Bar at Mount Druid
Entrepreneurs Chat

Adrian Murphy

We meet the man behind Mount Druid, the quirky, alternative Irish venue and glampsite. With a background in property refurbishment and lettings, Adrian Murphy was in a good position to make the most of a […]

Huts at Pinewood Park
Entrepreneurs Chat

Kerry Woodhead

After losing a business built up over 15 years, and many more battles along the way, Kerry and husband Dave have created a thriving business out of a failing caravan park. When Kerry and Dave […]

Charlie and Caroline Gladstone
Entrepreneurs Chat

Charlie Gladstone

Practising what he preaches, Charlie and his family are living ‘the Good Life’, with multiple countryside enterprises split between two estates. In 1990, Charlie Gladstone and his wife Caroline left jobs in music and design […]

Aerial shot of Heart of England
Entrepreneurs Chat

Stephen Hammon

How former DJ and promotional vehicle builder Stephen Hammon created a quirky events empire in the ‘Heart of England’ before diversifying into glamping and office pods. “Everything I do is about entertaining people and making […]

Browsholme Hall forest
Entrepreneurs Chat

Amanda Parker

Following a surprise inheritance Robert and Amanda Parker moved to Lancashire. 35 years later they launched as a venue and haven’t looked back since. We talk to Amanda. Sometimes inheritance can be a surprise, and […]

Gisburne Park estate
Entrepreneurs Chat

Guy Hindley

Born with “the hunger to succeed” Guy Hindley, owner of Gisburne Park estate, dove headfirst into diversifying his wedding and park lodge business into events with the UK’s first socially distanced festival. Returning to his […]

West Lexham farmhouse
Entrepreneurs Chat

Edmund Colville

With a passion for re-connecting people and rebuilding communities, Edmund Colville is transforming West Lexham into what he hopes will become a “spiritual Soho Farmhouse”. Having studied sustainable architecture at the Centre for Alternate Technology […]

Huts at The Roost
Entrepreneurs Chat

Kris and Darrel Morgans

How brothers Kris and Darrel Morgans created The Roost Merthyr Tydfil, a purpose built haven for hikers, bikers and lovers of the outdoors, in their childhood stomping ground. With the growing market for activity tourism […]

Sheena and Jamie Corry
Entrepreneurs Chat

Sheena and Jamie Corry

The Forge and The Wild Bushcraft Company come together at a site in Corwen to offer guests a true taste of the good life. Husband and wife team Sheena and Jamie Corry run two successful […]

The 'painted castle' wall
Entrepreneurs Chat

David Boyle

Known as the ‘painted castle’, Kelburn and its estate is a multi-faceted business. Along with a country park, it operates as a venue, glampsite, and hosts seasonal attractions including a summer festival. But diversification isn’t […]

Peacock standing by North Shire holiday home
Entrepreneurs Chat

Carol Cavendish

Along with plenty of determination, it is a passion for fantasy fiction that conjured up North Shire, a magical world in the heart of North Yorkshire. Carol knew from a young age that she was […]

Family glamping together in the forest
Entrepreneurs Chat

Christian and Carolyn Van Outersterp

There’s no rest for this husband and wife team as the build what is quite possibly the most magical glamping experience in the country. “It was the children’s schooling that brought us to Yorkshire,” says […]