Caroline Young, Christmas Buyer and Merchandiser
Caroline has been with the company for around 2 decades and as a trained florist is responsible for the inspirational displays around the store. She worked for several years in the Gift department and eventually became the chief buyer. She naturally progressed to be a buyer for the Christmas department, and along with Clara, travels extensively across the UK and Europe sourcing the finest quality decorations, lighting and trees. The stunning Christmas displays are all the inspiration and sheer hard work of Caroline. Our Christmas department takes a huge amount of work and needs to inspire our customers to try different colour combinations; often ones which may not immediately spring to mind. We also have to bear in mind that a lot of our customers associate the traditional red and gold with Christmas and don’t like to step out of the familiar, whereas the younger sector are more style driven when it comes to decorating their home for Christmas, often having a decorated tree in every room in the house.