The Pink Team
Gill Thorpe, FCIPS. CEO and Founder
Gill's background extends to nearly three decades: from her time as a buyer in a major London Agency to founding her business in 1996. Gill’s blend of procurement expertise - as a qualified buyer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply - together with her love for marketing, passion for ethicability and sustainability, truly bring unique value and insights to her clients and international network of partners. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and a Lifetime Fellow of the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA),where she previously served as chair, president and board member. She currently sits on the CIPS Fellows Committee – supporting with “amazing events for amazing people” in procurement. Gill also serves as Chair of the WBE Council, supporting WEConnect International, and is also involved in the first UK Economic Blueprint which will provide women owned businesses with access to markets, finance, research and training.
The Highly Accredited, Very Green but also Very Pink Team
Led by Gill and her equally passionate executive team, The Sourcing Team is one of the few promotional marketing firms in the industry to hold accreditations to Gold standard in both EcoVadis and the CIPS Sustainability Index in sustainability. The Sourcing Team is recognised as a leader and driver in ethical and sustainable sourcing of promotional products and has been awarded an EcoVadis Category Award for Best CSR performance in Wholesale/Tertiary Services during 2016. The awards were assigned to Small and Medium-sized companies that have obtained the highest EcoVadis CSR Score within their region in 2016 based on leading CSR standards such as GRI, Global Compact and ISO 26000. The Sourcing Team is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the supporting ETI international code of labour practice.
Becky Fleury, Client Service Director
Becky has been with the business for 20 years. She is our Pink brand guardian, overseeing our clients’ brand guidelines. Becky graduated from the Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) - she is now a judge on the awards panel and also marks IPM Diploma papers in sourcing promotional merchandise. Becky has vast experience in supply chain management, factory auditing and product compliance.
Sharon Childs, Finance Director & Head of Sustainability
Sharon has been our green champion since 2010. She has supported the Pink Team by sitting on the Sedex Advisory Panel. She has now passed that role to Becky, so that Sharon can engage with the Heart of City - driving our sustainability programme and ambitions to the next level.
Debbie Millis, Client Service Manager
Debbie looks after new client development, nurturing relationships and spearheading client communications and data management across channels. In her previous position, Debbie occupied a key role in customer services with a blue-chip organisation and this has provided her with the key insights to manage retain Key Accounts.
Nick Turner, Account Manager
Nick recently joined us from Unilever, where he supported the Unileaver Customer Account following his apprenticeship in business administration with the same company. He brings experience in factory audits, safety assessments, product compliance and final random inspection documentation as well as a commitment to excellent customer service.