From 22-26 July 2019, I worked for Fairfax & Favor at their Head Office in Norfolk.
Fairfax and Favor is a lifestyle brand specialising in British Luxury Footwear and Accessories, founded by two Old Stoics, Marcus Fairfax Fountaine (Chandos 09) and Felix Favor Parker (Cobham 09). Their unmistakable footwear and accessories collection offer the very best in innovation, craftsmanship and style.
I spent time in the Marketing Department where they specialise in promoting all of the products via various channels, including email, social media and print. They go through a process of communicating, delivering and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients and partners.
I started the week with a tour of the Company’s offices and meeting the team. I helped manage the Twitter and Instagram pages, this involved answering customers messages and replying and saving images they had been tagged in. I also helped set up a Depop account for the company to sell their seconds and used goods which were unable to be sold on the website or at events. During my time in the office, I was asked to make a mood board for the spring/summer 2020 range; I rearranged the seconds’ stock room and uploaded 130 stock items onto the Depop account.
Finally, on Friday 26 July, I went to The Game Fair and worked on the stand taking photos for social media and videos for their promotional video. I thoroughly enjoyed the insight into Fairfax & Favor’s operations whilst finding out more about my abilities and interests. It was interesting to explore the links between what I am currently studying and the skills I needed during my work experience. Overall, the experience was fascinating and gave me a great insight into what I would like to do in the future.
Katie Beaton (Queen’s Fifth Form)
Felix and Marcus have kindly devised a competition for the Sixth Form, with £1,000 and one weeks’ work experience up for grabs for the winner. Stoics are being challenged to design a pair of shoes; the winning design will be chosen by Felix and Marcus and announced at Speech Day.
Old Stoics can claim a 10% Discount on all Fairfax & Favor products, simply enter the code STOWE2020 at the checkout. www.fairfaxandfavor.com