We’ve been getting to know who’s who at the Sticker Factory and today it’s the turn of Ruth. She’s general and brand manager here but much more besides. Chief biscuit taster and daughter of Vanessa and Steve, directors of the Sticker Factory, Ruth has been seen taming snakes, running miles for charity and taking office dog for a stretch of the legs on the rare occasions Steve’s not around for walking duties. I caught up with her over a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits to get the lowdown on stickers and working with the family.
Em (resident Sticker Factory blogger): What did you do before you started working at the Sticker Factory?
Ruth: I studied History of Art, stickers didn’t come up often though. I also worked at a well-known tea room in the north, helping to manage one of the shops and eating lots of cake. I like to think that I brought those treat eating skills with me. I moved back down south and now have the pleasure of working at The Sticker Factory with Mum, Dad and the rest of our brilliant team.
Em: Why did you want to join the family business?
Ruth: The amazing biscuit selection… just kidding! Mum started The Sticker Factory when my brother and sister and I were young so it’s something I’ve grown up with. I was visiting from uni a few years ago when the subject came up of what would happen to the Sticker Factory when mum and dad retired. I decided that I wanted to get involved, and fortunately they liked the idea! It’s a great company to be a part of and has really good ethics which I’m proud of.
Em: What’s your favourite sticker?
Ruth: It would have to be the guinea pig stickers.
Em: What do you do when you’re not making stickers, and stamps, and badges?
Ruth: I love spending time with family and friends, drawing, painting and looking after my guinea pigs. I also like to walk, run, play tennis and generally be active.
Em: Where did all the biscuits go?
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