Brackenborough Team

Meet the Brackenborough Team

At The Brackenborough, our staff are always on hand to help and go the extra mile for you. You will get the very best of service from us, because as a family-run hotel, we’re “small enough to care”.  Here are few of the key team members you may encounter during your visit:

Ashley Lidgard 
Managing Director

Ashley Lidgard, owner and MD of Oak Ridge Hotels is very hands on in all areas of the hotel, whether it be running the business itself or serving drinks behind the bar to his customers.  Ashley is a true entrepreneur, purchasing the hotel from his father, John Lidgard, after learning the business inside-out from an early age.  Ashley also acquired,expanded and transformed a small village pub into what has since become our sister hotel , The Ashbourne.

Amie Evans
Financial Director & Group Company Secretary

Amie is a long-standing member of the team, having risen up through the ranks, whilst juggling work life with a business degree.  Having been involved on several key development projects at both hotels, as well as stint as Ashley's PA, and having a close eye on the figures...what Amie doesn't know, isn't worth knowing.

Mark McGrath
Hotel Director

Mark hails from County Durham, but has spent the past 20 years living in Lincolnshire, working his way around all the departments in a Skegness hotel for 13 years, before moving onto the position of General Manager at Southview Hotel in Skegness.  So, to say he has a good grounding in the industry is somewhat of an understatement!  Mark is very hands on – from serving you behind the bar, to showing you around our function rooms, to greeting you at the front door... he’s not one for hiding in the shadows!

Katy Harneiss
Assistant Manager

A familiar face around the hotel, Katy is one of our long standing team members at the Brackenborough.  As Assistant Manager, you will see her running weddings and events;  she may well also be the friendly face that greets you and guides you through a wedding showaround, wearing her wedding co-ordinator hat, to name but two of her roles.  With years of experience under her belt, plus a degree in Event Management & Tourism, Katy certainly knows her stuff!

Erran Buckingham
Head Chef

A local guy born and bred, Erran is completely in tune with our ethos of providing fresh, locally sourced fare, using the very best that Lincolnshire has to offer.  Having worked in other prestigious venues, including earning 2 rosettes in his career, quality and innovation are very much on the menu in The Lounge.   Also in tune with the many dietary needs in the modern world, please get in touch if you need advice or reassurance, and Erran will happily put something together to ensure your expectations are exceeded.

Kelly Anne Boon
Head Receptionist

Another one of our Northern contingent, Kelly’s is the friendly Scottish voice you will often hear on the phone!   Having an excellent pedigree in similar roles across the border, Kelly is responsible for the smooth running of our reception team, and is your best point of contact to discuss rates/accommodation packages.

Oak Ridge Moments....

"Great service, delicious food and lovely setting." 

February 2015