Our staff team…

…across the 4 businesses (Deneholme Country House, BECKs Training Limited, Sweethope Adventure and BECKs Bikes) currently consists of 10 members:

Tony Beck Email
Tony is our Operation’s Manager, looking after equipment, logistics and all “behind the scenes” run of the businesses.

Linda Beck Email
Linda is the Managing Director and main customer contact point – she will be the one answering your enquiries.

Chris Slack Email
Chris manages Sweethope Fishery on a day-to-day basis, looking after the fish as well as those trying to catch them.

Ryan Ponsonby
Ryan is our new recruit – starting April 1st, 2014. He will be in running outdoor activities on site for all our guests.


Amy Jackson
Amy has been working at Deneholme for 3 years, she is in charge of cleaning, bed room allocation and breakfasts.

Nikki Gow
Nikki joins us for larger groups at Deneholme to help out with the change over and she makes delicious home cooked meals.

Helen Gaskell
Helen is our biking specialist, she runs all our mountain bike activities – but is also qualified in water sports activities.

Mike Graeme
Mike plans to retire every year but cannot resist the pull of “The Great Outdoors” – he is our climbing and mountain specialist.


Matt Robinson
Matt has a snow board background but is currently undergoing training and assessment for several outdoor qualifications.

Michael Rutherford
Young Michael, as we call him, runs fabulous bush craft and competitive archery sessions, he also helps out with equipment & maintenance.

Seasonal Staff Member 1
to be recruited

Seasonal Staff Member 2
to be recruited


Staff Training Day at Sweethope in October 2013 left to right: Mike, Helen, Tony, Amy, Michael, Matt, Linda

Staff Training Day at Sweethope in October 2013
left to right: Mike, Helen, Tony, Amy, Michael, Matt, Linda