Slenderella bucks trend

NBENLM110214E1 - Brettles staff party
NBENLM110214E1 - Brettles staff party

a PROUD employee who has gone full circle in his working life has sung the praises of Belper firm Slenderella Wholesale Ltd as it celebrates a bumper year.

Geoff Futter is a site manager at the women’s nightwear and lingerie company’s headquarters on Queen Street in the town.

The firm is bucking the recession trend and thriving, having just had its best ever year.

Geoff has a special affinity with the company, having worked at the former Brettles factory in Belper.

Slenderella, which Geoff joined a year ago, has a Brettles brand.

He said: “My first job was at Brettles picking women’s knickers when I was 16. Now, at the age of 62 and after a successful career in finance, I am back in the same job again! I am pleased for the company. It is flying in the face of the recession and employing local people in these hard times.”