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Meet the Darwin Escapes Team

Meet the team that supports our fantastic locations throughout the UK.

We would love to introduce you to some of the people you may have never met but who are vital to creating and maintaining the hand crafted quality of our parks at Darwin Escapes.

  • Clare Dyer

    Head of Finance

    Fun fact

    In a study, 80% of staff claim they find out more about what's going on at work over a cup of tea than in any other way.

  • Kathryn Ashby

    Purchase Ledger Supervisor

    Fun fact

    In Chester, a person is permitted to shoot a Welshman with a bow and arrow, as long as he is inside the city walls after midnight.

  • Simon Cooper

    Head of Group Yield and Guest Experience

    Fun fact

    When England won the World Cup in 1966 it was Bolton’s Kenneth Wolstenholme who uttered the immortal words "There's some people on the pitch. They think it's all over...it is now."

  • Kris Sutton

    Group Grounds and Utilities Manager

    Fun fact

    Trees are the lungs of Earth.

  • Sarah Holmes

    Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist

    Fun fact

    Every hour Facebook's 'like' button is clicked 188 million times

  • Sarah Twist

    Content & Digital Marketing Specialist

    Fun fact

    The longest English word that can be spelled without repeating any letters is ‘uncopyrightable’.

  • Alan Davies

    Call Centre Advisor

    Fun fact

    None of the cast knew that the Alien was going to burst out of John Hurts chest in Ridley’s Scott 1979 classic film Alien. The shock you see from the cast is real.

  • Matt Welford

    System Support Analyst

    Fun fact

    In the last year, the tape drive that stores our data backups has spooled enough meters of tape to circle the entire circumference of the Earth.

  • Phil Patterson

    Head of ICT

    Fun fact

    The first computer was almost 2.5 metres (8ft) high and weighed nearly 30,000kg – more than 600 times heavier than an average computer today.

  • Ryan Hamill

    IT Admin Support

    Fun fact

    The earliest records of beer-making are from 5000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia or in modern era a region covering most of Iraq. It is said the barley used to make bread fermented naturally and the beer was created by coincidence!

  • Samantha Lambert

    Marketing Manager

    Fun fact

    Rabbits purr when they’re content, a bunny purr sounds almost like teeth chattering quietly or light chomping.

  • Graeme Twist

    Group Yield Assistant

    Fun fact

    In 1992, three containers full of 29,000 rubber ducks fell off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean. The yellow ducks drifted around the world and are still on their travels, they have helped scientists learn more about waves and ocean currents.

  • Peter Stevenson

    CRM & Marketing Assistant

    Fun fact

    Every 60 seconds, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.

  • Drew Campbell

    Operations Director

    Fun fact

    ‘Scott’ is the ninth most common surname in Scotland. The top three are Smith, Brown and Wilson

  • Angel Alonso

    Call Centre Manager

    Fun fact

    A duck’s quack doesn’t echo anywhere.

  • Andrew Campbell-Griffiths

    Search Marketing Specialist

    Fun fact

    Marcus Aurelius’ birth name was Marcus Annius Verus

  • Mark Martin

    Senior Search & Digital Marketing Strategist

    Fun fact

    The first search engine created by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1996 was called BackRub. The company became Google in 1997.

  • Eira Bell

    Darwin Group Credit Contoller

    Fun fact

    The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet.

  • Katrina Lawson

    Branding Assistant

    Fun fact

    Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour

  • Cathrine Diggle

    Group Guest Experience Advisor

    Fun fact

    You can burn up to 500 calories dancing with glow sticks!

  • Sharon Chowdhury

    HR Assistant

    Fun fact

    Everbody dreams every night, we just don’t remember them all.

Want to join our team?

We are always on the lookout for new talent to join our fantastic team! You can find the latest vacancies in our career section.

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