Julie and Mark Irwin purchased Hamper Warehouse in April 2020 and continue to build on the great Fleurieu based Hamper Business started by Gloria Parkin many years ago.
For those of you who do not know Julie and Mark, the South Coast has been their home for almost 37 years. Married with 2 adult daughters who grew up and went to school in Victor Harbor.
Julie has been involved in local sporting clubs and groups during that time including being on various boards of the Great Southern Badminton Association, Port Elliot Netball Club and Southern Agricultural Society and is currently the incoming President of Rotary Victor Harbor, member of Business Victor Harbor, Women in Business, South Coast District Private Hospital Board and local Economic Development Workgroup.
After owning a local retail business for 32 years including 8 years as a National Franchise trainer and business manager, Julie now owns and operates Encounter Business Management and works across the Fleurieu with several small businesses providing admin and business support. She is also closely associated with Hatch Business Partners and is now excited to be taking over the running of Hamper Warehouse with her husband Mark.