You know what Richard Griffin does during your workday - he's playing Just Great Songs, All Day Long on Yorkshire Coast Radio...
Now he wants to know what you're doing... Every weekday morning at 11.15 it's "Lovin' Your Work".
Richard visits a different local workplace every week, to chat to the team, find out what they do and get all the gossip!
If you would like a visit from Richard and a chance to get your workplace on air, get in touch by completing the form below. He's always on the look out for five people to chat to - that's one person featuring each day for a week...He'll bring doughnuts...!
Here's the local workplaces Richard's been lovin' so far...
Marshall Honda, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 6 February 2017
I've been to meet the team at the Honda dealership on Seamer Road.
First, Senior Service Advisor Tracey:
Next Dean, a Sales Executive:
Bob, one of the mechanics on Wednesday:
Thursday with Richard, a technician:
Finally Sales Manager Giles:
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 30 January 2017
I'm back for more backstage chatting with the team...
First Paul, the Technical Manager:
Tuesday with Matt from the Outreach Team:
Next another Matt, a Technician:
Jeannie, the Press Officer on Thursday:
Finally Paul, the Artistic Director:
Week beginning Monday 23 January 2017
I've been to find out what's behind the exotic name and colourful exterior at Scarborough's shiny new waterpark.
Monday with Receptionist Emma:
Next Lifeguard and Receptionist Callie:
Matt the Lifeguard on Wednesday:
Front of House Manager Jo is next:
Finally Janet from the Restaurant:
Scarborough Community Furniture Store
Week beginning Monday 16 January 2017
Hidden away just off Seamer Road, a vast warehouse of discount furniture. I've been to find out more and meet the team. And nearly buy a coffee table.
Monday with Store Project Manager Margot:
Next it's delivery and collections driver Robert:
Anda is the Senior Store Assistant:
On Thursday it's Receptionist Christine:
Finally it's Volunteer Adam:
Pinkney Grunwells, Whitby
Week beginning Monday 9 January 2017
I've been to the Whitby office of the local legal firm...
On Monday I spoke to Amy, a Property Solicitor:
Next it's Helen, a Civil Litigation Solicitor:
Sophie is a Conveyancing Secretary:
John, a Consultant Solicitor on Thursday:
Finally Teresa, Senior Partner and Family Lawyer:
St Hilda's Roman Catholic Primary School, Whitby
Week beginning Tuesday 3 January 2017
I've been to Whitby's tiniest Primary School to meet the teachers...
Tuesday with Headteacher Pam:
Next it's Early Years, Year 1 and 2 teacher Ms Jackson:
Gemma teaches Year 5 and 6:
Friday with Ms Kaye who teaches Year 3 and 4:
The Stables at Cross Butts, Whitby
Week beginning Monday 19 December 2016
A pub, a restaurant, a hotel, a wedding venue, a festival venue... there's lots to talk about at The Stables...
First it's Head Chef Gordon:
Chrissy works Front of House:
On Wednesday it's Vicky a housekeeper and waitress:
Steven, the Junior Sous Chef on Thursday:
Finally it's Nicky who works in the office:
Henderson's Estate Agents, Whitby
Week beginning Monday 12 December 2016
I've been to meet the team at the town's newest Estate Agents.
First it's Nick Henderson, the boss:
Next Lettings Manager Carolyn:
On Wednesday it's Karen, Sales Consultant and Nick's Mum!:
New recruit Isobel is next:
Finally Property Consultant Martin on Friday:
Scarborough University Technical College
Week beginning Monday 5 December 2016
A shiny new building in Scarborough... but what exactly is a UTC?
First it's Principal Tim:
IT Technician Kieran on Tuesday:
Wednesday with Key Stage Four Manager Jolene:
Natalie, Director of Engineering, on Thursday:
Finally Assistant Principal Matt:
Ox Pasture Hall, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 28 November 2016
Out into the countryside, just minutes from Scarborough stands the Country House Hotel. I've been to meet the team inside...
Monday with General Manager, Jay:
Lynsey runs the weddings:
Next Restaurant Manager James:
Head Chef David on Thursday:
Finally, Steve, General Handyman & Gardener:
Coventry University, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 21 November 2016
So why has Coventry University opened a campus 200 miles north of the city? And what goes on there?
First it's Business Management Tutor Geoff:
Next Emma, who recruits the students:
On Wednesday I spoke to Kay, Head of Curriculum for Health & Education:
Next, Jamie from the Helpdesk:
Finally, Student Well-being Advisor Mel:
St Catherine's Hospice, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 14 November 2016
Weeks away from this year's Santa Dash fundraiser, I'm back to meet more of the team caring for the Yorkshire Coast.
First it's John, the Senior Bereavement Counseller:
Next it's Housekeeping Team Leader Cath:
On Wednesday I spoke to Physiotherapist Jen:
Charlotte, the Consultant on Thursday:
Finally Education Facilitator Trish:
Richie's Cafe Bar, Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 7 November 2016
I've been to meet Richie and his team in their cafe bar overlooking Bridlington's South Bay.
Monday with Licensee Neil:
Next Gary, who does the washing-up:
Oliver is a Cook:
On Thursday, Vera from behind the bar:
Finally, Chef and Manager Maxwell:
Childhaven Nursery School, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 31 October 2016
I've been to the place that's been serving the pre-schoolers of Scarborough for 70 years.
Monday with Tracy, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant:
Next Danielle, an Advanced Teaching Assistant:
Headteacher Jane on Wednesday:
Deputy Head Kathryn is next:
Finally, Charlotte, a Teacher:
David Wood Bakery, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 24 October 2016
Just off Seamer Road, a huge, sweet-smelling factory producing bread, cakes and biscuits.
On Monday I spoke to Karen, a Production Operative:
Next it's Tracey, from Confectionery:
Paul, Shift Supervisor on the Bread Plant:
Health, Safety & Hygiene Manager Alex on Thursday:
Finally Karolina the HR Assistant:
East Riding Leisure, Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 17 October 2016
I've been to meet the team inside Brid's shiny new £25million leisure venue.
Monday with Customer Services Officer Justin:
Rachel is a Catering Supervisor:
Next it's Kayleigh, a Receptionist and Swimming Teacher:
Another Rachel, this time a Catering Assistant:
Finally Pool Supervisor Ben:
Pinkney Grunwells, Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 10 October 2016
Hot on the heels of my visit to the Scarborough office of the local law firm, I've been to meet their Bridlington colleagues...
First I spoke to Natalie from the Civil Litigation department:
Maureen from Conveyancing is next:
Wednesday with Trainee Solicitor Sam:
Kirsty the Receptionist on Thursday:
Finally it's Carey, a Commercial Property Solicitor:
St Catherine's Hospice, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 3 October 2016
This week is "Hospice Care Week", so the perfect time to meet the team serving the Yorkshire Coast from their Scarborough base.
On Monday it's Gardener and Driver Terry:
Next Staff Nurse Lucy from the "Hospice At Home" team:
Matthew, Manager of the Bridlington charity shop on Wednesday:
On Thursday I spoke to Social Work Team Leader John:
Finally, Catering Manager Pam:
If you'd like to make a donation of £3 to St Catherine's this "Hospice Care Week" text STCH25 £3 to 70070. You can of course make a donation of any size - just change the value in the text!
Spital Craft Centre & Inn, Staxton
Week beginning Monday 26 September 2016
There's such a lot going on inside the Spital Craft Centre, I'm back to meet more of the team!
Monday with co-owner Sharon:
Nail Technician Lisa on Tuesday:
Next Tearoom Cook Jackie:
On Thursday it's Carole who has a shop selling handmade gifts:
Finally it's Spital Inn Chef Andrew:
Pinkney Grunwells, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 19 September 2016
I've been to meet the team at the Scarborough branch of one of the Coast's biggest legal firms.
Monday with Alison, a Wills & Probate Solicitor:
Next, Charlotte the Apprentice:
Paige the Paralegal on Wednesday:
On Thursday I spoke to Office Manager Kimberley:
Finally, Family Lawyer Theresa:
Spital Craft Centre & Inn, Staxton
Week beginning Monday 12 September 2016
A Dickensian-themed shopping village and a quaint country pub all inside converted farm buildings in Staxton.
On Monday I chatted to one of the owners Steve:
Next it's hairstylist Corinne:
Ken who runs the sweet shop on Wednesday:
On Thursday I spoke to Wayne the Baker:
Finally Charlotte, the Tearoom Manager:
The Hall Care Home, Thornton Le Dale
Week beginning Monday 5 September 2016
Sitting just off the A170 is this vast period residential home in beautiful grounds. I've been inside to meet the team.
Monday with Helen the Administration Manager:
Next it's Kath who drops in to do music and activities with the residents:
Care Assistant Amber on Wednesday:
On Thursday it's Barbara the Domestic:
Finally Mary, a Senior Carer:
FirstLight Trust, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 29 August 2016
It's a charity shop, a cafe, a meeting point, a place for counselling... all sorts... and all for those who served in the armed forces or emergency services.
On Tuesday I met Victoria the Operational Co-Ordinator:
Next it's Carolyn, a Vocational Support Worker:
Faye, the Shop Manager on Thursday:
Finally Sales Assistant Sophie:
The Ellerby Country Inn
Week beginning Monday 22 August 2016
Hiding away, out in the countryside near Runswick Bay is "The Ellerby" in err... Ellerby.
On Monday I spoke to Louise who works Front of House:
Next it's Robert, one of the Chefs:
Wednesday with Hotel Manager Tracey:
Mark, the owner is next:
Josh, one of the chefs on Friday:
I also had a word with Mitchell, one of the waiting staff:
Victoria Farm Garden Centre, Whitby
Week beginning Monday 15 August 2016
I've been to the Guisborough Road, not far from the park & ride site, to meet the team inside (and standing outside) Victoria Farm Garden Centre:
It's Ann the boss on Monday:
Tuesday with Mark, one of the owners:
Next it's Matt the Chef:
Adam the Gardener on Thursday:
Finally Daniel, who comes back to help out every summer:
Victoria Hotel, Robin Hood's Bay
Week beginning Monday 8 August 2016
I went to Robin Hood's Bay on the hottest day of the year so far... Quite a lot of tourists had the same idea...
First it's Restaurant Supervisor Michael:
Tuesday with Chris the Kitchen Porter:
Next Suzie from the Tearoom:
Head Chef Ian on Thursday:
Finally General Manager Beverley on Friday:
The Piebald Inn, Hunmanby
Week beginning Monday 1 August 2016
A pub on the edge of Hunmanby with an unusual menu... the clue is in the name...
Monday with Dan the Manager:
Orla is the Bar Manager:
Next it's Sarah the Waitress:
Tony the Head Chef on Thursday:
Finally it's Steven the Chef:
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 25 July 2016
I've been to meet the team in the theatre, including those who take the theatre out to the Yorkshire Coast!
Cheryl is the Associate Director for Young People & Community:
Next it's the Box Office Manager Alex:
Wednesday with Rebecca, the Fundraising & Development Officer:
Garry is the Project Manager in the Outreach department:
Finally Georgette is Marketing & Sales Director:
Jitterbugs Nursery, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 18 July 2016
I've been to meet the team looking after children of all ages on the south side of Scarborough.
Monday with Linda the boss:
Next it's Sarah the Cook:
Emily works in the Baby Room:
Thursday with Deputy Manager Julie:
Finally Katie from the Tweenies Room:
George Pindar School, Eastfield
Week beginning Monday 11 July 2016
More from the team at the secondary school on the south side of Scarborough.
On Monday, it's Jo the SENCo:
Next it's English Teacher Becky:
Sue is the Home School Support Worker:
Thursday with Drama & RE teacher Liz:
Finally it's Ayesha, Specialist Lead Practitioner for Science in the area:
Week beginning Monday 4 July 2016
With so many people and businesses inside the Creative Workspace, I'm back for a second week:
On Monday it's Neil, who runs a Design Agency:
Next Marie, an Archaeologist:
David, a Photographer, on Wednesday:
On Thursday, it's Nick a Graphic Designer:
Finally Andy from Hidden Horizons:
Email Movers, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 27 June 2016
When a marketing email lands in your inbox... there's a chance these are the people who designed and sent it.
Monday with Chris, the "Delivery Man":
Next Account Manager Faye:
Andy from After Sales on Wednesday:
Thursday with Jonathan, Business Development Manager:
Finally the Marketing Team Leader Sarah:
YH Training, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 20 June 2016
I've been to Falsgrave Road to meet the team delivering apprenticeships and all sorts of other courses to the young (and sometimes not so young) people of Scarborough.
Monday with David the Employment Engagement Manager:
Next Sally tells me about the Military Preparation Course:
Simon the Pre-Apprenticeship Tutor on Wednesday:
Thursday with Lee, one of the MPC Tutors:
Finally Marilyn, Accountancy Tutor:
George Pindar School, Eastfield
Week beginning Monday 13 June, 2016
Here's just some of the team educating 600 young minds on the South side of Scarborough.
Monday with Deputy Head John:
Next it's Teaching Assistant Ms Newton:
Ged is an Advanced Teaching Assistant:
On Thursday it's Jess the Inclusion Manager:
Finally, English teacher Ms Lines:
Week beginning Monday 6 June 2016
I've been to the home of the team who help Bridlington people find a home of their own.
Monday with Tony, Director of the Bridlington office:
Next it's Sally, Valuer and Negotiator:
Helen, the Secretary on Wednesday:
Sophie looks after Lettings:
Finally Sue, a Negotiator, on Friday:
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 30 May 2016
31 units under one roof in the heart of Scarborough Town Centre. I've been to meet the team keeping it clean and safe...
Tuesday with Centre Manager Victoria:
Next, Cleaning Supervisor Steve:
Security Guard James on Thursday:
Craig oversees Cleaning, Security and Waste Management:
The Grainary, Harwood Dale
Week beginning Monday 23 May 2016
It's a 200-acre working farm, a tearoom, a restaurant and a guesthouse...
Monday with Mark the Manager:
Head Chef Dan on Tuesday:
Joey is the Sous Chef:
Finally Mark, who has a job that defies description:
Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary
Week beginning Monday 16 May 2016
Down among those white pyramids in Scarborough's North Bay...
First it's Commercial Supervisor Stuart:
Next the Operations Manager Steph:
On Wednesday it's Andrea from the Entertainments Team:
Lindsay, the Curator of the Animals, on Thursday:
Finally, Andy one of the Aquarists:
Scarborough Sixth Form College
Week beginning Monday 9 May 2016
I've been to meet just a handful of the 100+ staff teaching teenagers in Scarborough.
First it's Marcus the Principal:
Next, Jo the Guidance Support Manager:
Dance Teacher Laura on Wednesday:
Thursday with Media Studies teacher Sean:
Finally, Jonathan, Head of Sports Performance:
Week beginning Tuesday 3 May 2016
I've been to meet the range of people and organisations inside the creative workspace, (or, if you prefer, "business hotel") in The Crescent in Scarborough.
Tuesday with Andrew, the Director of Woodend:
Next it's Rich, an ecologist at Hidden Horizons:
Richard runs a digital agency:
Finally, it's Friday with Mark, a writer:
Local Eyes, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 25 April 2016
This week we focus on a Scarborough Opticians. Suggestions for better eye-based puns are welcome.
Monday with Gillian the Optometrist:
Next it's Lorraine the Optical Advisor:
Craig the Dispenser on Wednesday:
Administrator Kate on Thursday:
Finally, Chloe the Dispenser:
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering
Week beginning Monday 18 April 2016
I've been to meet the team welcoming tourists and travellers in Pickering.
Judy is a Marketing Volunteer:
Tuesday with Eddie, Head of Traction & Rolling Stock:
Laura is the Head of Marketing:
Next it's Sue in the shop:
Finally, Barry a Station Foreman:
Des Winks Skoda, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 11 April 2016
I've been to meet the team in that shiny new building in Eastfield.
Monday with Martin the Managing Director:
Alex the Company Accountant on Tuesday:
Next it's Parts Advisor Andrew:
Ben in the Sales Department on Thursday:
Finally Simon, the Service Manager:
Week beginning Monday 4 April 2016
It's the best front door you've ever seen isn't it?
Monday it's Support Worker Sarah:
Next Ann, another Support Worker:
Joanne is the Scarborough Manager:
Thursday with Paula, Operations Manager in Whitby:
Dave, the Business Support Manager on Friday:
Castle Health Centre, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 28 March 2016
From Scarborough Castle last week to Scarborough's Castle Health Centre this week... similar name, but really very different...
Tuesday with Bev, Specialist Nurse for the Homeless:
Nicki the Nurse Practitioner on Wednesday:
Next it's Gail the Administrator and Receptionist:
Finally Dr Dean, one of the GPs:
Week beginning Monday 21 March 2016
Just as the site swings into action for the Easter holidays, I've been to meet the team...
Monday in the gift shop with Chris:
Next Jason, a Historic Property Steward:
Wednesday with Stuart:
Finally Site Manager Simon:
Dale Smith Refrigeration, Filey
Week beginning Monday 14 March 2016
Or, to give them their full title, Dale Smith Refrigeration Ltd incorporating Scarborough Catering Equipment.
Monday with Michael the Sales Office Manager:
Wednesday with Dale Smith himself!:
Next it's Maxine who looks after the accounts:
Finally, Alistair is the Apprentice Refrigeration Engineer:
Week beginning Monday 7 March 2016
Logs, sheds, fence panels, even bespoke kennels... this is the place...
Mark the Manager on Monday:
Tuesday with Paul who works in the shop:
James designs your summer house:
Next it's Sawmill Supervisor Lee:
Finally Yard Lad Marley:
Week beginning Monday 29 February 2016
Back to Scarborough College, including a trip to the Headmaster's Office...
Monday with Ian, the Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor:
Johnny, one of the chefs is next:
Headmaster Charles on Wednesday:
James is Head of Science:
Finally Maths teacher Sarah on Friday:
Pagan & McQuade, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 22 February 2016
No, your eyes don't deceive you, this really is the best eye pun I could think of.
Monday it's Peter the Optical Technician:
Sherry is a Dispensing Optician:
Next it's Charlotte an Optical Advisor:
Chloe is the Administrator and Receptionist:
Finally Marie, who has three job titles!:
Week beginning Monday 15 February 2016
Back to the Forest to meet more of the team...
Becky is the Forest Centre Manager:
Next it's Recreation Ranger Stuart:
Emma is a Visitor Services Officer:
GIS Data Technician Judith on Thursday:
Friday with Adrian who will get you on your bike:
Orchard House Day Care, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 8 February 2016
It may just look like a house on Scalby Road... but it's so much more...
Monday with Day Care Assistant Lucy:
Naomi on Tuesday:
Janet is the Team Leader:
On Thursday it's David one of the bosses:
and Friday with the other boss, June:
Week beginning Monday 1 February 2016
I've been to meet the team inside one of Scarborough's biggest stores:
Hayley the Senior Business Support Assistant on Monday:
Tuesday with Merchandiser Maddie:
It's Georgia from Clinique on Wednesday:
Next it's Anneka the Cosmetics Supervisor:
Finally, their longest serving member of staff, Margaret:
Peasholm Nursery, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 25 January 2016
I've been to sit in the tiny plastic chairs and chat to the team in Tennyson Avenue.
First it's Rebecca the Cook:
Tuesday with Manager Mary:
Tiana is a Nursery Practitioner:
Next it's Pre-School Room Leader Megan:
Finally it's Nursery Nurse Shannon:
Sue Ryder, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 18 January 2016
I've been to meet the team at the Falsgrave Road charity shop.
Monday with Jill the Assistant Manager:
Volunteer Jenny on Tuesday:
Wednesday with Zoe:
Next it's Lynn who sorts through all your donations:
Finally Bob, who knows first hand about the great work Sue Ryder supports:
North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 11 January 2016
I've been in Eastfield meeting the team matching clients and carers.
Monday it's boss Julie:
Next it's Julia:
Philip looks after the admin:
Thursday with Toni:
Finally it's Marketing Officer Connor:
Senior Glass Systems, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 4 January 2016
I've been back to Eastfield to meet more of the team:
Carl cuts the glass:
Tuesday with Dave the Factory Production Supervisor:
Into the office with Taylor the Sales Order Processor:
Steven is the Production Manager:
Lindsay the Estimator on Friday:
The Martonian Inn, Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 14 December 2015
It seems like it's been too long since I invited myself to a pub. It is Christmas after all...
Monday with Barman Ross:
Philip from the kitchen next:
Lisa the General Manager on Wednesday:
Next it's waitress and barwoman Emma:
Owner Chris on Friday:
Support For Carers, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 7 December 2015
I've been to meet the charity providing respite carers.
Monday with Co-ordinator Joan:
Next it's Shirley:
Fran is a Volunteer Carer:
Thursday it's David, who uses the service:
Finally it's Volunteer Champion Sarah:
Week beginning Monday 30 November 2015
I've been to meet the team on the Filey Road campus.
Monday with Bramcote Head Chris:
Next Jackie, from Little Owls:
Jane is a Year One teacher:
Next, Assistant House Mistress Kate:
Finally, Allison the Receptionist:
Week beginning Monday 23 November 2015
You've seen the minibuses, now let's meet the team... and give them doughnuts.
Helen's going first:
Boss Julie on Tuesday:
Maria from the office on Wednesday:
Thursday with Passenger Escort Frank:
And finally Paul the Driver on Friday:
Eastfield Garden Centre, Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 16 November 2015
They've got everything for your garden and... well... almost everything else.
Monday with Laura the General Manager:
Emily from the Deli Counter on Tuesday:
Next it's Gift Manager Jenny:
Ruth looks after the houseplants:
Finally it's Catering Manager Gerry:
Bridlington Health Trainers
Week beginning Monday 9 November 2015
Weight loss, healthy eating, stopping smoking, starting exercise... Any help you need to kickstart your new healthy lifestyle - this is the team to turn to - but will they want a doughnut?
On Monday it's Natalie the Service Manager:
Fitness expert Harry on Tuesday:
Next it's Kelvyn the Administrator:
Amy can help manage your stress:
Finally, weight management expert Ange:
Advocacy Alliance, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 2 November 2015
Helping local people find a voice and then helping themselves to doughnuts... I'm at The Street with Advocacy Alliance.
Monday with Alice:
Helen the boss on Tuesday:
Next it's Julie who's held just about every role in the organisation:
Angela is an Advocacy Co-ordinator:
Week beginning Monday 26 October 2015
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of an exciting array of job titles. And doughnuts.
Monday with Katie the Project Forester:
Richard runs Dalby Activity Centre:
Tanya is the Recreation and Public Affairs Manager:
On Thursday I spoke to Sarah:
Cath is an Ecologist:
Carers Resource, Snainton
Week beginning Monday 19 October 2015
Holed up in a bungalow in Snainton it's the team that cares for Carers.
Monday with Elizabeth the Chief Officer:
Emma is the Young Carer Transition Worker:
Next it's Sheila, an Adult carer Support Worker:
On Thursday, I spoke to David the Young Adult Carers Project Lead:
Finally, Jodie the Service Manager:
Tyro Training, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 12 October 2015
I've had training in how to handle gluten free offices...
Monday with Sales & Training Advisor Jenna:
Next it's Carey:
Joanne, one of the trainers, on Wednesday:
Boss Kasha on Thursday:
Friday with trainer Irvine:
Senior Glass Systems, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 5 October 2015
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside this building? I have, and now I've found five people to explain.
Jordan works on the Production Line:
Tuesday with Andy the Engineer:
On Wednesday it's David:
Thursday I'm talking to Mick who operates the furnace:
Friday it's Paul who works in insulation:
Yorkshire Coast Homes
Week beginning Monday 17 August 2015
With so many staff at their Scarborough HQ, I'm back for another week with more doughnuts.
Ex-apprentice Max on Monday:
Tuesday with Sharon from the Independent Living Team:
Next it's Health & Safety Manager Andy:
Claire from the "My Better Life" project on Thursday:
Friday with Richard the Policy, PR & Investment Manager:
Crown Spa Health Club, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 10 August 2015
Another attempt to corrupt healthy gym staff with doughnuts...
First it's Senior Personal Trainer Andy:
Tuesday in the Spa with Mel:
Boss Stuart on Wednesday:
Gym Instructor Matty on Thursday:
Friday with Duty Manager John:
Bondville Model Village, Sewerby
Week beginning Monday 3 August 2015
Down among the tiny people, five full-sized people awaiting doughnuts.
Monday in the Tea Shop with Christina:
Tuesday with Carole, who built the village 30 years ago:
New owner and maintenance man Tim on Wednesday:
Caroline in the Tea Shop on Thursday:
On Friday, owner Jan explains why she bought Bondville:
Week beginning Monday 27 July 2015
So what goes on at Scarborough's YMCA? More than you'd imagine...
Monday with Theatre Manager Graham:
Jenny is in charge of reception, admin and finance:
Productions Director James on Wednesday:
Dave is a Youth Worker:
Finally it's Steve, the Executive Director:
Go Ape, Dalby Forest
Week beginning Monday 20 July 2015
I've been to meet the team swinging between the trees in Dalby Forest.
Among the segways with Sebastian on Monday:
I interrupted Tasmin's cleaning on Tuesday:
Wednesday with Nick the Instructor:
Lisa says she couldn't work indoors:
Finally, Friday with Luke:
Redcliffe Farm Shop, Lebberston
Week beginning Monday 13 July 2015
Who takes doughnuts to a farm shop and cafe? I do.
Monday with one of the owners, Martin:
Shop Assistant Sophie on Tuesday:
Next it's cafe boss Denise:
Pastry Chef Sean on Thursday:
Friday with Chef John:
Yorkshire Coast Homes
Week beginning Monday 6 July 2015
230 staff looking after 4500 properties. What exactly goes on at the social housing organisation? And do they like doughnuts?
Monday with Housing Officer Emma:
Next it's Laura, a Community Involvement Officer:
Lee, Housing Services Manager on Wednesday:
Senior HR Adviser Carole is next:
Looking into the future with Assets Manager Steve:
St Catherine's Hospice Shop, Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 29 June 2015
Looking for a good place to sit and chat, we ended up on a sofa in the shop window...
On Monday, it was boss Sharron:
Next it's Angie
Volunteer Terry on Wednesday:
Thursday with Bryan, one of the delivery and collection drivers:
Finally. it's volunteer Alan on Friday:
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Week beginning Monday 22 June 2015
250,000 birds, one shiny new visitor centre and five doughnuts.
Monday with Paul, trying to sign me up as a member:
Next it's Ryan, looking after all the volunteers:
Into the cafe with Dawn on Wednesday:
Volunteer Roger is next:
And on Friday it's Maria, in charge of marketing:
City Plumbing Supplies, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 15 June 2015
City Plumbing on Manor Road has merged with PTS on Barry's Lane. The result is a shiny new trade counter and bathroom showroom on the Barry's Lane site.
Adam is the Showroom Sales Manager:
Tuesday with Tony the Assistant Branch Manager:
Jan is the Administrator:
Thursday with Paul the Branch Manager:
Finally Pat, your man for boiler parts:
Astins & Whitby Holiday Cottages
Week beginning Monday 8 June 2015
Two neighbouring businesses owned by the same people, with a team well used to sharing each other's doughnuts.
Monday with Paula in Lettings
Tuesday it's Natalie in Sales
Tim on Wednesday, it's his birthday:
Next door to Whitby Holiday Cottages. It's Vanessa:
And finally Liz Astin:
Plaster Coving Ltd, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 1 June 2015
Well really, it's 3 businesses under 2 roofs this week. The team from Plaster Coving, Cast Iron Radiators and Period Style.
Monday with Plaster Coving boss Tanya
Next it's Laura:
Pam's in charge of the accounts:
Delivery Driver Stephen:
Finally it's Friday with David:
Scarborough Area Music Centre
Week beginning Monday 25 May 2015
Hidden away across a bridge and down some stairs at Scarborough Sixth Form College lies Scarborough Area Music Centre, offering opportunities to young musicians of all ages in schools across our area:
Tuesday with boss Ralph:
Long-serving Wendy on Wednesday:
Parent and volunteer Nia on Thursday:
Friday with another volunteer committee member Debbie:
The Street, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 18 May 2015
There's a whole range of groups and organisations under one wavey roof at The Street. I'm back to meet more of them:
Monday with Andrew from CAVCA:
Next it's Jenny from the Youth Support Service:
The Manager & Chairman of Scarborough DAG explain what they do:
On Thursday I met Susan, an Art Psychotherapist:
Finally it's Graham from NYCC's Children's Social Care team:
Bridlington Sports Centre
Week beginning Monday 11 May 2015
With the faint smell of chlorine mingling with the aroma of freshly-baked doughnuts, it's time to meet the team getting Bridlington active.
Receptionist/Lifeguard Ross on Monday:
Tuesday with Duty Manager Dave:
Nicola is Fitness Co-ordinator:
On Thursday I'm poolside with Swimming Instructor Abby:
Finally Lifeguard Andrew on Friday:
Everley Country House Cafe
Week beginning Monday 4 May 2015
I've been to meet the family running the cafe in the beautiful Forge Valley...
Tuesday with Tom:
Tom's brother Isaac on Wednesday:
Isaac's Mum Gill on Thursday:
Gill's husband David on Friday:
Dulux Decorator Centre, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 27 April 2015
Paint, paper and doughnuts on the Queen Margaret's Industrial Estate.
Monday with James:
Sam the boss:
Andy arrived back just in time to feature on Friday:
Burton Agnes Hall
Week beginning Monday 20 April 2015
Hundreds of years of history, a few minutes of chatting and five doughnuts...
Monday with Simon Cunliffe-Lister. It's his house:
Tuesday with long-serving Keith:
To the cafe on Wednesday with Adam:
Lynn on Thursday, part of the team keeping the place spotless:
Friday with Laura who does... a bit of everything:
Church House, Whitby
Week beginning Monday 13 April 2015
Behind the door at Church House there's all sorts of organisations helping the people of Whitby in all sorts of ways. I've been to meet them:
Monday with Helen from Caring Together:
I spoke to Alan from Good Neighbours Community Transport on Tuesday:
Phillippa from Citizen's Advice on Wednesday:
Thursday with Judith from Whitby DAG:
Finally, Ian from CAVCA:
Tower Estates, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 6 April 2015
The Scarborough lettings agency where most of the team are related and regularly mistaken for each other. This could prove confusing...
Tuesday with Val:
Wednesday with Chris, Val's sister:
Dan on Thursday. He's not actually related to anyone here:
Friday with Mark, who's married to Chris:
Dalby Offshore, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 30 March 2015
In the week of Bring A Pound To Work Day and Good Friday, only time to meet three of the team at Dalby Offshore. They may have staff working in sun-drenched Italy and South Africa, but I went to the office in Scarborough...
Charlotte, the Crewing Manager:
Josh is an Apprentice:
Adrian's got a suntan, but he didn't get it on the Yorkshire Coast:
Scarborough Museums Trust
Week beginning Monday 23 March 2015
Back to Woodend for a second visit... A chance to chat to the rest of the team looking after the Art Gallery and Rotunda Museum.
Cassie is part of the "happy little family" on the frontline as a Visitor Services Assistant:
Julie is the Volunteer Manager with an eye for fashion:
Debbie's the Chief Executive who gets to go the places others don't:
Sam's the Facilties Manager. looking after the ageing buildings:
Rachael is the Community Curator, getting the locals involved:
Week beginning Monday 16 March 2015
I'm sure you've driven past, but have you ever been in? Who'd have guessed they had nearly 20 bedrooms? Will they want a doughnut...?
Monday with the owner and chef Robin:
Tuesday it's Apprentice Chef Sam:
Behind the bar with Emma on Wednesday:
Bar and Restaurant Manager Mark on Thursday:
Finally Michelle who does... everything:
Scarborough Sports Centre
Week beginning Monday 9 March 2015
How will the doughnuts go down among the fit and healthy staff on Filey Road?
Matt is the Sports Development Officer for the council:
Lee is one of the Duty Managers:
Into the gym to chat to Martin:
Kadie from Reception:
And Phil, another Duty Manager:
Green Lane Centre, Whitby
Week beginning Monday 2 March 2015
Transformed from it's humble community centre beginnings and with stunning views over the Abbey and the rooftops of Whitby, the Green Centre is a mix of business units and local groups, united by a love of doughnuts.
Norman runs a chemical factory in the Netherlands, from Whitby:
Irene teaches in the Outreach room:
David is an Accountant:
Heather, a local artist, is based at the Centre:
Anna runs bingo events for local families:
Week beginning Monday 23 February 2015
I've been matching doughnuts with staff at the organisation in Scarborough that matches people with jobs.
Monday with boss Katie:
Next it's Iesha:
Dragged from her Job Club, it's Kerry on Wednesday:
The lone male in the office Jon on Thursday:
Advice on self-confidence from Michelle on Friday:
St Catherine's Hospice Furniture Shop, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 16 February 2015
This week I'm among the donated sofas, tables and chairs in Victoria Road.
The boss Jo on Monday:
On to the volunteers with Angela on Tuesday:
Next it was Chris:
Then Wendy on Thursday:
Delivery driver Mike dropped in at just the right moment:
Lobster Pot Nursery & Creche, Whitby
Week beginning Monday 9 February 2015
I've been to meet the team at the not-for-profit nursery in Whitby...
On Monday I met Angie the Baby Room Supervisor:
Tuesday with Gillian the Lead Practitioner:
Gemma, one of the Nursery Assistants on Wednesday:
Adam is the only fella at Lobster Pot:
Kath is a Volunteer Trustee - and she'd like more:
The Street, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 2 February 2015
A spectacular new building in the heart of Scarborough houses a range of charity, voluntary and community organisations serving young people in Scarborough.
On Monday, Claire from CAVCA expalins what The Street is and does:
Helen told me about training company Futureworks on Tuesday:
I had a chat to Alice from Advocacy Alliance on Wednesday:
Ruth from Creative Day Care Services was on on Thursday:
Friday with Janet from Business Support & Development:
Opera House Casino, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 26 January 2015
How many gambling puns can one man manage in a single week?
Place your bets...
Monday with the boss's PA Rachel:
Michael The Receptionist on Tuesday:
Wednesday with Finance Manager Sue:
Avril The Cashier on Thursday:
Finally Margaret a Hospitality Host:
Week beginning Monday 19 January 2015
Only I could turn up to a fish & chip restaurant with fried food as bribery. How will the doughnuts go down?
First up, it's chef and boss Stuart:
Frier Matt is next:
Newcomer Fay on Wednesday:
Thursday with Floor Manager Jamie:
Steve works in the take-away:
Raithwaite Estate, Sandsend
Week beginning Monday 12 January 2015
Just outside Whitby is a 100-acre luxury hotel and spa, a place for you (and your dog) to relax and unwind.
Monday with Simon the Concierge:
Next it's Business Management Apprentice Mia:
Julie's the Corporate Sales Manager:
Into the Spa with Marika:
Finally it's Maintenance Man Mark:
Compass Health & Fitness, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 5 January 2015
I've been to a gym to meet a hairdresser, beautician, the childcare team and yes, a gym instructor. Oh and a dog.
Monday with Rachel at Shout Youth Fitness:
Danny at Rascals Childcare on Tuesday:
Wednesday with Helen at Crystal Beauty:
Hayley at Sugar Hair Salon on Thursday:
Finally, Friday with Nick the boss and Kacie the dog:
The Spa, Scarborough
Week beginning Monday 15 December 2014
It's panto season at The Spa in Scarborough. Oh Yes It Is! (etc etc...) So I've been to meet the team.
Harry is an Usher:
Chris is Front of House food & Beverage Manager:
Linda is directing and performing in the panto:
Maurice works in the Box Office:
Paul is Head Chef:
Trotters Farm Shop, Potter Brompton
Week beginning Monday 8 December 2014
Butchers, Farm Shop and Pig Farm, I've been down the A64 to meet the team
(and some of the pigs).
Paul the butcher on Monday:
Daniel, the other butcher on Tuesday:
Out to meet the pigs and farmer Jonathan on Wednesday:
Saturday lad and future butcher Matthew on Thursday:
Baking with Kate on Friday:
Scarborough Museums Trust
Week beginning Monday 1 December 2014
I've been to meet the team behind two of Scarborough's favourite attractions: Scarborough Art Gallery and The Rotunda Museum.
Georgie looks after Marketing & Events. She told me about the sisterhood:
Helen emerged from the archives, where every day's a treasure hunt:
Linda looks after Finance. She and her grandson both love the Rotunda:
Jennifer is the Collections Manager. She makes sure it doesn't get nibbled:
Esther is just visiting. She's leading the WW1 "Remember Scarborough" project:
The Evron Centre, Filey
Week beginning Monday 24 November 2014
Think you know what goes on behind the door of the Evron Centre in Filey? You might be as surprised as I was...
Tizzy disapproves of what I'm wearing:
Chris knows exactly where you are:
Pat is helping tackle noisy workplaces:
Kath knows everything and everybody in Filey:
Philip runs the Evron Centre:
Wold Top Brewery
Week beginning Monday 17 November 2014
To the top of the Wolds for a chat, a doughnut and maybe a beer...
Want a wedding at a brewery? Anne's your woman:
Vicky samples the beers before she sells them:
Tony's been here from the start, he brews the beers:
Tom works on the bottling line:
From the family that owns this family business, it's Kate:
St Catherine's Hospice Shop, Hunmanby
Week beginning Monday 10 November 2014
This week it's the Harrods Of Hunmanby... the team raising funds for St Catherine's Hospice in the Hunmanby charity shop.
Monday with Delivery and Collections Driver Neil:
Tuesday with Julie, the Assistant Area Retail Manager:
On Wednesday Shop Manager Amity:
Thursday with Troubleshooter Shirley:
And finally, The Three Amigos, Edna, Betty & Jean:
Sewerby Hall & Zoo
Week beginning Monday 3 November 2014
Fresh from it's multi-million pound makeover, it's off to the Yorkshire Coast's answer to Downton Abbey (but with penguins) it's...Sewerby Hall.
Monday with the Customer Services Officer Graham:
Tuesday, in full period dress, it's curator Janice:
Wednesday was all about the cottages with Fiona:
Into the house on Thursday with butler-cum-education officer Rob:
Finally, Head Zookeeper John:
Beacon Farm, Sneaton
Week beginning Monday 27 October 2014
The offer of a free cornet was more than enough to tempt me to Beacon Farm in Sneaton.
I started in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour with Charlotte:
Into the kitchen with Debbie on Tuesday:
Boss Mike on Wednesday:
Keeping it in the family, Mike's son Matt on Thursday:
Into the heart of the ice cream production with Chris on Friday:
Scarborough Sealife Sanctuary
Week beginning Monday 20 October 2014
To Scarborough's North Bay for an afternoon of penguins, otters and doughnuts:
New boss Richard wonders what his team think of him:
Marketing Co-ordinator Lia prefers penguins to soup:
Aquarist Josh tells me penguin tongues are like velcro:
Entertainment Host Natalie says starfish spit their own stomachs out:
Tourists hand Bethany whole boxes of breakfast cereal:
The Spa Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 13 October 2014
I've been finding out what goes on backstage at The Spa in Bridlington:
Linda is the Housekeeping Supervisor:
Tuesday with Chef de Partie Rachel:
Paul, The Front of House and Technical Manager on Wednesday:
On Thursday it's Technical Apprentice James:
And not featuring in the photo, but turning up on the radio on Friday, Marketing Manager Mark:
North Bay Railway
Week beginning Monday 6 October 2014
All aboard for a series of train puns. Next stop is North Bay Railway in Scarborough.
Monday with Retail Manager Stella:
It was Phil the Conductor on Tuesday:
Graham the Engineer was on on Wednesday:
Inside The Glass House Bistro on Thursday to talk to manager Laura:
Finally, Friday with Engine Driver Graham:
Bridlington Golf Club
Week beginning Monday 29 September 2014
To the south side of Bridlington for a chat in the 19th hole (please respect and admire the golfing reference)
On Monday it was House Manager Kayleigh:
Apprentice Greenkeeper Jack on Tuesday:
Chef Chris on Wednesday:
On Thursday it was Assistant Pro Jamie:
And the boss General Manager Anthony on Friday:
Whitby Leisure Centre
Week beginning Monday 22 September 2014
This week it's to the West Cliff to meet the team keeping Whitby fit and healthy...
Duty manager Jackie is going first:
Direct from pool-side it's Selena on Tuesday:
Lifeguard Gary on Wednesday:
Straight from teaching his class it's Andy on Thursday:
About to leave work for a dentist appointment, it's the boss Chris on Friday:
Old Town Bridlington
Week beginning Monday 15 September 2014
Five workplaces in one this week. I went to meet various people inside the various shops in Bridlington's historic Old Town.
On Monday it was Tracy in Little Glastonbury:
Tuesday with Ian at Spiers Framing:
Wednesday I chatted to Pat at Gardinia Florists:
On Thursday I was with Nicola at Old Town Optometrists:
Friday with Caroline and her massive bellows at Priory Antiques:
Week beginning Monday 8 September 2014
I've been to the tourism frontline to meet the team fielding dozens of Dracula-themed questions every hour on behalf of English Heritage...
On Monday I chatted to one of the longest serving members of the team Zoe:
On Tuesday, Site Supervisor Delphine:
John was grappling with his automatic door on Wednesday:
Claire volunteered for a chat on Thursday:
And after some sweet-talking and a doughnut, Sarah volunteered on Friday:
Playdale Farm Park
Week beginning Monday 1 September 2014.
At the end of another busy summer, I went to meet the team looking after the animals and the tourists at Playdale...
On Monday it was boss Jackie:
Tuesday chatting to Rose:
Wednesday with maintenance guy Guy:
On Thursday I met Kevin:
On Friday it was Christine:
Week beginning Tuesday 26 August 2014
The neighbours told me they didn't know what went on inside Nature's Laboratory in Whitby. They suggested I invite myself along to find out. Turns out they make natural health and beauty products and export them to far flung corners of the earth.
On Tuesday we met Cecily:
On Wednesday, Cecily's brother Hugo:
On Thursday, upstairs to see Lucy in production:
On Friday, back to the office to see Lynn:
Bothams of Whitby
Week beginnning Monday 18 August 2014
The first company to be blessed (?) with a visit
was world famous Whitby baker and confectioner Bothams:
On Monday it was boss Joe:
Tuesday in the kitchen with Andrew:
Wednesday on the frontline with Karen:
Thursday back to the kitchen with Dominic:
To end the week, a chat with Mandy: