Team UpCircle has gained 5 new members in as many weeks! We are so excited to be working alongside them and we're already benefitting from the fresh energy and ideas they've brought to the team. We love showing behind the scenes and the people behind the brand so without further ado we're delighted to introduce you to our new team:
WHICH PART OF YOUR NEW JOB ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT? After seeing the work ethic from the rest of the team straight away, I’m most excited about being part of a fast moving and growing company with a great ethos which I completely agree with!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVE PRODUCT SO FAR? I’m loving the Peppermint Body Scrub but my favourite is the Chocolate Charcoal Chai Soap, I can’t get enough of the smell!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? I enjoy cycling a lot both around London and in to the surrounding countryside. Over the years I have regularly participated in charity rides– nothing can beat it!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING WHEN THINGS START TO OPEN UP? Like most people I’m sure, I’m looking forward to a nice beer garden and a week or two away in the Sun!
Kathryn is our new Community Chief and already winning the hearts of our customers! She will be writing our emails & blog posts, keeping up with our socials, looking after the UpCircle insiders and generally making sure that every one of our fab customers is looked after.
WHICH PART OF YOUR NEW JOB ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT? Getting to chat to the UpCircle Insiders group daily about all things skincare – what could be better than that?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVE PRODUCT SO FAR? I LOVE the Face Mask! I feel like my skin has been pampered every time I use it, and I really notice the difference afterwards. And how could I not comment on the perfect texture and dreamy scent? If you haven't tried it yet you need to!
WHAT IS YOUR TOP SUSTAINABILITY TIP? Always look for second-hand first. Someone’s trash is definitely another’s treasure! I love buying second-hand, whether that be clothes from Depop and Charity shops or furniture from the OLIO app – I also can’t wait to use the new Sojo app and get clothes repaired and altered to give them a new lease of life.
Katy has joined our sales team and will be working with stockists across the UK to get UpCircle products into even more hands and stores. On her first day she made two sales so the only way is up!
WHICH PART OF YOUR NEW JOB ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT? Other than getting to try out all lovely products, I’m super excited to be working with so many people who share my passion for sustainability! I'm really looking forward to sharing tips and tricks with the team and our stockists.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVE PRODUCT SO FAR? The Floral Face Scrub for sure – it’s perfect for sensitive skin like mine. 2-3 times per week I'll use it in the morning, followed by an iced coffee- it’s definitely the best way to start my day!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING WHEN THINGS START TO OPEN UP? I can't wait to hug my parents and my friends again- I didn’t realise how much I would miss something so simple! I won’t be mad that bars will be reopening too, I'm dreaming of cocktails in the sunshine!
WHAT IS YOUR TOP SUSTAINABILITY TIP? My top tips are cycling whenever possible and trying to live a more vegan lifestyle! My fave way to combine these is cycling to buy vegan doughnuts, what else could you want in life?
Iza is our new head of European sales. She’ll be chatting to stockists from Paris to Prague to help spread the UpCircle word far and wide. From what we have seen so far, Iza will be keeping our new Irish distributors busy and Europe glowing!
WHICH PART OF YOUR NEW JOB ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT? I am obsessed with different languages and cultures, so I am excited to learn more about people through something as personal as skincare. Being passionate about sustainability and natural products before I started, I can’t wait to spread the word about UpCircle products all throughout Europe! It would be so cool to go back to Holland (where I am from) and see our products in a local store I built a relationship with!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? I am a trained vocalist & songwriter and am currently doing my Masters in Popular Music! Besides that I love; yoga, cycling, cooking/baking, sewing and chatting to my family back home.
WHAT IS YOUR TOP SUSTAINABILITY TIP? It’s been said many times but there is no change too small! Finding ways to make little changes and incorporating them one at a time is more sustainable and much easier to work with. Before you buy something new, have a look and see if you can reuse something else instead first. I love using cleaning pods and you can use them with empty spray bottles you already have!
If you haven't already you can check out our meet the team page to catch up with everyone else!