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Introducing the new members to our buying team


Julia & Laura

Julia Wallbank – Buyer (left)


Julia joins us by recommendation and has 20 years’ experience at Express Gifts as a Senior Buyer. Julia joined the team at Autumn Fair, has a great bubbly personality and will fit perfectly into the JD way of things. 

Responsibilities will be to source new suppliers, develop existing suppliers and give a much needed extra pair of safe hands to both Steve and Mary.


Laura Leigh – Head of Product Development (right)


Laura brings new skills to our business and is an experienced designer of exclusive ranges, having previously been Product Development Manager at Birthdays, International Greetings and latterly a Buyer with Express Gifts.

Laura was also the Senior Product Manager for Hallmark for 8 years.   In a completely new role for the Company Laura will be responsible for developing exclusive ranges, driving trends through the buying team and developing winning lines from within the collection.