Meet the Faces Behind Guides for Brides
Our team is 100% dedicated, passionate and great at what they do. Our experienced account managers genuinely care about their clients and are committed to providing the best service possible. Our administration team are hard-working perfectionists, our graphic designers and web developers are creative, intuitive and skilled, last but not least our marketing team are enthusiastic, ambitious and full of fresh ideas!
A third of our team of 18 have been with Guides for Brides for more than 10 years, growing with the company through regular training courses and opportunities.
Having started Guides for Brides back in 1995, Alison is the driving force behind the business. Alison is passionate and takes a strong interest in current trends and industry changes, making sure the company is up to date.
John has worked at Guides for Brides since 2004 and is responsible for managing the sales team and looking after his own large client base. John brings a wealth of sales knowledge and experience to the team.
Jackie has been a strong foundation of the company for 11 years. She multitasks administration, credit control, event planning for our wedding fairs and customer service awards as well as health and safety and HR.
Jenny joined the team in January 2018, taking on the responsibility of managing the marketing team. Having previously worked in marketing for ten years, Jenny has a wide variety of advertising, creative and digital marketing skills
Claire joined Guides for Brides in April 2017, having previously worked as a designer for the Ministry of Defence in the UK and overseas. She brings a huge amount of experience and has a wonderfully creative eye.
Trudi is our longest serving member of staff and has been with Guides for Brides on and off for many years. She has worked in various administration roles before taking on full responsibility of accountancy within Guides for Brides.
Amy has worked at Guides for Brides for over 7 years and sells across all of our products. Amy especially enjoys the opportunity to meet some of her clients at our Customer Service Awards and wedding fairs.
Ali joined Guides for Brides back in 2010 having previously excelled in other sales and customer service roles. She specialises in web and guide sales and likes to interact with clients via social media.
Christine has over 10 years service at Guides for Brides. She has a passion for building strong customer relationships and brings a very positive energy to the office.
Denise has worked at Guides for Brides for a total of 7 years. She is brilliant at establishing new relationships and maintaining those with retaining clients.
Venue Groups Account Manager
Elaine has over 15 years of sales and customer service experience. She is responsible for the large, national accounts and has a budding passion for history and can tell you some interesting facts about most of the venues she works with.
Megan is the newest account manager to the team and has been working at Guides for Brides for over a year. She covers the whole of the UK and specifically enjoys working with cake designers as she is a keen baker herself.
Hannah is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 Business Administration qualification. Her job role includes finding new sales leads, adding new adverts and supporting both the sales and marketing team.
Lucia started in January 2018 helping to support the sales team and has since branched in to social media and writing editorial for Beyond Weddings. She used to be a professional dancer and has a passion for English literature.
Having previously worked in the bridal magazine industry, Izzy sure knows a thing or two about bridal fashion and designers. She has a brilliant ability to know exactly what brides are looking for.
With a passion for creating successful software products using clean code alongside a fantastic team, Simon is helping to foster the growth and quality of the Guides for Brides platform.
Our Specialists, Consultants and Advisors
Flavius has worked at Guides for Brides for 3 years. He is the Director of Fly IT Dev Ltd who helps grow and develop our website and server maintenance.
Sarah is a freelance web designer with over 10 years’ experience. With a background in coding and user experience, she designs web pages that not only look great but are intuitive and easy to use.
Nik’s team create software and website solutions for successful businesses that want to squeeze more from their digital investment. They are trusted technical experts with a keen eye for user experience
Sales and Marketing Consultant
John works closely with Guides for Brides on a consultancy basis, bringing his strong 30+ years of sales and marketing experience to the team.