Meet the team
Appointed as front of house manager in May 2007, Sharon is the newest addition to the family business. Having been involved in the hotel industry at a young age Sharon was soon running a 22 bedroom hotel. She then moved on to a larger hotel chain where she was front of house manager for 5 years.
Appointed as Head of beverage in November 2002, Neil owned one of Yorkshires oldest and renowned pie makers Pie Herbets. He's been involved in the catering business all his life and is now a valued member of the family business. Having visited nearly all the continents he's a cauldron of information. You will find Neil multitasking in all departments of the hotel. As a family run hotel we enjoy a dynamic work place with a continuous learning program. We always aim to provide a first rate customer value service and deliver a great customer experience.
Appointed as General Manager in June 1997, Ned Basic grew up in the hotel industry having been introduced into the industry by his late father who started the hotel over 25 years ago, Ned worked through all of the hotel departments whilst studying at university and is now in control of the everyday running of the hotel.
Appointed as receptionist / Administrator in March 2004, she is now sales coordinator and responsible for conference and banqueting. Having worked with the large hotel chains within their accounts department then a complete career change into the motor car industry where she worked up 10 years as PA to the General Manager.
Kathryn Comments: Coming back into the hospitality industry was an exciting challenge, and being part of a family run hotel is probably the best career decision I made. No day is ever the same here at the hotel and your duties can change minute to minute. The only position left to undertake is chef's assistant which won't be long as I have such a passion for food.
Management Comments: She is a kitten after her morning coffee, make sure she is well fed and watered and the tiger is kept at bay.
Appointed Head Chef December 2003, following formal college training at Thomas Danby College in 1976 Ian progressed through the ranks as a chef.
Working in 4 star hotels and high class restaurants he increased his knowledge of the hospitality industry by broadening into the licensed trade running several gastro pubs.
Having been working 3 shifts and every weekend going for the last 5 years it was nice to come back to reality and take charge of the kitchen as part of the family led team.
What can we say, yes it does get stressful in the kitchen at times but there are not many head chefs that have time to relive their youth like Ian with his powerful Ducati super bike which he rides to work in.
Appointed to run the restaurant and banqueting facilities in October 2004, Gary originally trained as a chef in the late 1970's. Spending many years in the hotel industry he soon found his forte front of house and continued to work for the large chain hotels.