Whilst everybody is currently working from home, we took this as an opportunity to get to know the team better. Today we have spoken to Enid Jacobs, Customer Delivery Advisor with 17 years of experience at Hallgarten.
How long have I worked for Hallgarten and what do you do there?
It will be my 17th Anniversary this July, but it seems like only yesterday that I joined the delivery team. In the team, it is my responsibility to ensure that orders are delivered on time and in full! We work very closely together and the left hand always know what the right hand is doing which we like to think results in our excellent delivery service.
What first got you into wine?
Funnily enough it was when I worked for Dunlop Tyres – also on Dallow Road – back in the 80’s. It was Friday tradition to share a large bottle of Liebfraumilch. That was my first experience of wine, however since then, I think hopefully I have evolved. The standing joke with all of the girls in the office was to work for the wine company up the road and 17 years later here I am.
Tell us about your hobbies or a random fact about yourself.
As my colleagues in Hallgarten know I love to cook – I think I’m a bit of a dab hand at it and often get requests for my cakes in the office. In previous years our warehouse operatives and my boss Phil would request a recipe my mother used to make – Chinese Pork.
A random fact about myself?
I appeared on ITV’s ‘Airline’ tv programme with some friends 15 years ago after EasyJet unfortunately changed our flights. Fortunately the camera crew took us to the bar, wine was involved and it turned out to be very entertaining!