Passionate About … Crufts!

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.

Sandra Gibson, Manager of Low Wood Club and Sandpiper Club loves her canine family and is preparing them for Crufts 2014 in her spare time outside of work.

Adorable - a first outing for the puppies!
Adorable – a first outing for the puppies!

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Passionate About … all things artistic!

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.

Meet Debbi Fralick who works at as a Housekeeper. We welcomed Debbi to the Low Wood Bay hotel team in 2013 and very quickly discovered her passion for

… all things artistic! Continue reading “Passionate About … all things artistic!”

Passionate About … Olympic Biathlon!

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.

Ian, Director of Onesimus
Ian, Director of Onesimus

Ian Woods is the Director of Onesimus, our people development and organisational change consultancy, where he is able to apply the same principles as those learned whilst a member of the GB Olympic Biathlon team.

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Passionate About … Taekwondo!

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.

James Wilkinson at Low Wood Bay Reception
James Wilkinson at Low Wood Bay Reception

Here, we catch up with James Wilkinson, by day, Head Receptionist at Low Wood Bay … not many people know that James is also a black belt, medal winning taekwondo teacher. Continue reading “Passionate About … Taekwondo!”

Passionate About… Panto

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.

See the bottom of this blog to enter our Panto competition.

We catch up with Kate from English Lakes Support office…

Low Wood Bay and the Three Bean Salad!

The famous cow "Daisy" from Jack and the beanstalk
The famous cow “Daisy” from Jack and the beanstalk

“Would you like Beans with that sir?” or indeed “Beans? Maybe?” Or, perhaps… Beans?
By the end of January we will be sick of beans, the thought of them and perhaps the sight of them – plus the never ending thigh slapping jokes and innuendos that are a compulsory addition to the Panto season. Continue reading “Passionate About… Panto”

World Toilet Day – helping to flush away poverty!

It seems appropriate that on World Toilet Day, Howard from our Maintenance Department is hanging photographs of 16 toilets from around the globe in our ladies and gents toilets within the English Lakes family of hotels.

Tim, Dan and Howard hanging the new toilet twinning certificates at Low Wood Bay
Tim, Dan and Howard hanging the new toilet twinning certificates at Low Wood Bay

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Open Arms: Adjusting to Family Life in the Village

Elliot at the Open Arms Village
Elliot at the Open Arms Village

Life has changed dramatically for Elliot Berry since moving to live and work at Open Arms Village in Eldoret, Kenya last February. At 21 years old, Elliot became ‘Dad’ to eleven  boys, rescued from desperate social conditions. Back in UK recently to catch up with family and friends, Elliot confesses to missing the constant noise level of a house full of lively, healthy, boisterous youth back at the village. Continue reading “Open Arms: Adjusting to Family Life in the Village”