WITHIN THESE WALLS
The Peckforton Castle Team...

At the heart of Peckforton Castle is the Naylor family – celebrating a family wedding here in 2005 they became the proud owners just a year later.

Since then they have committed to creating a perfect blend of romance and fun for all their guests and visitors within a location that offers sophistication, love and simplicity.

The Naylor Family
Castle Operations
Sales & Marketing
Mike Auld: Hotel Director
Mike Auld:
Hotel Director
Matthew Naylor: Sales & Marketing Director
Matthew Naylor:
Sales & Marketing Director
The team tree

“Strong family pride has always created passion, dedication and brought this Castle to life.”

Chris Naylor
Daniel Naylor: Activities & Human Resources Manager
Daniel Naylor:
Activities & Human Resources Manager
Mark Ellis: Head Chef
Mark Ellis:
Head Chef
Vanessa Price: Wedding Co-ordinator
Vanessa Price:
Wedding Co-ordinator
Lauren Johnson: Operations Manager
Lauren Johnson:
Operations Manager
Jane Smith: Rooms Division Manager
Jane Smith:
Rooms Division Manager
Julie Kite: Conference & Events Co-ordinator
Julie Kite:
Conference & Events Co-ordinator
Emily Stephenson: Landrover/Activity Centre Manager
Emily Stephenson:
Landrover/Activity Centre Manager
Mike Auld:
Hotel Director

Michael has come to Peckforton Castle to drive and constantly improve standards and customer service delivery throughout the hotel. In 2011 Michael won the coveted Caterer & Hotelkeeper Acorn Award, an achievement he names as his greatest. Michael brings his award winning experience and skills to the Castle, along with big ideas for the direction he wishes to take the business. Michael has a strong desire to ensure that every guests experience is just as magical as the Castle itself and that our guests leave with the WOW factor.

Daniel Naylor:
Activities & Human Resources Manager

Daniel is responsible for the Castle's employees and the delivery of excellence in customer care. Daniel's employment history is that of Peckforton Castle, after studying at Sheffield Hallam University he went on to travel the world before joining Peckforton's team. Since then Daniel has had a 6 month project running The Lion and Swan Hotel in Congleton before returning in May 2009. Dan's future goals are to ensure Peckforton Castle delivers the best customer journey in Cheshire and grow our service standards to that of a 5 star hotel.

 

Mark Ellis:
Head Chef

Mark has trained in some of the finest five star Hotels and Michelin starred Restaurants in the country, working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, learning all styles of cuisine, Marks greatest influence is his former Head Chef Simon Radley of the Chester Grosvenor where he learnt precision cooking and adding that tongue in cheek humour to his dishes, Mark's love of Cheshire produce allows him to use the very best the county has to offer due to his excellent relationship with local suppliers which reflect in his menus.

Lauren Johnson:
Operations Manager

Lauren joined the castle team early in 2011 as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager. With her she brought a wealth of experience, gained over the past 10 years, working in the hospitality industry. Lauren quickly proved her metal and in 2012, took the reins of the Conference & Banqueting department, implementing and driving standards onward.

Jane Smith:
Rooms Division Manager

Jane joined the team in October 2012, coming from the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport. Jane brings with her 15 years of experience within the housekeeping department. Jane and her team are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of cleanliness and service throughout the Castle.

Emily Stephenson:
Landrover/Activity Centre Manager

Emily started at Peckforton Castle in 2010 as reservations co-ordinator concentrating on revenue management for bedrooms, this gave her a real insight into how a hotel operates. In 2012 Peckforton Castle acquired the Land Rover Experience franchise already based there and Emily took on the challenge of stepping up to managerial status. She now runs the day to day operation of both the Land Rover franchise and the activities centre which has proven to be very successful.

Matthew Naylor:
Sales & Marketing Director

Matthew has worked within the family business since 2006. Having left university with a BA Hons in Business Enterprise he really found his niche in controlling all sales and marketing aspects of the operation. This allows him to express his passion and family pride to make Peckforton Castle a leading venue within the North West. 

Vanessa Price:
Wedding Co-ordinator

Vanessa is the newest member of the sales team having joined the castle in 2012 as a wedding administrator, having completed a degree in events management she saw Peckforton Castle as the perfect place to learn her chosen field. From the very early stages Vanessa showed that the theory she had learnt at university was adding real benefit to understanding and organising an event and being able to deliver this to a very high standard. Vanessa was promoted to a wedding co-ordinator in 2013 and now helps co-ordinate in excess of 180 weddings a year.

 

Julie Kite:
Conference & Events Co-ordinator

Julie is a veteran of the conference and banqueting Industry, having spent most of her working life within the hotel trade. She has a vast knowledge of conference and events requirements, organising everything from a director's conference, product launches or special milestone events within a family's social calendar. Attention to detail and listening to her clients are the watchword for Julie's successful conferences and events.

The Naylor Family
Castle Operations
Sales & Marketing
Mike Auld: Hotel Director
Mike Auld:
Hotel Director
Matthew Naylor: Sales & Marketing Director
Matthew Naylor:
Sales & Marketing Director
Daniel Naylor: Activities & Human Resources Manager
Daniel Naylor:
Activities & Human Resources Manager
Vanessa Price: Wedding Co-ordinator
Vanessa Price:
Wedding Co-ordinator
Mark Ellis: Head Chef
Mark Ellis:
Head Chef
Julie Kite: Conference & Events Co-ordinator
Julie Kite:
Conference & Events Co-ordinator
Lauren Johnson: Operations Manager
Lauren Johnson:
Operations Manager
Jane Smith: Rooms Division Manager
Jane Smith:
Rooms Division Manager
Emily Stephenson: Landrover/Activity Centre Manager
Emily Stephenson:
Landrover/Activity Centre Manager