At AIRR, we put just as much effort and love into our team as we do with the brands and companies we work with and the consumers we serve. We work in a wonderful, happy, supportive and empowering environment and believe in fair employment. We all work together, helping each other out and have a great time at the same time!
Here is a snipet into the lives of each of our team:
In between her passion for art, Livvy has worked at AIRR since 2011. Originally trained at Falmouth College of Art (now University College Cornwall), University of Derby, and just recently completing an MA in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University; Livvy is one of our in store customers sales advisor and is also our marketing and online whizz – anything work design based is Livvy’s dream!
Livvy brings a smile to everyone she meets (and usually a giggle or two!) And is usually heard demanding coffee and chocolate from our “General Boss Lady,” Ayesha. She grew up in Northampton and moved to Wirksworth with her husband and two children 6 years ago. She loves all things art, design, fair and ethical and holidaying with her family in Barbados where her husbands family live.
Jo is a smiley, friendly, open and relaxed person and is always will to help any whenever she can. Jo started working for AIRR in September 2013 as an in store customers sales advisor and our “Admin Lady.” Jo is the one who keeps a track of all things admin related within the business and has become Ayesha’s right arm when it comes to accounts.
Jo was lucky to grow up in the wonderful Wirksworth community and went through all the local schools before heading to college to study, which lead her to work in the local council within their admin section. Jo has two children, a boy and a girl (and another arrival due in September!) She loves spending time with her husband and children, as well as the rest of her family and friends and going away on holidays together.
Zoe has a huge personality with a strong sense of humour who makes friends with everyone she meets. Zoe joined AIRR in September 2013 as a customers sales advisor and has put her flare for trends and fashion to use by becoming our in house merchandiser, creating beautiful artistic displays.
Mum to one, Freddy, Zoe grew up in Cheshire and has worked and lived around the country. First, Zoe trained in catering but then moving onto social work and care which became a passion to help and support those in need. She came to live in Wirksworth two years ago to be closer to her family. Zoe has strong passion for all things ethical from what we eat, wear, work and how others work. She loves spending time with her son, family and friends and travelling to new and exciting places.
Jen has a welcoming, friendly and relaxed personality who has a great sense of humour and is the first to put anyone at ease. Jen joined the team in May 2015 as customer sales advisor and our social media expert. Putting her past career and experience to use, Jen knows all the latest trends and styles and loves helping ladies revitalise their wardrobe and outfits.
Jen comes from a background in fashion and textiles where she studied printed textiles and surface pattern at university. After leaving uni, Jen moved to London to work as a freelance textile designer and stylist and also spent some time working for Cath Kitson – right at the beginning when she had just started out and had two shops! Jen has one son and suffers from a serious allergy which lead her into leading a completely eco and organic life of clothes, cleaning products and food, which combined with her fashion experience – makes her a perfect match for our AIRR team. Jen loves spending time with her son, partner and friends and meeting up socialising, especially at Vinyl Night in the local pub!
Ayesha – “General Boss Lady”
So, here we are left with Ayesha – a.k.a General Boss Lady, named by Livvy after a few too many G & T’s in the pub one evening many years ago…
Ayesha owns and manages the business and works with managing all the different aspects there are within running an independent – there isn’t a set job title or day-to-day routine, one day can be in the shop working with staff & helping customers, another could be in the office doing the accounts, another out buying in London, another at the wood yard getting materials to set about making a new display or another visiting universities and colleges giving advice and seminars on working and setting up and ethical business – It’s always on the go, always fun and always interesting!
We hope you have enjoyed meeting our team, we are all happy and confident to say we each love our jobs at AIRR working with each other, spending time in our wonderful community and working with each and everyone of our special customers! AIRR x