Not only is it great knowing where your shoes are made, it’s also pretty cool to see who makes them and who is here to help from start to finish!
Lets start with the most loved member of Conker – Nettle the Lurcher.
Shes been with us for nearly three years now and continues to make our customers and employees smile. She spends most of her day trotting around saying hello to everyone or lying flat out in the walkway hoping to get some snacks or a belly rub.
You can find Nettle in the shop Mon-Fri!
Originally from San Diego CA she joined our team in Autumn 2017. Salinda keeps the office running smoothly answering your calls, emails, keeping you up to date via Instagram and our mailing list, and also works in the shop helping our lovely customers. She has a memory like none other which comes in handy at a business with so many moving parts!
Her artistic flare keeps our shop looking fresh and exciting, with new window themes each week and styling advice for our customers. She is also creative outside of work: painting, drawing, sewing, crocheting and dancing often (though not all at the same time!)
Katie is the lady that helps keep things running here at Conker Shoes. What job doesn’t she do? She’s on the phone, email, managing the workshop, stitching your shoes, ordering new stock, and just overall making sure things are running like they should. If you have a question about anything it’s likely that Katie has the answer!
Besides being the overall Conker go-to girl, Katie is an amazing chef. She can make absolutely anything, and sometimes (when we are lucky) she brings things in to share with the team. When she’s not working or cooking Katie is always up for an adventure, exploring the gorgeous area around Totnes or just meeting up for a drink at the pub!
Aimee is Devon native who joined our team in Winter 2017. She’s there to help you decide the best style and fit for your new pair of shoes and answer your questions over phone and email. Her buying prowess and merchandising experience helps the shop stay looking great and the stock feeling fresh!
Outside of work you can often find her playing with her dog Ozzy, camping in the forest, exploring the wilds of Dartmoor, or living it up at a festival. She’s always one for a good laugh, and a great story!
Claire has been with Conker for over 6 years now and is an incredible asset to the company. Her vast experience as a pattern maker and fashion designer means that there’s little here she can’t do. She’s the person to see when there is a bespoke fitting or alteration needed. Her creative eye and attention to detail means you’re always in good hands.
This creative eye extends outside of work hours as well of course. Claire is always making something. Sometimes it’s a new dress, a customised pattern, or trying her hand at making her own style of shoes- if it can be made, Claire can do it! She also loves movies from Hollywood’s golden era, and catching up with friends with a glass of wine and great food.
This creative Devon chap has been with us over a year now and is a great asset to our company. You will find him in the workshop working along side Katie and Simon. He works hard making bespoke shoe patterns, cutting insoles, assembling sole units and building lasts (along with the daily workshop tasks).
In his spare time he is often working on his trike, bike or van, he is a definitely a big petrol head! He also plays a weekly game of darts with a team for a bit of fun- sometimes they even manage to win a game!
Simon has owned Conker since 2006 and has been successful in keeping the much loved Conker brand going. His background is in building so if you need something done around here Simon is the man to ask!
If you’ve visited us you will know that his pride and joy (apart from his daughter Katie) is parked up in the office for the bike lovers to see. You will find Simon doing a bit of off roading down the Devon lanes, walking on Dartmoor or taking Nettle for a stroll on the beautiful South Devon beaches.
Meet Cat & Poppy!
As you can see this isn’t a picture of Cat and Poppy but they are two more of our lovely shop girls (picture coming soon…)
Cat has an artistic background which she uses to make the shop look wonderful. Her level of attention to detail is incredible, we are very lucky to have such a brilliant person to help with our the daily shop duties. Whether that’s serving our awsome customers, merchandising the window, stock oragnising, answering calls or emails she’s always there with her friendliness to help as much as she can.
Poppy is a bubbly, creative and sweet lady who we love having around. She is always making us smile! She’s our newest team member but she has been learning fast and is already a valuable member of the shop team. In her spare time you will find her diving into pottery and photography along with meeting up with friends for a great cuppa tea!