The Dine Team
Meet some of the people behind Dine..
General Manager - Maggie Wardle
Maggie is a widely experienced Manager with a passion for getting the job done right (and making sure other people do too)! She previously worked for Aon, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, as Executive Assistant to three Directors. A challenging but exciting & all encompassing role. Maggie’s thorough approach and incredible attention to detail enable the team to make every event special. Outside work her passion is football and she is a keen supporter of Bradford City Football Club.
Financial Controller - Teresa Copplestone
Teresa is one of our longest serving members of staff. She trained in Cheltenham, obtaining an HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management, before deciding to take Financial Management as her career going forward.
Teresa worked for Thistle and Trusthouse Forte Hotels as Hotel Accountant and then Hotel Controller, covering many Hotels in the Leeds and York area. She joined Dine in 1999 and has seen the business successfully grow and develop over the past 12 years. Outside work Teresa enjoys family time and is a great fan of American TV series and watching her sons play cricket.
Commercial Director - Matt Jones
Matt has been a member of the Dine team in one guise or another for over 10 years. A graduate of Leeds University, Matt originally trained as a teacher before deciding to turn his part-time role at Dine into a career.
A brief spell away from the business helped improve his commercial experience and he now looks after the business development, sales and marketing functions across the Dine Group. Occasionally we persuade him to put his Event Manager hat back on again too! When not at work Matt can be found playing football, reading or snowboarding.
Senior Events & Venue Manager - Craig Squelch
Craig trained at Blackpool College gaining an OND and HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management. After over 20 years in the hotel trade, from trainee manager to General Manager and working all over the country from Guernsey to Yorkshire, Craig has broken away from the hotel industry for a new challenge at Dine Events.
Joining the team in June 2010 as an Event Manager, Craig has a great eye for detail, a passion for events and is very much enjoying the variety that each week at Dine brings. Outside of work, you’re most likely to find Craig in one of Yorkshire’s finest Restaurants, wine merchants or pottering in his garden!
Event Manager - Lyndsey Howard
Lyndsey started her career in Hospitality following her A-levels where she began work as a waitress. From there she progressed quickly through Supervisory roles and Trainee Management before taking on the challenging role of Conference & Banqueting Manager at the age of 21.
Lyndsey’s drive & passion for events led her to what she describes as her ‘dream job’ at Dine in November 2010 as Trainee Events Manager at Allerton Castle. In her (rare!) spare time, Lyndsey plays tennis and goes to the gym. Now one year on we are delighted to announce Lyndsey’s promotion to a fully fledged Events Manager.