We employ 47 wonderful people who make it all happen. People often ask whether we have lots of European members of staff. Well, most of our staff are British but we do have a few excellent staff from Europe, not least of whom is Marcin who has joined and left us three times! People say he looks like Robin Williams, but he is definitely funnier.
Jean and I have been here since 1990, and Simon Doddrell, our partner, who is likened to Brains, in Thunderbirds are Go, has been here since 1994. He's the techie and financial whizz.
Many other faces remain the same. Amy, our lovely receptionist got married here last year and has been on board for four years. Sally who many of you will know has been in reception for 5 years. Margaret, our no stop Housekeeper, is still flying around furiously cleaning everything in sight: she started with us in 2002, and Elaine helps her, not far behind, from 2003. Of course the wonderful Colin the gardener is still happy to give out gardening tips after 19 years at Linthwaite, but as he has reached retirement age he has reduced to a three day week. Other long standing members of staff include Kate our wedding coordinator who started with us in 2006 and also got married here!
John Handy, our maintenance man, has been on board for three years now and keeps everything looking good.