Meet the Team: Nadia Cheddi, Shop Manager
Nadia, you have been with Nicholsons/Rosara for a little while now, but what made you want to work here, and why?
I already had a friend in the business who saw the role of Rosara assistant being advertised. From here, I worked up to Shop manager. The job was retail-based but with a difference. It included buying, interior design and working on an up and coming brand rather than a long-established brand, which was such an interest for me. I love the fact that everyone waves to each other in the mornings when you arrive!
Since joining the team, what has been your best highlight?
The best time I have had with the team is when we were at RHS Chatsworth. To spend the whole week at the show, speaking to customers, introducing them to a new brand and hearing so much positive feedback. Also, to work alongside such a great team and be able to motivate each other when making such great progress within the show.
Moving away from Rosara and the Plant Centre, you worked at a variety of companies, some very similar to the Yurt e.g. Shakespeare’s Milkshake Bar and Brookes café, What are your Barista skills like nowadays?
My barista skills are still there…I think! The only thing I need to work on is my coffee art. But I’m sure you can teach me over in the Yurt. I can give you a good lesson on the perfect milkshake though!
Ok! Quickfire round, GO!
Early bird or night owl?Early bird
What is for your favourite flower, plant or tree?
I do love dahlias!
Which historical figure would you most like to have dinner with and why?
Picasso, because I would love a painting lesson with him.
On a personal level, I know you have an ‘interesting’ taste in music. What is that one song that you can't resist a dance to?
It must be Spice Girls - Wannabe! I mean who sings that and doesn’t want to be part of the group? I’m lucky enough to have friends in the business who also love this song!
So, in 5 years’ time, where do you see yourself and/or the Plant Centre/ Rosara?I would love for the company to grow some more in terms of what we offer here; I would like to help head up some of the development ideas and design. I think Nicholsons still has a lot of growing to do and I would like to be a part of that and offer my suggestions.
Thanks Nadia! Need some advice on interior design? Pop into the Plant Centre and find Nadia on the front desk.