Meet the team: Lucy Stokes

When it comes to leadership there are two words that are often associated, inspiration and motivation. Today, we’re introducing you to Lucy, our fearless leader who has motivated our team through some of the most challenging times, and inspired each of us to achieve great things.

Now’s your opportunity to meet Lucy…

How long have you worked for Race Furniture?

3 . 5 years

What is your role at Race?

Managing Director

Can you tell us a bit about your career path?

I began as a Veterinary Nurse and accidentally found my way into sales roles, initially working for Exchange & Mart selling advertising space to Car dealerships which I adored and gave me a firm sales base for future roles & got to drive lots of nice cars at the weekends!!

From there I worked in Mexico in sales & resort development (after a stint training Dolphins!) and I then went on to become BDM at Bristan which was my first foray into the Bathroom specification industry – where I spent the next 15 years. Most of which was at Ideal Standard International growing from Sales manager to Director (which until Race was my all time favourite role & company) , this role allowed me some of the best experiences of my life working alongside incredible people , projects & places such as Middle East , Europe& Australia working with the largest Hotel groups & Housebuilders UK& Worldwide . My last three years have seen me move to being the current custodian of Race Furniture as Managing Director, where I can truly say its my spiritual home! I get to work with the best team in the country and produce the most stunning handcrafted designed British product that each and every one of us can experience at venues all over the world!

The one constant with my leadership style has been my firm belief  “the team are everything” and that has resulted in me having a truly privileged career working alongside truly wonderful people. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Be yourself, be positive in any situation and trust your gut – always

What do you love most about what you do?

Seeing our beautiful handmade seats being fitted into their venues & being privileged to help inspire and support people

What do you love most about working for Race?

The team I work with! – simply The best in the industry if not the world!

Tell us a surprising or a fun fact about you.

I used to train Dolphins

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Reading, cuddling any & all animals! and being in nature

Interested in joining our team? See if we’re hiring here