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
Director & Carpet manager 

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.

Gary Songhurst
Carpets, Flooring & Rugs Department

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
Store Manager & Head of bed department 

When did you join Barretts?
I've been at Barretts for 18 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
Living & Dining furniture head of department

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 18 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.

Debbie Golder

Carpet estimator and sales assistant 

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?
Cycling, and watching films. 

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 wine, walking, cooking and wine!

 

Millie

Marketing and Online sales manager 

When did you join Barretts?
I joined the team in August 2017

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?                                            It gives me good experience in dealing with all kinds of people and helps my knowledge of interiors & design.

Hobbies and Interests outside your life at Barretts?                                        I enjoy photography and socialising with friends.

 

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. 

Joanne

Linens Department

When did you join Barretts?
In April 2019

Whats the best thing about working at Barretts?
Friendly staff, unusual merchandise, interesting customers!

Hobbies/Interests?
I'm a Mad Cat Woman that enjoys Rubbish Walks in Woodbridge.