Meet the Team

Our Yurt team is always expanding and we are very proud of the family we have brought together to provide our loyal customers with the best service possible. Here are some of the faces you are likely to see on your visit to The Yurt:

Rob Gregory – Yurt Manager
Rob Gregory is our Front of House Manager. In recent years, he has run a variety of organisations  and start-ups
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Lidde Hanson – Yurt Assistants
Lidde is our young, cheerful and exotic new recruit, straight from Brussels, Belgium. On her gap year before she goes
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Penny Troughton – Pastry Chef
Our master baker, sous chef and everyone’s adopted work mum, Penny has been working in commercial kitchens all around Oxfordshire
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Luis Veiga
Luis Viega is our ‘supermo assitente chefe’ (or supreme assistant chef). The Portuguese native joins the Yurt kitchen team with
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Jessica Latham-Warde – Rosara Manager
Jessica Latham-Warde is our bright and bubbly Rosara Manager. When Nicholsons was ready to launch its new outdoor furniture brand,
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Nadia Cheddi – Rosara Assistant
Nadia Cheddi is the new face of our Plant Centre reception, and Rosara showroom. Since joining us just under a
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George Landless – Retail Sales Assistant
George Landless is our multi-tasking wiz. George is primarily part of the plant centre team, working closely with Ronnie and
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Niel Nicholson – Director
Niel is awesome (written by Liz!). He is the man behind the dream… topiary from Germany, furniture designed in North
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Liz Nicholson – Director
Liz is passionate about our customers and is very happy to see people wandering through the plants and sitting on
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Oliver Ong – Marketing & Websites
Oliver Ong is in charge of our Marketing and Websites. As the only person in this department, Oli is the
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