I was born and bred in a small village on the Welsh/Hereford borders and trained at Hereford College in food and catering. I then worked at various hotels before arriving at Rowton Castle in 1993.
There is a possibility I may have been on the inventory at the beginning of the new era when Jack, Bryan & Steve arrived at Rowton in 1997! Since then, I am proud to have been able to play a key role in the growth and success of the business, which today sees Rowton as one of the UK's most popular wedding venues.
Although I mainly work behind the scenes, what I enjoy at work is the satisfaction of the guests who have stayed at Rowton saying that we have excelled their expectations, and to work with an exceptional and experienced team of colleagues who all strive for perfection.
One memorable moment for me at Rowton was one afternoon in the very early days before the "new era". I had the pleasure of 'Mr Tom Jones' dropping by with his minders for a pot of tea; I was the only member of staff on duty, so I was happy to have him all to myself!
When I am not at work I try to fill my time to the full. I have only myself at home and class myself as low maintenance. I take advantage of the gym facilities at the country club most evenings before going home. My passions are walking and cycling so spend as much time outdoors as I can; I have achieved some challenges involving long distance walks and cycling routes as well as completing several cycle sportive events.