Meet the Team

Your satisfaction is our priority. From the moment you step inside The Headland it is the dedicated, personal service of our team that ensures you will be treated like a special guest.

Welcome from our friendly staff

Whether you are visiting for a family break, romantic escape or business meeting, you can expect a professional welcome from our friendly staff.  From Champagne on ice, rose petals scattered, dogs walked, cars polished, afternoon tea served on a private balcony, sumptuous picnics delivered to secret coves.....any wish can be granted!  We are here to make your stay perfect.

The Headland has been family-owned and run for over 30 years, and prides itself on having charming staff who will make you feel very special.

Darryl says...
  • I consider myself extremely privileged that my career path has lead me to be leading such a vibrant and multifaceted business such as The Headland. The setting is truly unique, the grandeur and architecture of the hotel are second to none, and the team that make it all happen are truly outstanding. The past couple of years have and continue to be very exciting times as the hotel, coupled with its beautiful new spa and gym, continues to be recognised as the leading property throughout the county, enjoying numerous awards to consolidate the huge efforts made by our entire team.

    My role is both a rewarding and challenging one; it is truly wonderful to be surrounded by such positivity and confidence, and where everyone recognises and delivers excellence throughout.

    Darryl Reburn - General Manager

Michelle says...
  • What do I love about working at The Headland? I love the job that I do, the fact that the hotel never stands still, the team of people I work with are amazing and the opportunities to grow are endless.

    Michelle Brown - Human Resources Manager

Jude says...
  • I really love coming to work as I feel that the team and everybody at The Headland are my extended family.

    Jude Gallacher - Executive Housekeeper

Mike says...
  • When it all boils down to it shooting and fishing are my hobbies but my favourite time is when I'm with my wife on holiday. The Headland gave me the chance to change my career and invested time and money in me and I enjoy the challenges that are put in front of me.

    Mike Reynolds - Technical, Health and Safety Manager

Claire says...
  • Working at The Headland is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in planning clients events. Whether it's a dream wedding day, perfect party or important conference, the variety of the job makes it an exciting place to work...and what an amazing location too!

    Claire Robinson - Events Manager

Laura says...
  • Every day is a 'good' day at The Headland. The views are amazing and the building is beautiful. Having the opportunity to learn and grow within a role at The Headland is a real pleasure. 

    Laura Stanworth - Sales & Marketing Manager

Sanjay says...
  • Walking to work at The Headland with coastal air brushing on my neck, wild iconic views to soak in and the vast expanse of the Atlantic inspires me.

    Sanjay Kumar - Senior Sous Chef

Nicky says...
  • I  consider myself very lucky to have been offered the opportunity to be a part of the Headland team.  The Headland has true family values and recognizes that a new mum, can also enjoy a career, even if it does mean a bit of juggling!

    Nicky Beare - Reservations Manager

Toni says...
  • After finishing my education i was unsure what I wanted to do in life and then i found The Headland where i have been working since October 2004. I am proud to work for such a unique company and I still have much more to learn. There aren't many places where you get to watch the sunset whilst at work!

    Toni Sorsby- Junior Assistant Manager

MORWENNA says...
  • I feel lucky and privileged to work in such a beautiful building and surroundings, every day the view is different and the stormy seas in winter are just as impressive as the inviting turquoise waters in the summer. I take great pride in the guests being wowed by the building itself and the views when they arrive!

    Morwenna Yeo - Head Housekeeper

DANIELA says...
  • Having travelled the world and also having had the opportunity to work in 5 star hotels in my home town of Vienna, Austria, I am now proud to be part of The Headland Hotel. I am always surrounded by wonderful people, colleagues and guests alike and it just happens to be in one of the most beautiful places there is. I love having the beach on my doorstep.

    Daniela Dittrich - Duty Manager

Simon says...
  • Working at The Headland Hotel is giving me the opportunity to give something back to the young talented chefs of the Southwest. Having been born and trained in Cornwall I was fortunate enough to work in Dubai for the past twenty years in some of the top hotels and branded restaurant chains. I look forward to taking The Headland culinary team to the next level.

    Simon Penhaligan - Executive Head Chef

Lucy Mingo says...
  • After a career in retail I worked my way up to retail manger I decided to take a change of career and qualified as a nail technician and beauty therapist in 2006. In march 2008 I moved to Crete, Greece where I worked for 4 years as a spa therapist in one of the leading hotels of the world. The Elounda Beach Hotel, where I have treated royalty and premiership footballers. I also had my own mobile beauty business and did lots of weddings. In 2012 I moved back to UK where I worked for a friend in her salon until I became head therapist at St.Michael's hotel and spa in Falmouth. My greatest achievement there was winning Cornwall today's best spa Cornwall. I am very much looking forward to taking the Headland Spa to the next level it deserves.

    Lucy Mingo - Spa Manager

TOM says...
  • I've been a visitor to Newquay and Cornwall since I was a child, so when I decided to move away from the hustle and bustle of London the West Country seemed like a natural choice, and coming from a five star hotel background where else would I choose to work but the best hotel in Cornwall? I look forward to welcoming you to The Headland!

    Tom Kempton - Reception Manager

Jamie says...
  • My career so far has taken me to many high standard seaside hotels in the South West of England and the Island of Jersey. I am so pleased that this journey has led me back home to Newquay and The Headland Hotel, a position I only dreamed of being in 10 years ago!

    Jamie Crossman - Duty Manager