We purchased the Barannes business and its two shops back in January 2017, so it's about time that we shared some information about who we are and our ambitions for this great little business.
There are four of us who own the business, made up of 2 local husband and wife teams. Paula and Ian are most visible in the shops, but we are supported in the background by our respective other halves, Paul and Angela. We have 6 kids between us so Barannes is a real family owned and run business; a business owned by Jersey people for Jersey people.
We know how difficult it is to raise a family, particularly when you want to make sure you eat and live sustainably and treat your body with the respect it deserves. We are therefore focused on providing good quality healthy products for you and your families.
Paula runs the shops on a day to day basis, looking after our fantastic team of staff, overseeing the ordering of stock and supplies and coming up with new juice and smoothie recipes. Paula works part-time but can usually be found in our Colomberie shop every weekday between 8.30 and 2.30. Paula's husband, Paul (no jokes please!) has his own 'day job' but is involved in the important decisions as well as looking after our computer systems. The staff also know him as the 'handy man' because the only time you will see him in the shop is when a light needs replacing!
Ian is the 'numbers man' and the driving force of Barannes. A qualified accountant, with his own accounting practice, when Ian is not out seeing his clients he is working from the office above our Colomberie shop, looking after the books and coming up with ideas for the future. Ian likes to roll his sleeves up and can often be seen with his Barannes apron on making coffee, juices and smoothies, particularly when we are busy. Ian's wife Angela also has a full time day job, but is passionate about our products so spends a lot of her spare time doing research and coming up with ideas for new products.
Now you know a bit more about Ian and Paula, please come and say hello and tell us what you would like from Barannes.
Over the next few weeks we will be continuing the Meet the Team theme and will introduce you to our dedicated team of staff.
Ian: 21 years
Paula: My whole life (apart from a 5 year stint living and working in Dover when I was younger)
Ian: South east coast
Paula: My home or any beach!
Ian: Creating a more sustainable planet through educating the public.
Paula: Gaining product knowledge and meeting customers.
Ian: Blueberry Stressbuster smoothie
Paula: Nuts and seeds
Ian: Flu Shot
Paula: Coffee Latte
Ian: Colomberie because of the products we sell.
Paula: Both because they are so different!
Quick Fire Questions
How long have you lived in Jersey?
What’s your favourite place in Jersey?
Best thing about working at Barannes?
What’s your favourite Barannes product?
Juice or Smoothie?
Wheatgrass or Flu Shot?
Coffee or Tea?
Broad Street or Colomberie?