The Joy of Sex Toys
Jess - Staff Writer
Jess is the forum moderator and staff writer at Lovehoney and you can find her work scattered across the site in the form of product descriptions and blogs. She also looks after the ever-growing Lovehoney Community to offer sex advice and product information, as well as managing the social media platforms for one of their newest brands, the Bettie Page Official Pleasure Product Collection.
When she’s not at work Jess loves attending burlesque shows, alternative fairs and tattoo conventions. When relaxing she spends her time catching up with friends and family, talking nonsense to her cat and dying her hair.
Matt - E-Commerce Manager
Matt is Lovehoney's ecommerce manager and general go-to-guy for sex statistics. The Daily Telegraph described him as the 'gay man who arguably knows more about women's sexuality than anyone else in Britain.' You can read more about Matt here.
Laura - Customer Care Advisor
Laura is one of Lovehoney’s knowledgeable and unshockable Customer Care agents who works day-and-night to provide customers with award-winning customer service. Answering everything, from simple product queries to intimate questions about sex and pleasure, Laura is a multi-tasking wonderwoman who juggles emails, phone calls and live chats to keep Lovehoney’s customers sexually happy.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys good food and socialising with her friends and family, as well as looking after her dog, Bubba.
Richard Longhurst - Lovehoney Co-Director
Richard Longhurst is one of the two owners of Lovehoney. He is a former magazine journalist who founded Lovehoney 12 years ago with Neal Slateford. Back then, they knew they wanted to launch an online retail business and the research indicated that sex toys or knitting patterns had the potential to sell big online. Thankfully, they chose sex toys!
Away from Lovehoney you'll find Richard supporting Aston Villa and listening to Morrissey.
Neal Slateford - Lovehoney Co-Director
Neal Slateford co-founded Lovehoney and is in charge of product development. It was under his guidance that Lovehoney secured the official worldwide licence for Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products and pharmacy items - all approved by the best-selling trilogy’s author E L James.
A former web developer, Neal's main claim to fame is that he appeared on Top of the Pops with his dance remix outfit DNA, who had a hit in 1990 with their version of the Suzanne Vega hit Tom's Diner. Neal has also done remixes for Kylie Minogue.
Plum - PR Executive
Plum runs Lovehoney’s in-house PR department. She joined the company two years ago fresh out of Bath Spa University, after completing a degree in Religious Studies and English Literature. It’s Plum’s job to get Lovehoney featured by the press as much as possible, and she also runs the company’s social media as well as entering business awards.
Plum’s passions include clay shooting, stand-up comedy and a good afternoon tea.
Andrea - Returns Administrator
Andrea is the longest standing member of the Lovehoney Return’s Department and, as such, knows all there is when it comes to Britain’s kinks. Processing a full range of returns from tame lingerie through to the not-so-tame 12 inch BAM dildo, Andrea has seen it all!
Outside of work Andrea plays skittles for her local team and marshalls rally races with her partner. She is also a qualified Ham radio operator and loves a good cooking program.
Roy - Returns Administrator
Roy works in Lovehoney’s Returns Department and with a generous 365 day returns policy, this can be a busy place to be! Whether a product has been sent back due to a fault or simply because the customer changed their mind, Roy has the meticulous job of checking every product carefully and providing outstanding customer service.
One of Roy’s main passions is his extensive vinyl collection. He also enjoys making Commedia dell'arte style masks and playing his PS3.
Bonny - Head Buyer
Bonny is Lovehoney’s Head Buyer and has been with the company from the very beginning. A dedicated member of the team for over 10 years, Bonny is responsible for selecting which products are stocked and sold at Lovehoney, as well as being at the forefront of own-brand product development.
In her spare time Bonny loves being outdoors, either walking her dogs or showing off her keen gardening skills. When the weather is less forgiving you’ll most likely find her cooking something tasty, or reading a good book.
Cazz - Editorial Assistant
Cazz is Lovehoney’s Editorial Assistant and she weighs and measures all of the products on the Lovehoney site. Cazz is also responsible for checking that Community uploaded photos adhere to the rules, as well as taking care of a multitude of general photographic and editorial tasks.
Cazz is a huge Beyoncé fan and loves shopping, fashion and make-up.
Alice - Sex Toys Category Manager
Alice is the Sex Toys Category Manager, which means she’s responsible for increasing sales of sex toys on Lovehoney. A Cambridge University graduate, Alice is perhaps best known within the company for her hugely successful multibuy offer on butt plugs.
Outside of work Alice enjoys cooking, cat cuddling and countryside walks.
Chelsea - Customer Care Advisor
Chelsea is one of Lovehoney’s award-winning Customer Care Advisers, delivering top notch customer care 24/7. Prepared with an answer for whatever query that can be thrown at her – from straightforward product questions to intimate advice about sex and pleasure – Chelsea has an incredible knowledge of all things sex. Answering emails, phone calls and live chats with her bubbly and approachable personality, Chelsea works hard to keep Lovehoney’s customers sexually happy.
Outside of work, Chelsea likes eating pizza and drinking copious amounts of wine.
Karen - Customer Care Advisor
Karen works in Customer Care and deals with dozens of telephone and email queries every day. She offers help purchasing items, gives advice to confused customers, and makes sure each and every caller is greeted with a friendly hello.
Karen loves dancing the night away with friends, spending quality time with family and travelling. Her aim is to do more charity work and visit every country in the world - but she admits she's got a little way to go yet!
Sabrina - Business Development Executive
Sabrina is half French and joined Lovehoney straight after graduating with an MSc in Management with Marketing from the University of Bath. Sabrina is the only woman on the Trade Team and works in Business Development dealing with Lovehoney's international distributors and assisting Commercial Director Ray Hayes.
Away from work you will find Sabrina in a nice cocktail bar thinking about her next travels.
Stephanie - Staff Writer - International
Stephanie joined Lovehoney as an intern straight after graduating from a degree in German and Italian with European Studies. Now working as an international staff writer, Stephanie coordinates translations and handles European PR queries.
With a weird love of spreadsheets and all things German, outside of work Stephanie enjoys travelling, fancy dress and dresses that go ‘swish’.
Ray - Commercial Director
Ray is Lovehoney's Commercial Director, in charge of the fast-growing Trade Sales team and travelling all over the world finding new markets for its sex toys. As well as the UK, Lovehoney has separate operations in America and Australia.
Ray once broke in Liverpool FC goalkeeper Ray Clemence's football boots ahead of the 1970 FA Cup Final as a young trialist with the club. A keen DJ, Ray can still do a Back Flip Drop, a classic Northern Soul dance move.
Annabelle - Expert
Annabelle Knight is one of Lovehoney's sex and relationship experts. With an agony aunt column on FemaleFirst.com, her own range of sex toys and an advice guide underway, Annabelle's aim is to help people make and sustain healthy relationships both in and out of the bedroom. Annabelle is a part-time property developer and is currently renovating a barn in her native Nottinghamshire with new hubby, TV presenter Matt Bell.