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. 


ARCHIE 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 HUME - OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Karen Hume has overall responsibility for e-commerce and is passionate about customer service and detail, ensuring the only department of A Hume operate to exacting standards. She is ultimately responsible for both finance and operations within the business.


Karen is always busy and totally dedicated to the business. On the rare occasion she has some spare time she enjoys keeping active and playing golf with friends. 


JAMES ABBOTT - DIGITAL STRATEGY DIRECTOR

James joined A Hume In October 2010. Having gained a BA Degree in Retail Business in 2005, he initially worked as a 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.  

Out of work James enjoys dining out, a good of bottle red and weekends away. 



ROB BACON - STORE MANAGER

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.


ERIN 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. 


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.


ANN HARVEY - SALES ADVISER

Ann previously worked as a farm secretary for her husband before joining A Hume in May 2017. Her friendly approach makes her a real asset to the team and great with customers. 

She loves country living and the outdoors, and is an avid viewer of all sports.


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.


VANESSA MURRAY - LADIESWEAR MANAGER 

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.


The perfect hostess, Vanessa enjoys cooking, entertaining and anything to do with her home and interior design. 


JACQUIE NAIRN - TAILORESS 

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 PAIRMAN - SALES ADVISER

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.

A keen golfer and member of local club in Kelso, Chris has recently also taken up fishing and looks forward to spending more time on the river. 


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 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 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 at 22 Horsemarket


ANNA THOMSON - SALES ADVISER

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. 


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


CHRIS WHITLOCK - SALES ADVISER

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.

Chris enjoys walking his two dogs, Zak & Murphy and loves dining out and trying out new culinary delights.


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. 

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