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OUR TEAM

We are lucky to have a great team of friendly, professional and talented individuals, who together bring a wealth of experience to the business. The fantastic range of products and brands we stock is supported by the excellent product knowledge of each member of the team. We pride ourselves on our exemplary levels of customer service and very much look forward to providing a shopping experience that will exceed expectation. 

DAVID NUTTALL - OWNER & DIRECTOR

David bought A Hume in January 2020. He has had a long-established relationship with A Hume as the Managing Director of world-renowned Scottish knitwear manufacturer, William Lockie and Company in Hawick. David has a huge passion for quality brands, and his knowledge of manufacturing is exceptional.  

A keen horseman David enjoys spending time out on his trusty steed Rory, attending the local riding festivals and is partial to a nice countryside walk with his wife Gael and their two dogs Tala and Ziggy.

RACHEL THOMSON - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Rachel joined A Hume in January 2020 as the Managing Director. Previously Rachel spent 7 years with her dad at William Lockie and developed a great interest in marketing and branding where she decided to focus her career.

A true country gal, after studying at Edinburgh University for 4 years Rachel decided to head back to the Scottish Borders. She loves nothing more than being out in the middle of nowhere out a run or walking with her dog Dexter and taking in the views.

 

FRASER THOMSON - HEAD OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Fraser joined the A Hume family in August 2020, taking on the role of operations and stock manager and in a short space of time has revolutionised our processes and stock management. He is now looking forward to a new challenge as Head of Finance & Operations. 

A keen rugby player, Fraser recently hung up his boots after a successful career with Melrose Rugby Club and Glasgow Warriors. He is the most capped Scotland Club International player and is now looking to impart some of his wisdom in his new role as Head Coach of Gala RFC.


ANNA THOMSON - HEAD OF RETAIL

Anna joined A Hume in June 2017 as Senior Ladieswear Sales Assistant. Anna has an abundance of experience having worked for a number of years in customer-focused roles. She has a great eye for fashion and prides herself on her excellent customer service and care. 


In 2021 we were delighted when Anna accepted the role of Head of Retail across both our stores in Kelso. 

Anna is passionate about horses and the Scottish Borders countryside and loves combining the two.

JAMES ABBOTT - HEAD OF ECOMMERCE

James first joined A Hume in 2010 and contributed to the businesses growth in the online and digital world. After a short time away pursuing other opportunities James is now back at A Hume as our Head of eCommerce. 

It is a running joke at A Hume that you can hear James before you see him. With a passion for cars and the grand prix he is the proud owner of a rather noisy car. 


ERIN BURTON - CUSTOMER SERVICE & ORDER PROCESSING MANAGER

Erin joined A Hume in August 2015 as part of the online team and is responsible for customer service and order processing. She ensures all customer queries are dealt with as efficiently as possible and that orders are dispatched as promised. 


She enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and going to the gym.

MAUREEN CUTHBERT - TAILORESS

Maureen recently joined A Hume and is one of our expert tailoress, carrying out all clothing alterations on the premises.
 

Maureen has two Border Collie dogs and has a real passion for dog agility.


CHRIS WHITLOCK - WAREHOUSE MANAGER

Chris has been with A Hume since March 2009 and worked in our Menswear department for 12 years. With his knowledge of stock, our systems and processes Chris made the move to the warehouse managing stock for both shops and our online fulfilment. 

Chris enjoys walking his dog Murphy and loves dining out and trying out new culinary delights.

ROB BACON - TECHNICAL WEAR MANAGER

Rob joined A Hume in October 2012 and has over 5 years retail management experience from an earlier position in Kelso. He has a great knowledge of our more technical brands catering for the outdoor enthusiast. 

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.


JUDY 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 the creative side to her role as well as dealing with customers.  


A local farmers wife, Judy is used to early starts and can often be found in an exercise class before work. Out of office hours she enjoys socialising and spending time with her family and four legged friends 


JULIE ROXBURGHE-LOWRIE - SALES ADVISER 

Julie joined the A Hume team in May 2014, and has 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. 


LORRAINE TAIT - SALES ADVISER

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.


HERBIE WHARTON - SALES ADVISER

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. 


Herbie loves keeping fit and experimenting in the kitchen with healthy produce and new recipe ideas. 


LESLEY MCCRINDLE - SALES ADVISER

Lesley, who has been with A Hume since Autumn 2016, used to work in retail banking and comes with a wealth of experience.  She has a keen interest in ladies fashion and a great eye for detail. 

In her spare time Lesley enjoys showing her Connemara ponies, country pursuits and spending time with her family.

HANNAH GORDON - CONTENT MARKETER 

Hannah joined the A Hume family in October 2020 in the new role of content marketer. With an eye for photography, videography and illustration she has brought lot's of our products to life in her short time in the role. 

In her spare time Hannah enjoys foraging, herbalism and also has her two house bunnies to keep her on her toes, she is also very interested in Scottish witchcraft and folklore. 

RUTH THORBURN - SALES ADVISER

Ruth joined our team in March 2019 after a number of customer facing roles working in weddings, events & hospitality, and more recently retail banking. Customer service has always been one of her passions. 

She is a lover of the countryside and can be found out walking with her family and two dogs or going for an early morning run before work. Ruth looks forward to welcoming you in store soon

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