A huge Angels' Share welcome to our newest angel!
Deborah Kilpatrick (right), our new Marketing Manager, joined Angels' Share Glass in September.
A Bridge of Allan local, Debs started her career as a book editor and journalist, followed by a stint behind bars as Writer in Residence at HMP Glenochil, before branching out into communications and marketing. Working at Angels' Share has been a huge, and positive, change for her.
She says: "I was well and truly part of the rat race, on my way up the corporate ladder and working at a senior level for a big organisation, but a couple of major upheavals in my life completely changed my view of what's important.
"I wanted to focus on my daughter, interests like fitness and writing, and health, rather than commuting to work in a stressful job every day.
"When the chance to work with Karen, Tom and the team at Angels' Share came up I was delighted. I've always loved the Angels' Share products and have known Karen, Helen and Jen as a mum at the school for years. I'm absolutely loving working for a company I believe in. What Karen and Tom are doing, growing a small family business which is not only an important part of the local Bridge of Allan community but also part of the Scottish whisky and glassmaking industry, is great.
"It's a family friendly business, so it means I can fit my hours around my daughter and spend more time with her. The difference between walking five minutes to the office from my flat and a three hour round trip every day, or even a 15 minute drive in my previous job, has made a huge difference too.
"I enjoy promoting handmade products I genuinely love and it's fun seeing Bee and Tom creating the glassware in the studio every day. Learning is really important to me and that's something Karen encourages. I'm learning more and more about whisky and it's lovely to be around whisky connoisseurs.
"I'm a new whisky drinker, but so far my favourite is Spey Tenne, which I tried on my first day working with Angels' Share, at the Falkirk Whisky Festival. Aged initially in bourbon casks, Spey Tenne is finished for six months in Tawny Port casks. A sweet and fruity whisky, it's light and easy for a beginner's palate like mine.
I'm looking forward to learning more about whisky and exploring different ways to engage with our fabulous customers!"