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TALES FROM TED’S TEAM: MEET TED’S EXTRAS

Ever wondered who else works with Ted to make the magic happen? Well wonder no more. Ted’s throwing open the doors at his homes in London (and indeed across the world), in a new series that spotlights some of the wonderful, hard-working, creative folk that Ted’s proud to call his colleagues.

Today, we introduce to you Ted’s Extras. These individuals work across business, learning the ropes and acquiring wisdom as they rotate around each department offering an extra pair of hands. Meet Megan Reilly, Andrew Gourlay, Jamie Goss, Lauren Sheehan, Ella Dillon and Jessica Edwards.

WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?

We come from all over, from Belfast to Folkestone and Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea.

AND WHAT DO YOU DO AT TED?

We get to experience working in a different department every month, for a year, from Design to Marketing and even working on the shop floor at one of the London locations.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING WITH TED?

MR: Kelly, who works in Ted’s sustainability team, [told me in my interview] ‘the people’ [were her favourite thing]. Nearly six months in and I can completely agree with her – a global company with a real family feel.

AG: I love the social office we work in, no one is hidden away in an office. There’s also music playing around the building, which boosts my creativity and allows for a fun working environment that reflects the brand.

JG: It’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity, to see Ted from every single possible angle and to engage with every department. I have met so many amazing colleagues and learnt something new every single day.

LS: The atmosphere in the office. Everyone has so much enthusiasm for their job, it shows through the hard work which goes into every product. People really care about the brand, that’s what makes it so successful.

LS: The atmosphere in the office. Everyone has so much enthusiasm for their job, it shows through the hard work which goes into every product. People really care about the brand, that’s what makes it so successful.

ED: I love how fun the business is. It’s cool to work for a company that has such a sense of humour, it encourages team members to step outside the box and work hard to make sure everything Ted creates is fun and unique.

 

JE: That every day is different, being Extras, we bounce around the company a lot so the fact that every day we can be doing something different makes it even more exciting.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TED PIECE – EITHER FROM CURRENT SEASON OR BACK IN THE DAY?

MR: I bought the ELSIIE Star Dress and wore it loads over the festive period - got so many compliments!

AG: The GURI 7 Oxford Brogues from quite a few seasons ago, they’re the first Ted piece I owned and they’re still going strong.

 

JG: MORAL, an extremely new holdall I purchased as I’ve never owned a nice leather bag before. With two debossed straps run down the sides, and plenty of room inside.

LS: As a person who has been collecting Ted pieces for the last two years and has a dedicated part for all of them in my wardrobe…My favourite Ted piece of all time is my OXBLOOD NEHRU bow jumper.

ED: I spent some time in the shoe storage room one day when I was with the WW accessories Buying team and saw so many different colours, fabrications and styles of the PEETCHV court, and loved every single one.

JE: I’ve always loved a good bag, and the Colour by Numbers SUNNIE bag always catches my eye.

 

TELL TED A JOKE…

MR: Why did the scarecrow win a prize? Because he was outstanding in his field…

AG: What time does Andy Murray go to his bed? Tennish!

JG: Already known for my terrible dad jokes – How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together.

LS: What happened after an explosion at a French cheese factory? All that was left was de brie.

ED: What do you call a Frenchman wearing sandals? Phillipe Phillope.

JE: What’s yellow and dangerous? Shark Infested Custard

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