Valerie is a Director at a local Independent Multiple Retailer and has 42 years of skills and experience in the FMCG industry.
Her commercial experience includes sourcing, forecasting and reacting to consumer trends, building ranges and categories while analysing sales, stock, margin and profit, working together with National and Regional Suppliers.
A recent Graduate of a Trustee Leadership Programme, Valerie successfully join the Board of Trustees of Making A Difference Locally, a National Charity which helps independently run stores support their local communities.
Growing up, Valerie enjoyed being in her father’s shadow in the garden and this is where her love of gardening and gardens started. She love’s being out and about in our wonderful Yorkshire Countryside, is a member of the RHS, and is regularly visiting and photographing Historic Houses, their estates and Walled Gardens. Working with the Trustee’s and team at Helmsley Walled garden to support and develop the potential commercial opportunities, while respecting the history, peace and tranquillity of the garden and surrounding area, is something she is interested in.