Rachael Sowerby joined Cottam in 2021 and supports the Sales and Marketing Team.
Can you describe your role…
I’m the Sales and Marketing Assistant here at Cottam. I am responsible for managing the sales inbox and helping customers to place their orders, as well as managing the Cottam social media accounts and content calendar.
What would be your dream job if you didn’t work at Cottam?
Anything with dogs!. I love dogs, they make the best friends.
Scones – jam first, or cream?
I don’t like scones (criminal!), but if I did have to choose…jam, because it looks better!
What’s a random fact about yourself that no one would know?
I once slept next to one of the lion statues in Trafalgar Square. It was for the premier of the final Harry Potter film. You had to be there a day in advance to see the stars, but it was well worth it – I saw most of the cast including the author JK Rowling and managed to get Warwick Davis’ autograph.
What is the best thing about working at a brush factory?
Learning new things about our products and how they can help customers. I love being able to apply my marketing skills to a totally different industry.
I hear you’re turning 30 very soon – what would you like to achieve in the next decade?
I’d like to get on the property ladder and buy my first home – as soon as I buy a house I’m going to get a dog! I would also like to continue working in marketing and achieve my level 6 CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) qualification.
I’d also like to travel more – travel is a passion of mine, I love visiting new places and learning the history.