Forest of Arden - Our team

Ben Orton, Leisure Club Manager

I joined the Marriott Forest of Arden in March 2017. It is a great pleasure to be here and is a position that offers new and exciting challenges to me, all of which I am looking forward to. Myself and my team value every one of our members and we are committed to show you that we are serious about winning and retaining your loyalty. We will continue to listen to what you are saying and hope this goes some way towards achieving our mission of exceeding expectations and building long term loyalty. Please feel free to share your ideas and feedback at any time by emailing me at I look forward to seeing you all around the Leisure Club soon.

Julian White

Carrie Obrien, Leisure Club Supervisor

Hi . I have fulfilled a variety of roles in the Leisure Club over the past eight years and have recently taken over as club supervisor and am enjoying the challenges this can bring. I am keen to continue learning and furthering my knowledge of the health and fitness sector. I am also very happy to discuss any ideas or issues you may have around the club, be they good or bad, so please do contact me via Leisure Reception or email Hope to see you soon.

Matthew Hurcombe, Fitness and PT

Hi. I am Matt. I am currently a level 3 PT and fitness instructor and am qualified to take variety of gym based classes including spin and circuits as well as offering nutritional advice!> I am motivated through my own personal interests to fitness. I am passionate about sport and enjoy keeping active by playing golf and attending the gym in my free time . If you would like any help or advice around the gym don't hesitate to contact me.

Jacob Bromley, Fitness Instructor/PT

Hi, I joined the team in December 2016 as Fitness instructor/PT. My role is to conduct gym inductions and ensure our members are getting the most form their workout. If you have any queries relating to your personal fitness goals please get in touch with me in the club and I will be happy to get you on the right track and or start your healthy lifestyle

Priya Mistry, Receptionist

Hello i'm Priya I have worked here for three years I really enjoy my job and meeting new people. I am happy to assist in any way I can so please do not hesitate to ask me any questions you may have on your next visit to the club. See you soon

Amy Brownhill, Leisure attendant

My role in the Leisure Club is to ensure that all facilities are maintained to a high standard so that you are able to make the very most of your visit . I joined the hotel two years ago as a member of the housekeeping team and transferred to the club July 2014 I am keen to go on developing my skills within the leisure industry and enjoy working out I the gym and playing football in my free time .Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist in any way .

Natalie Brown, Therapist

I have been qualified as a level 3 beauty therapist since 2006. I have worked at the Forest Of Arden since may 2016. I really enjoy facials as I see the outcome it has on my clients straight away.

Laura Thompson, Spa Supervisor

I have recently joined as spa supervisor at the Cedarwood spa. I have been working in the beauty industry for the last 16 years, I have progressed in my career and worked for various high end hotels such as the Belfry and the Lowry. In my short time at the Cedarwood spa I have discovered a lovely team of therapists which I can pass on my passion of delivering fantastic treatments and excellent customer care, listening to the individual client and catering to their very need. Skincare fascinates me and if you get to talk to me I can get carried away. Decléor is amazing and I genuinely think I can find a cure for any skincare need. My favourite treatments to perform are Gel nails, Facials and a good back massage.

Shomala Indleep, Membership Advisor

Hi, I joined the team in December 2016 as membership advisor. My role is to advise of the different membership options to best suit each individual. I am on hand to answer any membership queries you may have, you can contact me in the club or email Look forward to getting to know you all

Lisa Spink, Leisure receptionist

Hi I’m Lisa, I joined the Leisure and Spa team in October 2016 and my role is split between the 2 departments. When in Leisure my role is to greet you on arrival and ensure you have a safe and pleasant visit. Within the Spa my role is to ensure your Spa experience runs smoothly and you leave feeling pampered. My background is in Sports therapy so I am able to provide a variety of massages.

Charlotte Sexton, Spa Therapist

I am full qualified beauty therapist, I enjoy being around people so love being in the Spa and seeing new faces. I enjoy making people feel relaxed at the Cedarwood Spa.

Tammy Griffiths, Leisure and Golf hygenist

Hello I am Tammy, I have just joined the team in May 2017 and look forward to getting to know everyone. My role is to ensure all facilities are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness at all times. Please do not hesitate to ask for should you require any assistance.

Maureen Mabena, Beauty therapist

I have been in the industry for 4 years now, joining the Cedarwood Spa in May 2017, and previously working at Ragdale Hall. I am very passionate about my role and would love to run my own Spa, but for now I enjoy demonstrating treatments especially a full body massage!

Melvin Gourlay