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Meet Amy from Sheila Fleet

Back in December we said goodbye to May and the New Year has brought with it a new manager of our Kirkwall store.

Amy is well experienced having worked alongside May in the store for almost seven years; with May having gone it only seemed fitting that Amy should take the reigns.

Kirkwall Team

(Amy, second from left)

Here Amy tells us how she feels about the change:

“Working in the shop is lots of fun, I love the customers so to become manager of the store is fab as I’ll still be able to chat to people on a daily basis.

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“It’s only been a couple of weeks since I took over but it’s going well so far, I’m sure the position will bring its own challenges but that’s part and parcel of any job.

“I have a lot of experience within the shop and I’ve been to a couple of trade fairs so nothing there is too new to me but I’m off on a buying trip with Martin next week and that’s something I’ve never done.

 

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 (Amy, far right)

“Luckily May is coming with us this time so she can show me the ropes and I might insist that she comes along next time too to make sure I’m doing everything right!

“There’s so many aspects of my job that I love but I’d say meeting the customers is my favourite thing.

“We get a lot of tourists arriving on cruise liners and every now and then we have customers from Australia, New Zealand and America that come to Orkney to trace their ancestors; their stories are always so interesting and I know that every day I’ll meet someone new with their own fascinating tale.

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“I like to think of myself as quite an arty person so I’m looking forward to creating the window displays in the shop; May always dressed the windows beautifully so I have big shoes to fill in that respect.

“I’d like to say I have lots of wonderful hobbies but they’ve all been long forgotten because for the past six years my fiancée and I have been renovating our home.

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“We took the roof off and replaced almost every single slate so I feel like I know each corner of the house inside and out.

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“When I do get a spare moment I love to walk and luckily I have an almost endless choice of routes; there are so many beautiful places to see on Orkney and the beaches are glorious whether it’s sunny or raining!”

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To meet more of the Sheila Fleet Jewellery team pop over to our Meet the team page.

 

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