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Meet Kate Barbour

Kate Barbour transferred onto the Sewell books when the company took over the Cottingham store in 2008. She took over managing the Chanterlands Avenue site after returning from maternity leave in 2010.

“Sewell changed my outlook on work,” said Kate. “They made it more enjoyable. You’ve got to enjoy your job and, as a manager, if staff can see you enjoy your job it makes a big difference.

“Chants has a proper family feel to it and the team really took me in. They all care so much about the store and about each other. It’s a lovely place to work.”

Kate now spends time travelling across a number of sites, providing support and guidance to managers and teams while leading on key business improvement projects.