Ellen Waldren started at Whiteley right at the beginning, and as such is the original staff member, alongside Cara. She has had a very interesting lead up to this, most recently being a full time carer and using Whiteley as her respite (!). Before that, she used to work on cruise ships, managing the casinos.
She has previously had an array of jobs including a gun shop – however their loss is our gain and nowadays she manages the Whiteley reception team and Warsash branch. Ellen splits her time between both Whiteley and Warsash; her friendly face, beaming smile, heart of gold – and stringent application of spreadsheets and accounting abilities keep everything running smoothly. Whoa betide anything isn’t marked off or a penny is miscounted!
Outside work, Ellen lives locally with her Schnauzers, cat Miss-chief and rabbit family. Keep an eye out for what hair colour she sports this week.