New face - news story - 02 Oct 2012


When Kristen started working in the shop in January, she told me she expected to move back to Southampton in the autumn to complete her doctorate. I had hoped circumstances would change and we'd get to keep her here, but I'm afraid she's off. It was her last day on Saturday and I know the customers will miss her.

I hate having to find new staff and I've really not been looking forward to replacing Kristen, but I've intereviewed a few very able candidates over the past week and I'm happy to say Fred will be starting work here on Wednesday afternoon. I've been very, very lucky with a string of brilliant part-timers and I hope that Fred can continue this run.

Go easy on him for a while, won't you?