People and Offices

Harlaxton College is—to state it simply and directly—one of the finest study-abroad campuses anywhere in the world producing a strong academic program supported by a small but high-effective and dedicated staff who administer and support our various academic and non-academic programs.

Please find below profiles of some of the Harlaxton staff.

Cabinet

The cabinet is the senior management team of Harlaxton College.

Chris Meadows

Chris Meadows

Estates Manager
cmeadows@harlaxton.ac.uk
Maintenance Office
+44 1476 403005

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With excellent skills both in his trade and as a manager, Chris Meadows leads the "Estates Teams" of Harlaxton Manor. He is direct day-to-day manager of the maintenance team, and he oversees the transport, housekeeping, gardens, and security teams as well. The integration of these service units under Chris as manager has allowed for maximum flexibility and efficiency.

A native of Grantham, Chris attended local schools before undertaking four years of apprenticeship as an electrician. He worked with the East Midlands Electricity Board, then set up his own electrical contracting business and built a strong customer base, including part-time work at Harlaxton Manor. Harlaxton ultimately persuaded him to come full time as maintenance manager, where he has built a superb team of skilled workers, and then to assume responsibility for all estates functions.

Chris lives in Grantham with his wife Carol.


Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh, MBA (Nottingham Business School)

Lecturer in Marketing and Vice Principal for Business and Technology
iwelsh@harlaxton.ac.uk
Business Office
+44 1476 403000

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With an MBA from the Nottingham Business School, Professor Welsh has taught a popular introductory course in marketing for the last 14 years. His academic interests include the development and effects of consumerism in higher education, service marketing in general, and Britain's political relationship with Europe. In addition, he serves as the college's Vice Principal, a varied and interesting role which keeps him busy!

Professor Welsh served as Chairman (2012-2015) of the Association of American Study Abroad Programs in the United Kingdom (http://www.aasapuk.org/) and remains on its Executive Committee. AASAP/UK was established in 1991 to represent the 120 or so American study abroad programs in the UK. It provides a forum for program directors and administrative staff to discuss and respond to common issues, in order to meet the needs of the present and anticipate the demands of the future for US study abroad in the UK.

Before Harlaxton College, Professor Welsh began his career in data processing management at a large London based group of Builders Merchants, at a time when computers were only just being introduced into the mainstream business arena. This was an exciting time to be 'in computing' and he has maintained a passion for technology ever since. He continued to develop his career and, via sojourns in operational and financial management, progressed to the financial directorship of a Midlands based retail group.


Business Office

The business office team provides financial, administrative, and IT support to Harlaxton College and Harlaxton Manor Enterprises Ltd.

Mark Crowson

Mark Crowson

IT Support Technician
mcrowson@harlaxton.ac.uk
Library Office
+44 1476 403025


Anne Hollick

Anne Hollick, BA (Hons), MA

College Secretary
ahollick@harlaxton.ac.uk
Business Office
+44 1476 403015

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Anne has worked at Harlaxton College since 2010 after nearly 25 years in UK higher education. She has wide experience of HE administration having worked at Plymouth Polytechnic, De Montfort University in Leicester and finally at the University of Lincoln where she was Deputy Academic Registrar with particular responsibility for student assessments, examinations and academic regulations.

Graduating from the University of Hull with a BA (Hons) in Geography she subsequently studied for a masters’ degree in Human Resource Management; studies that she feels helped significantly in her work within higher education.

In her free time Anne enjoys classical music, playing the oboe and piano and singing with several local choirs. She also has a great interest in gardening and textiles, particularly sewing and making bobbin lace.


Nicola Burridge

Nicola Burridge, BA (Hons), MSc, MAAT

College Accountant
nburridge@harlaxton.ac.uk
Business Office
+44 1476 403010

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Nicola joined Harlaxton College in 2017, having previously worked at Stoke Rochford Hall (a Hotel and Conference Centre) as Head of Finance and Resources.

A graduate of London University, Nicola enjoyed a year studying in Paris as part of her BA Hons degree in French & Latin. Following graduation she started her career as a Stock Market Analyst in London, before eventually choosing to study for a Masters degree in IT.

Having taken time out to raise her daughters, Nicola retrained in accountancy and enjoyed several years working in schools finance both in Surrey and Lincolnshire.

Nicola lives locally and enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.


Caroline Wilso

Caroline Wilson

Receptionist
reception@harlaxton.ac.uk
Reception
+44 1476 403000


Programs and Events

The Programs and Events team organises and supports various summer programs, summer groups, events (such as weddings and concerts), house tours, and open houses.

Ellen Welsh

Ellen Welsh

Events Coordinator
ewelsh@harlaxton.ac.uk
Programs and Events Office
+44 1476 403013


Student Services

The student development team provides social, welfare, recreational, sporting, health and counseling support to our students and summer programs.

Elisabeth Gaunt

Elisabeth Gaunt

College Counselor
egaunt@harlaxton.ac.uk
+44 1476 403003


Lesley Selby

Lesley Selby

College Nurse
lselby@harlaxton.ac.uk
Health Centre
+44 1476 403027


Joanne Tinker

Joanne Tinker

Student Development Administrator
jtinker@harlaxton.ac.uk
Student Development Office
+44 1476 403007


Support Services

The support services team provides support to all academic and non-academic programs, events, and Harlaxton Manor itself.

Mickey De Vos

Mickey De Vos

House Manager
mdevos@harlaxton.ac.uk
House Manager’s Office
+44 1476 403002


Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter

Head Gardener
apotter@harlaxton.ac.uk
Gardens Office
+44 1476 403029


Anthony Sheridan

Anthony Sheridan

Catering Manager
asheridan@harlaxton.ac.uk
Catering Office
+44 1476 403001

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