Our People

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Our Staff

At the Regatta Group we are all about getting people to have a great time outdoors. We’re proud of our brands, Regatta, Craghoppers and Dare2b and even prouder of our people, all of whom relish finding customer focused and innovative opportunities to grow our business.

We recruit people with an entrepreneurial spirit, a can do attitude, the ability to build great relationships and, of course, a great work ethic. We look for people with a passion for what they do who can demonstrate great judgement, innovation and impact.

Our teams deliver great outdoor products and brands that our consumers love – all over the world.

We are family owned and whilst we have grown to over 1100 employees globally, including over 50 in Ireland, we still have a family feel.

Sarah Whelan

(National Retail Operations Manager)

Sarah joined Regatta over 10 years ago, working her way up from Sales Assistant to National Retail Ooerations Manager. She works closely with Brian Fox, our Country Manager, to oversee our retail portfolio in Ireland. She helps select the ranges that go in to our stores and concessions, helps open new premises and works with our head office to ensure we have the right stock in our stores.

“I love working at Regatta – the people are great and make it a special place to work. Because the business is growing so fast there are lots of new projects and every day is different, which makes it an exciting place to work. Over the years there have been lots of opportunities for me to learn and develop. Most importantly, I feel that I am listened to, and that my opinion counts.”

Natasha Fennell

(District Support Manager)

Natasha joined the Company 10 years ago as a Concession manager before bring promoted to DSM. Her job entails managing her own store, planning staff rotas, picking stock and merchandising the store, as well as helping with new store openings and supporting other store managers.

“Working for Regatta has a great feel of team spirit. Once you are part of Regatta you are part of a family. We sell excellent products that our customers know are suited to their needs, which means we have customer loyalty to our brands. And this keeps our stores busy. In a nutshell, great relationships, team spirit, support from management, customer loyalty and career opportunities are what I love about working for Regatta.”

Jodie Loftus

(Sales Assistant (Limerick))

Jodie has worked in Regatta’s first stand-alone store at Limerick Crescent since it opened in 2013. Thanks to her can-do attitude, fantastic customer service and team approach she has been able to take on extra responsibilities such as ordering stock and organising the all-important team nights out.

“I really enjoy working at Regatta. The store has become like a second home. My colleagues are the best – we are a great team in work and have also become friends outside of work. We often call in to the store on our days off and we organise staff nights out and great Christmas parties.

I really love the environment we work in. It is very team orientated and everybody helps everybody out. We motivate each other and no one pulls rank. We treat each other as equals, with respect and trust and this has created a positive and friendly workplace.

I love the day to day dealings with customers. We have lots of regulars and new customers. I enjoy talking to our customers and helping them get the right product for their every day adventures.

Season change over is always exciting as we get to see the new styles and colours and customers love seeing our new lines.

Regatta is like my second family and I’m happy to have become part of this great and expanding Company.”