Andrea Bennett is Buying Director at The Works with responsibility for all the stock in The Works 300 plus stores and on the company's eCcommerce website.
Andrea heads a 22-strong team who travel the world in search of the best merchandise at the keenest prices. As a result, they are regularly ahead of trends and crazes.
Andrea's keen eye for bringing in the right products has been key to a significant growth in sales since she took up post in 2010.
As well as buying, Andrea and her team oversee sales and stock management, promotional activity and marketing of all products.
Andrea was promoted to her current role after a successful spell as the company's Senior Buyer, during which time she delivered The Works first ever £1 million sales of children's books in one week.
Before that, Andrea was Buying Manager at leading display marketing company Premier Direct and Senior Buyer at Dealerfield.