Over the centuries it’s the people who’ve lived and worked at Browsholme that have made it such an important contributor to our community’s heritage and economy. Our team today maintains that commitment and dedication and boasts a wide variety of skills and local knowledge. We are very fortunate to work with them.
Amanda Parker grew up on her family farm in Bashall Eaves. After meeting Robert in the Red Pump Inn just down the road, they moved to Browsholme in 1975 and together, have made Browsholme what it is today.
Eleanor Thorpe is our Marketing Manager, and helps with the general admin across the business. She balances her love of agriculture with her love of Browsholme, and in her own words 'once you are in the bubble, you don't want to leave'.
Rebecca Clarke joined us in 2009 and has over twenty years experience
in wedding planning. A consummate professional she maintains the
Gina Lister comes from Whalley and joined us in later 2022 to help with the growth of our business. Gina has a degree in Weddings Management (and more) and is a fantastic and friendly addition to the team.
Catherine Turner our longest serving team member,
started working for us in 1993 shortly after Robert and Amanda had taken
over the running of the Hall. Catherine is
the first point of contact for all our group tour and visitor bookings.
Nicola Higham, came on board in 2015 with the specific
role of managing the finances and HR.
Nicola says she has the best workplace and office ever, with a view to
die for and enjoys using her lunch breaks to walk around the estate.
Hall, Café and Housekeeping
Adele Loi started as a Nanny in 1995 when Eleanor and Roland were
babies. Over the years her job has changed evolving into managing the
house and being the lynch-pin between all…
Carol Aspinall lives in Cow Ark with her husband Dave. Carol gets up at the crack of dawn to help us keep the Woodland Glade and the Barn spick and span, turning over the lodges for all our guests after each wedding. She also makes a great cup of tea!
Victoria (Tora) Thompson
Victoria (Tora) Thompson joined in early 2014 when we wanted to expand the menu we offered to our visitors. Tora’s lunches are home made, with cakes and pastries her speciality.
Design & Stationery,
Entertainment - Animals,
Entertainment - DJ's,
Entertainment - Instrumentalists,
Entertainment - Live Bands,
Entertainment - Singers,
Food & Drink,
Gift Lists and Presents,
Hair & Beauty,
Estate and Gardens
Stephen Brown began work at Browsholme in 1999
taking over the reins as woodsman. His practical bent and meticulous
approach to any task mean that all work is completed to the highest
Helen Backhouse has been
working in the garden since early 2016. As well as having green fingers,
Helen is a wildlife artist and that artistic talent is evident in her
planting and garden designs.
Darren Taylor joined the team with Woodland Glade and Tithe Barn areas his domain (now extending to the Lily Pond and Lonesome Pine too!). Darren is also the man behind the scenes getting the Barn ready pre-wedding and sorting it out post-wedding.
John Barber has been working with us for since 2016, and lives in Clitheroe. John is a retired policeman and now works alongside Darren - helping to keep the Barn areas clean and tidy.
Our team of ten volunteer guides love Browsholme: to quote one, ‘This is my dream job!’. All local, and many of them retired teachers, their knowledge of Browsholme and its history is extensive.
Each year they devote their time to showing our visitors round our home and sharing with them the stories and history of Browsholme, its contents and of the Parker family.
They all share a passion for Browsholme and we are indebted to them for their commitment. We couldn’t ask for better people to show you round.