About Us

In the Beginning

I fell in love with the joyfulness of hospitality as a teenager while working Saturday afternoons in the Polly Tearooms in Marlborough in Wiltshire.   Over scones, cakes and ice cream sundaes people celebrated, cried and shared.  All of life’s ups and downs were washed down with a good old cup of tea!  I loved the camaraderie of working in a service team and the feeling of weariness after a busy shift.  I was hooked!  And I light up in a room full of hospitality folk!  I love our resilience, our courage and our creativity.  We are not scared of hard work or challenge and we always want to give the guest the best possible experience no matter what is going on behind the scenes! 

And this is exactly how I approach my work.  I want to bring my clients the best learning experiences either virtually or face to face. 

Marigold

Marigold was launched back in 2004 and evolved into HT Training in 2008 (a wonderful partnership of fun, friendship and learning with Rosemary Bannister) and then back in 2016 it was time for Marigold to be reborn …this time with a focus on developing people through a combination of Coaching and Facilitation. 

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • BSc HONS Hotel and Catering Management from Oxford Brookes University
  • Accredited Insights Discovery® and Insights Deeper Discovery® Practitioner
  • Accredited Clarity 4D Practitioner
  • Member of the Association of Coaching

In the Here and Now

I live in South Wales and we are lucky enough to have the National Cycle Path right in front of our home.  South to Cardiff and North to the Brecon Beacons.  At weekends we often get out on our bikes exploring the area.  I share a house with my Partner Rob, his daughter and two energetic young cats Ash and Archie. We strive to live lives of meaning and purpose and take the time to enjoy the here and now.