but incredibly family orientated.

Favourite TV show?
For me it has to be Stranger Things. It is incredible viewing and a great programme to get into. It’s my type of series.

 


Dirk McFarlane-Aitken

Dirk McfarlaneDirector, MAC Cabins
01837 357014, www.maccabins.co.uk

What does your company do?
Largest supplier of glamping pods, timber lodges, cabins and buildings.

What makes your company’s services special?
We can vouch that with every building our customers will receive a structure that has a higher standard spec than most other comparable products.

Describe yourself in 10 words
Ambitious, hard-working, considerate, an eye for detail and creative flair.

How would your co-workers describe you?
Dirk is passionate about his customer-care and believes in his products.

Dirk McfarlaneCraziest thing you have done
Scuba dived in Egypt and convinced the instructor I was a qualified diver and three stone heavier than I actually am, amazingly I am still here.

We’re in a bar – what do you order?
A pint of ale.

Favourite animal and why?

Giraffe – as a child I had a very vivid dream about a young giraffe that lived in the woods behind our cottage in Cornwall, called Liberty.

Favourite current telly
Gold Rush – because it shows that sometimes life is a struggle but good people prevail.

 


Alicia Whymark

Alicia WhymarkMarket development manager, Portable Power Technology
01474 761051, alicia@portablepowertech.com, www.portablepowertech.com

What does your company do?
We offer a wide range of off-grid power options.

What makes your company’s service special?
We have a really personal and hands-on approach with all our customers.

Describe yourself in 10 words
I’m a loud, friendly, passionate person and I’m always late.

Alicia WhymarkHow would your co-workers describe you?
I’m too scared to ask after six years here! They’d definitely say I’m late.

Craziest thing you’ve done
I last minute booked to go to a music festival with zero camping equipment and no time to get any… Interesting weekend.

We’re in a bar – what do you order?
You can’t beat a good gin and tonic.

Favourite animal and why
Tricky one! I have a cat and a dog so my allegiances are very split there… I always think narwhals look so cool.

Favourite current telly?
Succession. No question – incredible TV.

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