Lois is Manager at Deptford coffeeshop Rough & Ready. The coffeeshop is new but Rough & Ready and the management team have deep roots in Deptford. They also run DAGE on Deptford High Street.

A welcome addition to the local community, Rough & Ready provides a warm & friendly location for locals to enjoy a hot drink and some delicious home made food.  I had a great time building their website earlier this year.

What I particularly like about Rough & Ready is that is not pretentious at all. Which can easily be the case when a new cafe opens in an area of rapid gentrification.

The Rough & Ready team are so welcoming and accommodating it’s impossible to not feel instantly at home.

Lois is a prime example of how a shop should be managed. She has a wonderful personality; a great listener but also always has fun & interesting stories to share.

I asked Lois to answer 10 questions to give us a quick snapshot about herself.

  1. How long have you worked at Rough & Ready?

I’ve been working here for 6 months

  1. What has been your most memorable Rough & Ready experience or achievement?

Having fun with my customers

  1. Why do you love what you do?

It’s a fun job, I meet new people everyday, having fun here and knowing they leave here happy is amazing.

  1. What makes your job difficult?

I honestly can say there is nothing difficult about being here

  1. What is your top tip for anyone considering a role like yours?

Just to enjoy your work, let customers leave in a good mood and smiling

  1. How has working with Nova Creative Solutions helped your business?

We’ve had new customers that come in from seeing our webpage.

  1. Which public figure (past or present) do you most admire?

There’s too many to choose

  1. What’s your favourite place (to eat/relax/play) in Deptford?

My shop of course :p

  1. Any upcoming events/promotions you’d like to mention?

We offer free teas and coffees to all O.A.P’s

  1. Favourite song?

I’m a believer by The monkeys

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