People & Planet
The People Behind Radley: Celebrating 25 Years
05 September 2023
Gold confetti. The biggest cake most of us have ever seen. And members of Team Radley from across the business. We started our 25th birthday celebrations in style.
Get to know some of our fantastic people, from the things they love about working here, to what they do in their spare time.
Thank you to everyone at Radley London, we couldn’t do what we do without you.
How long have you worked at Radley for?
“I’ve been a part of the Radley London family for 13 years. I’ve made some great friendships over that time.”
Francesca, Distribution Centre Operative
“I’ve worked here for nine years now. But funnily enough I was originally only hired for a couple of weeks to help organise an office move! Now I look after the comfort and safety of our people, the environment we all work in, and everything else from plants to boxes.”
Marie, Office Manager
“I’m proud to say it’s been 24 and a half years for me. There’s always been a new challenge and I have so many great memories going back to our early days.”
Frances, Head of IT
What’s your favourite thing about working at Radley?
“Definitely the culture and the people. I’m lucky to work with so many friendly people. I also love how creative the environment is.”
“The people are amazing to work with, and I have a great work-life balance. The flexible working policies really support my home life and I think make us a more productive team overall.”
Nadim, IT Service Desk Manager
What’s your favourite memory from working at Radley?
“I’ve worked here for 12 and a half years so there are many of those. I would have to say it was designing my first ever picture bag, probably over 10 years ago. It was a cute camping scene with our Scottie dog cooking sausages at a campfire. I have such lovely memories of that time.”
Lucy, Designer Manager
“One of my favourite memories is the ways our team found to stay connected when we were all in lockdown. We would all add songs to playlists that we could listen to either when we were working, or maybe having a Friday evening drink on Zoom.”
Meg, Graphic Designer
“No two days are ever the same – every day brings up new challenges, but in the best way. Also our staff discount is amazing. I have a Radley for every occasion and I always win at giving the best presents.”
Hollie, Executive Assistant
How would you describe working at Radley in three words?
“I would say fun, challenging, and creative. I love that I’m part of a team responsible for bringing our products to life. And I don’t even mind that my handbag is always full with leather swatches.”
Rebecca, Product Development Manager
“Energetic, classic, and adaptable - because working in a role like mine, every day is different.”
Naomi, People Business Partner
“Joyful, friendly, and varied. I love that there’s different aspects to my role, although having said that I do use Excel non-stop every day. I’m one of those people that actually loves Excel. Strange, I know.”
Chizu, Assistant Merchandiser
What’s your favourite or most used bag?
“I love my tote from the Coronation collection. It reminds me of all the fun we had this summer.”
Georgiana, Distribution Centre Team Leader
“That’s an easy one, Arlington Court was one of the first bags I had a hand in designing when I started here over five years ago. I worked on the embellishment, and I love it so much. It’s so glitzy and I use it non-stop around Christmas and New Year.”
“I used to just chuck everything inside my handbag, until I started working for Radley London and discovered Liverpool Street 2.0. Now I love being really organised. I know where everything is thanks to the compartments.”
Bianca, Regional Manager South
“I love Hillgate Place. It’s a bit smart, a bit casual, that’s the type of person I am.”
Josie, Order Book Administrator
A WORD FROM OUR CHIEF BRAND OFFICER
You may recognise Jackie from our Instagram Live series, Radley in the Showroom. She’s an expert on every detail of our handbags, and excited to celebrate this milestone birthday for Radley London.
“I’m proud to be part of the journey of a brand that is loved by customers and colleagues around the world. I hope that the next 25 years are as successful as the last and that our US fan base continues its amazing growth.”
We're looking forward to your next Instagram Live, Jackie.
What do you love to do outside of work?
“I love being active. Especially dancing, I’ve done ballet and tap dance since I was about two years old. And recently I’ve gotten into running. I’m running a half marathon for Smart Works in October - Radley London are an official Wardrobe Partner for this charity, so wish me luck please.”
Natasha, Brand Marketing Executive
Best of luck, Natasha! And thank you to all our Radley London family for joining us. We’ll be celebrating all month long. Find out more about our 25th birthday, and make sure you’re among the first to see our special edition handbags. We have a very special interview with our Creative Director, Zizi, who is also one of our longest serving team members. And we’ll be bringing you much more on our social media throughout September.
Behind the scenes at Radley HQ.