Extensive management training in the corporate arena as a retail buyer for well-known High Street stores.

Strategic & creative direction from source to launch.

Expertise in global sourcing, design & development

International brand management of home interiors and gift categories, their provenance, design & route to market. 


Experience of handling multi £million turnover accounts.

A proven record in increasing the year on year sales of retail brands from cottage industries to well-known high street stores.

I wanted to drop you a quick note to say how fabulous I think the Christmas assortment is this year! It looks truly stunning on the shop floor. The assortment is beautifully selected, well co-ordinated & the prices are excellent.
— Beverly Aspinall, Former MD, Fortnum and Mason

and thats not all....


The weaving & handicraft workshop I found in 2009, Yogyakarta, ran by Lana and her family.

I have been in your shoes.....

I started up a boutique lifestyle brand, cuvcuv, where I used the best practices I learned as a buyer for Fortnum and Mason and House of Fraser to achieve a successful outcome.

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I returned to Indonesia to sign off my collection in September 2012

Notably I:

  • Wrote an extensive business plan to secure investment.
  • Brought to market an ethical, fair trade collection I sourced & designed in Yogyakarta, Indonesia working directly with artisanal weavers based in West Sumatra.
  • Set up an online store and gained successful sales from commercial retail platforms & various retail channels; markets, retail shows & pop up shops
  • Opened a bricks & mortar shop in The Needlemakers, Lewes, East Sussex
  • Negotiated wholesale agreements with independent stockists and TK Maxx

On a personal note...

You could say Ive been a curator for the whole of my life.

I grew up in the North West of England, surrounded by art, culture, music and best of all....humour!

I developed my aesthetic sensibilities in a career that took me around the world curating home & gift collections for luxury brands.

Recently I swapped the hustle and bustle of London for simplicity of life in the Sussex countryside.

And this is what I discovered...


I enjoy the peace & tranquility of the rolling South Downs.



And the opportunity it gives me to be creative.

I nurture my home life by cultivating the garden, cooking for friends, practising yoga and sewing.

Over and above that, I get inspiration from the nearby bohemian town of Lewes....

And an art and cultural fix from hipster coastal city, Brighton.

I continue to surround myself with all things creative, visually appealing and relaxing.

Consequently Ive gathered a group of creative souls into a local hub I set up called Wolstonbury Creative and have additional support from fellow female entrepreneurs with my Lewes Women in Business Monthly Membership & Im a member of the dynamic Brighton based group, One Girl Band.

If you're a creative, Id love you to join us