Calendar Club Team
The management team at Calendar Club work hard to produce a consistently successful seasonal retailing business model. With around 300 Calendar stores, 20 Halloween stores and a successful B2C e-commerce business, all staff experience an intense peak season from September to January to open all of our temporary stores and maximise our sales..
Sharon Colclough - Managing Director
Sharon started her career as an accountant with Siemens plc., before becoming the Financial Controller at Calendar Club in 2001. Following various promotions, taking more responsibility for other areas of the business, in May 2011 Sharon was appointed as Managing Director. Sharon enjoys walking and cycling, and spends all her free time with her family.
Becky Salter - Buying Manager
A team member since 1999, Becky is a true Calendar Club veteran. Having studied Business Studies and Accounting at A Level, Becky began her career in calendars as a seasonal warehouse picker for the first 3 years. With a stint as a Store Co-ordinator supporting Store Operators in between, Becky then made her way into the Buying department in 2003 and never looked back. Becky now runs the Buying department with her team of knowledgeable calendar enthusiasts. When Becky occasionally ventures beyond the Calendar Club head office walls, she enjoys reading, drawing, painting and photography as well as spending time with her family.
Gee Barrett - Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Manager Gee Barrett has been with Calendar Club since its inception in the UK in 1998. Gee spent his first two seasons with Calendar Club travelling the country setting up seasonal stores with fixtures and fittings. Moving into the head office warehouse in 2000, Gee took responsibility for all aspects of calendar stock movement and introduced systems that took a warehouse shipping capacity from 13 stores to over 300 stores today. In 2010 the online despatch warehouse moved under Gee’s wing and in 2011, with the move to the new Exe Box premises, the store fixtures also became part of his remit. When he is not running the 12,000 m2 warehouse, in his spare time Gee is working on a boat project with a view to actually getting it in the water one year.
Helen Winterbourne - Operations Manager and Ecommerce Manager
In 2000 Helen moved to Exeter from Poole to study Biology at the University, having had a particular interest in Evolutionary Genetics. We’re still not sure what that says about her decision to take a position at Calendar Club, but in 2004 Helen started her career in the Accounts department, then moved into Buying, before finding her ‘home’ in the IT Solutions team which she now heads up. IT Solutions develop and manage the database applications & reports used by all Calendar Club staff so they are constantly busy. In 2010, Helen also took on the role of Ecommerce Manager, overseeing the online team. With any remaining energy, Helen likes to hill walk, rock climb and spend time with friends & family.
Gemma Haydon - Transport Manager
Gemma started at Calendar Club in August 2002 arranging the shipping of stock to a handful of Calendar Club stores. Her role has expanded to include the shipping and booking of deliveries for the entire Otter House Group and keeping everybody safe, assisting the Health & Safety officer. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Paul Winterbourne - Group IT Manager
Paul serves as the Group IT Manager for Calendar Club Ltd. He has been working in the computer and telecommunication field for many years and during this time he has held a number of positions from first/second line support positions to senior level technical consultancy roles for various London and South West based companies. Paul’s role covers a broad area of activities including managing, maintaining and configuring the network infrastructure, identifying new technologies, managing supplier relationships and identifying areas where systems and costs could be improved. Paul did his undergraduate work at Exeter University studying Archaeology, however he now digs around in the server room rather than on ancient sites. Outside of work Paul likes to run half marathons, walk up mountains, play guitar and is an avid climber.
David Pike - Group Director
David started his career as an Economist before setting up his own calendar publishing business. In 2010 he became the Zebra Group Managing Director, of which Calendar Club is a part of. David is the Director responsible for our latest seasonal concept, Halloween. He has been instrumental in driving the project forward with scary determination! After a successful trial of five stores last year, we have opened 20 stores this year.