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Every single member of our team plays an important part in your big day – whether that’s behind the scenes making sure every detail is perfectly organised, or by your side to keep things running seamlessly. We couldn’t be prouder of them!

The personal touches they each provide makes your wedding extra special, and they will go out of their way if you need anything at all. We’re here seven days a week – so you never have to worry about a thing.

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Mick Heath

Mick Heath

Director
Margaret Heath

Margaret Heath

Director

Josie Winchcombe

Operations Manager

Sarah Heath

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator

Saskia Weekes

Events Team Manager

Lisa Jones

Events Coordinator

Joanne Lover

Events Coordinator

Olivia Hine

Accommodation & Marketing Coordinator

Jess Hulme

Reception & Events Assistant
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Heaton House Farm,
Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield,
Cheshire SK11 0RD

Jane Grindey

The Old Stableyard Cook

01260 226203

hello@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

After working in administration for many years, I wanted a new challenge and I enjoyed cooking, so my job as The Old Stableyard Cook was the perfect opportunity.

What do you spend the day doing?

If we’ve had guests stay over you’ll find me preparing and cooking a delicious full English breakfast, I make sure the kitchen is clean and tidy and I also set up The Old Stableyard for the next day's breakfast.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

Everything we do here is a real team effort - all the teams from the different areas all work together to make a fabulous event.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

Reading the fantastic reviews from guests that have enjoyed their breakfast before they say their goodbyes and leave Heaton House Farm after a lovely stay.

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

If you are looking for a new challenge where every day is different, then Heaton House Events is for you

What top tip would you give our couples for a brilliant event?

Make sure to stop for a moment and take in everything that is happening around you.

Sarah Mould

Accommodation Manager

01260 226203

housekeeping@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I wanted to join a reputable company that offered more than the "norm" restaurant/hotel style experience.

What do you spend your day doing?

My key role is to supervise, coordinate and work alongside the housekeeping team in the daily operations for the accommodation, to ensure all of our 15 bedrooms are serviced to an exceptional standard. I regularly inspect the bedrooms for quality of cleanliness and record my findings for reporting purposes to management. I keep a close eye on repairs and upgrades when needed and record/follow up as applicable. Other tasks include scheduling team rotas, checking and ordering stock, training new and existing team members and keeping the team up-to-date on any new procedures or issues... A little coffee drinking can also be known to happen..!

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

Working in such a lovely venue with amazing views makes the job much more enjoyable! The trust the management team seem to have in us allows us the freedom to do our job efficiently.

What's your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

I have just commenced my 3rd year with Heaton House Events and I still feel excited to be part of this ever increasing family business. I think my proudest achievement was managing the team through a busy period during my first year whilst still in my previous role as Assistant Housekeeper. With such a great team behind me, it now feels like second nature and I am confident that this year will be as successful, if not better, than the previous two. I am hoping my next achievement may be something to do with helping to organise some valuable workspace in our storage areas.

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

If you are looking for a varied job, with no two days the same, and your willing to go the extra mile to ensure guests have a lovely time here, this is the place for you!

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

As per The Killers song: "Smile like you mean it!" Remember the 5 P's - "Perfect Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

Lynn Hamilton

Bar & Hospitality Manager

01260 226203

bar.manager@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I had a recommendation from a friend who already worked here and told me what a wonderful place it was to work so I applied straight away!

What do you spend the day doing?

As I am mainly responsible for the bar, I need to make sure that we offer an amazing range of products that are well presented by a team who are passionate about great service.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

The best thing about Heaton House Events is the team work, every single department throughout the venue; the laundry, office, events, venue and housekeeping, everyone has to pull together to ensure our couples have an amazing day from start to finish.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

I was overwhelmed to be offered the position of Hospitality and Bar Manager after only working for the company for such a short time. But my personal proudest moment was riding a segway by Madrenaline Activities at my first staff night, my legs were quivering but I did it and ended up in an egg and spoon race, it was fantastic! Scary! But fantastic!

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Come and have a look around. I knew it was a place I really wanted to work from the moment I came for my interview.

What top tip would you give our couples for a brilliant event?

Make sure you relax and enjoy your day. It's our job to take care of everything so make sure you make the most of every moment.

Mick Heath

Director

01260 226709

private@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you start Heaton House Events?

As a mobile DJ of 15 years I have always loved creating a good party atmosphere and seeing people enjoy themselves, so when I realised we lived in a beautiful venue it seemed a great opportunity to not only share this space but also give people a great time with friends and family. As it was such a great experience, people wanted us to recreate it at other venues and events so the events company was born!

What do you spend your day doing?

Dreaming about the next project to further enhance the services we offer! Feeding my girls (the cows, yes, it is still a 165 acre working farm!) and supporting our amazing team in whatever shape or form they might require.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

I love working with our team. The mix of staff and their different skills and personalities makes it very interesting and diverse. Its great to watch the younger members develop their skills and abilities throughout the years too.

What's your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

My proudest moment was when we were announced winners of the Best wedding and events team in the North West in the wedding industry awards. We have always believed that we try hard to do a great job but it is really nice to be recognised for it. Another proud moment has to be the annual festival, Triplefest. Last year we handed over £21,000 to charity and it's a great feeling to know the money is going to great causes. As its all ran by volunteers, it brings the local community together, and some neighbours get to meet each other for the first time!

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

Listen to those who have done it before, experience speaks volumes!!!

Jacqueline Davies

Housekeeping Supervisor

01260 226203

housekeeping@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

My daughter got married here in 2010 and I fell in love with the venue and thought it'd be nice to work here too - I was very right! Being on the other side of the event is just as fun.

What do you spend the day doing?

I do varied jobs throughout the venue, including cooking breakfast in The Old Stableyard, housekeeping and helping to set the venue up for the events and weddings taking place.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

My favourite thing about Heaton House Events is the atmosphere; it’s so lovely to work amongst such lovely people, we really are one big happy family.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

We have numerous staff nights throughout the year, last year we had a delicious 3 course meal provided by Vanilla in Allseasons alongside an awards ceremony, I was over the moon to receive the highly commended ‘Rising Star Award’, it’s great to feel so appreciated in what you do.

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

I would definitely recommend coming along and joining our award winning team, you won’t regret it!

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

Relax, enjoy and let the team do their thing!

Jo Hulme

Venue & Hospitality Supervisor

01260 226203

bar@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I wanted to join Heaton House Events to work as part of a fantastic team preparing and working a variety of events for a well-known business where I would be able to do a variety of jobs.

What do you spend the day doing?

Some days I can be setting up the venue for the events. On the event day itself, I might be with the housekeeping team turning the accommodation rooms around ready for the next guests. Or you might catch me behind the bar serving drinks or even cooking breakfast the following morning! Every day is different for me!

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

I love working with the team, and I also really enjoy seeing the varied events that we get to be a part of.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

I joined the Heaton House Events team on a part-time basis and was so proud to be offered a full-time role leading and supervising the venue team.

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

You will have an amazing time, everyday is something new and exciting!

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

Give the Coordinators lots of information about your event so that we can provide you with the day of your dreams!

Margaret Heath

Director

01260 226709

private@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you start Heaton House Events?

We opened up our family farm to couples for them to use as a wedding venue back in 1999. As the business grew and grew, it seemed like natural progression to improve the service that we offered and started the events management company, Heaton House Events.

What do you spend your day doing?

I love meeting couples and showing them around my beautiful venue. When I get the time I love being creative, so I bake our famous home-made banana loaf for our accommodation guests, and enjoy titivating the water gardens. I also support the laundry, housekeeping and venue teams to ensure everything is finished to a high standard.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

Working with such a great team to make sure that every event is brilliant, also, I don't have to travel far to work!

What's your proudest achievement?

Not only watching it grow from a farm, and hosting our first wedding to a successful, busy company, but winning The Wedding Industry Awards best Events Team in the North West for two years running!

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

We all work together to have fun and to make the best day possible for all of our brides and grooms. Also, we love smiling faces!

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

Have fun and enjoy it!

Ali Newton

Hospitality Supervisor

01260 226203

bar@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

Having many years of working the standard 9-5 Monday to Friday job looking at the same four walls, it felt great to come to Heaton House where my jobs had such variance that even I didn't know what I’d be doing the next day!

What do you spend the day doing?

I work alongside our team of wedding coordinators ensuring smooth running of the events. I partake in all aspects of the day, from running the bar, the ceremony music, to setting up the venue and even the parties in the evening.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

Every day is different, new tasks, new challenges and new people. No day is ever the same and you just don’t know what exciting things you’ll see, who you will meet or what you will do.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

I have many proud achievements! Every time I receive a thank you, hug or great review I feel like I have achieved something great. There is no better feeling than knowing that you helped someone make their dreams happen.

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

If you fancy something different from your usual run of the mill job, come to Heaton House, we guarantee you exciting work with a wonderful team.

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

Let us take the reins, we know exactly what we are doing here at Heaton House.

Kevin Pease

Venue Supervisor

01260 226203

hello@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

Having moved from Yorkshire to the local village, Heaton, I was told about the events venue and thought it would be an interesting and diverse job - and I was certainly right!

What do you spend the day doing?

My role as a supervisor at Heaton House Farm is to organise the safe turnaround of the venue from the previous day’s wedding. From having sparkling toilets to setting up stages for live bands and everything in between.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

I work with the wedding coordinator on the day of the wedding to ensure the expectations of the bride and groom are more than fulfilled.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

Working with a professional and motivated team - we get the job done and we do it right!

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Come along with an open mind and ready to join our friendly atmosphere.

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

First time, On time, Every Time!

Josie Winchcombe

Operations Manager

01260 226707

operations@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I was excited to take on a new role at Heaton House Farm and then become part of the Heaton House Events family following our transition into an Events Management company.

What do you spend your day doing?

Wow - how do I describe my varied job? Recruitment, HR, Payroll.... everything behind the scene of an event!

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

The great thing about my job is that no day is ever the same! I love the variety. It isn't a 9-5 role so the flexibility allows me to attend my children's sports day and other commitments. I feel lucky to have such a flexible job while having a young family.

What's your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

Seeing and helping the team develop and flourish into an award-winning team

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

We can't wait to meet you!

What top tip would you give our couples for a brilliant event?

Ensure that you have good food - everyone remembers great food!

Sarah Heath

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator

01260 226706

sarah@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I have been involved in events since I was 4, it's in my blood! My parents organised a family fun day and since then it has grown in to a 3 day weekend called Triplefest. Back in 2000, my family took the decision to diversify the farm to a wedding venue and I can remember getting off the school bus, running in to the barn with my bags dropping them on the floor and help my Mum place favours neatly around the table. Needless to say, I have a keen eye for detail and enjoy wandering around the events taking place making sure everything is set up perfectly.

What do you spend your day doing?

It really varies! One day I can be researching a new system to improve our services that we offer, to another where I can be launching it! I also look after our on-line presence such as keeping the website up to date with images that photographers send us of past events, and of course social media, which now makes up a massive part of the service that we offer. Our clients are always messaging or tweeting me and I love replying back to them, so if you ever wondered who it was replying; now you know!

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

The people! Whether it's my colleagues, or clients - they are all great!

What's your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

Literally starting from the bottom and working through many different stages, I've had many roles through my time with Heaton House Events, I've developed them and they've developed me. My most recent achievement would have to be when we won The Wedding Industry Award for best Events Team in the North West, not only in 2015, but 2016 also - so proud!

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Come and have a look around, meet the team and see what all the fuss is about!

What top tip would you give to our couples for a brilliant event?

I'm going to have to do two... 1 - Don't follow blogs or magazines word for word, after all, they are writers and might not have much event experience. The best advice can be achieved from chatting to suppliers and asking for their extensive knowledge, they know who they work well with to achieve the best results. 2 - Create a brand. Some of my favourite events have featured a unique monogram. This has been on the event invites, which really sets the scene with the guests, and even featured on the dining table stationery and on gobo lighting looks great too!

Saskia Weekes

Events Team Manager

01260 226705

s.weekes@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I have always wanted to work within the events industry. After completing a work experience placement at Heaton House Events during my degree, I decided that once I had finished university I wanted to join the team! Being a family run company means that everything has a more personal approach. I like to get to know my clients and in a venue such as Heaton House Farm, it is easier to offer that individual attention to each event.

What do you spend your day doing?

I spend my day showing our lovely clients the fantastic services we have available, helping with suppliers and planning, meeting my clients for a final chat about their big day, calming any last minute nerves and then ensuring that every little detail that is important to each individual is accounted for on their special day.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

The best thing about working at Heaton House Events is the lovely people, the variety of events that our wonderful clients create and, of course, being able to look out over the rolling countryside.

What's your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

My proudest achievement was my first ever wedding at Heaton House Farm. After intense training over a 2 month period, I ran my first wedding in 2012. After following every detail on the planner, the whole wedding ran so smoothly and I have loved weddings ever since!

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Do it! We are a friendly bunch who welcome people into our Heaton House family with a smile! No day is ever the same, meaning that working for Heaton House Events is an exciting place to be.

What top tip would you give to our couples for a brilliant event?

My top tip would be shop around for your suppliers, don’t rush into booking someone, ask your venue and get a feel for the supplier’s style before committing. I would also encourage clients not to get too wrapped up in making everything match, if you like it, go for it! We love to see client’s personalities shine through on their big day.

Lisa Jones

Events Coordinator

01260 226203

l.harvey@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I wanted a change of direction in my chosen career path and was really interested in moving from operations into events management. After researching Heaton House Events as a company I really liked their approach and that it was a family run business managing a variety of different events.

What do you spend your day doing?

No day is ever the same which is the main thing that I enjoy. One day I could be office based answering emails and phone calls, whilst the next day I can be on my feet for 10 hours running a function that I have helped to plan. The diversity is great!

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

The best thing is all of the different clients that I get to meet, ranging from couples for weddings, charity events or corporate meetings.

What's your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

Becoming part of the Heaton House Events team and getting to plan some amazing events!

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Go for it! Heaton House is a brilliant place to work with an amazing team and lots of different events that will challenge you daily.

What top tip would you give our couples for a brilliant event?

Plan, plan, plan! Part of this is ensuring that you book the best suppliers that your budget can stretch to because this will ensure your event runs smoothly and helps to create the event you envisage is created.

Joanne Lover

Events Coordinator

01260 226203

j.lover@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

When I saw the role advertised I knew it was something I would love to do. After spending many years working within the hospitality industry and really wanted to concentrate on events. Heaton House was the perfect place to do this. I loved the fact it was family run just appealed to me.

What do you spend the day doing?

Anything and everything! The days just fly by. One day I can be in the office answering emails and showing couples the venue then the next day I can be running an event! It’s all about helping all our clients, giving them a stress free day so that they can enjoy themselves!

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

The variety within the job, you never know what may happen when you arrive at work! Never are two days the same. Also working alongside such a brilliant team, they are supportive and more friendly than you can possibly imagine.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

It should be reworded ‘proudest moments’ as every time I read a review or a thank you card from past clients saying how grateful they are for everything the team does, it always makes me proud that we achieved and exceeded their expectations! Nothing beats that feeling.

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Just do it! You won’t regret it, you will be working for a great company, alongside an amazing team in a beautiful location! What more I can say?!

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

The key is organisation. Ensure you have a super organised team who can plan and run an event for you!

Olivia Hine

Accommodation & Marketing Coordinator

01260 226203

o.hine@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I had just graduated from University in a subject I then didn’t want to continue with and I was very much lost. My brother spotted a receptionist role at our local wedding venue and so I went for it. The team here took me under their wing, looked at my skills and have now developed and trained me in marketing, and I’ve never looked back.

What do you spend the day doing?

I am absolutely loving my new role in marketing! My day consists of scouting through stunning photographs from the weddings that have taken place here, Pinteresting, hash-tagging, writing blogs and content for the website and then when we have guests stay I look after them and check them in and out ensuring they have a lovely stay. I also love showing newly engaged couples around the venue, it's amazing to be a part of their wedding planning experience.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

There's never a quiet moment here but if you ever have something you need help on, there is always a helping hand. It's all about being a team here and it was fantastic to stand on the stage with my colleagues at The Wedding Industry Awards and accept the Best Events Team in the North West!

What's your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

When I joined Heaton House Events I was very much a city girl, patterned fashion wellies and fancy fur coats and hats, and I had a huge fear of animals! After a few months here you can now catch me walking through fields with sheep and stood in the middle of cows with a bull staring at me! I DIDN'T EVEN RUN AWAY!

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Come along, give 100%, use your skills and they will be put to good use and there is room to progress internally.

What top tip would you give for a brilliant event?

Not everything in life comes easy, but with hard work and a helping hand, anything is possible! You have just got to make sure you enjoy it along the way.

Jess Hulme

Reception & Events Assistant

01260 226203

hello@heatonhouse.co.uk

Why did you want to join Heaton House Events?

I was young when I first joined the team working at the weekend but i have moved into new departments learning lots of different event skills needed for each role.

What do you spend the day doing?

Most days you will find me on the front desk answering the phones, replying to emails helping our lovely couples, meeting and greeting guests and making sure everything is perfect for the day ahead.

What’s the best thing about working at Heaton House Events?

The best thing is that every day is completely different, bringing new challenges which is fantastic as I enjoy pushing myself to learn and master new skills.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Heaton House Events?

Taking on and completing every challenge that has arisen; whether it's saving a collapsing cake, or learning a new skill.

What would you say to someone who is looking to join our team?

Take on the challenge. If you are enthusiastic and want to do something that is a bit different, this is the place for you.

What top tip would you give our couples for a brilliant event?

Putting trust into the suppliers you have chosen. You want a seamless event where you can relax knowing that everything will just happen around you. No stress!