About the Hiho team.

We're really lucky to have a team who love Hiho, are passionate about what we do and are just generally all-round lovely people. So we thought that you'd like to get to know the team, what they do in work and what they love to do out of the office.

(Please note that our 'aka' roles are purely fictional and may change according to availability. So don't be surprised if you speak to the Countess of Contentment and her name is Amanda, or pop along to see the King of the Road and he's a lady for the day!)

Emma Warren

Job: Our illustrious leader and Owner/MD of the company

Aka: Queen Bee

About me:

I was a Hiho customer well before I became a member of the team and I loved the whole experience of shopping with Hiho – a purple box present was always sure to delight!  I joined Hiho a few years ago now and can honestly say that it’s the best job I‘ve ever done.  Hiho people are really special, and that goes for employees and customers alike.

My main responsibilities are to make sure that we’re always delighting you and to make sure that the team has what they need to do that.

Now for the important stuff…

I love my family, pets, cooking and being in the country…and of course, Hiho!

Pet hates…gory television programmes

Special skill…picking up spiders when the Countess of Contentment finds them in her drawers ;-)

You can get hold of me on 'emma.warren@hihosilver.co.uk'

Andrew Ransford

Job: Customer Satisfaction

Aka: King of the Road

About me: I am really a farmer at heart and absolutely love the countryside with a passion, which is why working on the Shows suits me down to the ground - as I spend most of my time in a field - usually with a couple of sleepy dogs in tow, lazing around on the stand!

I have an absolute passion for salted peanuts and can fall asleep anywhere, which has often resulted in a few extra eyebrows being drawn onto me by well-meaning friends...

You can get hold of me on 'andrew.ransford@hihosilver.co.uk'

Michelle Spiller

Job: Looks after all of our lovely customers, getting our products here on time and the web site

Aka: Countess of Contentment

About me: Having been with the company for quite a few years now, I tend to be an all rounder and have various roles such as buying the beautiful stock that you see, keeping the web site up and running and most importantly making sure that you are all happy and content with the products and the services that we provide you.

Originally from Devon, but I crossed the border to Somerset and live with my wonderful Husband Adam and Flopsy the bunny! I love relaxing with a great book and a glass of cider and long walks across the Countryside or by the coast.

You can get hold of me on 'contact@hihosilver.co.uk'

Amanda Thorne

Job: Pays the bills, says what we can spend our money on.

Aka: Duchess of Sterling

About me: I control the purse strings and make sure all the suppliers are happy and the bills are paid on time.

Born in Somerset I currently live in the beautiful countryside and have a cat called Maisy, a dog called Nellie and a tortoise called Sidney. I love going to the Cinema, eating out and going to the theatre. I am a big Dolly Parton fan and try to see her when she pops over to the UK.

You can get hold of me on 'amanda.thorne@hihosilver.co.uk'

Karen Ricketts

Job: Looks after our Dorchester store and the customers.

Aka: Little Miss Precision

About me: Although Dorset born & bred, I spent many years living among the bright lights of London, where I worked for a large retailer in the heart of the West End.

A few years ago, the rat race had finally beaten me so, along with my hubby & Wordsworth (our cat), I moved back 'home' to green fields and clean air of Dorset. I really do feel as though Hiho and I are a perfect fit for each other. I am doing something I love, and in return, my experience and attention to detail, means I give the gang as few headaches as possible - I hope !!!

Yvonne Vaughan

Job: Looks after our Sherborne Store and helps our lovely customers!

About me: Originally from Surrey, I moved down South to Ferndown in Dorset and finally settled in the beautiful Somerset area. Most people will find me walking along the amazing coastline with my lovely little Ben - my Yorkshire Terrier, who is well known for barking at the waves!

I've worked for Hiho for quite a few years now, full of enthusiasm and energy working in both the Sherborne and Dorchester stores. A very spiritual person, I'm interested in reiki healing and card readings. I enjoy "the good life" of growing my own organic fruit and vegetables and have reaped many harvests, and some folk have been lucky enough to try some of my jams and chutneys - and survived!

A busy bee, sometimes it can be hard to pin me down as I do enjoy in my downtime having a workout and a sauna.

Becky Wetherall

Job: Fills in the gaps in the office, everyone's helper and keeps us sane!

Aka: Miss Pack it

About me: I love getting involved in all sorts and will try anything, I enjoy making things like Jewellery and crafts.

I have two children, Jasper and Megan and my lovely dog Elvis.