The Dine Team

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The Dine Team

Daniel Gill - Founder

Daniel began his training at Leith’s Events and Parties as an Event Manager. In 1995 he moved to Mustard Catering as PA to the Managing Director, catering for clients including FTSE 100 companies, Downing Street and the Queen. Daniel founded Dine in 1998 to provide a bespoke events and catering service.

Dan spends his time working with the team developing menus and ideas, as well as running events. Outside work, he can usually be found 'researching' new menus and wine or enjoying the outdoors with Helen and the boys.

Matt Jones - Managing Director

Matt has been a member of the Dine team in one guise or another since 2001. A graduate of Leeds University, Matt originally trained as a teacher before deciding to turn his part-time role at Dine into a career.

As well as managing our  business development, sales and marketing functions across the Dine Group, Matt also runs a number of our high profile corporate & private events and marquee weddings (mainly because he is really good at it!). When not at work, Matt can be found playing with his new daughter, making furniture or snowboarding.

Mark Dawson - Executive Head Chef

A hugely experienced Event Chef, Mark started his career with the RAF before moving into hotels and joining Dine in 2009 ready for the launch of The Mansion. His logistical expertise allow us to deliver a high quality food service in some "challenging" environments as well as venues such as The Mansion.

Mark oversees our entire catering operation as well as working closely with our MD on menu development and food innovation. Outside of work, Mark can be found spending quality time with his children.

Craig Squelch - Head of Events

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!

Harriet Ashton - Event Manager

Harriet has a background in hotels and was keen to take the leap into the world of events in 2015 when she started with Dine. She jumped in at the deep end right at the beginning of an exceptionally busy summer, but has brought a wealth of happiness and sunshine to the team with her enduring upbeat personality. Harriet is mainly based at The Mansion, but has spent this summer getting to grips with the full range of Dine events and already has a growing collection of thank you letters to her name!
 
When not working, Harriet enjoys the great outdoors, walking, finding the best places to eat (she’s a foodie too of course) and going to festivals.
Jenny Mason - Marketing Assistant
 
Jenny has been with Dine since the beginning of 2006 in a variety of guises; starting as a Trainee Events Manager, progressing to Events Manager and then taking a side step into a role in Marketing. 3 children later, she now works part time at The Mansion assisting with marketing projects. She has been known to come out of event retirement for the odd busy weekend and wedding exhibition.
 
Time outside of work is usually spent chasing children around parks, planning most things on Pinterest and eating in good restaurants when babysitters permit!

Natalie Richardson - Event Manager

Natalie joined Dine in 2015 and is a treasured asset to the team. Starting her career in events just over 14 years ago, Natalie has a wealth of experience within the hospitality sector and is well loved by all of her clients. Natalie has been described by many of her clients as being a very calming influence, with an exceptional level of attention to detail.

Who is your hero and why?
My Mum, the strongest woman I ever knew

What's your favourite film?
Snow White.. it's a classic!

What is the one thing you can't do without?
Post-it notes

What was your favourite childhood food?
Mum’s homemade rice pudding with a spoonful of jam

Katie Glossop - Event Manager

Katie has worked for Dine since she was at school and started her career at Dine as a casual member of staff. Katie has worked her way up through the ranks and was awarded the title of Event Manager in the summer of 2016. Katie is a shining star and we have no doubt that she will continue on a path of success within the events industry, with her unrivaled commitment and passion for delivering top notch events.

Who is your hero and why?
My Dad, he's just the best!

What was your favourite childhood food?
Yorkshire puddings with jam. Apparently it's weird, but don't knock it until you've tried it.

Tell us a secret..
I don't have any, I'm too talkative.

Any hidden talents?
I can do the splits!

Who is the most famous person you've ever met?
I served the Queen at and event and I've danced with Gary Linaker.