International Women's Day

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This International Women’s Day we wanted to invite you behind the scenes to meet some of the amazing women we get to work with every day. 

From ensuring each cooker that leaves the factory is top quality to ensuring employee wellbeing in the HR department and from helping with customer queries through to buying in the very best products for AGA Cookshop, a host of women across the company make everything at AGA run smoothly. 

There are too many great women working across the company to mention everyone, but we wanted to introduce you to a few of our colleagues… 

Jenny has been at AGA since 2016, when she took over as sales and marketing director and has been with the wider group since 2009. She is now responsible for the Middleby Residential premium channel, meaning she’s custodian of three extraordinary luxury brands, AGA, La Cornue and Novy. 

Jenny says she loves having such beautiful, high-performing brands to look after, acknowledging the huge responsibility as each is famous and revered in its own country – Novy in Belgium, La Cornue in France and AGA in the UK.  

“I think it’s amazing to work with such a great team,” she says. “I understand, first hand, the challenges many women face juggling family and work. As a team we all work together to support each other in all of these challenges, as we do with every colleague regardless of gender.” 

When not at work, Jenny spends her time gardening, a passion that’s grown over the years. She loves relaxing in the fresh air while creating something beautiful. 


Karen has been with AGA for 22 years and is based in Telford. Her role as AGA Cookshop buyer,Karen sees her sourcing products for company’s website, as well as for AGA Shops and distributors. She liaises with customer service and store staff and says the best part of the job is working on a brand she loves with people who make it a joy to come to work.  

In her spare time, Karen loves trips out in her camper van with her partner, Stu, and Elsa the dog and going for lovely long walks with family and friends. She also enjoys eating out and spending time in garden during the summertime.  
Karan Karan began working with AGA in 2013 and is based in the Telford Service Centre. As head of consumer service she looks after a team of 24 staff, including three team leaders. Together they help with aftersales queries for AGA, Rayburn, Rangemaster and Novy, as well as Rangemaster sinks and taps.
Karan enjoys the interaction with many different departments and speaking to customers from all walks of life. She gets a sense of great satisfaction, she says, from solving problems and helping resolve any issues. “We have a fantastic team who all work closely together,” she says. 
When Karan is not at work her four dogs keep her busy. “I enjoy taking them out on walks, though it can be challenging to keep their behaviour in check when there are so many canine friends to see,” she says.  

Sarah has worked for AGA for 10 months, based in the finance department at Telford. AsSarah accounts clerk, she downloads web orders, processes refunds and bank reconciliations and is on hand to support shop staff. 

The best part of the job, she says, is the team she works with and, when she’s not working, she loves spending quality time with family and friends. 


Maxine Maxine has been with AGA for 24 years in May. She works in human resources, covering all sites. As group HR director, she’s responsible for talent acquisition, development and retention, as well as formulating policies that ensure legal compliance and the management of compensation and benefits. 

“I initiate our HR strategies and work to instil a positive work culture,” she says, “ensuring our workforce are aligned to our business objectives. Every day brings a fresh challenge and there is always something new to learn. I work with a great team of people who make coming to work a real pleasure.”
Maxine’s passion is fitness, so outside of work you’ll find her in the gym, doing CrossFit or some other activity like paddleboarding. She’s created a list of 50 things to do before she’s 50, so – with two years to go – she’s having a lot of fun ticking them off as quickly as she can.

Denise worked for AGA for six years, then left for a short time before coming back 35 years ago. Denise So, in total, she’s been with the company for 41 years. Working in the finance office based at Telford, she’s an accounts supervisor looking after the retail side of the business. 

“I enjoy problem solving and helping others in the business to resolve any issues that may arise,” she says. “I also like the social side of my role, which includes keeping in touch with people in the shops.”

In her spare time Denise loves going out for meals, socialising with friends, cooking and going on holiday. 

Sharon Sharon has worked with AGA for five years as home delivery coordinator. It’s her job to ensure each delivery runs smoothly for the customer. “The best part of the job,” she says, “is liaising with customers and making them happy.”

When not at work she’s often found in the kitchen, baking delicious treats, or out walking with her two much-loved pooches. 

Caroline has worked at AGA Cookshop in Telford for the past 34 years. As commercial manager, her main duties include new product development, promotional planning, budgeting and pricing, overseeing stock turnover, market research and overseeing websites.
She loves sourcing products, coming up with photography ideas and planning marketing activity. And she’s just as busy outside work, liking to walk, ride her new e-bike, cook, get lost in a book or spend time with her family.
Sophie Sophie has worked in the home delivery department since 2021. She is responsible for monitoring orders, checking stock levels, liaising with customers, confirming bookings, re-dating orders, and obtaining information and images pre-delivery to ensure all goes smoothly for the customer on the day. 
It’s the perfect job, she says, as she enjoys organising and helping people. “This job enables me to do both.” 
When not working, Sophie can be found dog walking, spending time with family and friends, or catching up on Netflix.
Louise has been with AGA for 22 years. As cookshop and spares operative, she’s responsible for picking, packing, the shipping of goods and cycle-counting stock.Louise and Jo
“Every day is different,” she says, “and it’s nice to be kept busy all of the time.”  In her downtime she loves eating out, visiting new places, gardening and enjoying a day at the races.

Jo has worked with AGA for 19 years. As cookshop and spares team leader, she’s responsible for the day-to-day running of the AGA Cookshop and spares department, overseeing cycle counting of stock and build planning for AGA.

The best bit of her job, she says is, “working with a good team of people who are flexible and dedicated”. When not at work, Jo can be found cooking, gardening or weight training. 

Aisha Aisha has worked at AGA for a year, based in Telford. As a brand manager she works across AGA Rangemaster’s premium brands, supporting digital activity and in-store presence. 
“I enjoy making a difference and shining the light on how brilliant AGA is, along with all the other premium brands,” she says. 
When not at work, Aisha enjoys “traveling, indulging in worldwide cuisines and being one with nature.” Georgie

Georgie started working at AGA in 2018 and is based in the marketing department in Telford. Her role as digital marketing manager entails looking after the AGA Living website and e-commerce and the AGA Falcon export websites. She also manages online advertising, creating campaigns for social channels and Google.  
“I like the variety of my role,” she says. “Working across multiple channels and on different products means every day is different and that keeps it interesting. I love going on photoshoots and I was lucky enough to go to Mary Berry’s house and meet her when I first started at AGA!” 
Georgie has a 11-month-old son to keep her busy most of the time, but she likes to go running and enjoys cooking and travelling.  Dotora

Dorota has worked for AGA for three years and is based in Telford. Her role as quality inspection operative means she’s responsible for quality control inspection of cookers. When she’s not at work she enjoys travelling.