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OUR TEAM

Working at West Lexham is a lifestyle choice more than a job. We aim to grow personally as well as collectively by seeing our team as an extended family. Our team motto is well being by well doing.

EDMUND COLVILLE

MANAGING PARTNER Edmund’s vision and passion are behind the transformation of the estate. Previously Edmund ran a landscaping and architectural design business and helped establish Clear Water Revival, a leading natural swimming pool compan...

EDMUND COLVILLE

MANAGING PARTNER

Edmund’s vision and passion are behind the transformation of the estate. Previously Edmund ran a landscaping and architectural design business and helped establish Clear Water Revival, a leading natural swimming pool company. After taking a Masters in Sustainable Architecture in C.A.T. he decided to focus his design skills on transforming this redundant farm. Edmund has studied many healing and facilitation techniques, notably Vortex Healing. Enabling him to keep the space at West Lexham energetically clear and energetically enhancing it where possible.

DANIEL FERRO

HEAD OF OPERATIONS Dan has a long history producing festivals and managing various prestigious projects and events in the wellbeing sector. Former National Event Manager for Friends of The Earth, founder of sustainable events company Green Owl,...

DANIEL FERRO

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Dan has a long history producing festivals and managing various prestigious projects and events in the wellbeing sector. Former National Event Manager for Friends of The Earth, founder of sustainable events company Green Owl, comms and experiential marketing boss, and all round winner, he loves music, dancing and everything pasta related. He has recently relocated to Norfolk with his family after over a decade in London.

GEORGIE SCANES

EVENTS AND OPERATIONS ASSISTANT Trained in Hospitality, Leisure and Events, Georgie has worked in hospitality since she was 15. Formerly Events Coordinator and wedding planner at Narborough Hall, Assistant Spa Manager at Congham Hall Hotel - which was award...

GEORGIE SCANES

EVENTS AND OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Trained in Hospitality, Leisure and Events, Georgie has worked in hospitality since she was 15. Formerly Events Coordinator and wedding planner at Narborough Hall, Assistant Spa Manager at Congham Hall Hotel - which was awarded best spa hotel two years running - Georgie is also qualified in Beauty Therapy, Hot Stone and Sports Massage. A true Norfolk girl, she loves hanging out with her dog Domino and going for leisurely bike rides.

LAURA IRVINE

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS Laura lives and breathes communications. A marketing graduate from Suffolk, she has worked as a marketing professional for her entire career. Former Marketing Manager at Premier Education - a company promoting sports, arts an...

LAURA IRVINE

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Laura lives and breathes communications. A marketing graduate from Suffolk, she has worked as a marketing professional for her entire career. Former Marketing Manager at Premier Education - a company promoting sports, arts and wellbeing in schools - she is super-passionate about the ethics and mission of West Lexham. Living sustainably and healthily whilst having fun is her vibe. Music, dancing and festivals is her jam. She lives in Norfolk with her partner and son Fin.

GEORGIA KING

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Georgia brings an extensive knowledge of event coordination and guest satisfaction to West Lexham. She has worked for some of London’s top hotels, and has moved to Norfolk with her husband and gorgeous four legged best frie...

GEORGIA KING

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Georgia brings an extensive knowledge of event coordination and guest satisfaction to West Lexham. She has worked for some of London’s top hotels, and has moved to Norfolk with her husband and gorgeous four legged best friend Fiddich. Georgia heads up the corporate events side of the business, developing strong and lasting relationships with new and existing corporate clients, whilst supporting the planning and organising of your corporate experience.

GEORGIA PATTERSON

RETREATS AND BOOKINGS COORDINATOR Georgia is a qualified yoga teacher with a background in festivals and events. She co-founded a women’s sportswear brand that focused on the partnership between mental and physical wellbeing. A true Norfolk girl, she grew u...

GEORGIA PATTERSON

RETREATS AND BOOKINGS COORDINATOR

Georgia is a qualified yoga teacher with a background in festivals and events. She co-founded a women’s sportswear brand that focused on the partnership between mental and physical wellbeing. A true Norfolk girl, she grew up on the North Norfolk coast and is a fountain of knowledge about local gems. Happiest by the sea, she currently spends her spare time renovating a property.

Lucy Cheyney

HEAD CHEF Lucie is a Cordon Blue trained chef with Michelin-starred experience, adapting and evolving for the new world of food, health, and sustainability. With previous stints as Head Chef at Deliciously Ella and The Detox Kitchen, s...

Lucy Cheyney

HEAD CHEF

Lucie is a Cordon Blue trained chef with Michelin-starred experience, adapting and evolving for the new world of food, health, and sustainability. With previous stints as Head Chef at Deliciously Ella and The Detox Kitchen, she’s creative, passionate and dedicated to making beautiful and delicious healthy food, using all the amazing and organic ingredients grown at West Lexham. She loves yoga, fitness, psychology and flowers: a Norfolk girl at heart.

George Hayward

HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION George has a history in creative event production for some of the most prestigious festivals and events in the UK. He co-founded Twelve Arts, an experiential studio that concepts, creates and delivers award-winning immersive ...

George Hayward

HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION

George has a history in creative event production for some of the most prestigious festivals and events in the UK. He co-founded Twelve Arts, an experiential studio that concepts, creates and delivers award-winning immersive environments. He loves sailing, skiing, rugby and music.

George King

HEAD OF MAINTENANCE An Essex boy who has strayed into the wilds of Norfolk, George finds himself bewitched by the land of Lexham. Previous unusual jobs include gravedigger, woodsman, shepherd and leatherworker. A keen musician and folk aficionad...

George King

HEAD OF MAINTENANCE

An Essex boy who has strayed into the wilds of Norfolk, George finds himself bewitched by the land of Lexham. Previous unusual jobs include gravedigger, woodsman, shepherd and leatherworker. A keen musician and folk aficionado, he's never knowingly seen without a cup of tea.

Melody Brooke

HEAD GARDENER Melody has 25 years’ experience in the horticultural industry as a gardener and educator. Having trained at R.H.S, she went on to deliver horticulture apprenticeships at the College of West Anglia and as an assessor for Suf...

Melody Brooke

HEAD GARDENER

Melody has 25 years’ experience in the horticultural industry as a gardener and educator. Having trained at R.H.S, she went on to deliver horticulture apprenticeships at the College of West Anglia and as an assessor for Suffolk New College. She has led workshops in floristry, bushcraft skills, plant identification, foraging walks, micro salad production, mycology, pruning, propagation, plant mythology, pond dipping, bug hunts, herbal medicine including creating tinctures and home remedies, talking stick guided adventures, sacred geometry, and nature-based craft-based activities. Her passions include ethnobotany, conservation, medicinal plants and all things edible.

LUCY BIRNIE

HEAD GROWER Lucy has worked in horticulture all her life. She learnt biodynamic gardening (diploma level 3) while working at Thornage Hall where she managed the 7 acre market garden for 9 years. She moved onto Michelin starred Moston Hal...

LUCY BIRNIE

HEAD GROWER

Lucy has worked in horticulture all her life. She learnt biodynamic gardening (diploma level 3) while working at Thornage Hall where she managed the 7 acre market garden for 9 years. She moved onto Michelin starred Moston Hall, setting up their kitchen garden and micro-green production working with head chef Greg Anderson. She loves travel, photography and running marathons! One of her pictures was a finalist in International Garden Photographer of the year 2008 and was exhibited at Kew Gardens.

COLIN BANNON

SENIOR GARDENER Colin joined us with ten years’ experience working on private estates. A self-sufficiency enthusiast with a real love of the ‘great outdoors’, his talents include baking bread, growing produce and preserving. He also li...

COLIN BANNON

SENIOR GARDENER

Colin joined us with ten years’ experience working on private estates. A self-sufficiency enthusiast with a real love of the ‘great outdoors’, his talents include baking bread, growing produce and preserving. He also likes to turn his hand to woodland crafts, wood carving and sculpting. Happy as long as he’s outdoors, Colin shares knowledge and his love of nature with the team and guests alike, advising on such things as the best foraging areas

Natasha Cargill

HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING Natasha worked in radio and TV before joining West Lexham and has worked on everything from the Big Breakfast to Comic Relief - as well as being a producer for Chris Evan’s infamous Radio one Breakfast Show. She returned to...

Natasha Cargill

HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING

Natasha worked in radio and TV before joining West Lexham and has worked on everything from the Big Breakfast to Comic Relief - as well as being a producer for Chris Evan’s infamous Radio one Breakfast Show. She returned to Norfolk in the early 2000’s to raise her son and built a super eco-house which featured on Grand Designs in 2014.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ON OUR BLOG

AT WEST LEXHAM WE HAVE A WEALTH OF FACILITIES ON OFFER:

Flying Pig Café | Unique and magical glamping | New event spaces | Group accommodation | Wild swimming | Kitchen Garden | New Reference Library (coming soon) | Sanctuary Garden | Lakeside walks | Chalk Stream | Abundance of wildlife | Naturally filtered swimming pool and much much more …

You can only truly understand the magic once you have immersed yourself in West Lexham.