2 Minutes With… Jenny
OUR IN-HOUSE PRODUCT DEVELOPER IS THE GO-TO GIRL FOR GETTING THE SCOOP ON THE LATEST LAUNCHES. WITH AN ARRAY OF PROTOTYPES AT HER FINGERTIPS, WE GRILLED JENNY ON HER #PERFECTNIGHTIN, HER UNDENIABLE CRISP ADDICTION AND OF COURSE, WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE FROM NEOM IN 2016…
Nicki Wedgwood: What do you do?
We’re working on some absolutely incredible Hand Balms for 2016 and the formulations are just gorgeous.
Jenny, Product Development Co-ordinator : We’re the first port of call for Neom newness and there’s always someone hovering by my desk to see what samples there are to try! Most days we’ll receive little tester pots filled with the latest Neom concoctions and we trial them before anyone else – they need to be tweaked and polished to perfection before they’re ready for market.
NW: What’s the best bit about your job?
J: The variety and mix of projects we get to work on at any one time. Everything we develop is to address a specific wellbeing need and I love the challenge of making a 100% natural blend as potent and effective as it can possibly be.
NW: Tell us a secret from the office?
J: We’re working on some absolutely incredible Hand Balms for 2016 and the formulations are just gorgeous. We gave out tiny testers to the team and the feedback was brilliant.
NW: What does wellbeing mean to you?
J: It’s about making sure I have enough time to do the things I enjoy and make me feel good. Exercising every day is a big part of this - it helps clear my mind and boost my energy levels.
NW: What are your favourite things in life?
J: Spending as much time with my husband as possible. We’ve just celebrated our first wedding anniversary so we’re still in that honeymoon period. We are both super busy during the week so weekends are really important to us. Sometimes it’s really nice just to have a really lazy morning, go out for a walk and some lunch and then have a quiet night together in front of the TV. Boring I know but it’s my idea of heaven.
NW: Do you have any favourite foods?
J : At the moment I’m obsessed with Jamie Oliver’s sundried tomato and olive quinoa. I mix it with some fresh leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onion and chicken for a really satisfying work lunch. Other than that I’m a real meat fiend, steak is my absolute fave! Or crisps. I would eat them all the time if I let myself – the saltier the better!
NW: Talk us through your workouts…
J : I walk the dog twice a day and go to the gym in my lunch break for half an hour. Twice a week I’ll swim for an hour before work and then at the weekend I’ll go for a bike ride, but that usually means a stop off in a beer garden so I’m not sure if that counts!
NW: What’s your favourite phrase or saying?
J : “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same” – Francesca Reigler
NW: What 3 things do you always have in your handbag?
J : My diary, wallet and a sample of our new Nourish, Breathe and Calm Hand Balm!
NW: How do you chill out?
J : With a really good book and a glass of wine or a boxset binge on Netflix! I’ve just finished the latest series of Orange Is The New Black and there is a viewing hole in my life.
NW: Which Neom product can’t you live without and why?
J : My Daily Boost Face, Body & Hair Oil. I use it every day after my morning shower, it makes my skin feel so soft and it smells amazing.
How do you relax? Tell us using #NeomWellbeing or tag @neomorganics.