WELCOME TO BARRETTS OF WOODBRIDGE - TEL. 01394 384300

Meet the Team

Jill Barrett
Store Owner, Director & Linens Department Head

When did you join Barretts?
We were living in the flat above the store when my Mum and Dad launched Barretts of Woodbridge in 1969, so in a way I 'joined' Barretts then. It was in 1982 when I was 16 that I probably started to become useful to them, as opposed to using the shop as my personal playground with my sister Jane! I decided to pursue a career in BT and start a family, having my gorgeous daughters Vicky and Annie. I re-joined again in 2009, taking over from my Uncle Ray and Aunt Paddy, thus keeping Barretts firmly in the family.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The people I work with, they are great fun and there's always someone playing a joke or having a laugh!

Hobbies/Interests?
I love skiing and walking Daisy, our dog.

Michael Grist
Store Manager, Beds & Bedroom Furniture, Upholstery & Bespoke Upholstery Sales

When did you join Barretts?
January 2010.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
Every day is different, with new challenges and opportunities. The team spirit is fantastic and the sound of laughter is never far away! Plus I get to work for my fiancee Jill, though she is my boss...

Hobbies/Interests?
Keeping fit, walking, music and skiing.

Louis Dawson
Assistant Manager, Upholstery, Cabinet & Bespoke Upholstery Manager

When did you join Barretts?
July 1994 - when I had a real head of hair!

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The brilliant team I work with, as well as seeing many loyal customers that regularly visit.

Hobbies/Interests?
So many things, but being a football referee has to be my favourite.

Gary Songhurst
Carpets, Floor Coverings & Rugs Department Manager

When did you join Barretts?
April 2015.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The freedom to choose what I sell, and working in such a friendly environment.

Hobbies/Interests?
I love playing golf whenever I can.

Debs Goulty
Soft Furnishings Department Manager

When did you join Barretts?
October 2015.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The happy and smiley people I work with! I love working in a family run store with good, old fashioned customer service values.

Hobbies/Interests?
Interior Design, Needlework and walking my dog Bumble by the river.

Gary Minns
Beds & Bedroom Furniture Department Manager, Upholstery & Cabinet Sales

When did you join Barretts?
I've been at Barretts for 15 years.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The variety of my job means I'm never bored, and I really enjoy meeting new people. My work colleagues aren't a bad bunch either!

Hobbies/Interests?
I enjoy sports, music, watching films and taking my dogs for a walk at the weekend.

Ben Saunders
Marketing, Beds, Upholstery & Cabinet Sales

When did you join Barretts?
I joined as a 18 year old in 2009.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The team spirit! Being recognised as a person rather than just a number.

Hobbies/Interests?
I love running, and ran the Woodbridge 10k for the first time in 2015, I also enjoy photography and playing golf.

Sue Callum
Linens Sales

When did you join Barretts?
I joined Barretts 15 years ago.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
Working with a great bunch of people who are all great at their jobs and are also a pleasure to call friends!

Hobbies/Interests?
I'm a great animal lover and also enjoy doing jigsaws, reading, listening to music and watching films.

Jayne Gedny
Accounts Manager

When did you join Barretts?
February 2016.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
I enjoy the variety of work and i'm fortunate to work with some great people!

Hobbies/Interests?
Walking my dogs on the beach and pottering round the garden. I also enjoy visiting France as often as i can.

Debbie Golder
Linens Sales

When did you join Barretts?
I joined in June 2011.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The team spirit! We're all one big family really.

Hobbies/Interests?
Walking my dog, cycling, playing badminton and watching films. I'm an animal lover and have 1 dog, 2 cats, a rabbit, a guinea pig and 4 chickens!

Vicki Harris
Linens Sales

When did you join Barretts?
March 2015.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
Working in a very friendly, family environment!

Hobbies/Interests?
I enjoy walking, cooking and wine!

John Robertson-Young

Carpets & Floor Coverings & Rugs Sales

When did you join Barretts?
October 2015.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The variety of different challenges that you face from day to day!

Hobbies/Interests?
I enjoy going to the gym and playing sport.

Vicky Barrett
Linens Sales

When did you join Barretts?
Christmas 2010.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
The shop is family run, and I get to work with my mum! (Jill Barrett)

Hobbies/Interests?
I'm at Uni studying to be a teacher, i also enjoy swimming and wine!

Annie Barrett
Linens Sales

When did you join Barretts?
Christmas 2010.

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
I get to bring my dog Daisy into work with me! Working with my mum (Jill Barrett) is great too.

Hobbies/Interests?
In my spare time I love horse riding.