Newcastle store manager Cheryl wearing our Chiffon Abstract Print Dress £55

We asked Newcastle store manager Cheryl to share the story of how she discovered Bravissimo and to tell us about her experiences working for Pepperberry. We hope you enjoy reading it…

After returning from working in Spain in 2004 I was searching the jobs section in my local paper when I stumbled across an advert recruiting staff for a new Bravissimo store to open in Newcastle upon Tyne.  My first reaction was ‘Yeahhhhhh!  Bravissimo are coming to Newcastle!’ 

I had been a mail order customer for years so I decided to apply for a position as fitting consultant and I’ve never looked back!  I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to work my way up to store manager and I can honestly and sincerely say that I LOVE my job and the company! 

During my fitting training I discovered Bravissimo fitted shirts that would button up over my boobs and still nip me in at the waist – a miracle!  I also found out that I was not the 34E I thought, but actually a 30G!  I couldn’t believe how wearing a correctly fitting bra actually made me look smaller, and suddenly I could walk taller and straighter without worrying about my boobs popping out of my bra!  These things seriously improved my confidence and I love to do this for our customers too. The best thing about working for Bravissimo/Pepperberry is that we can really make a difference to how our customers feel about themselves.  

In May 2011 we moved from our original shop on Grey Street to a new location in Eldon Garden shopping centre.  We love our new location; if you haven’t been in we’d love to see you!  

Just a few months before the move, Bravissimo launched Pepperberry, we’ve come a long way from the Bravissimo fitted shirt, with Pepperberry now offering casual, smart casual, occasionwear and workwear too.  My wardrobe is now made up of mostly Pepperberry clothes, they fit my waist and my boobs!  I no longer have to wear clothes that are too big for me, just to fit my boobs! Pepperberry offers a solution for every occasion!

My personal Pepperberry favourite this summer is the Cross Front Maxi Dress; it is also a favourite with our customers. It looks lovely with the Bolero Cardigan to keep away any cold chills!

One of my proudest moments was attending a dinner this year in which Bravissimo/Pepperberry was awarded a trophy for coming 13th in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for.  It sure is the very best company I have ever worked for!  I tell everyone I meet about the service we offer and I’ve even been on a local radio station to encourage the ladies of the North East to come and see what a difference we can make to them!

I will be going on maternity leave in July, but I know the Newcastle store will be in safe hands with my amazing team – who are on hand to help you find the perfect outfit to fit and flatter your boobs!

If you think a career at Bravissimo/Pepperberry could be for you, why not take a look at our vacancies.

If you’re inspired after reading Cheryl’s post please leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you.

Love Pepperberry x