Meet our team

With more than 30 years’ experience in delivering banqueting and fine dining for weddings, private client and corporate events, the Heritage team is one of the premier catering and event service providers in Thames Valley. Their skills, experience & commitment ensure that every detail is set up and organised the way you envision it.

Charlotte Alberto


Charlotte purchased Lillibrooke early in 2015 having seen how its rich history and beautiful grounds could be transformed into a premier venue that would play to its heritage. Three years later and with both dedication and investment, this transformation is well under way as Charlotte leads the excellent team in running Lillibrooke Manor.

James Reading

Head Chef

James Reading has prepared exceptional cuisine for thousands of guests spanning a 25 year career. James was schooled in the kitchens of the prestigious Oxford University and has been Head Chef for over a decade. Underpinned by a wealth of experience, James has done everything from serving street food at Glastonbury Festival, traditional English cuisine at Henley Regatta to banquet menus for Princes William and Harry, the Duke of Westminster and Nelson Mandela. Lillibrooke’s carefully crafted menu offers a variety of seasonal and bespoke cuisine flexible enough to allow an event to be designed around a preferred cuisine.

Val Pearson

Managing Director

Val’s background is in advertising and marketing, facilities and project management, operations and customer service. Before coming to Lillibrooke she worked for ten years in the corporate sector with significant emphasis on customer service and delivery and was an accredited Coach and Assessor for the Institute of Customer Service professional qualifications.

Alys Hilbourne

Events Manager

Having worked in London for most of her career, Alys discovered & fell in love with Lillibrooke Manor in 2012 and has never looked back, delivering hundreds of events and ensuring that each one is special and perfect in every way!

Fiona Noctor

Events & Operations Coordinator

After completing her post-graduate diploma in Events Management in 2015, Fiona undertook an internship at Jack Morton Worldwide. Having been bitten by the Lillibrooke bug when she attended her Cousin’s wedding in June 2015, she came back to join the team in April 2016.

Jonny Bann

Sales & Events Manager

Jonny has extensive experience in the entertainment and hospitality sector. He continues to work across both Operations and Sales at Lillibrooke, and he uses this blend of skills to ensure very high and consistent customer satisfaction.

Eleanor Day

Sales & Events Coordinator

Eleanor joined the Heritage team as a young apprentice with a retail and customer service background, and is now a very knowledgeable and integral part of the permanent team.

Rory Hamilton

Facilities Manager

Rory has lovingly looked after Lillibrooke for many years now, ensuring the venue is always kept looking its very best and everything functions as it should. A connoisseur of high quality sound systems, he is responsible for the excellent facilities we are able to offer our clients.

Laura Johnson

Office Manager

Having worked as a PA in the construction industry for 9 years, Laura decided on a change of scene and moved to Lillibrooke in 2016, where she now manages the office, and is key to the sales and marketing functions.

Justin Mason

Senior Sous Chef

Before joining Lillibrooke in May 2016 Justin had 30 years of experience working in gastropubs and hotels in beautiful places around the world: France, Australia and Corsica. His excellent skills and impressive experience can be seen in every dish for our Lillibrooke guests.

Work with Us

We are always on the look out for enthusiastic & talented people. If you are interested in joining the Lillibrooke Manor Team, have a look below to see our latest job vacancies.

Waiting team

As waiting team member, you’re the face of the company for every guest that walks through our door so we’re looking for team members who enjoy working with people and are passionate about delivering the highest standard of customer service. In return, you’ll be part of the close-knit events team and if you have the ambition to succeed in hospitality you’ll have the potential to take your career further whilst working in a fun environment with like-minded people. Previous experience is not necessary as full training will be given.

Our Venue is based in Cox Green, Maidenhead and has a bus stop just outside.

Waiter / Waitress Criteria

  • Efficient worker with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very well presented
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Engaging and friendly approach
  • Excellent team player

salary & benefits

  • Meals on duty
  • Shirt and apron provided
  • Career progression and personal development
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Great working environment!
For Waiting Team OR General Work applications, Please fill out the form given. Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

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Abbie & Matt November 2019

We had a fab time- thanks for everything you’ve done to help our day be perfect!

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