Meet the Gang

Although Amazon and other big companies may be looking to replace all their staff with robots in the much-too-near future, Whitehouse Event Crockery can’t imagine not having living, breathing humans as their workforce. Though we may seem to run as flawlessly as a machine, it’s a combination of hilarious characters and hard-working men and women that keep this company afloat. Because there aren’t very many of us in the whole company, every single person is essential to keeping all the Whitehouse cogs turning. We work tirelessly to make sure that you guys don’t have to worry about a thing and, though it may be stressful for us at times, we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since it would be impossible for you to know us all inside out in just one blog post, we all answered 10 key questions about Whitehouse, and ourselves, to help you get an idea of what is means to work here.

So, without further ado, let us commence the introductions….

 

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Name: Marc
Role at Whitehouse: Mr Bossman.
Started: Uhh…I started it in 2009 if that counts?
Favourite piece from the collection: Cara gold and silver.
Why?: It’s a bold statement.
No. 1 chocolate in a Celebrations box: Galaxy.
Biggest pet peeve: Cold Calls.
What drink do you order in a bar?: Fruity cider.
Best tip for people planning a wedding or event?: Research. Plan. Budget.
Favourite part about working here?: My team! Without them I wouldn’t have a successful business.

 

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Name: Allan.
Role at Whitehouse: Warehouse Manager.
Started: October 2013 (I think…)
Favourite piece from the collection: Eliza collection
Why?: The complexity of the pattern and the subtlety of the colours make it a winner for me.
No. 1 chocolate in a Celebrations box: Maltesers.
Biggest pet peeve: LOUD PEOPLE!
What drink do you order in a bar?: Any pint of lager or ale.
Best tip for people planning a wedding or event?: Give yourself enough time to achieve success.
Favourite part about working here?: Always being busy and having a different challenge every day.

 

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Name: Shelley
Role at Whitehouse: Office Admin (as well as a professional coffee and tea maker.)
Started: October 2018
Favourite piece from the collection: Valentine collection
Why?: Clean, fresh, modern and smart. It makes me smile when I see someone has chosen it.
No. 1 chocolate in a Celebrations box: Maltesers (it’s about the crunch!)
Biggest pet peeve: People that only talk about themselves.
What drink do you order in a bar?: Fruity flavoured gin and tonic.
Best tip for people planning a wedding or event?: Don’t let your mother take over (unless you want her to, of course.)
Favourite part about working here?: Working among lovely fellas, as well as always being busy.

 

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Name: Dean
Role at Whitehouse: Manager
Started: June 2017
Favourite piece from the collection: Sienna Bronze/Rosanna/Georgia range
Why?: They are in a class of their own.
No. 1 chocolate in a Celebrations box: Mars
Biggest pet peeve: Politics
What drink do you order in a bar?: Strongbow dark fruits
Best tip for people planning a wedding or event?: Come and visit Whitehouse Event Crockery!
Favourite part about working here?: It may be work, but it’s a happy workplace.

 

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Name: Neil
Role at Whitehouse: Pot Washer
Started: 2015
Favourite piece from the collection: Isabella Copper
Why?: A very modern plate
No. 1 chocolate in a celebrations box: Maltesers
Biggest pet peeve: Dean!
What drink do you order in a bar?: Vodka…
Best tip for people planning a wedding or event?: Go straight to Whitehouse – they have something for every occasion.
Favourite part about working here?: The banter with all the gang.

 

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Name: Lee
Role at Whitehouse: Porter
Started: No clue!
Favourite piece from the collection: Pippa Lilac/Saffron
Why?: They’re just the best looking (in my opinion.)
No. 1 chocolate in a celebrations box: Maltesers
Biggest pet peeve: Wet Feet
What drink do you order in a bar?: Stella Artois
Best tip for people planning a wedding or event?: Obviously phone Whitehouse first.
Favourite part about working here?: The people.

 

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Name: Tilly
Role at Whitehouse: Digital Marketing.
Started: January 2019.
Favourite piece from the collection: Saffron.
Why?: Such an interesting colour, unique from anything else in the collection.
No. 1 chocolate in a Celebrations box: Bounty (sorry everyone, but there has to be someone that likes it!)
Biggest pet peeve: Unnecessary touching.
What drink do you order in a bar?: Gin and Tonic any day.
Best tip for people planning a wedding or event?: Figure out your venue before everything else, then go to the Whitehouse website.
Favourite part about working here?: This hilarious gang of misfits.

 

So there we are! What exactly have you learnt about us? Certainly that there is an uneven number of us who like Maltesers, which may make the Christmas party a tad awkward… Lots of our favourite pieces also overlap, showing you that, despite all starting at different times, we are all on a similar wavelength. And finally, we all love working with one another. Oh, how I love a happy ending.

We hope next time you book with Whitehouse, you picture all of us working diligently to bring everything together for you. Don’t forget to like all our social media pages to be updated on new stock, get inspiration and stay in the loop with our latest deals.