Made by Mum

To celebrate Mother’s Day, We asked some of our staff to comment on  how their mothers have influenced and encouraged them in life, and what they most of all love about them…

Katja Pandza, Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager

My mum is a very strong & hardworking person, one of the best things she has taught me is to fight for what you want and always finish what you started.

Martin Hicks, Managing Director

By instilling in me high levels of resilience & tenacity, that helped her through the hardships experienced in world war two, were she was bombed in her home in East London.

Rebecca Davis, Hospitality Supervisor

My mother & father have five daughters ageing from 22-30, my mother always encouraged us from young ages to take opportunities presented to us and she always instilled that we could achieve whatever we wanted as long as we worked hard and treated other people and ourselves with respect. One of  her favourite quotes regarding  work and success is: “Always be nice to people on the way up, because you will surely meet them on the way down.”

Chris Platt, Hospitality & Beverage Manager

My mum has always supported me in any decision I have made, whether that be the right one or the wrong one.

Lynn Geldart, Nights Operations

My mum is 81 now and has more energy than a lot of people half her age. About 18 months ago she had a bout of ill health, but once treatment was sorted she was back to playing tennis  four times a week and is not satisfied by taking it slowly, but takes pride in her competitive streak! She doesn’t play with any 80+ year olds, but with people in their 50’s and 60’s. She walks the dog twice a day and always keeps the house spotless.

I admire her energy, spirit and positive attitude.

Collette Hurley, Customer Service Manager

My mum has taught me how to make a great Irish Stew!!!

If you want to re-live some of your childhood memories with your mum over lunch this Mothering Sunday, why not book a table for 10th March at Weetwood Hall. To book please call 0113 230 6000 or visit

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