Adam Hersey, Food & Beverage Manager
Simon Johnston, Head Chef
Kerri Faulkner, Head Housekeeper
Angela Wakelin, Financial Controller
Geoff Goddard, Marketing Manager
Stefan Hopko, Head of Maintenance
Maria Kopilcova, Head Receptionist
Arek Plocica, Restaurant Manager
Adam joined us in May 2014 with six years prior experience from two local Hertfordshire hotels.
During that time he was a finalist in the Acorn Scholarship program and as a finalist in the Gold Service Scholarship he was awarded the Candidate with most outstanding potential.
Simon joined us in May 2014 after having worked for D&D London, owners of some of the best London restaurants, including Le Pont de la Tour, Skylon, Bluebird Cafe, Angler and 3 South Place Bar & Grill.
Being part of the opening of the latter luxury boutique hotel means Simon brings a great range of culinary skills and knowledge of fine dining to the new kitchen at St Michael's Manor.
I joined the hotel in 2001 and I am proud to be the longest serving employee. During my time I've seen massive improvements in the building as well as the standards of service. The team here really feels like a family, which I am sure is due in part to the private ownership.
It's a real challenge to keep the hotel and restaurant in its best condition but worthwhile when I see the positive feedback from our guests. And don't forget the fabulous view!
My involvement with St Michaels’ Manor began in 2002 and it has been a great pleasure to have been part of continual improvements during this time.
My background is in office management, however I originally joined as an account administrator and have subsequently added IT and HR to my responsibilities. St Michael's Manor Hotel is such a beautiful place and makes a great change from being stuck in an office!
I’ve worked for the Newling Ward family since 2000 with responsibility for marketing in several of their leisure businesses and bringing experience from a wide range of industries.
The beauty of being involved with an independent organisation is that you get to wear many hats and the variety of tasks is invaluable in keeping the business interesting and staff motivated.
I trained in technical drawing and worked for a small building company, mainly doing refurbishment, back in my home country of Slovakia. In 2004 I decided that I needed to speak English and came to UK to also get more experience. St MichaeI's Manor offered me work straight away and now the hotel feels more like a family than a job.
I run the refurbishment projects and head up a maintenance team of three. Plenty of variety and plenty to do.
I came to England in 2003 from Slovakia and have been working for St Michael’s Manor since 2006. I started off as a waitress in the hotel, whilst studying English, and gradually worked my way up the ranks and was promoted to my current position in 2011.
I am really grateful for having the opportunity to work in such a beautiful environment and with such a great team.
I came to England from Poland in 2004 and was lucky to find work here as kitchen porter. Since then I've improved my English and been lucky enough to work my way up to the position of Restaurant Manager. This is an amazing place to work and I'm very proud to be part of it.