Meet the 2019 Dream Team!
Have you met the whole team? If you have stayed with us during the 2018 season, chances are that you will have met Helen. Helen joined us in April 2018 and we are delighted that she will be returning for the 2019 season! Fergus & Amanda will be seen around the Park, which just leaves me! I am the full-time face in Reception and the face behind our blog and socials (you’ll have to read on if you want to know who I am!).
Let’s start with Fergus & Amanda; our owners, who have a very hands-on approach and can often be seen in Reception and the bar:
Fergus took over ownership of Cakes & Ale in 2004 from his father, Peter Little
He studied Natural Sciences at Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge and certainly has the mathematic skills of a scientist!
When he isn’t at the Park, Fergus is quite often mountain biking, learning Italian and spending time with his sons, Nathan & Josh
For 10 years, Fergus was a professional chef. Alongside his wife Amanda, they ran a number of pubs, bars and restaurants across the county
Fergus was born in Woodbridge and has moved a full 6 miles to a smaller village… he is Suffolk through & through!
Amanda joined Fergus in ownership and management of Cakes & Ale in 2004
Organising events is something Amanda excels at with such attention to detail and organisation
She has spent a number of years as a sailing instructor in Greece and has managed bars & pubs for over 10 years
Amanda looks after stock levels in the shop and bar and can occasionally be found in Reception.
Most of Amanda’s time is spent looking after her 3 boys, with Fergus being the most trouble!
It’s Abbie & Helen who are the most likely to be in Reception and who cover 7 days a week during the main season:
Abbie is Assistant Operations Manager and can be found in Reception 5 days a week
On-site full time during the main season, Abbie is always around to assist in emergencies
When not in the office, Abbie can be found walking her 3 dogs, in her garden and spending time with family
The face behind our blog and social media with a history of social media marketing, Abbie loves to keep you updated on day to day life at the Park.
Have you visited any of our socials?
Abbie is just as happy in a tractor or making up beds in our rental lodges as she is behind a desk and will muck in when needed to ensure the Park is kept to the highest standards
Helen loves photography, her favourite season to take pictures is Autumn
Her love of poetry has enabled Helen to write and have published 5 poems in poetry books
Joining Cakes & Ale in April 2018, Helen has settled in incredibly well and has fast become a highly valued member of the team. Or ‘she’s part of the furniture’ as some of our customers like to put it!
When she’s not at the park, Helen is most likely to be baking or singing, or both! She hopes one day to own her own business, making the tastiest and prettiest cakes in East Anglia (we may be biased but they are delicious!)
Helen once spent a year living in Australia but missed her home county too much and after 12 months she returned to Suffolk… and why wouldn’t she prefer life in Suffolk to life in Australia!
So now you’ve been introduced to the team in Reception, we hope you’ll pop in and say hi when you’re next at the Park!
We look forward to seeing you next season!