Who's Who

Archie HumeArchie Hume - Managing Director
Archie is the Managing Director of A Hume and is the third generation of the Hume family to manage the business. His Grandfather, a Master Tailor, set up A Hume, Gentlemen's Tailor and Outfitter in 1929 and the business has remained in the family ever since. He has overall responsibility as retail buyer and has a passion for quality, sourcing fabulous brands and ranges to ensure his customers stand out in the crowd! He enjoys chatting to all our customers - either discussing a recent try scored by  Kelso or the latest salmon caught on the River Tweed.
Karen HumeKaren Hume - E Commerce and Operations Director
Karen Hume has overall responsibility for e-commerce and is passionate about customer service and detail ensuring the online departments of A Hume operate to exacting standards.
She is ultimately responsible for both finance and operations within the business. 

James AbbottJames Abbott - Digital Strategy & Optimisation Director
James joined A Hume In October 2010. Having gained a BA Degree in Retail Business in 2005, he initially worked as a Digital Business Development Manager in the Financial Services Industry.
James openly admits he is a tech geek and is always reading eBooks and blogs to continually keep up-to-date and develop his knowledge and understanding of online and offline marketing, stimulating ideas and helping drive business projects. 



Erin BurtonErin Burton - Online Administrator
Erin joined A Hume in August 2015 and is part of the online team. Erin helps to ensure all orders are despatched in timely fashion.
Vanessa MurrayVanessa Murray
Vanessa joined A Hume in October 2012 to lead and develop our Ladieswear section within 46 The Square. Vanessa has several years experience in customer facing roles and is passionate about customer service. She looks forward to welcoming you to our expanded Ladieswear department.

Jacquie NairnJacquie Nairn
Jacquie joined A Hume in 1985 and is our longest serving member of staff. She is our tailoress and carries out all clothing alterations on the premises. Jacquie has very exacting standards and there will never be a squint hem if she is carrying out an alteration for you!
Chris PairmanChris Pairman
Chris joined A Hume in August 2007 and works on the shop floor looking after all our customers. Chris has a flair for visual design ensuring the window displays and shop floor always looks interesting and appealing to our customers. He is also heavily involved in our Made to Measure service.
Judy PottsJudy Potts - Marketing Manager
Judy joined A Hume in May 2015 as our Marketing Manager.  Judy has over 23 years experience in customer service and enjoys working with our customers.  She is a local farmers wife and enjoys spending her spare time with her family, friends, pets and attending exercise classes.
Chris Whitlock
Chris has been with A Hume since March 2009 and works on the shop floor. He worked in the hospitality industry before joining the team and has a great way with our customers.
Herbie WhartonHerbie Wharton
Herbie joined A Hume in September 2013 as a sales adviser. She has worked in customer service roles both within the finance industry and retail. As a passionate and experienced retail sales adviser she looks forward to welcoming you in-store.  


Rob BaconRob Bacon
Rob joined A Hume in October 2012 to manage our shop at 22, Horsemarket. Rob has over 5 years retail management experience from an earlier position in Kelso, and has made the Scottish Borders his home.  Rob keeps a keen eye on the fishing in the area, and can also navigate his way around a golf course.  He and his team look forward to seeing you at A Hume’s store at 22 Horsemarket.
Lorraine TaitJulie Roxburghe-Lowrie
Julie joined the A Hume team in May 2014, and works in the Men’s Outerwear store at 22 Horsemarket.  She brings with her a wealth of customer service experience, having worked in some of Kelso’s other retail businesses.  She is a keen horse rider and eventer, and partakes in various country pursuits.  Julie looks forward to greeting and assisting all of our customers in our Horsemarket store.
Lorraine TaitLorraine Tait
Lorraine joined A Hume in October 2012 and has over 20 years experience working in the retail sector in Kelso.  She is very knowledgeable about the fishing and shooting in the area, and always has a smiling face for our customers walking in the door at 22 Horsemarket
Our Models
Billy HamiltonBilly Hamilton
Billy owns the Buccleuch Arms Hotel in St Boswells and enjoys all outdoor country sports when he is not managing his hotel.
James Millar James Millar 
James is a GP in Kelso and is an avid cyclist, ski-er and keep fit enthusiast.
Neil Thomson
Neil farms at Caverton Mill near Kelso and writes a column in the Farmers Weekly. He enjoys country sports, ski-ing and curling.
Sandy MorrisSandy Morris
Sandy is a GP in Kelso and is a keen cyclist, ski-er and runner.
Mary CrawfordMary Crawford
Mary is a local Physiotherapist and is a keen horsewoman - she also manages to run almost seven days a week.
Lucy McCormackLucy McCormack
Lucy, twin sister of Chloe, is working in London for a highly respected Milliner. She also makes her own creations.
Chloe McCormackChloe McCormack
Chloe, twin sister of Lucy, is at Edinburgh University studying Zoology. 
Stewart CaversStewart Cavers
Stewart is a farmer just outside Kelso. He is our newest male model and had to endure freezing cold weather for his first photo shoot in Spring 2010 - he managed not to complain!   
Vici CampbellVici Campbell
Vici is studying Medicine at Aberdeen University. She is our newest female model and had to endure freezing cold weather for her first photo shoot in Spring 2010 - she did not complain either! 
Laura NoonLaura Noon
Laura has modelled for A Hume since March 2011. She has her own Beautician business in Kelso.