10 December: Meet Andy, Jason, coconutgrass and Sparks Clothing
It’s day 10 of our calendar and today we’re in the kitchen. Here we have Jason Weston, our Chief Operating Officer, and Andy Botha, our Chief Commercial & Financial Officer, each kitted out in fetching aprons by coconutgrass and Sparks Clothing. These original and unique aprons are the perfect attire for any busy chef – don’t they look smart?
Meet Jason and Andy
Jason and Andy will both be spending Christmas at home this year. For Andy, Christmas is all about family, so he’ll be surrounded by relatives and friends throughout the festive season. His favourite part of Christmas is the afternoon spent decking the house with decorations – it really builds the festive excitement!
Jason too will be having a big family Christmas, with lots of relatives, lots of children, lots of noise and lots of presents… and of course the occasional tipple. For Jason, nothing feels more festive than helping the kids hang up their stockings on Christmas eve, and preparing a treat for Santa and his reindeer.
Andy’s Butcher’s Kitchen Apron is by coconutgrass. Andrew Dennison originally founded coconutgrass as a print business, and it has now grown into a home design company which offers lovely textiles too. The butcher’s design formed the basis of their very first collection and can also be found on fine art prints and tea towels – all perfect gifts for any meat lover! Andrew’s favourite tradition is listening to carols whilst opening presents under the tree… and munching a cheeky Ferrero Rocher afterwards!
Meet Sparks Clothing
Jason’s Personalised ‘You’re The Best’ Apron is by Sparks Clothing, and can be completely personalised to make a truly unique gift. Deborah and Verity Sparks design bespoke personalised clothing and bags, making special gifts that certainly cannot be found on any high street. They design and print each item themselves in their Somerset cottage, and won Partner of the Year in this year’s Make Awards. Their Christmas list can best be described as lively… Deborah would like some Gloucester old spot piglets, and Verity will be asking Santa for a dachshund called Bruce!