APRIL 11th 2016
Preparation for our buying trips starts well in advance, a flurry of emails, skype calls, phone calls and a few entertaining ‘Whats App’ conversations fly back and forth, discussing designs and developments. The journey out to India is a well-known route
for our buying team now, there are certain rituals that take place like purchasing an abundance of snacks at the airport to keep energy levels up, this in addition to the delicious Indian food that is generously served daily by our suppliers and
the tempting traditional local treats make sure we can keep focussed on the job at hand.
Travelling together means that for a short time the buying team become like a family, learning personal traits, and habits and keeping the all-important sense of humour. It sounds glamourous but jet lag, heat, traffic, and pressure to make good decisions within time constraints means that everyone has to work together as a team. There are a lot of in-jokes and banter which never fail to entertain.