The 8 Favourites of Christmas: Christmas Songs

December the first is about to chime its bells and at Amara the magical radio elves have decided it is indeed time for Christmas FM. With Christmas sounds ringing throughout the office and just 24 days to go, we turn to the Press & PR girls and the Marketing boys to enlighten us to their favourite Christmas songs.

Keen snow enthusiasts, Tom, Dave, Danny and Rob talk us through their commute Christmas playlist and how the Marketing Team ensure they are ready for the Christmas madness!


Tom: Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
Dave: Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness
Danny: Fairytale of New York – The Pogues & Kirsty McColl
Rob: Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea

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Meet New Staff Member Loran!

This week we venture across to the London Amara office to welcome new Web Developer Loran. One of the brains ensuring that the Amara website runs smoothly, we take five minutes to discover perfect weekends and secret facts…


What were you doing before you joined Amara?
I was working at a Bulgarian ERP-software company, called Composity, which I think was the best place to work in Varna, Bulgaria. I also had a few clients on the side.

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The 8 Favourites of Christmas: Party Food

To kick off the Christmas countdown we take a look at everyone’s favourite… party food! It’s no secret that the Amara staff have a weakness for delicious foods and seasonal treats and during the build up to Christmas it is inevitable that the office will have more food than usual. With this in mind we turn to our Copywriting team and Buying Team to discover what their favourite Christmas party food is and how their team are preparing for the festive season.

First up are the Copy Team, meet Jane, Ems, Aimee and Bella…


The most important question: what are your favourite seasonal snacks?

Jane: Cadbury Elves and Milkybar Polar Bears
Ems: Malteser Stags
Aimee: florentines
Bella: any sort of breaded cheese or mozzarella sticks!

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Christmas is Coming!

The days are closing in, coats are being worn and cars are in need of de-icing, it can only mean one thing… Christmas is upon us! It’s no secret that many of the Amara teams have been preparing for weeks in advance and are more than ready for festivities, whilst some are clinging to the few sunny days left of the year.

The first inkling of Christmas spirit is found in the well-stocked Amara warehouse. Nestled in the Essex countryside just a stones through from the Amara Offices, the packing elves have been working their magic on the lead up to December, to ensure everything from The Amara Collection to top favourite brands, is in order ahead of the big day.warehouse2

The next, was an invite to a very special occasion

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Fundraising for Children in Need

Friday 18th November marks Children in Need’s Appeal Show and to do our bit for this inspirational charity, The Amara Social committee decided some yellow and spotty fancy dress was in order. And of course, we can’t throw a fundraising event without some delicious Friday treats!


As BBC’s official UK charity, every penny of the money raised goes to countless projects across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young individuals. From those living in poverty to those abused, the charity believes every child in the UK should have a safe, happy and secure life and that is where the iconic big yellow bear steps in.

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Get to know Customer Service Advisor Megan!

With such a busy daily life and an ever-growing team, it’s often hard to meet everyone in the office, so we take the chance to spend five minutes chatting to one of our newest recruits Megan. Nestled within the Customer Services Team, we find out about pets, baking and out of office activities…


What were you doing before you joined Amara?
I was a Visual Merchandiser for Hobbs London and spent a lot of time driving around the M25!

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