This week marked the start of the 2019 Young Professional Industry Experience – our three week intensive programme where aspiring young people are given the opportunity to visit and understand all areas of the furniture industry, including materials, designing, manufacturing, pricing, marketing, sales, and customer service.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll introduce you to the 2019 group and find out a bit more about them.

Today we meet Emily Nickless who is a digital marketing manager at Parker Knoll Upholstery.

Describe yourself in three words:

Astute, Diligent & Ambitious

What attracted you to the company you work for?

The opportunity to be a custodian of such a long-standing British heritage brand as well as the level of responsibility and the variability of the role.

One thing you love about the company you work for?

Parker Knoll continuously encourages me to push the boundaries both in marketing and within the wider organisation, by having a creative and supportive environment which is ideal for personal and professional growth.

What’s your career goal right now?

I want to continue to progress through Parker Knoll being at the forefront of the development of the brand.

Which company are you most looking forward to visiting on the YPIE programme?

I’m looking forward to visiting Blum, as I’ve heard that they have a great company culture, and DFS as a leading upholstery retailer.

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