- How did you get started in the industry?
Ever since I was young I helped my mum with her garden. It was her pride and joy. Mum instilled in me her love of gardening and I am fortunate enough to now work in this industry.
- What does your typical day involve?
I oversee the running of the planteria in the garden centre. I make sure that customers are well looked after, ensuring that they are given good advice as and when requested. I also work on ordering stock, accepting deliveries and display and merchandising.
- What takes up most of your time?
Making sure that as a team we always keep our planteria clean and tidy and our customers' needs are always met.
- What is the best aspect of your job?
It's great when customers give feedback on how useful our advice has been to them.
- And the worst?
When the weather is bad it can cause problems for both us and the customers.
- What is your greatest achievement at work?
Being part of a team that has won the Garden Centre Association's award for best planteria in the Wales and west group for four years running.
- How do you wind down after a hard day at work?
I walk my two young terriers and spend time in my own garden at home.
- What does the future hold?
With the new development nearing completion at the garden centre, there will be challenges ahead for us all. Our new building, which includes a shop area and restaurant, will officially open in late September. We must all rise to the occasion and build on the success we have achieved so far.