Job Vacancy – Part-Time Sales Advisor (Hereford)

posted on May 5th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a Sales Advisor to join us in our Hereford shop on an 8 hour, part-time contract. The vacancy is primarily weekday based, although flexible working hours are essential. We’re looking for someone highly motivated and passionate about delivering exceptional customer service. For more information please see the job description below.

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Seasalt Application Form

Please send all applications to Hannah.Maughan@seasaltcornwall.co.uk by 5th June, 2015.

Job Vacancy – Part-Time Senior Sales Advisor (Dorchester)

posted on May 5th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a highly motivated and customer focused senior sales advisor to join our team in Dorchester. Applicants should have experience in a similar role, be passionate about delivering excellent customer service, and be available to work weekdays and weekends. For more information on the role please see the job description below.

Senior Sales Advisor Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

Please send completed application forms to Chris.Leyland@seasaltcornwall.co.uk by 25th May 2015

Sailing, rum and chocolate…

posted on May 2nd, 2015 by Nikki Phillips
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Yesterday afternoon, we made our way down to Falmouth’s Prince of Wales Pier to welcome the world’s only transatlantic engineless cargo vessel, Tres Hombres. The ship travelled all the way from the sandy shores of the Caribbean to us here in Falmouth to bring a bounty of 18-year old rum, matured in oak barrels, and organic, fair trade cocoa (two of our favourite things!).

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The tall ship’s arrival was hosted by New Dawn Traders, a lovely independent fair trading company based here in the south west, and marks the start of four days of festivities centred around Falmouth’s shores.

As the tug boat made its way out to meet the magnificent vessel, the tides came rolling in and the winds became too strong to bring the huge boat in safely, so it was decided that a smaller local boat would make its way out to unload Tres Hombres’ cargo and crew and bring it safely to shore.

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Whilst we didn’t get a glimpse of the boat on Friday afternoon we were entertained by The Story Republic, a travelling world of words that celebrates the place of story in Cornwall’s culture.​ There were poems from famous Cornish poet Charles Causley, singing and even a suitcase parade!

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Once the rum and cocoa arrived safely ashore, it was loaded onto a horse and cart and paraded through the town.  The rum will now be blended with Cornish spring water and bottled at The Rebel Brewing Company, just up the road from our Design Studios and the cocoa beans will be making their way to Chocolarder of Cornwall, a master chocolatier, who will roast, mature and hand-temper the beans into delicious New Dawn Chocolate.

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The New Dawn Traders are holding a fantastic programme of events this weekend. For more details head to their website: http://www.newdawntraders.com

We’d love to see what you’ve been up to this May bank holiday, why not post a few pictures on FacebookTwitter or Instagram – don’t forget to tag us in!

April Showers Bring May Flowers

posted on April 30th, 2015 by Nikki Phillips

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Here at Seasalt we love it when it rains and we’re not afraid to admit it!

We don’t let a shower stand in our way of exploring the beautiful Cornish coastal paths and cliffs, we embrace it. We love the sweet smell before a cloudburst, the tiny droplets landing on our noses and the relaxing pitter-patter of the rain as it falls on a long, sandy stretch of beach.

To celebrate our love of the wet stuff and to raise funds for Marie Curie we held a ‘wear your wellies to work day’ last week. There were colourful flowers planted in wellingtons, rain themed treats and a ‘welly good’ photo-shoot. Our Distribution Centre devised an amazing weather themed playlist for the day, which you can listen to below, and our staff even had the chance to win tickets to the Eden Project!

Here’s a sneak peek of what we got up to!

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If you’re in need of some inspiration for summer’s downpours, check out our Seasalt RAIN collection.

 

 

Behind the Scenes on our SS15 Eden Photoshoot

posted on April 29th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We count ourselves very lucky to be able to get out and explore Cornwall on our photoshoots! For our latest shoot, we spent a few days at the Eden Project exploring the biomes and stunning grounds that surround them. We gathered the team and got amongst the flora to get some snappy location images for our spring/summer collection. Here’s a little peek at what we got up to when we were there…

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Job Vacancy – Image Retoucher

posted on April 22nd, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We currently have a full time position available for an Image Retoucher to join our growing team at the Seasalt Design Studios in Falmouth.

Working within the Marketing team, the Image Retoucher will have a keen eye for detail and a good knowledge and experience of product photography. This role requires a hardworking, focused and driven individual who will be able to work in a fast paced studio environment.

Working as part of a team and being responsible for retouching all product images for Seasalt. From ‘cutting out’ mannequins to retouching model studio and location shots. Ensuring that any work carried out on images is completed to the highest of standards and then saved ready to use in print and online. We are looking for someone who has the ability to bring new ideas and skills to the team.

Image Retoucher Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

Please send completed application forms and examples of your own image retouching to mikki.stratton-monck@seasaltcornwall.co.uk by Monday 18th May 2015

Meet Amy, Our St. Ives Shop Manager

posted on April 17th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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As Seasalt St. Ives turns 15 this weekend, we spoke to Amy, the current manager and one of the longest standing Seasalt employees, about her time in the company, her favourite things about St. Ives and why she’s stuck with us for all this time…

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do day to day…
I live on the outskirts of St. Ives and am married to my lovely husband Simon with whom we share our house with two cats and a dog. I have been store manager for 13 years and my day to day duties include maintaining the highest possible standards in store, from customer service, visual merchandising to office duties, tracking our KPI’s and inspiring a happy team! If I’m not at work, you can usually find me pottering around my allotment.

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How long have you worked for Seasalt?
I’ve worked for Seasalt for 18 years. I first started out in our Falmouth store in 1997 as a Saturday girl (I was actually the first ever female member of staff!) progressing to full time, and then moved to St. Ives to open this store in 2000. I have worked in all our stores from Exeter down to Cornwall, including Guernsey and the Isles of Scilly.

How has Seasalt grown throughout your time working here?
My gosh, where do I start! When I joined there were only two stores, Penzance and Falmouth. We were called General Clothing Stores and stocked walking and camping gear, both shops also had old fashioned tills. When St. Ives opened in 2000 we rebranded to Wildlife where we stocked lots of different brands, since then Seasalt has grown from two shops to 25, had 3 name changes and seen the huge growth of online and wholesale sales. It’s seen many talented people with lots of different skills come on board, and Seasalt continues to grow and evolve everyday whilst staying true to the family run business and Cornish roots that we all know and love.

The shop has recently had a refit, what do customers comment on the most, and what is your favourite feature of the shop?
It has to be the leach pottery displays, it stops customers in their tracks, and the front of our store has a real art gallery feel, perfect for St. Ives.

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What’s the best memory you have of working for the company?
Going out to open our store in Guernsey back in 2008, a team of us went over for two months living and working on the island. We were there long enough to make friends and really feel like part of their small community, along with exploring their beautiful island and eating lots of Guernsey cream and butter!

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What do you like most about working for Seasalt?
That it is a family business who genuinely cares about their people and customers,

What’s your favourite item from SS15?
My current favourite is the floaty Cookworthy dress.

Tell us your favourite secret St. Ives spot…
Sitting out on the end of Smeatons pier, you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the town, especially in the summer!

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It’s St. Ives’ 15th anniversary, what do you think is the key to its success?
Seasalt St. Ives stands out as the best shop in town because it is well maintained, has an inviting shop front and inspiring window displays, friendly, customer focused team members who like to laugh a lot, and great products in store. As most of our customers are holiday makers, they like to come in and buy a little bit of Cornwall from us!

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If you’re in St. Ives on Saturday 18th April pop in and see us, we’ll be handing out Cornish nibbles, drinks, and a free Seasalt Jute Bag to celebrate.

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Cornish Gardens in Bloom

posted on April 10th, 2015 by Nikki Phillips

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Now that spring has sprung, we’re looking forward to visiting some of our favourite Cornish Gardens. Here’s a selection of our top spots in Cornwall that are open to the public over the next few weeks.

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Did you know? Tregothnan began supplying England’s first tea, which partly contains home-grown leaves in 2005. That’s 10 years of tea!

For one weekend a year, Tregothnan opens its usually private gates to the public to give people the opportunity to explore the workings of their beautiful grounds. This year, the historic estate will be open on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April. Tickets are £10 with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

The estate is located on banks of the beautiful River Fal. Keep an eye out for the sweeping vistas and peaceful secluded groves, relax and unwind in the stunning surroundings of the ancient camellias and explore the mountainous magnolias. Oh and the garden boasts the biggest Rhododendrons in the world with 40 foot crescendos of full flower!

Foodie tip: make sure you tuck into a Cornish cream tea, served with a cup of Tregothnan’s tea which is grown on site

Enys Gardens
Famed for its microclimate, the gardens at Enys are almost frost free all year round which enables many tender plants and ancient trees to flourish. There are 30 acres to explore and in the spring, the spectacular six-acre carpet of bluebells in the parkland, known as Parc Lye, is an amazing sight to behold.

Foodie tip: pop into their café and try some of the honey produced by the estate’s colony of bees. They call their honey “Tinkerbell” due to its light, delicate citrus flavour!

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Glendurgan
Situated above the hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River near Falmouth, Glendurgan boasts three steep valleys of sub-tropical gardens. Lose yourself in the 1830s maze of clipped cherry laurel, walk the coastal paths and explore the wild Cornish blooms but most of all, don’t forget to take a moment to listen out for birdsong and babbling brooks.

Foodie tip: after a morning hiking the valleys, stop off at Glendurgan’s Tea House and enjoy a well-deserved slice of cake, homemade on the estate

Pull on your wellies and get exploring, we’d love to see which spring shoots you discover. Why not post a few pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – don’t forget to tag us in!

Pepé’s Journal #3

posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Laura Ellis

Pepé is growing quickly and he’s becoming very inquisitive. His latest escapade saw him playing with a tube of paint – it did not end well!

Here he is hiding by the RAIN collection in our Falmouth Shop. Even getting soaked in the rain didn’t wash the paint out of his fur!

Pepé’s Journal #2

posted on March 27th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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Here I am with our planters, looking great with the first signs of spring. The daffodils are now all but gone, but poking their heads through are some lovely tulips, mixed in with some very cute crocuses. The bulbs were layered in the plant pot to bring joy for the next few months…an idea we saw on Gardeners’ World. Woof woof, Monty, my favourite gardener!