Jess Douglas
Marketing and HR Director

  1. What is your role at Confex and how long have you worked here?
    My role is Marketing Manager. I have been here since 2014. I was Digital Asset Manager for 3.5 years and then took over Gilly Hunt (who retired after 13 years at Confex!) in September 2017.
  2. What did you do before joining Confex?
    I was Sub-Editor on a National Magazine called Shooting Times for 5 years in London. Then I retrained as a primary school teacher before having my 2 children in 2011 and 2013.
  3. What do you do when you’re not at Confex?
    I am mainly being a Mummy and wife to my three boys – Alfie (6) and Billy (4) and my husband Max! I also ride horses and spend most of every spare moment on them. I also enjoy socialising with my friends, walking my dogs and going to the gym and pilates.
  4. If you were able to retire tomorrow, how would you spend your time?
    I would like to travel and ride horses as much as I can! There are so many places I’d like to visit and riding holidays to Patagonia, Montana and a African Safari would be top of my wish list.
  5. Who inspires you?
    My Mum. She has given my brothers and I every opportunity we could want and I wouldn’t be where I am now without her. She continues to run Confex but never says no to anything – I’m still not sure how she fits so much into her day! And on top of that manages to be an amazing Granny too.
  6. What type of business would you go into, if it wasn’t wholesale?
    PR or publishing is where I have background and what I enjoy but I also love cooking so would possibly like to train more in this.
  7. What is the most interesting place you have visited and why?
    My favourite place in the world would be Thailand. I have had two different experiences of the country as I first travelled there as a student ‘roughing’ it when I was 19 years old. I then went back a few years ago in a more luxurious capacity! It is a truly breathtaking and diverse country with the amazing scenery of the mountains in the north and the stunning parardise beaches of the islands in the south. The people are so warm and friendly and the food is exquisite. It’s also very cheap, which is always a bonus!
  8. What do you like about working at Confex?
    It is a diverse and interesting company to work for and we are lucky that it is based in such an idyllic rural setting in the Cotswolds and we don’t have to drive into a big town or city to work.