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Kerry Sorenson

Name of your shop or service: Prouds 

Tell us a bit about your shop or service: 
Prouds is the fifth largest Jewellery chain in the world.

How long have you been working here? 
I’ve been in the industry for 15 years now and have all been spent with Prouds. I have been the Manager of the Bribie Island store for the past four years and love my job.  

Are you a big or small crew - how many of you working there? We are a small team of eight. 

What’s do you reckon is best part of your job? 
I would have to say - Satisfaction. I really love finding that perfect gift for someone.

Do you have local customers you know by name, or like to have a chat with? 
Yes, we have a lot of regular customers. We have this one lady, 81years of age who has been coming in weekly for years, every Friday to pay off her laybys. She melts our hearts.

What is the funniest or most unusual request you’ve ever had from a customer? (Keep it clean!) We once had a customer bring in empty watch box and asked for us to replace their watch as someone had stolen it from them. We have had our fair share of unusual requests over the years.  

What do you think makes Bribie Island Shopping Centre a great community and/or good place to shop? 
The Centre has a great diverse range of stores and services available.
Name two things you like most about working at the Centre? 
- We get a lot of tourists visiting the Island and I really enjoy chatting with them when they come in store about where they’ve been and where they are going. 
- I like the location of the centre and its surrounding, driving across the bridge daily, looking out over the water on a clear, crisp day.

Do you have a favorite time of year in the center and if so why? 
- Christmas is always a busy time for us and we enjoy the Centre entertainment, especially the carols and Santa. 
- We also create our own celebrations in store for St Patricks day by dressing up in green and we have created Rocktober which we celebrate in October also by dressing up as rockstars.