Braeside is owned and run by Steve Tabley and his two sons Rupert and Joshua. In its truest sense Braeside is a family run company, and we include all of our staff and stakeholders in that number.
Take a look at our staff members below, who are always here to help!
Natasha Aiston - Administrative Manager
Natasha started at Braeside in 2014. She loves all aspects of the office, particularly the organisation of the AGT&E programme.
Natasha is a mum of 3, including twin toddlers. This is one reason you may always find a coffee in her hand!
Favourite Quote: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbledore
Direct Line: 01380 583013
Josh Simons - Head of Instructing and Activities
Josh started at Braeside in 2018 after 2 years of freelance work for the centre. His love for outdoor Education started back in 2001 as a 10-year-old when he came to Braeside for a 3-day residential trip with his secondary school. Since then, he studied at Lackham college and complete a diploma in outdoor adventure sports. Going on to work at many center’s across the UK and France, building up knowledge and qualification in teaching a wide range of activities.
His main hobbies outside of work are climbing and cycling.
Favourite Quote: “I’m not lost I’m exploring”.
Direct Line: 01380 583016
Cam Hackett - Activity Supervisor
Cam enjoys all areas of outdoor education and has freelanced at Braeside on many occasions before permanently joining the team in 2021.
Outside of work you will usually find him on the rugby pitch.
Favourite Quote: “All the talent in the world won’t take you anywhere without your teammates” . Rugby anonymous quote.
Joe Gregory - Outdoor Activity Instructor
Joe started his love of adventure at 12 years of age, initially with kayaking and later on found his love for mountain walking and climbing. He has enjoyed having the opportunity to take his hobby all across Europe.
Then, when given the opportunity, he turned his hobby in to his full time career. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance?!
10 years on and still loving working outside and running activities for all kinds of groups.
Favourite Quote: “A rising tide, lifts all boats”
Brodie Collins - Catering Manager
Brodie started at Braeside back in 2016 fresh from school with a passion for cookery where he completed a two-week work experience. After that he worked on and off at Braeside until 2020 where he joined the team full time.
His main interests outside of work are; Doctor Who, Kate Bush, Frogs, Photography and Drag.’
Favourite Quote: “Everything happens for a reason.” – Aristotle, Greek Philosopher.
Direct Line: 01380 583017
Josh Hatton - Catering Supervisor
Sheila Aiston - Cook
Sheila enjoys working in the kitchen. After starting as a relief cook many years ago, she joined our team permanently in 2018.
She enjoys dog walks, spending time with her grandchildren and horse racing.
Favourite Quote: Change the world by being yourself!
Andy Langton - Catering Assistant
Andy was born in Burbage and has been at Braeside since 2010.
Andy enjoys watching football and keeping fit and spending time with family.
Favourite Quote: “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” . Aristotle.
Keith Proudfoot - Caretaker
Keith, also known as KP, started Braeside in 1998. He is responsible for room preparation for schools and conferences. He enjoys using his skills to help with the repairs and maintenance of the property. He has a huge depth of knowledge on Braeside and is our go to man to fix just about everything!
He enjoys walking in his spare time.
Favourite quote: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” (Mark Twain)
Lisa Jones - Housekeeper
Lisa was born and raised in Devizes and joined us in 2016 as a housekeeper.
When she is not here cleaning she enjoys family time and long country walks.
Favourite Quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – …
Jackie Green - Housekeeper
Experienced housekeeper who started at Braeside in March 2000.
Steve Tabley - Director
Steve is a local boy from Chippenham. His background in running education and activity centres stretches back to 1986 when he founded Kids Klub Activity Holidays.
Favourite quote: “There are no problems, only solutions” (anon)
Mobile: 07774 180050
Rupert Tabley - Director
Rupert practiced as a financial advisor before joining Steve and Josh in 2014. He lives in Bristol with his young family and enjoys golf and mountain biking in his spare time.
Favourite quote: “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday” (Dale Carnegie)
Joshua Tabley - Director
Josh has been working in the activity and educational holiday industry most of his life.
In his spare time he enjoys breaking and fixing things.
Favourite quote: “Try anything once and twice if you like it”
Mobile: 07888 736768
Gaja Tabley - Operations Manager
Before she joined the family business, Gaja was a high school economics and English teacher. Her passion has always been interior design and Braeside has given her the opportunity to release her inner designer!
Favourite Quote: “Happiness is a choice” R.T.Bennett