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Here is your opportunity to 'meet' our staff and find out a little about the human side of the company. We like to think of ourselves as a great team who will go the extra mile for our customers and our colleagues, and we love getting to know you better too!

About Angela...

Satisfaction is: helping someone to talk through which essences they need, and having them come back and say we got it exactly right!

My soft spot: my beautiful gorgeous daughters who challenge and surprise me all the time, and my multi-talented husband

Best vice: Always trying to get it right

Favourite places in the world: Machu Pichu and the Greek Islands

Welcome distractions: Our morning coffee ceremony in the office and watching the rabbits play in the garden

Background bits: Banking, Business Analysis, Management Degree, Account Management

About Belinda: Her generosity of spirit brightens any space she walks into and reminds me of how special it is to really connect with others.

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About Belinda...

Love about work: I love having a job that I love, with people who love doing what they do and doing it well!! Cappuccino (environmentally gorgeous, of course) with cinnamon and nutmeg

Favourite things: smell of new books, taste of Montezuma Geranium chocolate, sound of my children giggling, touch of velvet, sight of snow

Don't really like: Celery, cold toes, turning a Land Rover over on a remote Scottish hillside and cleaning the porridge pan

Outside of work I like: Snowball fights (seasonal), singing Mozart, gliding

My favourite essences at the moment are: Cheetah from the Wild Earth Animal Essences for getting things done really speedily in the office. Star Ruby (Alaskan) for amazing focus. Sleep Easy candle from Indigo - helps my children zzzzzz - hurrah!

Background: Spent 12 years in corsets and big frocks as a stage actress. Worked with 5 - 15 year olds in Shakespeare in schools' projects. PA in Fine Arts auction house in London - surrounded by Chagalls and Kandinsky.... heaven. Ridden elephants in Thailand. Helped organise Buddhist Peace Convention in Geneva.

Best Quote: "A great revolution of character in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation, and further, will cause a change in the destiny of humankind." Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist philosopher and writer

About Angela: Soul Sister and infectious giggler

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With thanks to...

Don Dennis, Suzanne Austin, Claire Dixon, Helen Wright, Ann Callaghan, Barbara Callaghan, Daniel Mapel, Steve Priddle, Kanae Sanger, Dominique Roten, Janet Andrews and most of all: to our amazing families and friends who support us when we work late - very late, fly off to visit developers, who stick labels on envelopes while watching movies late into the night, build shelves for our stock, fit lights, babysit our children and are there for us unconditionally

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