A HUME - Key Persons
Alanna joined A Hume in 2017 as a part time Sales Adviser whilst also studying for her adult nursing degree. She now spends all her extra money on lots of ladieswear goodies.
Alanna is a hugely enthusiastic person and lights up any room. This force of nature will always keep Archie on his toes! She loves her dog and likes nothing more than travelling to unusual places like an American Summer Camp.
Anna joined A Hume in June 2017 as Senior Ladieswear Sales Assistant. Anna has an abundance of experience having worked for a number of years in customer-focused roles. She has a great eye for fashion and prides herself on her excellent customer service and care.
Anna is passionate about horses and the Scottish Borders countryside and loves combining the two.
Arch Hume opens A Hume, Gentlemen's Outfitter, The Square Kelso. All suits and jackets are made-to-measure in-house by Arch's team of five highly specialised tailors using the finest tweeds and cloths. A service we offer to this day.
- Managing Director
Archie is the Managing Director of A Hume and is the third generation of the Hume family to manage the business. His Grandfather, a Master Tailor, set up A Hume, Gentlemen's Tailor and Outfitter in 1929 and the business has remained in the family ever since. He has overall responsibility as retail buyer and has a passion for quality, sourcing fabulous brands and ranges to ensure his customers stand out in the crowd!
He enjoys chatting to all our customers - either discussing a recent try scored by Kelso or the latest salmon caught on the River Tweed.
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Chris joined A Hume in August 2007 and works on the shop floor looking after all our customers. Chris has a flair for visual design ensuring the window displays and shop floor always looks interesting and appealing to our customers. He is also heavily involved in our Made to Measure service.
A keen golfer and member of local club in Kelso, Chris has recently also taken up fishing and looks forward to spending more time on the river.
Chris has been with A Hume since March 2009 and works on the shop floor. He worked in the hospitality industry before joining the team and has a great way with our customers.
Chris enjoys walking his two dogs, Zak & Murphy and loves dining out and trying out new culinary delights.
Erin joined A Hume in August 2015 and is part of the online team. Erin helps to ensure all orders are dispatched in timely fashion.
She enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and going to the gym.
Evie joined A Hume in September 2018 and is part of the online team. Evie helps to ensure all orders are dispatched in a timely fashion.
She enjoys cooking, travelling, socialising with friends and going to the gym.
Fiona joined A Hume in February 2019. She has worked for top brands and has vast knowledge of the textile and knitwear industry. Fiona has held forward facing roles throughout her career and prides herself on ensuring excellent customer satisfaction.
Fiona is a keen cross-country runner and has competed in both local and national events throughout Scotland and the Inter Counties, for her club and for Scottish Masters.
Helen Moore is a family owned and run business who stand for British quality and British manufacturing. All Helen Moore products are designed and made in the UK. Their secret is in attention to detail and design which is at the heart of everything they do. Our range of fur accessories including scarves, cuffs, cosy slippers and hats are a fantastic addition to your wardrobe for the season ahead.
Herbie joined A Hume in September 2013 as a sales adviser. She has worked in customer service roles both within the finance industry and retail. As a passionate and experienced retail sales adviser she looks forward to welcoming you in-store.
Herbie loves keeping fit and experimenting in the kitchen with healthy produce and new recipe ideas.
Jock Hume joins the business and eventually takes over from his father.
Jock Hume dies and is succeeded by his son Archie Hume.
Judy joined A Hume in May 2015 as our Marketing Manager. Judy has over 23 years experience in customer service and enjoys the creative side to her role as well as dealing with customers.
A local farmers wife, Judy is used to early starts and can often be found in an exercise class before work. Out of office hours she enjoys socialising and spending time with her family and four legged friends
Julie joined the A Hume team in May 2014, and works in the Men's Outerwear store at 22 Horsemarket. She brings with her a wealth of customer service experience, having worked in some of Kelso's other retail businesses.
She is a keen horse rider and eventer, and partakes in various country pursuits. Julie looks forward to greeting and assisting all of our customers in our Horsemarket store.
- COMMERCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Karen Hume has overall responsibility for e-commerce and is passionate about customer service and detail, ensuring all departments of A Hume operate to exacting standards. She is ultimately responsible for both finance and operations within the business.
Karen is always busy and totally dedicated to the business. On the rare occasion she has some spare time she enjoys keeping active and playing golf with friends.
- Company Secretary
Lesley, who has been with A Hume since Autumn 2016, used to work in retail banking and comes with a wealth of experience. She has a keen interest in ladies fashion and a great eye for detail.
In her spare time Lesley enjoys showing her Connemara ponies, country pursuits and spending time with her family.
Lorraine joined A Hume in October 2012 and has over 20 years experience working in the retail sector in Kelso.
She is very knowledgeable about the fishing and shooting in the area, and always has a smiling face for our customers walking in the door at 22 Horsemarket
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Rob joined A Hume in October 2012 to manage our shop at 22, Horsemarket. Rob has over 5 years retail management experience from an earlier position in Kelso, and has made the Scottish Borders his home.
Rob keeps a keen eye on the fishing in the area, and can also navigate his way around a golf course. He and his team look forward to seeing you at A Hume's store at 22 Horsemarket.
Ruth joined our team at 22 Horsemarket in March 2019 after a number of customer facing roles working in weddings, events & hospitality, and more recently retail banking. Customer service has always been one of her passions.
She is a lover of the countryside and can be found out walking with her family and two dogs or going for an early morning run before work. Ruth looks forward to welcoming you in store soon.