Giving Sheffield HOPE

  • Vicky Siviter
  • 13th April 2014

This month's blog is brought to you by Florence, our new Sales & Marketing Intern here at BIDBI. She joined the team last month, as part of Sheffield University's Internship Scheme, to help out our teams at both BIDBI and Talented. Florence is a current student at Sheffield University, and now comes into the BIDBI office one day per week on the side of her studies, to gain experience of sales and marketing. So far, she's got to grips with Salesforce, done some invaluable market research, and helped to organise our extensive collection of bag samples.

Here she is beavering away at her desk:

Alongside her work at BIDBI, Florence has been involved with local social enterprise HOPE Cosmetics, and wants to spread the word about what they do. HOPE works with survivors of human trafficking to make natural cosmetic products, helping them to develop their employability in various aspects of business, and empowering them to grow their own futures. Florence has been involved with HOPE alongside her university studies, helping out with various aspects of what they do, to make Sheffield a welcoming place to gain employment experience.

We're always keen to showcase local schemes and enterprises, and to see them making a real difference in our home city. Please check out HOPE online at or on twitter @hope_cosmetics to find out more.