Diary: You need to be rugged for a career in carpets

Few callers to the PR agency run Carpet Council Advisory Service realise that the helpful lady on the end of the phone is Carol Stockdale who, until joining GCI 14 months ago, knew very little about carpets.

Few callers to the PR agency run Carpet Council Advisory Service

realise that the helpful lady on the end of the phone is Carol Stockdale

who, until joining GCI 14 months ago, knew very little about

carpets.



One person who does, however, is Carol’s great uncle Wattie.



Group assistant Carol, and around 20 of her Yorkshire clan, were at a

family dinner when her career came up. On mention of the Carpet Council,

there was a sudden explosion from the end of the table.



Frowning over the top of his spectacles, great uncle Wattie demanded:

’Are you telling me that you’re the Carpet Council Advisory Service?

You’re what all my membership money goes towards? You!’



It was then Carol remembered that uncle Wattie, aka John Watts, was a

dyed-in-the-wool carpet merchant. Carol says: ’He was aghast that I, of

all people, should be a carpet industry adviser.’



Talk about having the rug pulled out from under you.



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