Meet the team: Rachel, Business Development Manager

In this week’s blog, we are introducing Parkwood Spring’s Business Development Manager, Rachel Lee. Read along to find out more about her interest and her role at PWS.

Hi Rachel, let’s begin! 

Describe PWS in three words – Dynamic, Engaging, Fun

What’s your favourite product?

My favourite product is the Activity Pack. I like how it uses the artwork in so many different ways to create a fun product that is great for both children and adults. I find colouring is therapeutic so it’s a great way to unwind.

What’s your working day like?

My working day is never the same, I work with a broad range of clients from all over the globe and everyone is unique so I’m always working on projects that are specific to their needs. I’m usually working with the design department to arrange artwork set ups for the products and ensuring the artists/clients are happy with the end product before we organise the manufacturing side.

What do you enjoy most about working at PWS? 

I love how I can use my artistic background and business degree together, they go hand in hand in this role as I have a say in how we develop our products from a design point of view. We have the freedom to contribute our ideas towards new product lines and new partners, so it’s great to have an involvement and see the business grow.

Favourite place in Sheffield?

My favourite place in Sheffield is Cutlery works, I love going as a big group and having a big range of places to choose from for food and drink.

Who would play you in a movie about your life? 

If I had a celebrity play me in a movie I would have Ru Paul because he makes everything faaaaabulous

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

My favourite part of the job is seeing the finished products when they come out of production, as I work on the projects from start to finish, it’s great to see the finished ranges when they’re fully packaged and ready to be sent out to my clients.

What do you look for in an artist when collaborating with them?

When looking out for new artists, we have to look from a design point of view and envisage how their designs would be transferable to create a successful gift/homeware range.

Have there been any standout PWS moments so far?

As we begin to look into expanding our artist range, it’s great to see their products in development and see a range come together from scratch. Our first artist, Julia Gash, already had an established brand and product range, so our new partnerships have been built from the ground up, it’s rewarding to see the hard work paying off and the ranges coming together.

What sustainability acts do you do in your daily life ?

I recycle on a daily basis and try to reduce my consumption of single use plastics by using reusable bags, carrying a water bottle and re-usable bamboo coffee cup.

If you would like to get in touch with
Rachel for any information about Parkwood Springs you can contact her via email