Box of delights
"We're all based in different parts of the country - from Northumberland to Devon - and only get together properly four times a year," she says.
"Despite that, we have a fantastic 'virtual' presence. We socialise, work and share knowledge online every day, which means everyone is valued and cared for."
The team meets again early next month. This time they'll have a box of goodies as well as gossip to share.
The hamper contains a refreshing lemon drink, home-made jams and lemon curd, mouth-watering chocolates and crunchy biscuits. It usually costs pound;46 and is available exclusively from Waitrose Direct Gifts, at www.waitrose.com, which delivers to any mainland UK address. For a chance to win one, just tell us why you and your colleagues deserve it. Send your message, marked Waitrose offer, by email or postcard to the address on the right.