The Vineyard Group - Hotel Management Services - Hotel Management Company
The Vineyard Group - Hotel Management Services - Hotel Management Company

Our Team

Some of the industry's most respected practitioners, including Hotelier of the Year 2009, bring a rare combination of experience in 3,4 and 5 star operations and in particular businesses which require a food and beverage focus.


Andrew McKenzie
Managing Director

  • Current role: 22 years
  • Shire Hotels - 8 years - General Manager
  • Thistle Hotels - 4 years - General Manager
  • Intercontinental - 2 years - Assistant Manager
  • DeVere Hotels - 2 years - Assistant Manager
  • Fellow, Institute of Hospitality
  • Chairman, Master Innholders
    (UK’s Hotel Managers Association)
  • ‘Hotelier of the Year’ 2008/2009


Brad Wilkinson
Group Finance Director

  • Current role: 12 years
  • Ian Schrager London Ltd - 5 years - Regional Financial Controller
  • Inter-Continental Hotels - 10 years - Assistant Financial Controller and Operations Analyst, European Properties
  • 2008 BAHA Departmental Award for Financial Development and Education


Ben Danielsen
Group Operations Director

  • Current role: 4 years
  • Time with The Vineyard Group 9 years
  • The Vale Resort 2.5 years - General Manager
  • Bowood Resort 1 year - General Manager
  • Crowne a Plaza Resort Colchester 1 year - General Manager
  • Hunderfossen Hotel & Resort 2 years - General Manager


Sarah Prankerd
Director of Marketing and Sales

Kara Hackett
  • Current Role: 3 years
  • Richardson Hotels - 1 year – Head of Group Sales & Marketing
  • Woolacombe Bay Hotel – 2 years – Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Bibury Court – 3 years – Sales & Marketing Manager


Emma Jenkins
Human Resources Director

  • Current role: 11 years
  • Barcelo Hotels & Resorts - 2 years - Personnel and Training Manager
  • KCI Medical UK - 2 years - Head Office UK, HR/Maternity Cover of Southern Ireland
  • DeVere Venues - 10 years - Human Resources/ Assistant Manager/Front of House Manager
  • Oxford Brookes Business School Alumni
  • CIPD Qualified/Member


Neil Alder-Hindon
Group Property Manager

  • Current role: 3 years
  • Responsible for the mechanical, electrical, project management and building services for all group properties
  • Masters degree in Engineering (electronic and mechanical)
  • City and Guilds 2382-10 17th Edition
  • Health and Safety Management
  • NVQ Horticulture level 3
  • NEBOSH
  • APM Certification


Robby Jenks
Executive Chef

  • Current role: 3 years
  • Amberley Castle Hotel - 2 years - Head Chef
  • Gidleigh Park Hotel - 2 years - Senior Sous Chef
  • Whatley Manor Hotel - 1 year - Chef de Partie