Our Team

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Our people at Hickory are a big part of why Eskmills Venue has such a great reputation as a location for weddings and parties.

From each experienced and calm-no-matter-what wedding planner and inspirational designers to the super-talented kitchen team and ultra-professional front of house staff (not to mention our resident cocktail supremo behind the bar), it’s the people we employ who are the real icing on the cake of your event.

Eskmills Venue is the headquarters of Hickory as well as a leading Scottish venue. Our state of the art kitchens are here, and our office support team, so it’s a busy hub of activity. When you come and look round you might spot Brian, our MD or Steph our Marketing Director, as well as an army of top-notch chefs, event managers, accounts team, logistics and planning people.

There is, however, a wedding planner who you will get to know very well if you book an event with us…

Lynn Barclay
Commercial Director

Excellent business acumen; extensive experience in the events and hospitality industry. Exceptional analytical skills. Previously awarded a HIT scholarship and attended École hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Dawn Balfour
Venue Sales Manager

Finalist at the CIS Excellence Awards for Employee of the Year and every bride’s best friend, what Dawn doesn’t know about Eskmills Venue isn’t worth knowing! Dawn oversees everything at Eskmills from delivering countless unforgettable Weddings, to making sure the venue always looks its best whether it be a fresh lick of paint or keeping ahead of the next Wedding trend.

Sian Carlyle
Christmas Coordinator

Sian encompasses all things Christmas at Eskmills ensuring that our sell-out Christmas nights run without a glitch. Take a look at our Eskmills Christmas Website here.

Kate Rees
Sales and Planning Coordinator

Kate is always on hand to help from your initial enquiry through to planning and delivering our first-class events. Kate also oversees Eskmills Social Media channels, putting her skills to use having recently completed a 3 day HIT Social Media Scholarship.

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