We've grown! Along with our new brand we're building up a new team too. We've got three fantastic ladies stepping into the breach with us. We've poached only the best with a range of talents; big agency advertising, top Limewood service and financial wizardry amongst them.
Founder, and general dogs body!
Rachel has spent 18 years working within international tourism as a travel journalist, as well as running her own educational marketing consultancy. She set up New Forest Escapes four years ago and has worked across every area of the business. She's the go-to for Hosts, and has an unbelievable ability to attract the most interesting guests, celebs included!
Emma has joined the team recently. A huge fan of The Forest, especially it’s festivals and kayaking, Emma has been a ‘Weekender’ for 20 years and has now permanently moved in. After 7 years working for Mr Big Agencies in London on Global Advertising she’s now escaped. She’s teamed up with us to develop our goals, direction, brand, websites and communications. Then when we’ve done that, boost the services we can offer our guests. When she’s not obsessing about our to-do lists, Em is probably sea swimming off Avon Beach, drinking a strong cosmopolitan at Framptons or making any excuse to spend the day at Herb House.
Superwoman Jan is based in the New Forest in Lymington and is our property manager. She can juggle any number of dramas and all things that need to be done; guest liaison, house management, horse control and sorting emergencies. Jan’s been with us for over 2 years, so gets the long service and long suffering award for her amazing contribution.
Event Creation & Management
Robyn grew up in the Cotswolds, then did the ‘London thing’ gaining 20+ years’ experience in event management and hotel sales. She travelled extensively all over the world and now lives in Lymington with her husband and 2 children.
She’s a Mum of a tweenage daughter, a lively 3 year old son and wife to a busy boaty husband. Robyn is an expert at multi-tasking and making sure everyone is looked after and her main focus with us is developing weddings and corporate business. She has flair, style and energy abounding and is superb at spotting an opportunity for helping out. She has a great love of horses, cooking and interior design.
Finance and Suppliers
Nicolette is originally from the pretty seaside town Langebaan in South Africa. She travelled to England 13 years ago and has not looked back since. Nicolette has worked in the Restaurant and Hospitality trade along the South African coast in various 5 Star Hotels and contempary, up-market Restaurants.
After having her kids she changed her career to Finance, she now lives in Lymington with her husband and 2 lively children. Nicolette’s main role at New Forest Escapes is smoothing out the Finance & Admin and picking up after the rest of the team when they need a break or some support. A keen cyclist and walker, she also loves watersports. She’s our best baker and loves reading when she gets a free moment – which is rare.
Property & Lifestyle Photographer
Bryony works in fashion, design and promotion and is a wonder at capturing our homes in their very best light. Never without a smile on her face, Bryony is brilliant at bringing out the personality in properties and makes it look easy!