Shelley

Shelley

Why you believe we all need a bit more Truly in our lives…
I’m a very passionate person and when I meet like-minded people, I can’t help but want to jump in with both feet. During my interview, I was overwhelmed by how much the Truly team believe in their products and what they are trying to achieve as a company. Their faith and enthusiasm were infectious and I just had to be a part of it. I love that Truly looks at real life and genuinely wants to help make it just that little bit easier. We know we can’t fix everything, but where we can help to take the stress out of things, we will. Truly has a heart, and you can feel it beating from the car park to the boardroom!

Presuming you are currently in the job of your dreams… what drives you at work?  
I’m extremely passionate about digital marketing, and love what I do.  I’ve marketed brands such as Boden, Nike, Clarins, FitFlop and Triumph, and now I’m pouring my digital soul into building Truly from the ground up. In the world of technology, I love that there’s always something new to learn; something under development; something to make better. I love talking about technology and hearing about new systems and potential. That’s what drives me; the scope to make an improvement upon improvement and really make a difference in the way people live their lives.

What’s your favourite Truly product?
I’m obsessed with the small constellation plate, I keep it on my desk to organise all my bits and bobs which helps my desk stay tidy for about 20 minutes. I also really like the weekender bag, I think it’s such a clever and stylish design, I actually really wish I thought of it!


Do you have any extra-curricular hobbies/passions? How do you relax?
Cars! I love cars! When I was younger I used to rally and drift… you know where the car’s front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn and you slide. My whole family are hugely into it. Oh, and I love food. I love eating it, cooking it and learning the history behind different dishes and cuisines. Did you know that Yorkshire puddings weren’t created to serve up as part of your Sunday lunch? Yorkshire puds were filled with gravy and served as a cheap appetiser course to satisfy hungry working men so they wouldn’t need so much expensive meat for their main meal. I love that shit! And I’m a Reg lover… not car reg… my Reg. He’s fourteen, got four fluffy legs and gives cuddles for a living.

Hold that thought… that brings me on to my next question. What would your last supper be?
If i’m being honest it would be steak with a peppercorn sauce served with pan-fried broccoli.  There are too many cuisines and cultures I’ve yet to try. And before I die, I have to try everything! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried a lot, but the world is huge and there is so much more culinary genius to discover. There’s literally nothing I wouldn’t try. I might be sick at the end of it, but these are all adventures I want to have!

If you could take a trip anywhere, where would you go? What kind of trip would it be?
Most favourite holiday ever was in Africa. I went with family and friends and we took over the whole lodge, consisting of nine cabins built into a mountainside. It was so remote that there was no choice but to switch off and really focus on each other and making some amazing memories. Imagine; no electricity, no internet, no phone reception and so remote, you could you could only get to it by plane! The whole holiday was a week-long party with all the people I love around me… with no distractions, surviving only on what we’d brought with us. That’s my idea of the perfect trip… perhaps with a three-day dreamy beach getaway recover before flying back to reality. Heaven!


Let’s talk constellations. What star sign are you? What typical traits do you have? 
I’m actually a Sagittarius, but my birthday falls a couple of days after Scorpio so there are definitely a couple of Scorpio traits running through my veins. I pour my heart and soul into everything I do. At times, my passion might turn into an obsession, but channelled in the right way, my dog with a bone attitude helps me find solutions to problems.