Janet Dodding

‘I love working with people and the variety of duties I’m undertaking makes the role a very interesting one.’

Janet is one of the later additions to our team here at Shoplight, only joining a few weeks ago. Janet has a long background of working in the Civil Service and many of her skills are transferable to Shoplight. ‘As my role here at Shoplight includes purchasing, stock management, administration and reception duties, many of the skills required for these duties are similar to those I developed in my previous jobs’ says Janet. ‘I love working with people and the variety of duties I’m undertaking makes the role a very interesting one’.

One thing that has surprised Janet is how much goes in to developing a retail store concept. ‘I suppose like most people I tended to take the look and feel for a shop for granted, without ever thinking too much about the massive amount of planning and detail that went in to developing a concept, brand and interior’ Janet commented. ‘In particular I’ve realised lighting in retail stores is generally only noticed when it is poor and that it isn’t consciously noted when its good as our eyes and concentration have been drawn to the products and store finishes. It really is a fascinating part of the retail journey which I’m enjoying learning lots about’ finished Janet.

Janet’s role is to support everybody here at Shoplight and in particular, the directors of the business. ‘As our business grows its fantastic to have someone as diligent and trustworthy as Janet in our team, taking some of the background workload away which allows us to spend more time creating value for our clients’ comments Mark Shortland, Shoplight MD.