In The Spotlight - Brad17Jun
To help you understand more about Izziwotnot, we are creating a series of In The Spotlight articles which will delve a little deeper into the lives of the Izziwotnot team. Here we speak to Brad, our Warehouse Supervisor:
What is your role at Izziwotnot?
I have worked as Izzi’s Warehouse Supervisor for almost 11 years.
My main role consists of making sure the Izziwotnot warehouse runs safely and efficiently. I understand that receiving nursery furniture is an exciting time for mums-to-be, which is why I want to ensure there is no time delay on the delivery.
I work in a great team and consider each and every one of them a friend as well as a colleague. It’s a great work and family-oriented environment, especially because most of us regularly bring our little ones into Izzi HQ.
As I have been part of the Izziwotnot team for so long, I have been able to watch the business grow from strength to strength. The brand has become really popular, and I’m always being asked about our products which is great!
I understand how important nursery furniture is to all mums, so if I ever pass a pregnant woman on the street and happen to have an Izziwotnot catalogue at hand, I’ll give it to her. I want her to have the best, and I am passionate that Izziwotnot offers that.
What is your favourite piece of Izziwotnot furniture and why?
I became a dad for the first time in 2014 to my beautiful boy Finley. It was a truly life changing moment and my girlfriend (Jade) and I are very proud parents.
Working with the furniture all day, there isn’t a piece I don’t love. However, when it came to choosing furniture for Finley, I knew straight away that I wanted the Bailey Sleigh Cot Bed. Luckily, after browsing Izziwotnot’s furniture and looking at what other brands had to offer as well, Jade agreed that the Bailey Cot Bed was her favourite too!
It is a great looking and extremely practical piece – I can’t wait to convert it into a junior bed for Finley when he is a little older.
If you were going to design a nursery, what theme/colour scheme would you go for and why?
We designed Finley’s room around a nautical theme – I love it!
When we decorated his nursery, this was a really popular look and there were so many inspiring ideas out there that it was really easy and fun to create our own nautical nursery.
In terms of furniture, Jade and I both adored the Blue Gift Wicker Moses Basket and White Bailey Range and thought they would look perfect with the nursery’s colour scheme.
To my surprise, Izzi’s Managing Director Jane took me aside and told me she was going to gift Finley with the complete Bailey range as ‘her treat!’ I was and still am overwhelmed by this generosity, and can’t thank Jane enough!
Finley absolutely loves his room; when he’s not bouncing around having plenty of fun, he is sleeping peacefully.
Do you have a favourite celebrity family?
I really admire hardworking couples that become parents, which is why my favourite celebrity family has to be Marvin and Rochelle Humes and their beautiful little girl Alaia-Mai.
The balance they have achieved between working hard and maintaining a happy family is inspiring. They are great parents who clearly love one another and their little girl – from just listening to Marvin on the radio you can tell how proud he is to be a dad.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, are you excited?
This is going to be my first Father’s Day with Finley and I can’t believe how quickly it has rolled around.
I’m sure I will remember them all, but as this is my first it is going to be extra special. I can’t wait to spend the day with my favourite boy, and I hope all the other dads have a great day of fun too!
Thanks for letting us get to know more about you, your family and your role at Izziwotnot Brad. We hope you enjoy your first Father’s Day with Finley!