Thursday, April 18, 2013

Welcome to the team Brigette, Dione and Lydia

This post is a little late coming as they joined us 3 months ago but it's with great pleasure that I welcome Brigette, Dione and Lydia to the Shoes of Prey team as Customer Happiness Wonderpeople.

Brigette studied a Bachelor of Music majoring in Viola at the University of Tasmania (she also plays piano and the bassoon!). She began her career as a PA to the librarian at the Supreme Court in Queensland, before moving to Queensland Investment Corporation as a Business Assistant in the Fixed Interest team. While in Brisbane she began and later completed an MBA from the Queensland University of Technology.

Brigette then moved to Sydney and has spent the last 3 years working for Colonial First State being promoted through a number of different client service and finance related roles. Brigette has a passion for fashion and is currently completing a Certificate IV in Fashion Design and Technology at FBI Fashion College. She volunteered at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as an usher and dresser. In her free time she likes making garments, drawing, fitness classes and running.

A few months prior to joining us Brigette purchased her wedding shoes and shoes for her bridesmaids from us for her wedding in January!

Dione graduated from the University of Queensland with a bachelor of Journalism. Since then she's worked as a writer and editor in London, Canberra and Sydney. She's followed Shoes of Prey for a while and was keen to take a career change away from journalism in order to join our customer happiness team, which we're very excited about! She speaks French so is taking on the role of translating the French version of our website www.shoesofprey.fr and communicating with our customers in French.

Having grown up in Scotland, in 2008 Lydia moved to Manchester and in 2011 she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design for Fashion at Manchester School of Art. She then started working as a receptionist at Quiz Clothing, a UK retailer with 200 stores. She was quickly promoted from the receptionist role to an Assistant within the Human Resources team where she was responsible for organising recruitment for 8 new stores which opened over a 2 month period.

Lydia has only recently moved to Sydney and has settled in Bondi to live near the beach.

Brigette, Dione and Lydia have all been with us for a few months now. Hiring is challenging to always get right but out of the 180 applications we had for the role, we've hired 3 top performers here. A big hat tip to Dave Knapp who managed the hiring process.

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