Niche Pens Ltd is run day-to-day by the five of us in a modern industrial-chic style office in the heart of Newport, Wales.
You can read all about us in the descriptions below, so that all of our customers can get to know the team! We talk about our job roles, favourite pens and what we do in our spare time. Enjoy!
Niche Pens Ltd's Managing Director is Ross Adams. Whose passion for all things stationery has been turned into a blossoming business of all things pens. After completing a Law degree at Cardiff University in 2008, Ross decided to concentrate on the online pen business he has set up a few years before with his father, Ray, and it has grown considerably since.
Ross' favourite pen is his cherished Pelikan M800 Tortoiseshell Fountain Pen that he has carried for the last three years; always using it in his day-to-day life in and outside of the business.
In his spare time, Ross enjoys going Skiing in the French Alps with his friends and family and makes the trip several times each season. He is also a car fanatic and is always on the hunt for the newest and most exciting models.
If you were to contact Niche Pens, you are more likely to hear from Sophia. She works on the administrative side of things, answering all of your phone calls and emails. She also helps to run the business by sifting through and filing important paperwork and updating the Back Office systems.
Sophia's go-to pen when working on the business is the Noodler's Nib Creaper Fountain Pen in Pink Panther, filled with her favourite Diamine 150th Anniversary Ink in the shade Safari.
In her spare time, Sophia hangs out with her beloved Italian Greyhound pup called Seymour and invests in her favourite cosmetics products to create new and on trend make-up looks for her followers online.
Also a member of the administrative team, Jenet ensures that our website is all up to date with all your favourite products being available to buy online. She is also the one who helps to package and ship all of your orders out to you!
Jenet's favourite pen that she uses whilst working is the Clear TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen also filled up with her favourite ink, Robert Oster in Tranquillity.
During her free time, Jenet loves to do yoga to wind down and keep healthy and enjoys shopping for on trend clothes and shoes - she has a good eye for fashion. When she's not doing those things, she spends time with her Peach Tortoiseshell cat called Theia.
Part of the Marketing team, Laura spends her day designing and making beautiful images for our Social Media accounts. If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter - you can find all of her pictures there.
Laura loves to use the Pelikan Souverän M400 Fountain Pen in White Tortoiseshell for her every day creative work. She also works a lot with our Diamine Shimmer Inks when drawing, with her favourite colour being Golden Sands.
In her free time, Laura runs her own Zumba workshop and is part of a running club in which they compete in local marathons. She is also a loving mother to her son, Oscar and her Jack Russel cross Pug called Maisy.
Claire is the most recent edition to the Niche Pens family, she joined towards the end of 2018 and helps with the increasing number of orders and needs for keeping stocked up on ink samples. Claire is married to Matt and they have two children, Elizabeth and Ben. She's a big fan of the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey team and follows them around the country as they strive to strive at the top of the UK's Ice Hockey league!
Also part of the Marketing team, Rhys writes and creates all of Niche Pens' newsletters for our subscribers and blurbs for the product descriptions on our website. He also does the lunch runs for all in the office!
As his favourite pen, Rhys uses the Pelikan M200 Blue Marble Fountain Pen to make all of his notes needed for these write-ups, publicities and letters.
During his free time, Rhys is an avid musician and plays the guitar. He has also attended gigs with his band and when he's not on tour, he loves to hang out at home with his both of his cats called Tigger and Vinny.