Meet Team Babipur – Gareth

Just over ten years ago, the babipur story began. A tiny independent business, with a spare room crammed full of ethical goodies. Two people, Jolene and Peter with a dream to make a difference. Fast forward a few years and Babipur has grown from strength to strength surrounded by an amazing community of like minded folks, looking to be more conscious consumers. Over the past ten years as Babipur has grown, so has its amazing and dedicated Team. Peter and Jolene believe strongly in creating jobs for local people in Wales and equally, providing flexible working opportunity where it is most needed, is very important to them.

To celebrate all the hard work and contribution that each member of Team Babipur make, we will be sharing a little bit about one person a month. Up first is our lovely Gareth who has worked at Babipur as a warehouse operative for just over nine months and is a valuable member of our team…Over to you Gareth!!

What made you choose to work at Babipur?

They are an unique company, especially in Wales. What Jolene and Pete have achieved from the humble beginnings of Babipur is amazing and the whole ethos of the Babipur family was/is very appealing to me.

Do you have any animals at home?

Apart from the kids, we have a 3 year old Jackapoo named Bobi and a 13 week old Bichon puppy named Ralph.

What are your hobbies?

Couch potato stuff like gaming and films, also enjoy listening to Kevin Smith podcasts.

What is your guilty pleasure (keep it clean!!)?

I would have said Hollyoaks in the past but I’ve finally managed to give it up and it must be at least 8 months since I last watched it.

What is your favourite band or genre of music?

My musical hero is Ben Folds, can’t get enough of his music, the man is a genius, but my favourite genre is metal. After my brief Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan phase I grew up listening to Motley Crue, Metallica, Anthrax, Skid Row, Posion, Bon Jovi, Slayer, Megadeth etc

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Would love to go to New York just because it looks awesome.

What is the best thing about working at Babipur?

My lovely colleagues 😉

Who inspires you?

Ben Folds, also Kevin Smith.

Is flexible working important to you?

Yes. I have three kids, Nathan age 14, Danial age 7 and Elin age 5. Danial has Downs Syndrome and my wife is struggling with her mental health, so I’m also classed as a carer and need to have a good work/home life balance.

What are your top three films of all time?
  • Everything is Illuminated (starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hutz from Gogol Bordello)
  • The Legend (aka The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk)
  • Dawn of the Dead (the 1978 original)

 

Thanks to Gareth for sharing x

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3 Responses

  1. Ruru Samaita says:

    Awwww thank you so much for sharing

  2. Love this! It’s really great to learn more about the wonderful people of Babi Pur and all the driving forces behind my favourite retailer. Looking forward to reading more x

  3. Jolene Barton says:

    Great first ‘meet the team’ post! Huge thanks to Heather for the questions and to Gareth for going first! #lovebabipur

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