Who Made Your Pants?

Gorgeous Pants. By women, for women.

Summer, summer, summer time

As you may well have seen, this summer our team are taking an extended break. The factory is closed until September but we’re here in the office all the way through – apart from three days.

We are going to be closed on July 7th and 8th, and then again on July 23rd and there will be a number of afternoons when there is no-one around either.

Now you may have heard us say this before but it bears saying again. We really are a tiny, tiny team – just one woman, me, employed full time in the office, Catherine is employed part time in the office and works mornings, and then we have our wonderful volunteer Gill who does three part days in the middle of the week. There’s no customer service team, no marketing department, no IT team. Oh how we look forward to the days when we have those people!

On July 7th there won’t be any of us in Southampton at all. Office Manager Catherine and I are going to be in London all day on our second ever photo shoot (the last, which gave use the image top right here, was four years ago!). Given that we’re an hour and a half away in Southampton, this is going to be a long long day for us – and so we’re going to be closed on Tuesday too, to recover.

And then on Wednesday the 23rd, we’re going to be closed too. We’re doing two things that day. We’re going to spend the morning working on some Big Complicated Changes to our shop to make it work better for you and work faster for us, and then, I am taking Office Manage Catherine and volunteer Gill out for the afternoon. I am going to buy them lunch and some drinks and say a huge thank you to them both for all the work they do. They both put in so much time and love and sheer hard graft to keep WMYP going that I want to love them right back and say thank you.

And then we”ll be back, bright and breezy, on the 24th.

There are also a few days where I will be away – at an awards presentation, pitching for £10,000; at the hospital (eek) and on supplier and other factory visits. On those days, there will be no-one around in the afternoons but we will pick up and respond to emails and voice messages the very next working day.

Now feels like a good time to say, too, thank you to YOU. So many of you have been with us for so long. Right now we’re growing – and there have been growing pains. We’ve let some people down recently and we need to work out how we can best use the limited staffing we have in the office to best effect to get us good and big so that we CAN have a customer service team, a marketing department and an IT department. We don’t want to let you down. We want to get big, make more jobs and continue giving YOU good pants days. We hope you”ll enjoy being along for the ride with us.

Thank you 🙂

Becky

 

**EDIT July 18th – We’ve also just found out that I am a finalist in an award and need to do a presentation in Birmingham! It’s at 10 am on Tuesday 29th so I’ll be travelling up in the afternoon of Monday 28th July, meaning that there will be no-one around then either.

 

 

 

 

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