Henry has lived on the farm all his life and it’s been his main role over the years to keep our farm alive. He’s taken many brave steps since taking over from his father Rob Wilson. Henry’s planted a range of crops, reared a variety of animals and headed up various farmers co-operatives. Planting a field of vines at the young age of 65, was perhaps his most ambitious project to date, but it was a decision he has not regretted. Although he keeps telling us he’s ‘retired’ you’ll often find him in the vines or on the tractor. He takes on the role of security from time to time at our weddings and is always on call for help and advice when we need it.
Henry enjoys hosting our vineyard tours and chatting to people at various markets and after diner speaking events across the county. Although Henry no longer lives at the farm house, he and his wife Heather don’t live far away and still have a view of the fields from their sitting room window.
Tom is Henry’s son. He moved home to the farm in 2014 with his wife Nikki and two girls Ellie and India. After working on a range of large farms in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, driving and maintaining some rather fancy machinery, he brought home with him a wealth of knowledge on farming and land management skills. On returning to the farm he brought some of our unproductive land back into work and has helped with the establishment of the new vines.
The willow and turkeys are also Tom’s responsibility and since his return home we have had some brilliant feedback on the quality of the birds.
Tom is chief marquee man and is the man with a plan when it comes to getting jobs done on the farm.
You will find his girls serving drinks at the weddings and ensuring the place stays ship shape for all the guests.
Alice is the youngest of Henrys children and apart from a short stint at university has lived on and around the farm all her life. After finishing her degree in Childhood Studies and Professional Practice she went on to be a primary school teacher in and around the hull area for the first few years of her professional life. In 2014 she had her first son Harry and a year later Alice joined the farm full time heading up the weddings and events held at the farm along with developing the company branding, marketing and sales. In 2016 she was lucky enough to tie the knot with her husband Andy at the site and in 2017 welcomed their second child Georgie into the world. Alice hosts many of the wine tasting events held at LWV and you’ll often see her on the quad, fixing fences, as well as throwing the odd sledge hammer around. In 2018 she proudly won the ‘woman of achievement’ award in the Hull Woman in Business event. Her husband Andy is the techy one of the family and is in charge of our web design and online shop (along with his full time job as a telecoms manager).
Stuart has been in the wine trade for over 20 years. He began at Oddbins whilst I was at University in Leeds, working one day a week. He very quickly found bitten by the wine bug. He started attending tastings and studied for his WSET, (Wine, Spirit & Education Trust). From those one day a week shifts Stuart ended up running shops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Managing the whole of Scotland & Northern England. When he returned to Yorkshire, he managed the company’s flagship store. After leaving Oddbins Stuart worked for a Wine importing business in Manchester and in most recently worked for House of Townend, in Melton East Yorkshire. He had a fantastic 9 years with them and managed their Cellar Door shop and hosted numerous tastings and events. Stuart’s passion of wine is something he loves to share with people. Wine is something everyone should enjoy and learning about it should be fun.
Hayley joined the Little Wold team in 2021. Having lived and schooled in the area for most of her of life, she is very familiar with the Yorkshire Wolds and its surroundings. Hayley has had a long career with Lloyds Bank, working in numerous local branches then in 2008 she was offered a role overseas in Cyprus as a Business Development Manager growing the international banking market. Whilst working there Hayley met her husband Mark.The two of them then spent time working in both Cambridge and Gibraltar before eventually returning to Yorkshire. The call of home was very strong and they settled back in the local area in 2014. For the past 11 years Hayley has worked as a Client Experience Manager and event planning has been a large part of her role from individual Client Events to Corporate Away Days. Hayley is passionate about creating an experience we can be proud of and by keeping you at the heart of everything we do will ensure you take away some amazing memories from what ever event you are celebrating with us at Little Wold.