Meet Nicola, Sales and Marketing Director

Nicola has been with GEM for 16 years; she initially joined as Sales Manager and became Sales and Marketing Director 12 years ago.

We asked Nicola to take a moment to tell us a little bit about herself:

What inspired you to do what you do?

The search to work with nice people. Having worked abroad for several  years, I returned to the UK in 1998. I was looking for a Sales and Marketing position, something to help me settle back into UK life, and felt that it was important to find a genuine company who cared, not only about what they sell but also the people that they employ.  I found what I was looking for at GEM Vending, and 16 years later, I’m still here.


What is your best holiday destination ever?

It has to be Cyprus. Every time I visit it feels like I’m returning home. It’s a perfect place to slow down and relax.  The locals are so friendly, they really want tourists to visit their beautiful island and they offer such genuine hospitality. I love their philosophy; “there is always room to pull up another chair at the dining table”.


What’s your favourite film?

Mamma Mia – I love to watch this with my daughter. This film never fails to make me smile, cry and laugh out loud, it also evokes memories galore!


Your Best Advice?

Don’t put things off until tomorrow if you can do them today – it leaves tomorrow free for more new opportunities. Hard work pays, every time.

How do you like to spend your weekend?

At the weekend I love spending time with my wonderful, talented children, who teach me something new about life everyday.