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MEET OUR TEAM: Digital Communications and Head Of Fun, Fiona

OCT 5, 2021

This edition of Meet Our Team features Fiona, who has recently finished her master’s and now writes our weekly blogs and newsletters.

Meet Fiona, our Digital Communications Officer

How was growing up in Bristol in comparison to living in London?

Bristol and London are very different places. Bristol has a laid-back, homegrown atmosphere, where veganism and sustainability are welcomed and reinforced. The people are so friendly; it was a really nice place to grow up. Bristol has a very special place in my heart. Everything feels so much faster-paced in London, which I find exciting. I often catch myself walking around thinking ‘I can’t believe I live here!’.

You said you like living in London, what exactly do you get up to in your free time?

I’m really into fashion and clothes. I spend a lot of time in charity shops, vintage shops, and also on clothes selling apps Depop and Vinted. I also love going out for food. Most of all, I love nothing more than a pint in the pub with my friends.

Why does vintage shopping appeal to you?

Sustainability is a major factor in why I shop mostly second-hand. But what I actually really like is the individualism within vintage pieces. What I choose to wear, no one else has, which makes it really special.

What are your top three London restaurants?

Pastaio in Soho, Farmacy in Notting Hill and the Portobello Garden, also in Notting Hill, which has amazing pizza.

What attracted you to working at DG Brownies?

I was hoping to work with like-minded people who are friendly and open to new things. To be truthful, I was also hoping for some free vegan brownies!

Delicious, gooey, vegan brownies

How are you finding the transition from sales into Digital Communications?

It’s been an interesting ride. I really enjoy writing our blogs. The newsletters are a challenge, but I favour that I have some creative freedom in my job role with writing the blogs. Like today, for instance, I created a poll where the whole team voted for naming what to name next month’s flavour (Chewy Coconut), which is fun and keeps things fresh.

What’s the best thing about the team?

Everyone here is lovely, supportive, and friendly. It’s really relaxed. As we are mostly women, I love the girl power we’ve got going on!

Where would you like DG Brownies to be in a year?

I think hampers would be a good direction to go in. The DG Brownie packaging is so pretty and comes in a lovely little yellow box, which is perfect to go in hampers, especially around Christmas. It would be quite easy to market them as a gift in a hamper alongside other products.

Within the company, what would you like to do more of?

Going to the markets would be nice, meeting and chatting with new people is always fun. You never know who you are going to meet.

As you are the Chief Fun Officer, is there an activity that you would like to do with the team?

If I didn’t have such a big phobia, definitely paintballing. I’ve been twice and I’ve learnt that I like it more in theory than as a reality (it’s painful!)

What is your favourite flavour of DG Brownies?

Lotus Biscoff, definitely.

Limited Edition Lotus Biscoff flavour DG Brownies from August

Are there any charities or causes that you would like to support with our Charity of the Month scheme?

A charity that is focused on tackling a specific issue in relation to climate change. I really care about bees, so maybe a UK-based bee conservation charity, which ties into our core values of sustainability and veganism.

Do you have any fundraising ideas for this?

I don’t think I’d be anyone’s favourite person for suggesting this but a sponsored run where we all wear yellow could be a fun way to raise money. Yellow for DG Brownies and yellow for the bees.

Do you have a favourite moment whilst being in the team?

There isn’t just one moment, but I do find it amusing when Ayo asks me every Monday at 9 am if I’m having fun.


Written by Fiona Philp

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