Helen began her retail career with a national coffee shop chain, where she worked as Business Development Manager, overseeing the non-franchise UK shops. She joined Greggs, the UK's leading bakery retailer, in 2008 as Retail Operations Manager for Greggs Midlands region. Helen was quickly promoted to Executive Assistant, working closely for the CEO on key business activities and priorities for Greggs. She is now Head of Retail after being promoted into this role in June 2011.
Helen does (just about) have a life outside work and this is filled with renovating a house, reading, swimming, eating out and travelling round the country seeing family and friends.