MEET THE TEAM

The ideas that inspire. The advice that reassures. The support that counts. Our team is here for you, from your first visit to the closing minutes of your big day. Bringing their experience and enthusiasm, going at your pace, making sure everything goes beautifully to plan.

Nickie Dixon

Business Development Director

Nickie has managed over 500 weddings in her career. Coming to Farbridge in 2014, she and her husband Simon have relished the freedom it brings to make every event unique. She's passionate about getting the details just right, seeing the barns transformed, making sure everything runs exactly to plan. Any free time she has is spent with her family.

Simon Dixon

Director & Head Chef

Simon has more than 20 years' experience in the kitchen. A New Zealander, his travels have widened his culinary repertoire, and he brings all this skill and enthusiasm to Farbridge. He loves creating menus with couples, growing his own ingredients, and making bread, ice cream and cordials from scratch. He's also a keen snowboarder, when he has the chance.

Aidan Black

Sous Chef

Aidan’s love for cooking started from a young age. With a chef for a brother and a mother who enjoyed cooking dishes from around the world, taste and a passion for food was something he grew up with. At the age of 15 he started work in catering and the years of experience have fuelled his passion for creative cooking. When not at work, Aidan loves fishing with his son, visiting street food festivals for new inspiration and firing up the BBQ with his family.

Scott Presutti

Commis Chef

Scotty joined Farbridge fresh out of catering college in 2016 as a KP and Trainee Chef. Over the years his knowledge of taste and use of ingredients has flourished but he still has a particular love of Italian Food. With a family house in the Abruzzo region of Italy and Italian blood running through his veins it’s no surprise where his love comes from. Away from work, Scotty loves going out with his friends or making his own pasta and recreating simple Italian dishes.

Catherine Jefferies

Head of Events

"Event management is a beautiful career path. To be able to manage not only my client’s expectations but their whole entire event is a project I hands down - love.” Catherine has an entire range of experience planning and coordinating events that vary from huge corporate events for the thousands, weddings and exquisite fine dining; on occasion for members of the royal family! Since joining Farbridge in 2018, she has worked closely with the team to help create and deliver some truly happy memories.

Florence Green

Office & Sales Administrator

As a previous experienced Event Manager at Farbridge, Florence has expanded her knowledge and skill set to supporting the entire team in the office and the smooth running of Farbridge. With such passion and wealth of knowledge for her role, she is a key member of the team. Her expertise in tea making and positive approach keeps the whole team focused!

Grace Barrow

Event Manager

Grace joined Farbridge in 2019 with six years’ experience managing weddings and events across a variety of venues throughout Sussex and Hampshire. Now settled at Farbridge, Grace loves working closely with couples to deliver their dream day. “The bond you create with couples is amazing, so much so it’s like watching a friend walk down the aisle”. Grace’s free time is primarily ‘family time’ and nothing makes her happier than exploring the great outdoors with her little daughter Evie by her side.

Imogen Boath

Event Manager

Imogen has worked within the wedding industry since 2012 and has delivered many beautiful weddings at multiple venues across the South Coast before joining the Farbridge team, late 2018. She loves nothing more than seeing the years of wedding planning come to life on the day, knowing she’s done a good job. As a keen baker, you will often find Imogen in the pastry section of our Farbridge kitchen, sneaking in the occasional taste.

Sue Stewart

Venue Assistant

Sue originally joined Farbridge back in 2015 and quickly became part of the furniture. Her infectious personality, huge heart and her ability to make our couples feel totally at ease means her role as Venue Assistant is a perfect match. When not at Farbridge, Sue dedicates her time to her family, care work, needlework, crafting and art.

Lyd Smith

Venue Manager

Lyd has been part of the Farbridge Team since 2015 and has worked across many areas of the business. With boundless energy you will often see her bouncing around Farbridge like Tigger keeping abreast of all improvements as well as the regular maintenance! At weekends, she swaps her screwdriver for a spatula and cooks up a full English breakfast for our guests that stay over.

Andrew Gaynor

Gardener

With a diploma from Kew and over 25 years experience, Andrew joined the team in 2019, bringing all his expertise to bear in creating the perfect backdrop to the perfect day. When not at work, he spends his time with his wife, Abi and son, Wilfred or in his own garden proving that horticulture is a vocation and not just a career.

Phil Nash

Groundskeeper

Phil is the longest member of the Farbridge Team having joined in 2008 when the barn and cowsheds were converted into a wedding venue. As groundskeeper, Phil works alongside Andrew maintaining and caring for the lawns and grounds to keep Farbridge in ‘tip-top shape’ throughout the year. Away from work, Phil loves getting out and about in the South Downs or spreading his wings further and holidaying abroad with his wife.

JOIN THE TEAM

Want to be part of a dynamic, friendly team working together to make every event a memorable one? We're a growing business, thriving on ideas and delivering them with skill and enthusiasm. Whatever your craft, from serving to planning to cooking, if you're driven by the same approach, get in touch.

Portrait photography by Shootinghip Photography and James White Photography