Wildlife Watch at Amara

It’s no secret that the Amara offices are nestled quietly within the depths of the Essex countryside. Occasionally you’ll hear the odd complaint of narrow country roads and restricted phone service, but mostly people enjoy the picturesque setting in which we reside.

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A few members of the team have gradually become drawn in by the near surrounding area and, it seems, a wildlife watch has been set up by a select few environmentally friendly individuals. Bird feeders have been purchased and set up outside of the window, complete with bird species chart to really get clued up on the visitors.

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Introducing Lucy to Amara!

With the team growing just that little bit bigger, it’s time for another introduction post on The Amara Blog. Keeping the Amara finances in check, Finance Manager Lucy Clarke joined the team a few months back and we take five minutes to find out a little more about her.

What were you doing before you joined Amara?
Before joining Amara I was working as a Finance Manager in a local re-manufacturing SME.

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Farleigh Hospice Donation

It’s no secret that Amara loves to support a charity or two where they can and a few weeks ago it was decided that any leftover items from the staff seconds sale would be donated for a charitable cause. Any Amara items that were deemed unsuitable for sale and didn’t get sold in the staff event were donated to a local hospice to help them raise those all-important funds.

Farleigh Hospice is based in Essex and provides hospice care to people affected by life limiting illnesses. The hospice relies heavily on donations and the generosity of the public and aim to give care tailored to individual needs and situations.

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Say Hello to Lucy

Quickly becoming a familiar face around the Amara office, Office Assistant Lucy busies herself with the daily running of Amara HQ. Be it answering telephone enquiries, refilling the Snack Shack or helping visitors, we take five minutes to get to know one of Amara’s newer recruits.

What were you doing before you joined Amara?
After graduating university, I worked as a Sales Assistant at Next.

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Amara Turns 12 Years Old

At Amara we love an excuse to celebrate with a slice (or two) of cake, and today marks a very momentous day in the Amara history books – Amara turns 12!

Twelve years ago to the day, Amara was born and what a journey it has been so far. From humble beginnings as a local high street shop, to the international company it is today, we look back over how things have changed in 12 years…

Amara’s first employee (who is still with us today) was hired in May 2005. Today we have 74 employees and 13 departments.

Over the 12 years Amara have delivered over 340k packages throughout all 7 continents and across 119 different countries. Even delivering a package to Antarctica, I doubt the Amara of 2005 saw that coming!

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Introducing Joy to the Amara Team

It’s no secret that customer services are constantly busy solving the queries and problems any Amara customer may have and their ever-growing team has become one more with the introduction of French Customer Service Adviser Joy. Helping our French customers, we grab Joy for five minutes to discuss favourite bakes and surprise facts!

What were you doing before you joined Amara?
Before I joined Amara, I studied French & Spanish at the University of Southampton so this involved a lot of essay writing and exams and of course, some partying too!

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