The Calm in the Storm: Desmond didn’t put a dampener on this Wild Boar Wedding

When Storm Desmond dropped one month’s rain in a single night, we watched the footage of the devastation and disruption caused in its wake. Our hearts went out to individuals, families and businesses that were affected. Without detracting from the difficulties that many have experienced, it would seem that there is a corresponding note of triumph as communities rallied together to overcome the adversity of these circumstances. Continue reading “The Calm in the Storm: Desmond didn’t put a dampener on this Wild Boar Wedding”

Waterhead Welcomes Cumbria Wooden Spoon

Cumbria Wooden Spoon returned to English Lakes Hotels, Resorts & Venues for their annual dinner which this year was held at Waterhead in Ambleside on Thursday 26th November 2015. Continue reading “Waterhead Welcomes Cumbria Wooden Spoon”

Meet The Midland Wedding ‘Dream Team’

When you book an English Lakes venue for your wedding celebration, you can be sure you will always get the best personal service with one of our dedicated wedding and event co-ordinators.

Introducing our two wedding co-coordinators at The Midland – Helen and Lee-Harry. Between them, they do everything in their power to ensure that each wedding glides along seamlessly, even if they are at times pedalling furiously behind the scenes. Being with the company over twelve years, they have a wealth of experience and more than a few memorable moments. Continue reading “Meet The Midland Wedding ‘Dream Team’”

Olympian and Team GB Coach Helps Steer Business Success

Ian Woods, double Olympian, Team GB Coach and Director of Onesimus has been instrumental in helping Scottish based Global SCS achieve notable success in the development of their business.  Continue reading “Olympian and Team GB Coach Helps Steer Business Success”

Passionate about … Show Jumping!

English Lakes employs passionate people! Passionate about going the extra mile for our guests. This usually comes from a good work-life balance which allows time for other interests and hobbies. This time we meet…

Amy Wybergh, Wedding Co-ordinator at Low Wood Bay

Amy Wyberg, Wedding co-ordinator at Low Wood Bay
Amy Wyberg, Wedding Co-ordinator at Low Wood Bay

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Spreading Some Christmas Joy at Low Wood Bay

On Thursday the 11th of December Low Wood hosted a very special Spirit of Christmas Afternoon Tea Event.

Martha Wood, Reception Shift Leader who organised the event
Martha Wood, Reception Shift Leader who organised the event

Martha Wood, the Reception Shift Leader from Low Wood Bay had an idea to do something fantastic for some of the older members of our local community to spread some Christmas Joy! What started as a small idea was then encouraged by the management of the hotel and English Lakes Directors and also supported by many local businesses in the area. This spurred Martha on to organise a memorable event full of festive joy for over one hundred people from our local community. Continue reading “Spreading Some Christmas Joy at Low Wood Bay”

Raf’s Lake District Nature Frame

Through our passionate people series with have introduced a range of passionate English Lakes employees! Not only are they passionate about going the extra mile for our guests but the also have many other passions, interests and hobbies. Sometimes the work-life interests coincide and we find ourselves sharing these things with our guests. As a perfect example of this, we’d like to introduce Rafael Garea-Balado, who works as a maintenance engineer at Low Wood Bay.

Our own Dr Doolittle ... Raf with a Bluetit
Our own Dr Doolittle … Raf with a Bluetit

One of my hobbies outside of work is Photography especially landscape, Wildlife/Nature and Travel. This started at an early age spending a lot of time in the Lake District as a child. My craving for the outdoor lifestyle later led me to becoming a Snowboard Instructor and I travelled for many years to stunning countries all over the world, from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France to name just a few. Along my travels my trusty point and shoot camera was always to hand to document and share my experiences by capturing many of the sights I had seen.

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