Highly popular and experienced card buyer, Hazel Walker, who worked at Paperchase for almost nine years in total, has joined the Waterstones’ buying team, taking up the role of senior buyer for cards and giftwrap.
Hazel had made the decision to take a three-month sabbatical to go travelling starting last December when she was approached about the Waterstones job.
“I was so sad to leave Paperchase and the team, but felt I was ready for a new challenge,” Hazel told PG Buzz.
Hazel joins Claire Quinn, buyer for cards, giftwrap and calendars to further develop Waterstones’ greeting card and giftwrap sales. “There’s lots of potential and I’m excited to get stuck in!” Hazel said a few days into her new role.
The first priority is to finalise the Christmas 2019 selection, but then Hazel says she will turn her attentions to the everyday offer. “Timing wise, PG Live should tie into this perfectly!” said Hazel, a big fan of the June show (June 4 and 5). “ I am so looking forward to catching up with everyone. I’ve only been away for three months but it feels like longer!”
Top: Hazel Walker has recently joined the Waterstones’ buying team.