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Q & A WITH DANILO’S SALES OFFICE MANAGER AMY ROWLEY

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Amy Rowley is Danilo’s Sales Office Manager, who has a proficient background working in retail. She has indulged her passion for art and design over the past few years and has even studied and gained a qualification in graphic design, inspiring her to follow trends and culture within the art and design world.

Since joining Danilo Promotions in 2016, Amy has fully immersed herself in the culture and dynamics of the Danilo team, and continues to give fantastic customer service whilst always striving to maximise sales and she remains a strong asset to the company.

So, in order to get to know Amy a little bit better, we asked her a few questions about herself and her career…

1.What was your previous job to Danilo?

Before joining Danilo my first ever job was in retail, aged 16, which spanned across 6 years, in various companies and departments such as admin and customer services.

2. What do you most enjoy about your role at Danilo?

My role is very diverse, no two days are the same at Danilo. I enjoy working in such a friendly industry and I also love working with so many fun and exciting brands every day, especially Disney and Harry Potter to name a few!

3.Who would play you in a film of your life?

I quite like the idea of the film of my life being an animation so I would like to see myself brought to life as a cartoon character 😊

4.What 3 words would friends / family / colleagues use to describe you?

I think I would be described as patient, fun and probably clumsy!

5. Whose Calendar have you got on your wall this year?

This year I have the Disney vintage posters calendar, it’s on my fridge and features lots of my childhood faves like Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, it’s great and is obviously a Danilo calendar!

6.What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Always treat everybody the way you would like to be treated!

Danilo’s National Sales Manager, Deryl Thomas, comments: “Amy is a very proficient employee and provides invaluable support to the account managers such as myself. She is professional and has a very positive manner when dealing with customers. A great asset to the sales team.”

To contact Amy if you have any questions about Danilo, please email arowley@danilo.com

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Q & A WITH NEWEST ADDITION TO THE SALES TEAM, JULIE ANDERSON

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Renowned industry executive, Julie Anderson joined our expanding national sales team in April, bringing with her a wealth of industry experience. As Senior National Account Manager, Julie is responsible for overseeing some major retail accounts for the company. So, hot on the heels of her settling in, we asked Julie a few questions to find out a little more about her…

1.What was your previous job to Danilo?

My previous role was National Account Manager for Pioneer Europe Ltd ( I was selling balloons and partyware).  Prior to that my career had been as follows; 15 years for Hallmark, 10 years for Carte Blanche and 3 years for Gemma.

2. What are you most looking forward to in your new role at Danilo?

An opportunity to work for Danilo doesn’t come along very often, so whilst I was happy working for Pioneer Europe, I just felt that when this position became available, it was the right move for me.

I am particularly looking forward to getting back into the wonderful world of cards and wrap/calendars and diaries.  Although my last 2 years were out of the industry, prior to that I had done 28 years within it.. Therefore I am very excited about working with this product category again, working with some amazing customers I have met along the way plus new customers and finally working closely with the dynamic Danilo team.

3.What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?

I would probably say bringing up my 2 wonderful daughters whilst working full time… oooh and not having a day off sick for over 15 years!

4.Who would play you in a film of your life?

It would have to be the amazing Helen Mirren – a strong, classic and determined lady.

5.What 3 words would friends / family / colleagues use to describe you?

I asked my friends this question as I didn’t think it fair to answer it myself… they said considerate, determined and hardworking… and if I was allowed a 4th word I’m sure many people would say chatty!

6.What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Always treat everybody the way you would like to be treated!

Danilo sales director, Brett Smith, comments: “I’ve known Julie for many years and have always admired her professionalism and can-do attitude. She always goes above and beyond to look after her customers and that’s exactly the philosophy we all have here at Danilo. Julie brings some invaluable experience and will fit in perfectly with the existing team.”

So a big welcome to the team Julie from all of us 😊

To contact Julie about any of Danilo’s official calendars, diaries, greetings cards and wrap ranges, please email janderson@danilo.com

DANILO’S Q&A WITH THE ARCHERS SCRIPTWRITER KERI DAVIES

Born in Treherbert, Wales, Keri Davies is a producer and writer, best known for his work on BBC radio soap opera The Archers. Keri was formerly the show’s senior producer but since 2003, he has been a scriptwriter.

Keri is also involved in putting together the ever-popular Official The Archers Calendar! As well as sourcing some of the smaller Archers portrait photos, Keri’s main role is to write the copy that accompanies each month – which among other things means adapting and testing the recipes! 😉

We asked Keri the following questions:

1. How long have you been a scriptwriter for The Archers?

I’ve written scripts for The Archers since 2003. Before that I was the programme’s Senior Producer and subsequently its Web Producer. I’ve been working on the programme in various capacities since 1992.

2. Who is your favourite character?

This is a really difficult one, as there are so many wonderful characters in The Archers. I do like to write comedy, so it’s great to have characters that can carry that off, like Jazzer McCreary, Brian Aldridge, Lynda Snell, Susan Carter, Eddie Grundy, Joe Grundy… I could go on – but I won’t.

3. What has been your favourite plotline?

I’m going to go back to well before I worked on The Archers, to my early days as a listener. Young Shula Archer (now Hebden-Lloyd) and her boyfriend Nigel Pargetter got up to all sorts of scrapes – including Nigel illegally driving away a car because he thought it was Shula’s. It was great fun to listen to, and it started me on a habit which became a lifetime’s pleasure – and a quarter century of work, too.

4. What is the best part of your job?

Knowing that what I do affects people – it moves them, cheers them up – and sometimes, as with our recent story of domestic abuse, it can shed a light on real-life issues.

5. What do you like to do when you’re not working on The Archers?

Music and dancing. I sing in a choir, play drums and various other instruments and am always up for a dance. Recently I’ve been learning swing dancing.

Don’t forget you can pick up your official copy of The Archers 2018 Calendar now with FREE UK Delivery (Worldwide Delivery also available)

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Danilo Q & A with Kelly Brook!

We were delighted to catch up with one of our favourite calendar beauties, the stunning Kelly Brook who very kindly answered a few questions for us. Here’s what Kelly had to say about her upcoming TV series, where she’ll be spending New Years and what she thinks of Keith Lemon’s calendar!

Q: What is your favourite Calendar date in your year and is there a date in 2015 you are looking forward too?

A:My favourite Calendar date is my Birthday. It’s the 23rd November and I feel it really kicks off party season being so close to Christmas 😉 This year I’m looking forward to my TV show OneBigHappy airing in February on US Television. It’s a big moment for me.

Q: Which month’s picture in your Calendar is your favourite?

A:  I really like how simple the Calendar is this year. I think February is my favourite month.

Q: Which Calendar will you have on your wall in 2015?

A: Keith Lemon. He always teases me that his outsells mine. He steals all my poses and facial expressions.

Q: What was it like being in Lawson’s video?

A: It was fantastic. I was so flattered to be asked. I loved the song Juliet and the concept. They are a very talented group of Lads.

Q: Which role are you filming in LA and what would be your dream part?

A: I’ve just finished shooting my sitcom OneBigHappy. I’m reading scripts at the moment to see if there are any other roles that I can do between now and filming our second series.

Q: Dec 31st is a big diary date for everyone, where will you be and who with?

A: I will most probably be in America with friends.

Q: You have published over ten calendars, do you have plans for one in 2016?  A: I’m already thinking about it. I would like to do something beachy and exotic.

Official Kelly Brook 2015 Calendar

Official Kelly Brook 2015 Calendar

If you still haven’t ordered Kelly’s stunning new 2015 Calendar, then you can get your copy now at HMV, Clintons and Calendar Club and direct from us the Publishers at http://bit.ly/KellyCal15 with FREE UK delivery. Worldwide delivery is also available from our website.