Meet The Team

Our people

Janet at North Cadbury Court

Janet Montgomery

Owner and Director

Rory at North Cadbury Court

Rory Montgomery

Owner and Director

Jamie at North Cadbury Court

Jamie Montgomery

Owner and Director

Georgia at North Cadbury Court

Georgia Baxter

Events Director

Suzanne at North Cadbury Court

Suzanne Ford

Events Manager

Katherine at North Cadbury Court

Katherine Barton

Events Manager

Wendy at North Cadbury Court

Wendy Miles

Events Manager

Jilly at North Cadbury Court

Jilly Sitch

Events Manager

Alison at North Cadbury Court

Alison Hillam

Events Manager

Sita at North Cadbury Court

Sita Mitchell

Housekeeping Manager

Claire at North Cadbury Court

Claire Harding

Accounts Manager

Paul at North Cadbury Court

Paul Fox

Head Groundsman

Baz at North Cadbury Court

Baz Horsman

Maintenance Manager

Charlie at North Cadbury Court

Charlie Cowan

Evening Manager

Brioni at North Cadbury Court

Brioni Wilson

Coach House Manager

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Janet at North Cadbury Court

Janet Montgomery

Owner and Director

Having thoroughly enjoyed working with Archie renovating and bringing new life into the family home, Janet’s enthusiasm continues in the running of the business and also by pioneering exciting new projects – ensuring that North Cadbury Court remains a unique and fabulous destination venue. Janet’s love of historic buildings coupled with her surveying and planning background means she provides a significant practical design input to preserving this beautiful Grade 1 historic house. There is always a new project being planned in the background. When not working, Janet may be seen riding her horse around the farm or, when the house is not occupied, playing tennis on the grass courts.

Rory at North Cadbury Court

Rory Montgomery

Owner and Director

Rory has grown up on the farm at North Cadbury and has been involved in The Court from an early age, whether visiting his Grandma or sneaking a game of snooker in whenever he could. Rory’s enthusiasm in keeping the house alive with people and projects is infectious. Rory is also passionate about farming and has now returned home to lead the farming team. He is particularly keen on “spud” growing evidenced by the straight potato lines in the fields surrounding North Cadbury Court. Rory loves playing most ball games but particularly golf and squash. He is planning to refurbish the squash court within the grounds and reinvigorate people’s enthusiasm for this game.

Jamie at North Cadbury Court

Jamie Montgomery

Owner and Director

North Cadbury Court was Jamie’s childhood home, along with his older brother Archie and older sister, Katherine. He has fond memories of huddling by the roaring fire in the library – the only warm room in the house then! Jamie can’t believe how warm the Court is now, after the beautiful refurbishment of his family home.

Growing up, where Archie was interested in following their father, John, on the arable side of the farm, Jamie learnt all about the cows and cheesemaking from their mother, Elizabeth. Jamie knows how lucky he is to have inherited a wonderful cheddar cheese, perhaps helped by some unknown magical influence of the beautiful grazing around North Cadbury Court.

Georgia at North Cadbury Court

Georgia Baxter

Events Director

Georgia looks after our team here at North Cadbury Court as well as organising many of our events and weddings. She has been here since we became a venue just over 10 years ago, there’s not much she doesn’t know about the house and the many types of events we hold! Georgia has helped develop an efficient, caring team who are all very organised and enthusiastic about making guests’ stay the best it can be.

Georgia has worked as an event planner and organiser for over 20 years, the first 10 years for Juliana’s in London. After a break devoted to her family she managed events for Bradley House in Somerset before joining us at North Cadbury Court. She just loves hospitality and seeing the happiness and enjoyment of others.

When not at North Cadbury Georgia is never happier than at home with her family, her garden, her dogs, cats, chickens and pet pigs! (with a healthy dose of travelling for good measure).

Suzanne at North Cadbury Court

Suzanne Ford

Events Manager

Suzanne is one of our Event Managers who previously worked as Front of House Manager for a catering company. She learnt a lot about weddings and events in her five years there and this experience combined with her love of organising events for family and friends means there is no stopping her. Suzanne is very hands on and works hard to make sure your event is everything you wished for and more!

Suzanne took a break from events to have children. She lives with her husband, her two young girls, two dogs and two guinea pigs. Suzanne loves making memories with her family and thinks a holiday is the best way to do so.

Katherine at North Cadbury Court

Katherine Barton

Events Manager

Katherine has been working in events for 20 years, firstly in business conferences and exhibitions and then moving on to outdoor events including a major role at the London 2012 Olympics. Before joining our team, Katherine got married at North Cadbury Court and has never stopped talking about how wonderful it is since then! She is often your first contact when enquiring about the venue and she also gets involved with planning and event management. She takes pride in her events and cares a lot about the small details being right.

Katherine lives in Bath with her husband and son, she likes HIIT workouts and listening to dance music!

Wendy at North Cadbury Court

Wendy Miles

Events Manager

Wendy brings an array of experience from her 7 years of working at North Cadbury Court. She is incredibly enthusiastic about events with an amazing attention to detail. She provides a huge support to the team here, always going above and beyond to ensure the house and our team are fully prepped and ready to go on before guests arrive. She brings great enthusiasm to the team, is always willing and keen to learn new areas of the business and generally gets stuck in.

Outside of work Wendy spends most of her time running after her daughter and wishing that she was able to sleep more. Wendy enjoys running charity camps for disadvantaged children which she has done for over 15 years.

Jilly at North Cadbury Court

Jilly Sitch

Events Manager

With over 45 years hospitality experience from running a restaurant/delicatessen, managing weddings, organising food festivals, to running the floor of the World Cheese Awards and the Great Taste Awards, Jilly has seen and done most things in the industry.  A champion of small artisan independent retailers she spent many years travelling around the country teaching teams how to run a successful store. Attention to detail is her mantra and nothing is left to chance when planning, organising and running an event.  She believes that “every event is unique and of huge importance to the client, my job is to do all I can to bring their vision to fruition and I will always go the extra mile for them.”  A passionate host she enjoys nothing more than sharing her table with family and friends.  Cheese is always on the menu!

Alison at North Cadbury Court

Alison Hillam

Events Manager

Bio coming soon!

Sita at North Cadbury Court

Sita Mitchell

Housekeeping Manager

Sita has worked at North Cadbury Court since 2013, starting as part of the housekeeping team and now as Housekeeping Manager. She runs a large team who clean the house from top to bottom between bookings to achieve the highest standard possible for every guest’s arrival. Sita is passionate about guaranteeing that every guest has the most luxurious stay, nothing is too much hassle, and she is always on hand to help with any last-minute requirements. She is efficient and meticulous with a conscientious attitude towards clients and colleagues.

She has four children and together with her husband they enjoy getting outdoors into the local Somerset countryside and lots of dog walks. She winds down with crocheting, drawing, painting and home DIY.

Claire at North Cadbury Court

Claire Harding

Accounts Manager

Claire is our freelance Accounts Manager and has been working in accounts for over 20 years, she has worked for North Cadbury Court since 2016. Claire often works from home so you may not meet her in person, but she takes pride in her work and gets to know the clients via email. She is very well organised and thorough. Claire worked in hospitality whilst at college and then lived and worked in the USA in her early 20s.

Claire lives in North Cadbury with her husband and 3 children, she enjoys playing tennis with friends, swimming and taking her two Labradors for walks around the local area.

Paul at North Cadbury Court

Paul Fox

Head Groundsman

Paul joined North Cadbury Court and Montgomery Farms 5 years ago. With over 20 years’ experience working for private estates, he really enjoys his varied role. Responsible for perfect stripes on the lawns and fairway and for creating the highest standards around the grounds and estate for wedding and event days.

On his days off, Paul enjoys going walking with his springer spaniel Pepper, clay shooting, formula 1 and rugby union.

Baz at North Cadbury Court

Baz Horsman

Maintenance Manager

Baz has been with us since 2016 and is our Maintenance Manager. Before he joined us, he worked as a self-employed handyman. We go to him for anything that needs fixing or refurbishing in the house. In a property this size he is kept really busy doing general repairs and maintenance, making sure the house is always looking its best and ready for guests to move in and make themselves at home.

When not busy in his workshop, Baz enjoys helping at a local river clean-up group, making stained glass windows, walking his dogs in the countryside and travelling in his camper van.

Charlie at North Cadbury Court

Charlie Cowan

Evening Manager

Charlie is our incredible Evening Manager and has worked here for over 8 years. Bringing a wealth of experience from working in Claridge’s Hotel to 5 star restaurants in Hong Kong to Dubai, Charlie brings a personal touch, He ensures your evening runs smoothly and is always on hand offering a discreet and friendly service. No task is too much trouble – ordering taxis, making a midnight snack, pouring a nightcap and keeping the house and guests safe and secure. He is also available as a Butler. Charlie can often be found setting up the many activities within the grounds ready for guests to enjoy.

When not working, Charlie is often seen walking his beloved and best friend Lucy – a young Labrador, around the beautiful Somerset countryside.

Brioni at North Cadbury Court

Brioni Wilson

Coach House Manager

Brioni is our Coach House Manager looking after the four lovely B&B cottages outside of our main gates. She will be your main point of contact from your initial enquiry through to your visit and everything in between. She works hard to make everything perfect and is very responsive and flexible. She brings with her lots of knowledge of things to do in the local area to help to make your stay special.

Her main passions in life are travelling, music, and more recently photography. She has been lucky enough to experience different cultures, landscapes, cuisines and jet lag all over the world.