Meet The Team


Michelle 

Events & Business Development Manager

Michelle has a vast experience in the hospitality and service industry spanning 20 years; ranging from managing public houses, to running busy London venues. Michelle loves the fast paced environment and interacting with the public. Hylands Estate is a very creative environment and Michelle manages an amazing, passionate team who work incredibly hard and go above and beyond for all the guests.

In her spare time, Michelle loves to be outside, whether that be pottering in her garden or attending festivals.

“It’s all about the people and making them happy!”

Tom

Senior Events & Weddings Executive

Ever since taking the opportunity to work at a theatre he was attending as a teenager, Tom has not looked back since when it comes to working in venues/events. Tom has worked a various different venues throughout his career, always looking for progression opportunities. When moving from London to Essex, Tom heard about Hylands Estate and got the job of Duty Manager before moving into the Events team. Tom loves how each event is different and every day brings new challenges! Being such a people person, he thrives on working with people on a daily basis.

Most recently, Tom became a father to his beautiful daughter Ella in 2019. Therefore, much of his time is taken up being with his family. Tom loves sport and socialising with friends (when he has the time!)

“I love the buzz around working on events and how diverse it is!”

Katie

Events & Weddings Executive

Katies career started off in the theatre industry working as a Duty Manager, which allowed Katie to gain an interest in running and managing events. This opened up the opportunity of becoming the Venue and Hiring’s Administrator and the wedding planner of a small gallery. Following on from this, Katie organised and ran a wide range of events including Gala dinners, festivals, weddings, theatre/music events and corporate meetings. Katie loves how every event and wedding is so diverse. After each event, nothing makes her feel better than receiving lovely feedback from clients, knowing their event has run smoothly.

Katie loves socialising with friends, reading and trying out new recipes!

“Every event that I plan is always different and I get to meet and work with such a wide range of people!”

Amy

Events & Wedding Executive

Before joining Hylands Estate in 2020, Amy ran her own Wedding Cake business for just under 7 years. During this time she made and delivered cakes for some amazing couples. Whilst Amy loves to get creative, she is also a qualified Legal Secretary and loves the organisational side of business. When the role opened up at Hylands Estate, Amy’s favourite wedding venue, she just knew this was the new adventure she had been seeking. Amy loves the wedding industry and nothing makes her happier than seeing all the hard work come together on the day. Being able to work with so many talented and professional suppliers and building great relationships with them is so important to Amy. This really is her dream, arriving at Hylands House every day, the most unique and magical wedding venue.

Amy weekends are spent walking her miniature sausage dog Reggie, who really can walk for hours despite the tiny legs. She also loves gardening, spending time with the family and socialising with friends.

“I absolutely love hearing all the couples wedding plans, and to play a part in their big day is such a privilege!”

Sophie

Events & Weddings Executive

Sophie started her career as an apprentice for a Production Venue in 2016. This was the first taste of event planning Sophie got and experienced the behind the scenes element of live production. Sophie knew this was definitely the industry for her and once she had completed her apprenticeship, Sophie moved into the Hotel industry where she worked in Weddings & Events for 2 years. During this time Sophie planned over 30 weddings, as well as numerous events and corporate meetings. Sophie loves nothing more than sitting down with the Bride and Groom to discuss their vision for the day. She feels such a sense of pride from seeing everything come together.

After work you can find Sophie in the gym winding down after a long day. When Sophie isn’t working out, she loves to explore new places and find new restaurants to try!

“I love hearing all the details and helping them put their special day together, it’s always my proudest moment!”