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Cheddar Woods Meet The Team

Meet the Cheddar Woods Team

Our team of dedicated and helpful staff can’t wait to welcome you to Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa. To us, your experience is key; we want to ensure you create happy family memories that last a lifetime. From the moment you arrive at the resort, you’ll see the perfectly manicured grounds and welcoming reception team; around the park you’ll meet our energetic Go Active instructors, helpful bar and restaurant staff and more! As a team, we work hard at the ‘front of house’ and behind the scenes to make your time at Cheddar Woods perfect.

Our People Make All the Difference

We believe that our team is what makes all the difference when it comes to your holiday; their attention to detail, their local knowledge and their passion to provide a great service. Get to know our friendly team before you arrive…

  • Maise Horwood


    Fun fact

    Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie

  • Neil Harding

    Leisure Supervisor

    Fun fact

    Surprisingly, even with its long neck, the giraffe has the same number of vertebrae in its neck as humans

  • Amelia Gray


    Fun fact

    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the phobia of long words

  • Richard Mellor

    Holiday Home Sales

    Fun fact

    When I first left school I worked for a travelling circus. I didn’t have an act but they kept me on as I was the only person that could get the tent back in the bag!

  • Dolly El Mahdi

    Reception Manager

    Fun fact

    Last year we had a grand total of 65 pairs of shoes left behind by holiday makers in our lodges

  • Ashley Blackborrow

    Head of Security

    Fun fact

    I got a hole in one at Wedmore Golf Club (just 4 miles from park) last summer on the 18th hole – the last person to achieve a hole in one on that hole was Nick Faldo in 1997.

  • Craig Young

    Leisure Manager

    Fun fact

    Did you know, in the UK It’s illegal to eat Mince Pies on Christmas Day!”

  • Brian Bowker

    Head of Maintenance

    Fun fact

    A standard 60 watt light bulb cost approx 0.7p per hour to run. An equivalent led energy saving bulb costs less than 0.1p per hour to run

  • Mark Lord

    Bar Manager

    Fun fact

    I always try to bring a smile to everyone’s day at work… and I think I succeed

  • Stuart Harris

    Park & Gardens Supervisor

    Fun fact

    When I was a manager at Paphos airport doing cargo , I was involved in the rescuing of 3 leopards from a local zoo

  • Derek Pooley

    Southern Sales Director

    Fun fact

    I'm a world record holder with “Guitars on the beach” and can speak Hawaiian

  • Katie Cavill

    Housekeeping Supervisor

    Fun fact

    You may not be able to control every situation, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it

  • Bradley Sadler

    Bar Staff

    Fun fact

    “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”

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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