Our sixty plus-strong team are skilled and experienced in providing the best in hospitality to all our guests. It’s hard to list everyone, but it’s fair to say that every member of the team will contribute to making your event a success in some way or another.
Here’s a list of our Department leaders and staff that you are most likely to encounter along the
Nicola FirthGroup Managing Director
Having worked for Hothorpe Venues for almost 25 years, Nicola now oversees the holding group, while still having an active input into the strategy of Hothorpe.
Ross DunningManaging Director
Has the vision, mission and values that is Hothorpe Venues. Leads on strategy and undertakes many important jobs, which are often unseen, to ensure the smooth running of the business.
Chris FirthFinance Director
Chris’ ultimate responsibility is maintaining the budget and providing accurate financial forecasts for the board, as well as giving financial guidance to Hothorpe's teams.
Siân KalidoskiHead of Marketing
Makes things look pretty while managing the marketing team’s on and offline activity. Also assists with the business growth strategy.
Jane CandlishHead of Sales
Heads up the sales and planning teams for all events across both of our venues, as well as assisting in business strategy.
Stephanie WheelerWedding Manager
Stephanie works with couples from initial show round, to planning, to the wedding day, to ensure each bride and groom enjoys their most perfect day.
Laura HortonSales Co-ordinator
Responds to enquiries and bookings as part of the sales team (and may send a friendly reminder to ask you for a decision on your booking!)
Jenny AllsoppSales Co-ordinator
Likely to be your cheery first point of contact when enquiring about a meeting, residential or function.
Rachel HaytoEvent Planner
A super whizz at ensuring everything at Hothorpe Venues is planned as per your request.
Aimee Buijs-ClarkWedding Co-ordinator
Aimee's enthusiasm for your big day will shine through from the start! She'll take your dreams and let you know how we can make them reality.
Lisa JonesWedding Co-ordinator
From enquiry through to the big day, Lisa is meticulous in ensuring all the little bits - from stationery to the position of the dance floor - that make a couple’s day perfect are complete.
Bethan McCallWedding Co-ordinator
Excellent at helping you visualise how our venues could look fabulous on your wedding day.
Kim BaleAccounts Assistant
Liaises with customers on deposits when due, as well as issues final invoices, post-event. Kim is also responsible for ensuring our suppliers are paid each month, on time.
Andrea SmithAccounts Assistant
Andrea is responsible for ensuring invoices are processed and suppliers are paid.
Jasmin LuechingerHousekeeping Manager
Jasmin ensures - through the management of the housekeeping team - that both venues are clean, tidy and ready for guests, across Hothorpe Hall and The Woodlands' 78 bedrooms and all communal areas.
Emily McDonaldOperations Manager
Oversees the Housekeeping and Front of House Reception teams, ensuring a smooth operation all-round.
Marcus ChilversFood and Beverage Manager
Will ultimately make sure you’re fed and watered on time, in the right place and best of all, it looks good and is super tasty!
Stefan KearHead Chef
Has top-notch cooking skills! Leads the team of resident chefs to ensure a superb menu is served every time.