Meet our team

Kirsty Betteridge
Kirsty Betteridge, Company Secretary and Director of Business Assurance

Kirsty concentrates on PR, HR and business assurance while also providing executive consultancy services externally.

Following graduation from University in 1998, Kirsty’s career was built in the clinical recruitment industry working for various companies in the private sector on delivery into large UK Government contracts and other private sector clients. She progressed to Programme Director level before joining CKB Ltd in 2016.

 

"My favourite product is our Bar Amigos ® Icestickall. I love gadgets that incorporate many functions and this tool is my perfect summer accessory! It cools drinks, layers cocktails, muddles and stirs."

 

Colin Betteridge
Colin Betteridge, Director and Owner

Colin set up CKB Ltd in 2010 and since then has developed its group company brands Bar Amigos ® and Lanyards Tomorrow ™

Colin’s commercial and creative focus lies in developing and sourcing innovative products.

Following a creative design interpretation degree course, Colin worked on stage set design in London before he started his retail career with the major players in the computer games software industry, reaching Regional Manager level.

 

"My favourite product is the Final Touch L’Grand Conundrum Decanter Wine Aerator. This elegant contraption improves the flavour and aroma of your wine no end. Its one of our best selling wine decanters"

 

Clive Betteridge
Clive Betteridge, Business Development Manager

Clive Joined CKB Ltd in 2012 and looks after the digital marketing, website development and analytics side of our business

Clive’s electronic engineer background quickly led him into a customer relationship management system career centred on implementing process change in the private sector retail industry. His continual improvement focus included system fault finding and issue resolution along with end user training.

 

"My favourite product is our range of Molecular Gastronomy Kits"

 

 

Gareth
Gareth Jones, Operations Manager

Gareth’s customer experience focused role includes listing products on our websites and selling portals, order processing and dispatch whilst managing our fulfilment team.

Prior to joining CKB Ltd in 2015, Gareth’s career centred on managing high street retail stores for large, corporate players in the computer games software industry. This included team management and inventory control.

 

"My favourite product is our xxxx"

 

 

Steve Murray
Steve Murray, Head of Facilities and Global Logistics

Steve manages our premises and health and safety requirements. He also works closely with operations on dispatch logistics.

Following a career in the fire service, Steve moved into facilities management focused on building control as well as health and safety compliance and assessments.

I love to be organised so my favourite product is our CKB Ltd ® fridge magnet board. It’s a weekly planner, shopping list and memo board all in one. It is so good that I have one at home and another in the office!"

 

 

Shirley Murray
Shirley Murray, Fulfilment Operative

Shirley’s customer service focus centres on ensuring our customers receive the correct goods as fast as possible.

Following a career in hairdressing, Shirley undertook part-time roles as a school dinner lady, cleaner and retail assistant whilst raising her family.

 

"My favourite product is our pink sparkly lanyard"

 

 

Vicki Knight

 

Vicki Knight, Fulfilment Operative

Vicki’s customer centric role ensures our orders are dispatched with professionalism and speed.

Following a career as a fitness advisor, Vicki moved into retail as she enjoyed the buzz this industry gave her. Vicki worked for some large high street names before joining CKB Ltd.

 

"My favourite product is our Prosecco doormat"

 

Luke Josland
Luke Josland, Fulfilment Operative

Luke is a dedicated dispatcher.

Luke is currently in further education undertaking a course in IT. He worked part-time in a retail outlet before joining CKB Ltd where he also works on a part-time basis.

 

"My favourite product is the BBQ Branding Iron by IGGI"