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Lovin' Your Work

Lovin Your Work


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...!


: : Your Name: Name of Company: Address: Telephone Number: Email Address: Tell us about your company:

Here's the local workplaces Richard's been lovin' so far... 

TeamFalsgrave Slots, Scarborough



A little arcade tucked away on a Scarborough shopping street...




Cashier Tracy is going first:


Next, another Cashier, Lynn:


Wednesday with part-timer Paula:


Sheena on Thursday:

Finally it's Manager Nadine on Friday:




ExteriorScarborough Sports Village




I've been to meet the team inside the brand new Sports Village at Weaponness.



First it's Personal Trainer Gemma:

Next Levi, a Fitness Motivator:

Wednesday with Jodie, a Membership Consultant:

Joel, a Fitness Instructor on Thursday:

Finally, Friday with Chris the Contract Sales Manager:


Team 1  Team 2




TeamNorth Yorkshire Law, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 25 September 2017



I've been to the Scarborough office of the local legal practice...




First it's Nikita from the Records Department:

Claire, a Secretary in the Conveyancing team on Tuesday:

The Accounts Manager Peter is next:


Thursday with Joanna, Secretary in the Litigation department:


Finally Probate Assistant Emma:





Cafe TeamBridlington Spa

Week beginning Monday 18 September 2017



I've been to meet the team inside (and spreading the word outside) the Brid Spa...



First it's Molly, a Bar & Catering Assistant:


Emilie in the Box Office on Tuesday:


Chef de Partie Jamie is next:


Thursday with Chris who does marketing and distribution:


Finally Duty Manager Tracey:



Box Office team 




SignSt Cecilia's Care Home, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 11 September 2017



Two beautiful old houses, joined together as one home for 21 residents. I've been to meet the team who care for them.




First it's Teamleader Donna:

Student Nurse Lucy on Tuesday:

Registered Manager Donna on Wednesday:

Thursday with Assistant Manager Lynne:

Finally it's Care Assistant Simon:





SignUnison, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 4 September 2017



Got a tube that needs bending? Meet the team who can design and make the machine you're after...




Monday with Elliot, a CNC Operator Machinist:


Next it's Design Manager Steve:


Service & Support Manager Chris on Wednesday:


On Thursday I spoke to Rob, the Engineering Buyer:


Finally George, an Electrical Designer:







Staxton exterior smallChris Sellers Tyres Staxton & Westwood

Week beginning Monday 28 August 2017



I'm meeting the team fixing cars at the Westwood and Staxton sites...



Tuesday in Scarborough with Apprentice Mechanic Liam:


Ian the MOT tester on Wednesday:


Off to Staxton to chat to Receptionist Joel on Thursday:


And finally it's Mechanic Sean on Friday:



Staxton team small




SignBlue Dolphin Holiday Park, Filey

Weeks beginning Monday 14 and 21 August 2017



Just off the A165 near Filey, a Holiday Village almost big enough to be a Holiday Town...



Monday with Cleaner Julie:


Lucy looks after Touring Reception:


Next it's Meral from the restaurant:


Thursday with Dylan from the Activities Team:


Baker Anthony on Friday:


Groundsman Josh on Monday:


Next it's Damien, a Cleaner:


Molly works on the Owners Reception and as a Lifeguard:


Thursday with Jason, Caravan Salesman:


Finally it's Daniel, Assistant Manager at the park's Burger King branch:








ExteriorThe Falcon Inn, Cloughton

Week beginning Monday 7 August 2017



I've been to chat to the team at The Falcon, just off the main road between Whitby & Scarborough, nestled in the North York Moors countryside...



First it's Louise, who's worked here all her life:

Next it's Chef Mudarin:

Wednesday with Waitress Jess:

Kitchen Assistant Kieran on Thursday:

Finally Adam, another Chef:




TeamDavid Duggleby Auctioneers, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 31 July 2017



I've been to chat to the team inside the deceptively huge Vine Street salerooms...



Monday with photographer Gavin:


Next it's Sale Room Assistant Katie:


Senior Valuer Jeremy on Wednesday:

Thursday with Charlie who values the pictures:

Finally Vanya, the Marketing & Admin Assistant:








ExteriorClock Handyman, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 24 July 2017



I've been inside the Aladdin's cave/treasure trove/tardis selling everything for your home and garden.



Monday with co-owner Jane:


Next, Sales Assistant Zak:


Rowan on Wednesday:


Thursday with co-owner Neil:


Finally Shop Manager Gemma:




SignSpirit of Yorkshire, Hunmanby

Week beginning Monday 17 July 2017



Yes, a whisky distillery, in Hunmanby.





First it's Office Manager India:


Tuesday with Distillery Worker Dom:


Next it's Amy who works in the shop and cafe:


It's Hazel, the Visitor Centre Manager on Thursday:


Finally, Whisky Director Joe on Friday:




Team   Interior 1




ExteriorThe Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 10 July 2017



I've been to meet just a few of the team at the 4* hotel on Scarborough's Esplanade.




First it's Receptionist Joel:

Tuesday with Dan, the Chef:

Joshua, the Head Housekeeper is next:

Paul from Food & Beverages on Thursday:


Finally Matthew, a Porter:







TeamJ Wheatley Gas, Plumbing & Heating, Hunmanby

Week beginning Monday 3 July 2017



I've been to the new Hunmanby showroom of this family business.



First it's Administrator Charlotte:


Tuesday with Bathroom Fitter Keith


Apprentice Plumber Melissa on Wednesday:


Plumber and Bathroom Fitter Lewis on Thursday:


Finally it's the boss John:



Exterior Interior 2 Interior 1




TeamFutureWorks, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 26 June 2017



One of the many organisations inside The Street in Scarborough... but what exactly goes on at FutureWorks?



Monday with Youth Mentor Amber:

Laura is a Workshop Assistant on the Community Works scheme:

It's Helen, a pre-16 tutor on Wednesday:

Next it's Wendy, Keyworker on the Action Towards Inclusion project:

Finally Sarah, one of the Directors:




TeamWrea Head Hall, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 19 June 2017



I've been to the Country House Hotel tucked away in countryside on the edge of Scarborough.



Monday with Head Chef Andrew:


Len the Restaurant Manager on Tuesday:


Next it's Housekeeping Manager Nicola:


Tim from Housekeeping on Thursday:


And Hotel Manager Anne on Friday:




Wrea Head interior   Wrea Head exterior




SignForeshore Services, Bridlington

Week beginning Monday 12 June 2017



I've been to the Bridlington base of the team who look after the 84 miles of East Riding coast.



First it's Harry


Receptionist Ebony on Tuesday:


Wednesday with Train Driver George:


Kirsty the Facility Manager on Thursday:


Finally it's Michael, one of the Foreshores Officers:








Westwood signChris Sellers Tyres Westwood Garage, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 5 June 2017



They sell tyres and fix your car on the south side of Scarborough.



First it's Chris Sellers himself:


Tuesday with Apprentice Dan:


Receptionist Chris on Wednesday:


Next it's Mechanic Olly:


Finally another Chris, another Mechanic:




Westwood team




ExteriorPDSA, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 29 May 2017




I've been to meet the team fundraising to cover vet bills.



Tuesday with Julie the Shop Manager:

Lindy is a volunteer in the shop:


Another volunteer Lynn on Thursday:


Finally volunteer Kevin on Friday:







ReceptionCayton Bay Holiday Park

Week beginning Monday 22 May 2017



I've been to meet the team looking after and entertaining thousands of holidaymakers every year.



First it's Charlotte, a Holiday Sales Adviser:

Next Mark, the Complex Manager:

Entertainer Ginge on Wednesday:

Finally Misozi, Holiday Sales Supervisor:


Bay View Ent Team Reception Team




InteriorMecca Bingo, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 15 May



Eyes down and look in for a week at Mecca Bingo.




First it's Catering Team Leader Caroline:


Next it's Main Stage Caller Chris:

Phil on Wednesday:


Teamleader Sam on Thursday:


Finally Matthew on Friday:





SignScarborough Sixth Form College

Week beginning Monday 1 May 2017



With so many willing  volunteers (and so many doughnuts) it's a fortnight at S6F!




First it's Julie, who manages the Learning Support department:


Next it's Dave, a Guidance Support tutor:


Thursday with Laura, the HR Officer:

Finally Tanya, Head of English and Modern Foreign Languages:




Week beginning Monday 8 May 


Monday Dave, Head of Mathematical Sciences:

Debbie runs the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme:


Wednesday with Margaret, the Careers Specialist:


Scott is Head of Health & Social Care, Sociology and Early Years Studies:


Finally it's Richard, the Community Hub manager:





TeamUnsworth Funeral Service, Hunmanby

Week beginning Monday 24 April 2017


I'm at the family business in Hunmanby to ask all the questions you've always wanted to ask.




Monday with owner Darren:

Next it's Darren's wife Alison:

Darren's Dad Norman on Wednesday:

And Alison's Mum Vivian on Thursday:




CarouselThe Scarborough Fair Collection

Week beginning Monday 17 April 2017


Tucked away behind The Flower of May Holiday Park is a museum of fairground mechanical organs and showman's engines.




First it's Tricia the Museum Manager:

Next it's Volunteer Keith:

Thursday with another Volunteer Graham:

Finally into the kitchen with Julie:



Organs Classic Cars Wurlitzer




SignEast Riding College, Bridlington

Week beginning Monday 3 April 2017


I've been to meet the team at the big shiny St Mary's Walk campus...





First it's David, Curriculum Leader for Hair, Beauty Therapy, Hospitality & Retail:


Next Phil, a Lecturer:


Tracey on Wednesday, Head of Curriculum Area for Art, Media, IT, Performance & Music:


On Thursday I spoke to Les who teaches Hospitality & Catering:


Finally Teresa, Head of Curriculum Area for English & Maths:




Week beginning Monday 10 April

First it's Tracey, Curriculum Leader for Early Years and Health & Social Care:

Tuesday with Karen, Marketing & Communications Manager:

Marc, Curriculum Leader for A-levels & Access is next:

Finally it's Melanie, the School Liaison and Guidance Services Manager:



Team Exterior




TeamMurray Hills Solicitors, Bridlington

Week beginning Monday 27 March 2017



Right in the heart of Bridlington, the team that helps you move house, write a will and plenty more besides...



First it's Legal Assistant Tom:


Next Toni, also a Legal Assistant:


Wednesday with Receptionist Becky:


Keith Murray, the boss, on Thursday:


Finally Alex, who runs the Wills & Probate department:





ExteriorFashionable Fitness, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 20 March 2017



How well will the doughnuts go down with the fitness fanatics?




Monday with Personal Trainer Ricky:

Next it's Trainee Fitness Instructor Lauren:

Abi is a freelance Personal Trainer:


Thursday with Rob, a Personal Trainer:


Finally Christian, a Sports Therapist:





ExteriorThe Plough, Scalby

Week beginning Monday 13 March 2017


I've been to meet the team at the recently refurbished dining pub.




First Rebecca the Chef:

On Wednesday it's Shannon, another Chef:

Next Restaurant Supervisor Amy:

Finally Rachel, the Assistant General Manager:






ExteriorSnainton Golf Centre

Week beginning Monday 6 March 2017



It's a golf course, driving range and huge superstore of everything you could ever want for the golf fanatic in your life...



First it's John, one of the pro's:

Next it's Simon, who'll deal with your online order:

On Wednesday, Steven who looks after the stock:

John, the owner, on Thursday:

Finally James who sorts out the other shops they stock round the country:



Bays Team Interior




TeamThe Copper Horse, Seamer

Week beginning Monday 27 February 2017



I've been to meet the team at the newly-refurbished and newly-crowned Les Routiers Restaurant of the Year.



Monday with Head Chef Dave:

Rebecca, the Restaurant Supervisor is next:

James, one of the kitchen team on Wednesday:

Thursday with Assistant Manager Christy-Ann:

Finally it's Marketing Officer Lucy on Friday:




TeamBig Bear Bikes, Pickering

Week beginning Monday 20 February 2017



I've been to Pickering to see a huge array of bikes (and surprisingly few big bears).




First it's owner David:


Next Andrea, who leads the social ride:


Apprentice Mechanic Toby on Wednesday:


Richard, the Lead Mechanic on Thursday:


Finally it's Retail Manager Neil:




Interior 1 Machine Interior 2




TeamTown and Country Fires, Pickering

Week beginning Monday 13 February 2017



Handmade in Pickering, but to be found in homes all over the country... I've been admiring the fires and stoves in the factory and showroom.



Monday with Nina in the showroom:

Into the factory to meet Adrian, the Production Supervisor:


Next it's Clive, who runs one of the robotic welders:


Still in the factory on Thursday with John:


Back to the showroom to meet Philip:




Interior Machine Stoves




TeamMarshall 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:




ExteriorStephen 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:



Team Week 2 




ExteriorAlpamare, Scarborough

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:



Lifeguards Front of House Infinity

Infinity Slides




SignScarborough 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:


Interior Interior 2 Team Crop





TeamPinkney 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 Hildas TeamSt 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:




Exterior FrontThe 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:




Exterior Rear Rooms Team




TeamHenderson'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:




TeamScarborough 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:



Exterior Robot Lab




Front ExteriorOx 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:



Dining Room Team Lake Exterior




ExteriorCoventry 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:



Team   Interior




SignSt 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:



Exterior   Team 2   Team 1




ExteriorRichie'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:




Ice Cream   Kitchen   Team




SignChildhaven 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:





ExteriorDavid 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:


Team   Dough   Muffins





ExteriorEast 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:




Gym   Table Tennis   Pool




TeamPinkney 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:




SignSt 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!


Exterior   Team 2   Team 1




Craft Centre exteriorSpital 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:


Spital Inn exterior Dickensian street Spital Inn interior




ExteriorPinkney 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:


Sign   Team




Craft Centre exteriorSpital 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:




Tearoom Toyshop Bakery



FrontThe 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:



Side  Blue Room  Team





ExteriorFirstLight 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:




Interior 2  Team  Interior 1




ExteriorThe 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:




Team 1   Team 2




Team and signVictoria 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:



Plants Interior 2 Interior Cafe





Team CROPVictoria 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:


Exterior   View   Restaurant




ExteriorThe 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:






ExteriorStephen 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:



Team   Alex




TeamJitterbugs 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:




SignGeorge 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:




FrontWoodend, Scarborough

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:




TeamEmail 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:





ExteriorYH 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:






SignGeorge 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:






TeamUllyotts, Bridlington

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 ExteriorBrunswick 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:




SignThe 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:


Duck Pond Team Exterior




SignScarborough 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:






Sign CROPScarborough 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:







Front Woodend, Scarborough

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:




Back   Hidden Horizons


Exterior CROPLocal 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:







TrainNorth 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:







Team CROPDes 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:




DoorHFSS, Eastfield

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:







ExteriorCastle 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:






KeepScarborough Castle

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:






VanDale 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:





SignFlixton Sawmill

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:



Interior 1     Interior 2




Scarborough College logo CROPScarborough College

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:


Scarborough College Exterior CROP




ExteriorPagan & 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!:


Team    Interior




Dalby Forestry CommissionDalby Forest

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:


Dalby Team CROP




Orchard House Exterior 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:


Orchard House Team




Debenhams Debenhams, Scarborough

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 TeamPeasholm 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 TeamSue 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:





NYCIL TeamNorth 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:





ExteriorSenior 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:


Factory 1     Factory 2




Martonian Exterior 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:


Martonian Team




S4C SignSupport 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:


S4C Team




Scarborough College logoScarborough College

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:


Scarborough College Exterior




Dial A Ride SignDial-A-Ride, Scarborough

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:


Dial A Ride Team




EGC ExteriorEastfield 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:


Till Team   Deli Team




Health Trainers TeamBridlington 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:


Health Trainers Exterior





Advocacy Alliance TeamAdvocacy 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:

Finally Trish:





Dalby TeamDalby Forest

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 TeamCarers 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 SignTyro 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:


Tyro Team



SGS ExteriorSenior 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:


Factory 1     Factory 2




Yorkshire Coast Homes Logo Dec 2012Yorkshire 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:




Andy and StuartCrown 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:


Gym   Spa Treatment Room




Bondville SignBondville 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:



Bondville Village 1  Bondville Village 2  Bondville Team






YMCA Team YMCA, Scarborough

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 SignGo 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:



Go Ape Team     Go Ape Segway




Redcliffe SignRedcliffe 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:


Redcliffe Team 




Yorkshire Coast Homes Logo Dec 2012Yorkshire 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 Caths Brid ExteriorSt 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:



St Caths Brid Team



Front of Visitor CentreRSPB 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:



Rear of Visitor Centre     Maria and Roger




CPS ExteriorCity 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:


CPS Team 




Astins TeamAstins & 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:



Whitby Holiday Cottages Team




Plaster Coving TeamPlaster 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:



Cast Iron Radiators Team




SAMC TeamScarborough 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:




Street BuildingThe 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:



Street Week 2 Team




Brid SC AndrewBridlington 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:



Brid SC Dave and Ross




Everley ExteriorEverley 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:







ExteriorDulux Decorator Centre, Scarborough

Week beginning Monday 27 April 2015


Paint, paper and doughnuts on the Queen Margaret's Industrial Estate.


Monday with James:

Emma's next:

Sam the boss:

Andy arrived back just in time to feature on Friday:


Dulux Team 




Burton Agnes TeamBurton 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 HouseChurch 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:



Church House Team 




Tower TeamTower 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 TeamDalby 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:




SMT TeamScarborough 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:


Gallery      Rotunda




Ganton TeamGanton Greyhound

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:





SSC TeamScarborough 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:




ExteriorGreen 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:






Jobmatch TeamScarborough Jobmatch

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:





StCathsFurniture Exterior CROPSt 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:



St Catherines Team




SignLobster 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 buildingThe 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:


The Street Group




ExteriorOpera 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:


Reception   Team   Bank




ExteriorQuayside, Whitby

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:



Fryer   Conversation   Serving




SignRaithwaite 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:


The KeepInto the Spa with Marika:


Finally it's Maintenance Man Mark:











Shout TeamCompass 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:


Nick and KacieHairBeauty 




Scarb Spa TeamThe 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:




TeamTrotters 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:

ShopOut to meet the pigs and farmer Jonathan on Wednesday:

Saturday lad and future butcher Matthew on Thursday:

Baking with Kate on Friday:















SMT TeamScarborough 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:




SignThe 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:






StaffWold 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:

BrewingVicky 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 Cath's ShopSt 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:

St Cath's Team CROPOn Wednesday Shop Manager Amity:

Thursday with Troubleshooter Shirley:

And finally, The Three Amigos, Edna, Betty & Jean:





Sewerby Hall DoorSewerby 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:

Dining TableInto the house on Thursday with butler-cum-education officer Rob:

Finally, Head Zookeeper John:








Parlour CROPBeacon 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:


CornetBoss 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:















Sealife SanctuaryScarborough 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:

Shop CROPAquarist 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:


Aquarists CROPSigns CROP 












The Spa Bridlington teamThe 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:





Ticket signNorth Bay Railway

Week beginning Monday 6 October 2014


All aboard for a series of train puns. Next stop is North Bay Railway in Scarborough.



Ticket OfficeMonday 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:

TrainFinally, Friday with Engine Driver Graham:










bridlington golf 2Bridlington 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:


House Manager KayleighAsst Pro JamieApprentice Greenkeeper JackChef Chris on Wednesday:


On Thursday it was Assistant Pro Jamie:


And the boss General Manager Anthony on Friday:





Whitby Leisure CentreWhitby 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 OptometristsOld 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:


Caroline and Bellows CROPGardiniaWednesday 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:





Whitby Abbey Sarah and Delphine Whitby Abbey

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 TeamPlaydale 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:

Playdale Goat and Jackie CROPTuesday chatting to Rose:

Wednesday with maintenance guy Guy:

On Thursday I met Kevin:

On Friday it was Christine:





Natures Hugo Lynn and Cecily CROPNature's Laboratory

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:

Nature's 2On Wednesday, Cecily's brother Hugo:

On Thursday, upstairs to see Lucy in production:

On Friday, back to the office to see Lynn: 






Bothams TeamBothams 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:

Richard at BothamsWednesday on the frontline with Karen:

Thursday back to the kitchen with Dominic:

To end the week, a chat with Mandy:





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